World’s Best Cocktails In May 2021
A few more weeks to go, and we will be welcoming summer. By this time, you are probably busy preparing your swimsuits, sunscreen lotion, and other beach essentials. While there may be many things to take care of, do not forget to prepare glasses of your favorite refreshing drinks.
This month’s roundup features the most cooling and thirst-quenching cocktails that can beat the summer heat. If you want more cocktail recipes, check out our April list.
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Mojito is one of the most well-loved base liquors in the world. It has a wholesome flavor that matches well with other ingredients. However, mojito can also be flat or weird for some. So, David @speakeasieruk decided to add a bit of excitement and attitude to this beverage.
Introducing the Enhanced Mojito. The usual muddled mint was replaced with more potent mint bitters for an extra kick and bright green color. The rest of the ingredients are what you usually find in a mojito, making this version easy to recreate in your home bar.
Snehal DC @sne_dc believes that Agave spirits taste better when paired with bright and fruity flavors. This realization resulted in a cocktail masterpiece - the Kerb Crawler.
The incorporation of grapefruit and apricot liqueur gives off a well-balanced sweetness and tartness in every sip. Plus, the muddled strawberries and lemon add a nice sharp hint to compliment the taste of vanilla and bitters.
Not fond of alcoholic drinks? Yannick’s @your_modern_bartender take on Virgin Basil Smash will surely keep you yearning for more. This booze-free summer beverage is nothing short of beauty and authentic taste.
The marriage between gin, lemon juice, cucumber syrup, and basil leaves results in a citrusy and minty cocktail that can definitely take the heat away.
This green Italian smash creation by Really Ice To Meet You @reallyicetomeetyou looks intimidating at first, mainly because of its bright color. But don’t be scared to try out such a fine and smooth-tasting cocktail.
This drink’s citrus and mint flavor notes are well-balanced alongside the subtle bitterness from the gin. All in all, the Gin Basil Smash will remind you of a fun and lively day at the beach.
Mai Tai is a fine drink, and we can all agree to that. However, for Zach @all.equal.parts, this tiki cocktail is more fun and adorable when housed in a unique glass.
Lo and behold, the Shark Mai Tai! There is nothing too complicated with the recipe, but the combination of all the liquors and juices has a powerful kick balanced with some tart and citrus flavors.
Tiki cocktails are usually rum-based. Of course, this type of spirit always delivers the flavor we all expect from a Tiki. But what if there is an alteration to the liquor base?
The Port Light concoction by Ed @turnstylepoet uses bourbon whiskey and incorporates passion fruit, honey, and grenadine. The result? A tropical sweet taste that balances the lemon and bourbon well.
Carolyn’s @carolinaverbena husband loves blueberries so much that she decided to create a cocktail out of this fruit called the Blue Mule. With only two ingredients, this recipe won’t break you a sweat.
But as simple as it may look like, it boasts of a massive punch of sweet flavors infused with a spicy ginger taste. Plus, that rich color is divine.
Beachbum Double Tap is a tiki drink that was invented during the pandemic’s lockdown. According to the genius behind this cocktail, Voodoo Cocktails @_voodoococktails, mixing up this concoction and other beverages helped him get over the struggles while on quarantine.
The combination of rum and brandy plus the sourness of the juices created robust and citrusy flavors.
Jalisco Bird is inspired by the Rose Tequila that Chrissy @socialgingirl tried in the distillery at the Jalisco village in Mexico. The flavor of the cocktail is vibrant, considering that the tequila used was aged for a month. It also boasts of earthy and bell pepper notes alongside a dark fruit hint.
Last on our list is Wave. As the name suggests, this cocktail has different shades of blue that look like the ocean waves. But aside from the aesthetics, this creation by Cocktail Alchemists @cocktail.alchemists offers floral, citrus, fruity, and earthy tasting notes.
These world’s best cocktails don’t only look stunning; they also have a rich and refreshing taste perfect to beat the summer heat.
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