World’s Best Cocktails in August 2020



Welcome to the August 2020 roundup of the world’s best cocktails. Every month we sort through thousands of the classiest, most flavorful and spellbinding cocktails to bring to you the best cocktails of that month. Without further ado, let’s check out this month’s best cocktails.

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Gin Gin Mule

Treat yourself with the classics with this Gin Gin Mule, another testament of how the Moscow Mule had gone a long way since it was created. Just like the Moscow Mule, Fifty Pounds Gin went through much history but still remained to be true to its mission of bringing high-quality gin to every gin drinker. Made with a special blend of 7 spices from different parts of the world, your cocktail experience with Fifty Pounds Gin is worth every expense. Check more of their cocktails @fiftypoundsgin.

Ingredients

  • 8 mint leaves
  • 3/4 oz lime juice (fresh)
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz Fifty Pounds gin
  • 4 to 5 oz ginger beer (enough to fill)
  • Garnish: mint sprig

Steps to make

  1. Add the mint leaves, lime juice, and syrup to a shaker and muddle to release the essences
  2. Add gin and fill with ice
  3. Shake and strain into a copper mug filled with ice
  4. Top up with ginger beer
  5. Garnish with a sprig of mint

Instant Pot Limoncello

Featured in Corrie Cooks, you’ll surely love infusing lemons to your vodka. Vodka is likened to water being a universal spirit since it does not have any inherent flavor, color, or aroma so it is a good spirit to infuse. Try other fruits or spices too. The limoncello, made right in your kitchen with the kitchen equipment you have, is a perfect excuse to bring out your innovative side this season of plenty.  

Ingredients

  • 4 organic lemons
  • 2 ½ cups vodka
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cup sugar

Steps to make

  1. Remove the lemon zest, leaving as much pith (the white part behind). Using a peeler to do this will make it easier. 
  2. Drop the peel of 2 lemons per mason jar
  3. Pour vodka into the jars up to three-quarters full. 
  4. Close the jars with their lids.
  5. Add 1 cup of water into your Instant Pot and place the steamer rack. 
  6. Position your mason jars on the steamer rack. 
  7. Cook at high pressure for 30 minutes, but be careful since heating up vodka in a pressurized cooker can be dangerous. 
  8. In another saucepan, make a simple syrup using the 1 ½ cups of water and 1 ½ cups of sugar. Cook over medium heat until all the sugar is dissolved. 
  9. Once the cooking time ends, slowly release the steam. Do not cut this step short by opening before all the pressure is released. 
  10. Let cool at room temperature. 
  11. Strain out the lemon peels. 
  12. Return the vodka into the mason jar and top it off with the sugar syrup. 
  13. The finished limoncello will keep well in the fridge or freezer. 

Spring Fling

This lovely cocktail featuring snap peas and feverfew flowers as a garnishing shows just how Fern Bar (@fernbar.sebastopol) in Sebastopol, CA is in love with the spring and the many promises the season brings. Check out their digs for some amazing dishes and drinks that are not only healthy but also very Instragrammable and delicious. 

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Sipsong Spirits Indira Gin
  • 1 oz Snap Pea Juice
  • ¾ oz Lime Juice
  • ½ oz Sweet Vermouth 
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup 
  • 1 sprig Bergamot Mint (8 leaves)

Steps to make

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Pour in all the ingredients into the shaker and give it a hard but fast shake.
  3. Fine strain into a rocks glass filled with large ice cubes.
  4. Garnish with snap peas and feverfew flowers. 

Spicy Daisy

Amp up the spice with not just two but three spicy ingredients. Not for the faint-hearted, the chili flake garnish alone can get to you if you’re not so into some serious spiciness. Featured in The Doral Yard, a lovely place with lovely food and people located in Doral, Florida as a Cinco de Mayo drink, savor the Mexican brand of happiness in the Spicy Daisy cocktail.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Volcan Tequila
  • ½ oz Banhez Mezcal
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • ¾ oz agave nectar
  • 2 Fresno chili slices
  • 8-10 cilantro leaves
  • ¼ oz Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur or fresh passion fruit 

Steps to make

  1. Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake well.
  3. Double strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with dehydrated lime and chili flakes

Rum Punch

Featured in the Drink TV this rum punch is a good way to cool your days with the delicious blend of rum and pineapple juice, effectively tempering some sting from the rum. Drink TV features videos about beer, wine, and cocktails so it’s a good place to start finding cocktails to try. 

Ingredients

Steps to make

  1. Add ice to a highball glass to chill it.
  2. In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in the ingredients except for the lemon-lime soda.
  3. Shake well. Set aside.
  4. Pour in the lemon-lime soda into the highball glass. 
  5. Strain the cocktail mixture into the highball glass.
  6. Serve garnished with mint leaves.

Caprice

Try the Caprice, a Campari cocktail martini that Georgi Petrov featured on his website Just Shake or Stir website. Petrov is a bartender, mixologist, and cocktail consultant who is passionate about teaching how to make amazing cocktails through his blog and videos. Follow Petrov @justshakeorstir

Ingredients

  • 30ml London dry gin
  • 15ml sweet vermouth
  • 15ml Campari

Steps to make

  1. Chill a martini glass by adding some ice into it.
  2. Pour in ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
  3. Add ice and shake.
  4. Pour out the ice from the martini glass and strain into it.
  5. Garnish with a curled lemon peel.

Fugu

Javier de las Muelas makes his own bitters added in this Fugu cocktail, the cocktail taking the name of the specially-designed serving glass in the shape of a Fugu. Fugu is a fish with poisonous glands that can really kill but it is considered a delicacy in many countries. Japan even has chefs certified to prepare Fugu fish dishes. But rest assured, if there’s something deadly about the Fugu cocktail, it’s deadly delicious. Visually intriguing, too, you can’t help but order one. Yuzu, on the other hand, is a citrus fruit from Asia that is made into syrups, liquor, vinegar, and wine in Japan. Visit javierdelasmuelas.com for more info about Javier’s cocktails.

Ingredients:

Steps to make

  1. In a cocktail shaker, pour in the yuzu, raspberry syrup, passionfruit juice, sweet wine, and pisco. 
  2. Add drops of the bitters and ice. Shake well.
  3. Strain into the fugu glass.
  4. Garnish with currants and passionfruit seeds. Serve with a glass straw. 

iiCing Sunset

With just 120 calories in it, this is one cocktail you will surely love if you are watching your weight. Compared to the regular sunrise cocktails which can pack between 150- 300 calories, the calories in this cocktail are significantly reduced by removing the grenadine and replacing it with a low-calorie iiCing Flavour Shot (@iicingflavours). Just adding a few squirts of this flavor shot goes a long way. 

Ingredients

  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz club soda
  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • 2 squirts iiCing Raspberry Grapefruit Flavor Shot
  • Cherries for garnish

Steps to make

  1. Add ice into a rocks glass.
  2. Add raspberry grapefruit flavor shot and vodka. Stir.  
  3. Slowly add the orange juice, pouring it over the back of a bar spoon to layer it.
  4. Top with club soda.
  5. Garnish with cherries.

Rose in the Clover

Posted in the Advanced Mixology IG account (@advancedmixolxogy), this lovely Rose in my Clover cocktail by @whats.marisa.drinking who loves her cocktails garnished with flowers is a real winner. 

Ingredients:

Steps to make:

  1. Pour the infused spirit, Lanique, lime juice, raspberry syrup, and egg white into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Dry shake until frothy.
  3. Add ice and bitters. Shake until chilled. 
  4. Strain into a rocks glass
  5. Garnish with a pink rose. 

Strawberry Gin

Contributed by @duplex401 in the Advanced Mixology IG, this lovely strawberry gin is made with strawberry syrup and Beefeater London Pink. The lovely pink of the gin is brightened by the strawberry syrup, you won’t even suspect it's alcoholic. Gorge on all that fresh strawberry garnished and you get a drink and dessert in just one glass.

Ingredients

Steps to make

  1. Macerate strawberries by slicing 4 strawberries and let it soak in the gin for at least 2 hours. 
  2. Put the whole strawberries in a bowl and keep it in the freezer just before you start preparing the cocktail.
  3. Strain the macerated strawberries and add them to the overlarge wine glass.
  4. Add ice, gin, strawberry syrup, and half of the tonic water.
  5. Mix well and add the whole strawberries set aside earlier in the freezer.
  6. Add more tonic water. 

Conclusion

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