The most popular alcoholic cocktails

Now it is difficult to imagine a bar list in a good establishment without delicious alcoholic cocktails.
Many of them have already become classics, and those who love this type of alcohol have long known sweet
the taste of Sex on the Beach, the strong Bloody Mary and the refreshing Mojito. Each cocktail is very unique,
has its own aftertaste and its own special recipe. We can choose any drink to suit our mood,
but still there are TOP-10 of the most famous alcoholic cocktails in the world. We have collected the most
interesting information about them.



Mojito is a refreshing cocktail made of mint leaves and light rum.
His homeland is the island of Cuba, in the United States it became famous only in 1980.
The classic mojito with alcohol is a mixture of six ingredients:
light rum, carbonated water (we often have Sprite), fresh mint leaves,
lime, ice and cane sugar.

This cocktail is an amazing combination of mint, sugar sweetness and fresh citrus,
who were probably intended to divert attention from the strength of alcohol, "disguise" it,
thanks to which this drink has become one of the most favorite ways to quench your thirst in the summer.
Many people love this cocktail because of its freshness and lightness.

Cocktail ingredients:
  • 40 ml of light rum;
  • 50 g lemon or lime;
  • 10 g cane sugar;
  • Sweet sparkling water (Sprite);
  • Mint to taste.
  • For decoration: a sprig of mint, a circle of lime.

Sex on the Beach

Sex on the beach is a favorite cocktail of many girls. Who hasn't tasted a sweet drink
with an alluring name and fruity aroma? Probably everything. Previously, the cocktail "Sex on the Beach" was called,
as "Sand in your shorts", after it was renamed to "Fun on the beach"
("Fun on the Beach"). But now the word "sex" no longer bothers anyone, so the cocktail
now called Sex on the Beach.

This cocktail is easy to prepare and minimal in ingredients.
There is practically no vodka in this cocktail, it has a sweet and mild taste!
Therefore, if you have not tried this exotic "pleasure", then you simply have to do it.

Cocktail ingredients:
  • 40 ml of vodka;
  • 20 ml of peach liqueur;
  • 50 ml of orange juice;
  • 50 ml of cranberry juice;
  • Ice.

Long Island Ice Tea


The Long Island Ice Tea cocktail was invented at the time of the ban on alcohol.
This cocktail was consumed in tea cups because it looked like iced tea.
(from English - ice tea "ice tee"). It was similar not only in appearance, but also in smell.
Despite this, the cocktail officially became popular in the 70s, that is, much later.

They say that on Island Street, New York, there was a kind of entertainment, where the residents of the bar
I had to drink at every bar I met. The winner was the one who got on his feet
to the end of that same street. Soon bartenders began to come up with stronger cocktails.
One of these was the Long Island Ice Tea cocktail.
And the customers of the bars began to argue among themselves who would drink more "Long Island Iced Tea",
since it is a "not weak" cocktail (by the amount of alcohol).
Now this cocktail combines several types of spirits, lime juice and Coca-Cola.

Cocktail ingredients:
  • 25 ml of light rum;
  • 25 ml of tequila;
  • 25 ml of vodka;
  • 25 ml gin;
  • 25 ml Liqueur cointreau
  • 25 ml lime juice;
  • 100 ml of Coca-Cola;
  • 1 circle of lime;
  • Ice.

Cuba Libre


The Free Cuba cocktail appeared quite by accident thanks to one American soldier's name,
which, unfortunately, no one knows. Legend has it that one hot day in one of the bars
A group of American soldiers entered Havana. They were on leave and could afford to drink
some alcoholic drinks. One of the soldiers told the bartender to make a Rum cocktail
Coca-Cola and ice. The bartender made this cocktail and added a piece of lemon to it.
The soldier drank this cocktail with great pleasure and after him his comrades-in-arms ordered such
same cocktails.

The name of the cocktail appeared on the same day. One soldier at the peak of fun made a toast "To the freedom of Cuba"
(Por Cuba Libre!) And his toast was picked up by the rest of the bar customers with the words "Cuba Libre!"
since then the cocktail bears that name.

Cocktail ingredients:
  • 40 ml rum;
  • 130 ml of Coca-Cola;
  • 10 ml lime juice;
  • For decoration, one slice of lime;

Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary cocktail is by far the most popular drink in the world.
It is very easy to prepare - this drink requires vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice,
salt, pepper, 2 types of sauce (Watchester and Tobasco), which can be found in any store.
The Bloody Mary cocktail was created in the 20th century in France. The cocktail got its name
from the English Queen Mary I Tudor, who cruelly dealt with her opponents and
received the nickname Bloody Mary. And the very birth of the cocktail owes to Fernando Petiot, who worked
bartender in Paris. At the time, the drink contained a mixture of vodka and tomato juice.
The Bloody Mary cocktail is very often prepared in the morning for a hangover and has become very popular in bars,
especially on Halloween night.

Cocktail ingredients:
  • 40 ml of vodka;
  • 10 ml lemon juice;
  • 120 ml of tomato juice;
  • Worcestershire sauce;
  • Tabasco sauce.
  • Salt soaked in celery juice;
  • Pepper.
  • For decoration: 1 small piece of stalk celery stalk (optional).

Pina Colada


Pina Colada is a famous Caribbean rum-based cocktail,
pineapple juice and coconut milk. Most often, Pina Colada is served with crushed ice
and decorate with a slice of pineapple, as well as a drunken cherry berry. This unique cocktail is considered
the official drink of Puerto Rico.

The cocktail was originally conceived as fresh pineapple juice served strained.
Over time, rum was added to the composition. The recipe was born in the middle of the twentieth century in one of the
numerous bars of Puerto Rico, which in a short time has gained immense popularity in this country.
There is even a commemorative plaque made in honor of the Pina Colada cocktail and its creator, Ramon Riviera.

Cocktail ingredients:
  • 40 ml of light rum;
  • 50 ml Cream of Coconut syrup;
  • 50 ml of pineapple juice;
  • 10 ml of cream;
  • 1 cocktail cherry.
  • For decoration: a quarter cup of pineapple.



Daiquiri was created by American mining engineer Jennings Cox in 1896.
The engineer was in Cuba with his colleague Peglyuchi. It is this gentleman, friend of the creator
cocktail, suggested that the drink be named after a nearby city - Daiquiri.

Or maybe the cocktail was created by a sailor? This, again, an American sailor sailed on the ship.
There was nothing in the cellar but rum, and the man mixed it with sugar and lime. The sailor quenched his thirst, and later named his creation Daiquiri.

There is also a third story about the origin of this drink. The bartender in Cuba is out of gin.
And instead of him, the bartender began to serve rum, and in order to somehow improve the taste

  • added lime and sugar. The recipe was successfully sold throughout the island. The cocktail remains the most successful in the world to this day, thanks to its irreplaceable thirst quenching quality. Now there is a classic daiquiri, and there are strawberry and others.
Cocktail ingredients:
  • 30 ml of light rum;
  • 20 ml lemon or lime juice;
  • 10 ml of sugar syrup;
  • For decoration: 1 circle of lime (optional).

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon cocktail differs from other types of cocktails in its color: it is deep blue.
The Blue Lagoon is very easy to prepare. A refreshing drink for hot summer days.
It has a pleasant blue color, taste and aroma. The Blue Lagoon cocktail recipe was invented in 1960 by
American bartender Andy McElhone. At first it was believed that the drink was named after the film of the same name,
which was quite popular at the time. But later it turned out that the film had nothing to do with the cocktail. The Blue Lagoon is a thermal spa in Iceland that was once visited by McElhone. The color of the resulting cocktail reminded him of the beauty he had seen there. This is how the name of one of the most famous cocktails in the world appeared.

Cocktail ingredients:
  • 40 ml of vodka;
  • 20 ml of Blue Curasao liqueur;
  • 1 bar spoon of lemon juice;
  • 100 - 150 ml Schweppes or sprite;
  • For decoration: 1 orange slice.

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