World’s Best Cocktails In February 2021

Cocktail Recipes

Various cocktails to choose from for the February list of best cocktails

We’re only in the second month of 2021, but we’re not slowing down on sharing unique, delicious, and creative cocktail mixes from all over the world. Imagine having another ten choices on easy yet refreshing cocktails to make at home. It sounds like a party, right?

If you haven’t checked out our January list, we suggest that you do! Or you can also take a look at our best cocktails for the previous year.

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1. Velvet Dream

Red velvet cocktail in a tulip glass

Perfect for Valentine's Day, the Velvet Dream mocktail gives you a smooth and sweet taste with hints of fruity and floral flavors. Although non-alcoholic, this drink provides a refreshing experience by incorporating red grape juice, lemon juice, and sour cherry juice. This aesthetically pleasing and delicious beverage is from Farhad Alvand @farhad_alvand_official and is inspired from passion and emotion.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and mix for 10 seconds. 
  3. Pour the cocktail into a tulip glass and top with whipped egg white. 

2. Black Ice Chocolate Coffee

Black ice chocolate coffee cocktail in a highball glass

Mehdi Ketabi’s @mehdiketabii Black Ice Chocolate Coffee gives a new life to chocolate and coffee cocktails by incorporating active carbon in the mix. This intense chocolatey goodness with activated carbon makes a perfect detoxifying drink that aids in digestion and toxin-removal from the body. It’s made even better with the nutty and milky flavors from hazelnut and milk foam.

Ingredients

  • Handmade hazelnut
  • Cream chocolate with coffee
  • Milk foam
  • Active carbon

Steps to Make

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and mix for 10 seconds. 
  3. Pour the cocktail into a highball glass

3. G&T Garnish

Glasses of G&T cocktail with a cucumber garnish

Lo and behold the G&T Garnish by One Drink A Day @onedrinkaday. This cocktail creator is so crafty; she makes sure to add creative garnishes to all her drinks. Some of her concoctions also involve turning fruits into flowers or other objects. And just like this one, she turned a simple cucumber into a pencil and ribbon.

Ingredients

  • Gin
  • Tonic water ⁠
  • Cucumbers, blueberries, and rosemary for garnish⁠⁠

Steps to Make

  1. Combine all ingredients except for the garnish ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and mix for 10 seconds. 
  3. Pour the cocktail into a highball glass
  4. Check out this tutorial on how to make the garnish. 

4. Fly Me To The Moon

Fly me to the moon cocktail in a jellyfish glass

“Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars.” What a classic song, right? Well, just like this Frank Sinatra hit, this cocktail screams pure joy and excitement in every sip. Fly Me To The Moon has long been fancied by cocktail enthusiasts out there because of the perfect balance of fruit and bitter notes. 

However, this recipe, created by Shinya Tozuka @shinya_tozuka, gave a new look and flavor to the drink. The Japanese mixologist incorporated both the violet liqueur and a Japanese pearl liqueur for that extra yet natural tasting vanilla and berry hints.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Violet Liqueur 
  • 0.5 oz. Japanese Pearl Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz. Apple Juice
  • Salt
  • Flavor smoke
  • Jellyfish glass

Steps to Make

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and mix for 10 seconds. 
  3. Pour the cocktail into a jellyfish glass.
  4. Make your smoke bubble.

5. Corpse Reviver No. Blue

Corpse Reviver No. Blue sprinkled with lemon

Most cocktails out there are created for a particular reason. As for Jacob Briars @jacobbriars, the mind behind the Corpse Reviver No. Blue, this blue-colored cocktail is a celebration of sweet, tangy, and citrus flavors all in one glass. Instead of the usual orange liqueur, this recipe calls for blue curacao, which also gives that orange hint plus the cocktail’s blue pigmentation. Thanks to @weekendmixologist for sharing this tasty drink!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Rinse a coupe glass with absinthe and then add all ingredients to a shaking tin. 
  2. Add ice and shake well. 
  3. Strain into the coupe and garnish with a twist of lemon.

6. Bloodthirsty Cocktail

Bloodthirsty cocktail in a glass with a strawberry garnish

Created by Let’s Turn Up @letsturnup, the Bloodthirsty Cocktail added some subtle liquor drops to the classic bloodthirsty fruit punch. The result is a potent cocktail with tons of fruit notes and a slight kick from the rum. This blue and red ombre-looking cocktail is even more refreshing than the punch version because of the Sprite addition.

Ingredients

For the red layer: 

For the blue layer: 

Steps to Make

For the red layer:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and mix for 10 seconds. 
  3. Pour to the glass with ice cubes until halfway. 

For the blue layer:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and mix for 10 seconds. 
  3. Pour to the glass slowly using a stirrer on top of the red layer. 

7. Blue Beauty

Blue Beauty cocktail in a martini glass

Gin indeed is one of the best liquor bases in any cocktail. One of the best cocktails that took gin to a whole new level is the Blue Beauty by Swigg Spirits @swigg_spirits. Made with blue curacao and berry liquor, it tastes like fruit juice without being too sweet or tangy. Every component is well-balanced with lemon or lime for that extra refreshing element and aroma.

Ingredients

  • London Dry Gin from Swigg Spirits
  • Strawberry Gin
  • Fresh Lemon or lime
  • Simple sugar syrup
  • Blue Curaçao
  • Egg White (Optional)

Steps to Make

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and mix for 10 seconds. 
  3. Pour the cocktail into a martini glass.

8. Summer’s End

Summer's End cocktail with slices of apple as a garnish

Who doesn’t love a refreshing fruity drink on a hot summer day? Amy Traynor @moodymixologist created Summer’s End to spotlight the sweet and creamy nigori sake. This cocktail has a lot of fruity notes as well from the apple and strawberries. Although she suggested using fresh apple juice for this recipe, you can still use the bottled or canned version.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Silky Mild Sake
  • 1 oz Honeycrisp unfiltered apple juice
  • .5 oz. Lemon juice
  • .25 oz. Orgeat
  • 2 Strawberries

Steps to Make

  1. Muddle strawberries in a shaker. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and ice and shake well. 
  3. Strain into an ice-filled short glass and garnish with an apple fan and an edible flower.

9. Mango Lavender

Mango Lavender cocktail in a tall glass

The Mango Lavender cocktail will surely give life to your typical day, be it hot or cold. Created by Farbod Razavi @farbod_razavi, this drink has a complex yet exciting taste. The sweet and sour flavors of mango perfectly match with the mint and earthy flavors and lavender aroma.

Ingredients

  • Handmade lavender syrup
  • Fresh mango extract
  • Mint leaves

Steps to Make

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and mix for 10 seconds. 
  3. Pour the cocktail into a tall glass.

10. Hawaiian Julep

Hawaiian Julep cocktail in a glass

Dubbed as “vacation in a glass,” the Hawaiian Julep by Chilled Magazine @chilledmagazine was created with Maui beaches in mind and a twist on the classic southern cocktail. This drink features intense flavors from the bourbon, sweet and tart hints from the passion fruit, and the deep flavors from ginger chili shrub and mint leaves.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Basil Hayden’s Bourbon⁠
  • 1/2 oz. Passion Fruit Puree⁠
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Ginger Chili Shrub⁠
  • 10 Mint Leaves⁠
  • 4 Pineapple Chunks, Lightly Muddled⁠
  • 1 dash of Orange Bitters
  • Crushed Ice⁠

Steps to Make

  1. Lightly muddle mint leaves and pineapple chunks. 
  2. Shake all ingredients. 
  3. Pour and garnish with a fresh mint leaf.⁠

Conclusion

Aren’t these concoctions delicious-looking? Don’t let their looks intimidate you since most of these cocktail recipes are easy to make with ingredients readily available at your nearest store. If you liked this list, share it with your family and friends to try them out too. 

And if you or someone you know has the skills to craft one-of-a-kind cocktails, drop us a message at info@advancedmixology.com and get featured for the next monthly roundup of the world’s best cocktails.


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