World’s Best Cocktails In September 2022
As we enter the final months of 2022, we anticipate the coming of cooler weather, sweaters, and cuddling up with our favorite fall cocktails. But September's warm weather isn't over yet!
That’s why we have compiled these best cocktails, ranging from Mai Tai to Peach and Berries-inspired concoctions, that will help you get through this month while celebrating the best of summertime.
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Mai Tai is arguably the most well-known tiki drink. It was originally invented by Trader Vic, who opened his Oakland, California, tiki restaurant.
This Mai Tai recipe by Riedel is straightforward, combining fresh lime juice and simple syrup with almond-scented orgeat, orange curaçao, and aged pot-still rum, shaken and served in a tall glass with crushed ice.
On top of the beverage are pineapple wedges and cherries, but a lime wheel and mint sprig are good alternatives if you want to keep the presentation cool and classic.
This Long Island Ice Tea by Kelly Sparks is a deceptive cocktail. It appears to be a simple glass of iced tea, but it has a distinctive kick from the mix of vodka, rum, tequila, gin, and triple sec.
Despite its name, this cocktail contains no tea. Its sweetness comes from the combination of citrus juice and cola, while vodka, rum, tequila, and gin provide a tart and fizzy contrast. As a result, you get a potent beverage that is easy to drink but packs a punch!
Are you looking for the perfect summer drink that is a little sweet and tart? Well, look no further than this Peach Boy cocktail. This recipe from Queen of Copes will surely suit your mood and palate.
Pebble ice cubes in the drink add a nice visual touch, but crushed ice works just as well. This cocktail recipe calls for Krogstad Aquavit, an interesting and relatively complex base for those unfamiliar with the spirit.
This aquavit is very approachable and is distinguished by the smoothness of the base alcohol and the wonderful blending of anise and caraway.
The Banana Hammock recipe from All Season Cocktails is a delicious, sweet tiki drink with a kick. This is an ovenproof rum float with banana and nutmeg, containing Plantation rum and a couple of interesting ingredients to experiment with.
Even if you don't like bananas in your drinks, you should try this one because the spiced rum transforms the fruit's flavor into an entirely new experience. It's one of the best fruity cocktails, elevating it to a level of delicious sophistication.
You've probably seen these boozy ice pop cocktails all over social media, so why not try making one at home?
Cocktail blogger Gabrielle paired Champs de Provence Brut Sparkling Rosé with Boozy Berry Ice Pops made with vodka, lemonade, orange juice, fresh raspberries, and strawberries to create this Berry Rosé Ice Pop.
The ice pops complement the wine's strawberry and raspberry notes, while the rosé keeps this drink crisp and refreshing.
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Mojito, a symbol of Cuban culture, was first served in France in the early 2000s and quickly became the country's favorite cocktail. Its popularity can be attributed to its fresh, exotic flavors that transport the senses to faraway lands.
Check out Phil’s super-easy French Mojito recipe for a chic, laid-back cocktail that you can enjoy over and over. The addition of Chambord black raspberry liqueur gives the drink complexity.
The Rum Old Fashioned is as traditional as they come. Part of its allure is that, despite being steeped in tradition, the cocktail allows for endless personalization for the adventurous drinker.
This recipe from Connor Stehr has a bright and tropical passionfruit combined with the spiced and rich demerara, a delicious match for aged rum. This isn't the Old Fashioned you're used to, but it's a classic cocktail you'll want to get to know.
Delhi Royale’s Blue Lagoon is a tall and refreshing cocktail, combining vodka, blue curaçao, and lemonade for a delicious drink as blue as the bluest Caribbean sky!
Blue curaçao, a Caribbean liqueur made from the dried peel of the Laraha citrus fruit, adds sweet and zesty flavors to this concoction’s vodka base. At the same time, the lemonade lengthens and adds tartness and some flavor to the beverage.
Peach season is a wonderful time of the year! For anyone who wants to find new ways to enjoy this delicious summer fruit, meet Murielle Banackissa's Frozen Peach Cocktail.
This tasty alcoholic drink is made with Empress gin, fresh peaches, sweet maple syrup, lime juice, and refreshing mint.
What could be more enjoyable than sipping homemade berry lemonade? Sipping Empress Berry Patch Lemonade cocktail, of course!
Empress 1908 Gin's gorgeous floral and complex tastes are combined with the traditional flavors of raspberry lemonade to create this delightfully summery drink.
The gin complements the beverage’s vibrant flavors perfectly, and its all-natural indigo hue gives it a layered appearance that is equally dynamic and is sure to wow any guest.
The weather may be getting cooler, but that doesn't mean you have to give up summer's sweetest treats. Thankfully, September offers plenty of fresh fruits and warm spices that allow you to create the best cocktails!
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