There is more to drinks than wine, scotch, and beer. There are so many cocktails out there that make great use of different alcoholic beverages that there is no end to the variations. In fact, you could try a different item on a cocktail menu every night but start with this list of 7 different cocktails to check-off your bucket list first.
Want to order something different than the usual next time you go out to eat? We have compiled this list of popular fruity cocktails for you to try on your next visit to a local restaurant. With no further ado, here they are:
1. The Frozen Strawberry Margarita
This is a blended cocktail that’s icy and sweet, and fairly easy to customize. It is made with frozen strawberries, lime juice, triple sec, and crushed ice thrown into a blender until smooth. If you want to make this fruity mocktail alcoholic, you can add a bit of tequila. If you switch the tequila out for rum, you can instead make a strawberry daiquiri.
Sangria is a form of punch that can be made with either red wine, white wine, or brandy. Basically, the alcohol is poured into a punch bowl filled with different kinds of sliced fruit. For the non-alcoholic version of this, you might want to switch out the wine for some fruit juice or sparkling ciders.
3. Rum Runner Daiquiri
This tropical purple cocktail is made of rum, banana liquor, blackberry brandy, lime juice, pineapple juice, sweet and sour, and grenadine. Then, it is blended with ice to make a colorful, sweet, and fruity cocktail perfect for warmer days.
4. Piña Colada
If you like getting caught in the rain but are not into yoga, this might be the perfect drink for you. It is often called the ultimate tropical cocktail, as it is smooth, creamy, sweet, and filled with flavors of coconut and pineapple juice mixed with good rum. Depending on your preference, it can be served on the rocks.
5. Tequila Sunrise
Served with ice and made with orange juice, grenadine, and tequila, this drink is popular at many local restaurants for its visual appeal that matches its delicious tropical taste. You often see it looking as pretty as a sunrise after which it is named, often garnished with an orange slice and a cherry.
Orange juice and vodka are the only two ingredients in this cocktail. If you want, it can be served on the rocks. Sometimes, it is garnished with an orange slice and a cherry.
Hurricanes are yet another tropical fruit cocktail. This one, however, is made with passion fruit juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, simple syrup, and two different types of rum. It is a strong drink for people who want that sweet tropical goodness with a stronger kick.
The wonderful thing about cocktails is the sheer number of them out there. Still, every restaurant might have its own take on the latter 7 different cocktails, so it is important to try as many of these as you can. SIP Coffee and Bar prepares these 7 different cocktails by craft meaning the overall flavor is fresher and more authentic. If you’re looking for a local restaurant in Phoenix that serves cocktails, send us a message at SIP Coffee and Beer. We have an amazingly diverse menu that can satisfy any craving.