The best part about choosing a specialty cocktail for the night is you don’t have to pick just one. If you love tequila but your spouse is more into rum, combine your tastes with a cocktail made for each of you, then give your signature drinks a fun name. Our list below has a great mix, with flavor profiles ranging from unexpected to classic.
1. Caramel Apple Martinis
Fall is upon us which means it’s time for Fall cocktails! Growing up as a kid I love caramel apples.
I was very literally a kid in a candy store. Well, as an adult I still love all the flavors that caramel apples hold, but now I can make it into a yummy cocktail to enjoy on the patio on a cool fall evening.
2. Cherry, Vanilla, and Amaretto Cocktail
Cherry, Vanilla, and Amaretto Cocktail is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that has been gaining popularity in recent years.
The cocktail typically consists of Amaretto liqueur, cherry juice, vanilla syrup, and a splash of soda water. The ingredients are shaken together with ice and strain into a glass, often garnished with a cherry and a vanilla pod.
One of the earliest references to this cocktail can be find in a blog post from 2012 by a bartender name Jeffrey Morgenthaler. In his post, Morgenthaler shares his recipe for the cocktail and describes it as a “simple but elegant” drink that is perfect for any occasion.
3. Pink Flamingo Cocktail
The Pink Flamingo cocktail is a fun and colorfull drink that has been popular for several decades. It’s a sweet and fruity cocktail that typically features ingredients like vodka, grapefruit juice, and grenadine, with a pink hue that comes from the addition of the grenadine.
While the exact origins of the Pink Flamingo cocktail are unclear, it’s believed to have emerged in the United States in the mid-20th century, likely during the 1950s or 1960s. The drink’s name is thought to be inspire by the iconic plastic lawn ornament, the pink flamingo, which became a symbol of kitsch and Americana in the mid-20th century.
4. Black & Blue Mint Mojito
The Black & Blue Mint Mojito is a refreshing cocktail that combines blackberries, blueberries, mint leaves, lime juice, rum, and soda water.
It is a variation of the classic mojito, which originated in Cuba and is traditionally made with lime juice, sugar, mint leaves, rum, and soda water.
Next, you would add lime juice and rum to the shaker and fill it with ice. Shake well and strain the mixture into a glass fill with ice. Top the glass with soda water and garnish with fresh mint leaves, blackberries, and blueberries. This cocktail is perfect for warm weather and is a great option for parties or gatherings.
The combination of berries and mint gives it a fruity and refreshing flavor, while the rum adds a hint of sweetness and a subtle kick.
5. Tart Strawberry Mojito
Mojito is one of the most iconic and belove cocktails in the world. This Cuban classic has been enjoy by partygoers and casual drinkers alike for generations, and its popularity shows no signs of waning. But what is it that makes this drink so special? The answer lies in the spirit to make it: rum.
With an understanding of the history and production of rum, we can better appreciate what spirit is in a mojito and why it’s so essential to the drink’s unique character.
“The goal is to create a drink that’s flavorful and beautiful,” says Paolo Patitucci, lead bartender at The Shore Club in Turks & Caicos. He advises coming up with a unique moniker for your cocktail, to make it a little extra memorable.