World’s Best Cocktails In January 2022

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World’s Best Cocktails In January 2022

When looking for a new cocktail experience, the world is filled with various types of drinks that it may be tough to determine where to start. Having said this, we are back again with 10 amazing drinks from well-known and up-and-coming bartenders worldwide. Also, don’t forget to check our December feature for more cocktail inspiration!

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A glass of Oaxacan Dead

Oaxacan Dead, the cocktail that's perfect for those who are feeling down. It starts with a shot of mezcal mixed with lime juice and apricot liqueur before adding the falernum and bitters to create some spice. The mint and orange well on top adds citrus and earthy hint in every sip making the drink well-balanced. 

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  2. Pour the drink into an old-fashioned glass with crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with mint and orange wheel.

2. I’m Pretty Cack-Handed

A glass of I’m Pretty Cack-Handed

I'm Pretty Cack-Handed cocktail by Erica - The Gin Botanicals is the perfect drink to cool down on a hot day. It's made with Yukon Jack, gin and cucumber beer mixed together in a refreshing minty flavor that will make your mouth water!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Bainbridge Heritage Douglas Fir Oaked gin
  • 1 oz. Yukon Jack
  • 1/3 of a cucumber, muddled
  • Spanked mint from a stalk
  • 0.5 oz. Homemade dark toast syrup with Turbinado sugar
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • Ginger beer, to top
  • Cucumber fringe, blueberries, and a lime slice for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Pour into a highball glass or desired glassware. 
  3. Garnish and serve. 

3. Dragon Fruit Mojito

A glass of Dragon Fruit Mojito

The Dragon Fruit Mojito is a perfect refreshment during the hot season. It's sweet, refreshing, and not too strong so it will leave you feeling light on your feet all afternoon! It also looks absolutely stunning and pairs well with savory meals. 

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine dragon fruit, strawberries, mint, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker and muddle until the fruit has been mostly puréed. 
  2. Add rum and a handful of ice and shake until the shaker begins to frost.
  3. Strain into a highball over crushed ice and top with soda water to taste.
  4. Serve and enjoy! 

4. Cran-Tastic Margarita

A glass of Cran-Tastic Margarita

Jen & Shannon take on the classic cranberry margarita, aka the Cran-Tastic Margarita is the perfect way to welcome the new year. This refreshing combo of tequila, Grand Marnier,  fresh cranberry juice, and lime juice will take us singing along with holiday favorites all while getting into that spirit!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Use a lime wedge to rim your glass with sugar salt. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake well. Serve over crushed ice. 
  3. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and lime wedge.

5. Happy Hour Holiday Sour

A glass of Happy Hour Holiday Sour

This drink has a combination of sweet, fruity flavors that will make you feel like your taste buds are on vacation. Happy Hour Holiday Sour starts out with a hint of flavor from the candy cane-infused vodka before transitioning into something creamier. Then, the addition of Aperol hints just enough bitterness to balance everything else out!

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Dry shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Add ice and shake again. 
  3. Double strain, garnish and enjoy!

6. Negroni Magic

A glass of Negroni Magic

Negroni Magic not only looks like a dream but also tastes exquisite. The traditional white negroni is elevated in this recipe by adding a Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Gin that gives off the beautiful purple hue. It also gives off a subtle floral hint to balance the bitterness of the drink. 

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Stir all ingredients with ice. 
  2. Strain over an ice sphere.
  3. Garnish with lemon peel.

7. Java Berry Sling

A glass of Java Berry Sling

Java Berry Sling is the perfect drink for anyone who wants to get wild and crazy with their rum and gin. This cocktail by RumJava Official has it all: sweet flavors of cherries alongside tangy lime juice that will leave you feeling refreshed after every sip!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Pour into a martini glass.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

8. Pomegranate Gin Fizz

A glass of Pomegranate Gin Fizz

Pomegranate Gin Fizz is a refreshing and fun twist on an old classic! It's made with fresh pomegranate juice, distilled gin, cinnamon syrup, and club soda. It has such a strong tang that you can't help but sip this refreshing drink from start to finish!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Put everything except club soda in a shaker tin and shake without ice until well mixed. 
  2. Add ice and shake again until well chilled. 
  3. Strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. 
  4. Slowly pour over club soda until foam just reaches over the top of the glass. 
  5. Add garnish and serve with a straw. 

9. Gingerbread White Russian

A glass of Gingerbread White Russian

The Gingerbread White Russian cocktail is a perfect drink for those who love the taste of creamy goodness in their mouth! It’s made with vodka, heavy cream, and Kahlua with a nice touch of homemade gingerbread syrup. This unique concoction will have your guests asking more!

Ingredients

For the gingerbread syrup:

For the white Russian:

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Kahlua 
  • .5-1 oz. Gingerbread syrup
  • Splash of heavy cream

Directions

For the gingerbread syrup:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. 
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a medium simmer and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. 
  4. Strain into a bottle or container. 

For the cocktail:

  1. Rim cocktail glass with cinnamon sugar. 
  2. Fill the glass with ice. 
  3. Add vodka, Kahlua, and syrup. 
  4. Slash with heavy cream and stir. 
  5. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

10. Welcome Watermelon Cooler

A glass of Welcome Watermelon Cooler

You will never guess what is hiding in this refreshing drink! It's not just watermelon, but also gin and grenadine. This Welcome Watermelon Cooler is a tangy-tasting concoction that has become a favorite among those looking for something different or as an easy way to beat a boring day. The watermelon is the star of this drink, with its sweet flavor hitting your mouth after taking a sip.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cubes of fresh watermelon
  • 4-6 Mint leaves
  • 1.5 oz. Gin
  • 0.5 oz. St. Germain
  • 1 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz. Grenadine
  • Sparkling water

Directions

  1. Muddle melon and mint in a cocktail shaker, add remaining ingredients except for the sparkling water. 
  2. Give a good brisk shake and double strain into a highball. 
  3. Fill with ice and top with sparkling water. 
  4. Muddle a bunch of mints and use them as a garnish alongside a borderline oversized wedge of melon.

Conclusion

From sweet to strong and everything in between, this world has it all when you're looking for a new cocktail experience. Hopefully, these cocktails will give you the warm welcome a new year needs!

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