20 Best Selling Cocktails 0 1488

From new blends to fancy garnishes, there seems to always be a new trend in the world of cocktails, but as impressive as some of these custom made cocktails maybe some drinks simply stand the test of time.
This list was influenced by asking 106 of the best bars in the world (i.e. Using the results of the World’s 50 Best Bars list) to rank their 20 best-selling cocktails. Let’s have a look at the cocktails that made the cut.


20. DARK ‘N’ STORMY

Main Alcohol: Rum
Ingredients:
3 1/3 oz Ginger Beer
Angostura Bitters 
2 oz Dark Rum

Served: On the Rocks
Drinkware: Highball Glass
Garnish: Lime Wedge


19. PISCO SOUR
Main Alcohol: Pisco
Ingredients:
1 oz Lemon juice
1 Egg white
1 ½ oz Pisco
¾ oz Simple syrup

Served: Straight, no ice
Drinkware: Old Fashioned glass
Garnish: Lime Wedge


18. MAI TAI
Main Alcohol: Rum
Ingredients:
1 ½ oz White rum
½ oz Fresh lime juice
½ oz Orange curaçao
½ oz Orgeat syrup
¾ oz Dark rum

Served: On the rocks
Drinkware:
Highball glass
Garnish:
Lime peel, Pineapple


17. VIEUX CARRÉ
Alcohol: Brandy & Whisky
Ingredients:
¾ ounce rye whiskey
¾ ounce Cognac
¾ ounce sweet vermouth
1 barspoon (1 tsp) Bénédictine liqueur
1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters

Served: On the rocks
Drinkware:
Old Fashioned glass
Garnish:
Lime twist


16. GIN FIZZ

Main Alcohol: Gin
Ingredients:
4.5 cl Gin
3 cl fresh lemon juice
1 cl simple syrup
8 cl soda water

Served: On the rocks
Drinkware:
Old Fashioned glass
Garnish:
Lemon slice & Rosemary


15. PENICILLIN

Main Alcohol: Scotch
Ingredients:
2oz Blended Scotch Whiskey
¾ oz lime juice
¾ oz Honey-Ginger Syrup
Islay Single Malt scotch

Served: On the rocks
Drinkware:
Old Fashioned glass
Garnish:
Candied Ginger


14. BLOODY MARY

Main Alcohol: Vodka
Ingredients:
2oz Tomato juice
1 ½ oz Vodka
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
¾ tsp fresh horseradish
3 dashes hot pepper sauce
1 dash black pepper
1 cup Ice cubes

Served: On the rocks
Drinkware:
Highball glass
Garnish:
Celery stalk


13. SAZERAC
Alcohol: Rye whiskey & Cognac
Ingredients:
¼ oz Absinthe
One sugar cube
1 ½ oz Rye whiskey or Cognac
3 dashes Angostura’s Bitters

Served: Straight up
Drinkware:
Old Fashioned glass
Garnish:
Lemon peel

 

 


12. BOULEVARDIER

Alcohol: Campari,
Vermouth, 
Rye whiskey
Ingredients:
1 oz (1 part) Campari,
1 oz (1 part) to
1 ½ oz (1 ½ parts)
rye, 
whisky or bourbon
1 oz (1 part) Sweet red vermouth

Served: On the rocks
Drinkware:
Old Fashioned glass
Garnish:
Orange peel / Cherry


11. APEROL SPRITZ

Main Alcohol: Prosecco
Ingredients:
2 oz Prosecco
1 ¼ oz Aperol
Splash of Soda water

Served: On the rocks
Drinkware: Wine Glass
Garnish:
Orange Wedge

 

 


10. MOJITO

Main Alcohol: Rum
Ingredients:
1 ½ oz White rum
6 leaves of Mint
Soda Water
1 oz Fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons Sugar

Served: On the rocks
Drinkware:
Collins glass
Garnish: Sprig of mint, lime


9. EXPRESSO MARTINI

Main Alcohol: Vodka
Ingredients:
2 oz vodka
1oz espresso coffee
½ oz coffee liqueur
½ oz simple syrup

Served: Straight up
Drinkware: Martini glass
Garnish: 3 Coffee Beans

 

 


8. MOSCOW MULE

Main Alcohol: Vodka
Ingredients:
4 oz Ginger beer
1 ½ oz Vodka
1/6 oz Lime juice

Served: On the rocks
Drinkware: Copper mug
or highball glass

Garnish: Lime Slice


7. MANHATTAN

Main Alcohol: Whisky
Ingredients:
Maraschino cherry (Garnish)
Dash Angostura bitters
2 oz Rye or Tennessee whisky
3/4 oz Sweet red vermouth

Served: Straight up
Drinkware: Cocktail glass
Garnish: Cherry

 

 


6. MARGARITA

Main Alcohol: Tequila
Ingredients:
2 oz Tequila,
1 oz Lime juice
1 oz Cointreau

Served: On the rocks
Drinkware: Margarita glass
Garnish: Lime slice,
Salt on the rim


5. DAIQUIRI
Main Alcohol: Rum
Ingredients:
1 ½ oz White rum
½ oz Simple syrup
1 oz Lime juice

Served: Straight up
Drinkware: Cocktail glass

 

 


4. DRY MARTINI

Main Alcohol: Gin
Ingredients:
½ oz (1 part) Dry Vermouth,
3 oz (6 parts) Gin

Served: Straight (or on the rocks)
Drinkware: Martini glass
Garnish: Olive, Lemon twist


3. WHISKEY SOUR

Main Alcohol: Whiskey
Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Bourbon whiskey,
1 oz (2 parts) Fresh lemon juice,
½ oz simple syrup,
1 dash egg white

Served: Shaken (on the rocks)
Drinkware: Old Fashioned glass
Garnish: Maraschino cherry,
Lemon rind, sugared
& Orange slice

 

 


2. NEGRONI

Main Alcohol: Campari,
Vermouth, Gin
Ingredients:
1 oz (1 part) Gin
1 oz (1 part) Campari
1 oz (1 part) Sweet red Vermouth

Served: On the rocks
Drinkware: Old Fashioned glass
Garnish: Orange peel


1. OLD FASHIONED

Main Alcohol: Whisky
Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Bourbon
or Rye whiskey
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 Sugar cube
few dashes plain water

Served: On the rocks
Drinkware: Old Fashioned glass
Garnish: Orange slice,
Cocktail cherry

 

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