World’s Best Cocktails In October 2020

Cocktail Recipes

World’s Best Cocktails in October 2020

Here are ten new cocktails to enjoy for this month. As you may have known by now, we round up ten best-performing cocktails on our IG account @advancedmixology for the month to help you find cocktails to try. This month’s cocktails are quite inventive and we’re featuring one Ramos Gin Fizz version. If you have heard of it, it’s the new trend now. Check September’s roundup if you missed it. 

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

Not your usual smooth margarita, this one is pulpy since it’s a blended margarita. Created by Carolyn and photographed by her husband Travis, this margarita is a sight to behold. Even when summer is over and the days are a lot cooler, it can still get warm. What better way to cool down than with a fresh glass of margarita? Follow @thesocialsipper for more amazing cocktails


  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • ounces elderflower liqueur
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 3 cups ice
  • Salt, for rim

Steps to make

  1. Rim your glass with salt.
  2. Blend all your ingredients together. 
  3. Arrange a thinly sliced cucumber inside the salt-rimmed glass.
  4. Pour into prepared glasses.  

Riff I Do Say So Myself

Kevin Chen @chenaholic used this catchily-named riff, Riff I Do Say So Myself as an entry for his friend’s competition. The lovely color is lent to it by the raspberries shaken with the other ingredients. You can see in his IG account that his cocktails are colorful but not garish at all. 


Steps to make:

  1. Make the lavender tea syrup by steeping a Lavender Earl Grey teabag in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes or more. 
  2. Add 1 cup sugar and cook over low heat until slightly thickened. 
  3. Let cool and store in a flip-top bottle in the fridge.
  4. Add all ingredients into a shaker. Shake with ice. 
  5. Double strain into a coupe glass
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel and raspberry.

Color-changing Gin Tonic

For this gin and tonic, all you need is throw in the color-changing gin made with 13 botanicals and some Mediterranean tonic and you’re good to go. Garnish as you want but this pink marmalade gin is a winner in itself. This G&T was mixed by gin enthusiasts Em & Paul @the_gin_to_my_tonic, the IG account promotes small-batch gin and cocktails made with them.  


  • 2 oz Pink Marmalade gin
  • Tonic water
  • Orange zest
  • Herbs to garnish

Steps to make:

  1. In a wine glass, add the color-changing gin and top with tonic water.
  2. Watch the cocktail change color before your eyes.
  3. Garnish and serve. 

Layer Cocktail

Mixologist World @mixologist_world is a companion IG account for a bar tool brand of the same name. Though the admin clearly loves titillating your senses with their lovely and colorful images since they only list the ingredients so it’s up to you to come up with the cocktail that looks like this Layer Cocktail

Disclaimer: This is not the actual procedure used in this cocktail but we tried to recreate them for you. 


Steps to make:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. 
  2. Add the mango juice into the highball glass.
  3. Shake together the infused gin and pineapple juice.
  4. Slowly pour it over the mango juice using a bar spoon to layer it.
  5. Top with peach foam and garnish with rainbow sprinkles and mint sprigs. 

Tequila Cocktails

Here’s another cocktailgrammer who loves to tease your imagination and senses with their lovely cocktails, this time a bunch of tequila cocktails you have no idea about. But since it’s garnished with fruits and veggies of the same color, we’d like to guess that’s one of the main ingredients for their tequila cocktails. We really don’t know about you but it feels like stepping into the Coco movie set with spooky artwork on the wall. Well, @kalaveras literally means “skeletons” so there’s not too much to expect but to step into a  Day of the Dead setting filled with a tribute to Mexican personalities in the arts and history. The IG account is an extension of the resto-bar of the same name that specializes in all things Mexican and features not only cocktails but food that pair well with these cocktails. 

Disclaimer: The recipe here is not a Kalaveras recipe but we decided to include one so you can try it. 


  • 2 oz tequila
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup 
  • Cucumber slices
  • Chili-salt mixture

Steps to make:

  1. Mix 1 tsp each of chili powder and fine salt together.
  2. Rim a goblet with lime juice and chili-salt mixture.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the cucumber slices, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  4. Add tequila and ice. Shake well.
  5. Double strain in the chili-salt rimmed glass.
  6. Garnish with a cucumber slice. 

Dreams of Santorini

This cocktail is milk-clarified and we must warn you that this can take hours to make unless you’re patient enough to make it. Alex @aj_cabinfever loves using dehydrated citrus fruits that he gets through an affiliate partner. 


Steps to make:

  1. Set aside the seltzer and absinthe. 
  2. Mix everything in a glass and add milk.
  3. Let sit in the fridge until it curdles. Do not stir. 
  4. Strain the curdled liquid through a fine-mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth.
  5. Strain again until the liquid comes out clear.  
  6. After clarification, stir the clear liquid with plenty of ice. 
  7. Rinse a chilled rocks glass with the lemon-infused absinthe. 
  8. Add a big rock and cold seltzer. 
  9. Pour the cocktail over and give it a slight stir. 
  10. Garnish with a mint flower and dehydrated lemon wheel.

Passionate Ginger Whiskey 

Cocktail making should be relaxing and enjoyable and that’s what this cocktail will do when you mix it. Nothing complicated but this Passionate Ginger Whiskey made by Angela and Mark @cooking_with_wine, passionate food lovers who only want to document their travel journey.  


  • 2oz Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey (can use bourbon as well)
  • ¾ oz Lilikoi Cocktail Mix
  • ½ tsp Ginger (finely minced)
  • 10 Mint Leaves
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

Steps to make:

  1. For best results, peel a knob of ginger the size of a large garlic clove and cut into fourths.
  2. Pass through a garlic press into a cocktail shaker with ice. You can finely mince the ginger.
  3. Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour over a large ice cube in a highball glass and garnish with a small mint leaf.

Dragonfruit and Pomegranate Gin Tonic 

This gin and tonic cocktail is made more special with butterfly pea ice and garnished with honeydew balls, dragonfruit balls, and pomegranate arils. Riku @helGinKi has not included the procedure so we tried to recreate it for you. Riku is known for his over-the-top garnishes and he gravitates on flower sculptures, dragonfruit, and cucumber strips for his garnishes. 


  • 2 oz gin
  • 4-5 oz tonic water
  • Butterfly pea ice cubes
  • Dragonfruit balls
  • Honeydew balls
  • Pomegranate arils

Steps to make

  1. Make blue ice cubes by adding a few drops of butterfly pea tea in a cup of water. 
  2. Transfer to an ice tray and freeze.
  3. In a highball glass, add the gin.
  4. Slowly add the butterfly pea ice cube, fruit balls made by scooping out with a ball scoop, and pomegranate arils, alternating them in an artful way.
  5. Top with the tonic water and stir. 

Full Moon

Coffee in a cocktail? Why not? Coffee has clearly crossed boundaries from the hot morning staple to the energizing frappe for a late afternoon caffeine dose to cocktails. Since it was introduced to the cocktail world, coffee has become a staple that it’s not too surprising to see an espresso machine in a bar. We’ll recreate this lovely espresso martini twist by Robin Navarro @robin.navarro.bartender


Steps to make:

  1. Pour all the ingredients, except the patisserie cream into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  4. Add three coffee beans as a garnish. 
  5. Mix together patisserie cream and Courvoisier cognac. 
  6. Fill a piping bag with the cream and pipe on a saucer. 
  7. Chill to harden.
  8. Arrange it on the cocktail so it seems floating on it. 

Nola Dreaming

Nola Dreaming is another take of the ambitious Ramos Fizz that will need a lot of muscles before you can drink it. Inspired by the New Orleans Mardi Gras and created by Tammy Jackson @forcocktailsake for her birthday, this is a perfect drink (just don’t think of that aching arms with all the shaking this drink needed. Tammy loves creating colorful cocktails, serving them in statement glasses, and artfully garnishing them with one of the quirkiest garnishes you’ll see on Instagram. 


Steps to make:⁣⁣

  1. Dry shake everything in a cocktail shaker, except the soda water.
  2. Add ice and continue shaking until ice melts.
  3. Strain into a chilled highball glass and top with soda water. 
  4. Garnish with a rose petal.


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