Next time you find yourself at a bar and are wondering what to spend your 10+ dollars on, make sure you’re prepared with the correct terminology, not like that underage girl standing next to you stuttering the words “cranberry and vodka”.
Sex on the beach- This is one of the most common drinks. It is a mix of peach schnapps, vodka, cranberry juice and pineapple juice. If it’s your first time drinking, this is a good choice.
Gin and Tonic Gin and tonic is a very common and basic drink, but the taste is great with a lime flavor. It consists of gin, tonic water and a lime wedge.
Long Island Iced Tea- This drink is very strong, but popular. It is made of vodka, tequila, rum (best with Flor de Cana Rum), gin, triple sec, sweet and sour mix and a splash of coca cola. You can also order a blue long island that comes with all the same ingredients plus blue curacao.
White Russian- This drink has more of a coffee taste. It comes with coffee liqueur and vodka.
Mimosa- A Mimosa is part champagne and part orange juice. This is a good choice, but not all bars carry champagne so be sure to ask your bartender if they carry it. Don’t worry if they don’t you have plenty of other selections.
Bay Breeze- Bay Breeze is considered a long drink meaning a drink with high alcohol volume. It comes with 3 parts vodka, 1 part cranberry juice and 1 part pineapple juice.
Jack & Coke- Jack and Coke is another basic drink but it’s a classic. It comes with typically 1oz of Jack Daniels whiskey and the rest of the glass is filled with Coca Cola.
Whiskey Sour- This drink has been around for a long time, it consists of whiskey, lemon juice or sweet and sour mix, sugar and a cherry.
Jager Bomb- This drink tastes good and has a special twist to it. It is part Jegermeister and half a can of Red Bull energy drink. In a bar this drink is typically served as the Red Bull in a cup then a separate shot of Jagermeister, drop the Jager in the cup of Red Bull and chug.
Screw Driver- Another bar favorite, this is 1 part vodka and 2 parts orange juice.
Tequila Sunrise- This is another Long drink. It is vodka poured in a cup with orange juice and mixed, then 2 dashes of grenadine is added. This drink tastes fruity, is stong and looks pretty.
Cosmopolitan- You may of heard the drink in most of the episodes of Sex and the City but in the real world it is one of the most popular drinks. It is part vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice.
Lemon Drop- This drink consists of ½ vodka, ½ lemon juice and a sugar cube. The glass typically comes with sugar on the rim.
Blue Hawaiian- This drink is nice to look at and tastes awesome too. It is part light rum with Blue Curacao liqueur, cream coconut liqueur and pineapple juice.
Fuzzy Navel- This consists of peach schnapps, orange juice and lemonade. This drink doesn’t have much alcohol so if you want more ask the bartender to add more parts peach schnapps then anything else.
Creamsicle- This drink is made up of part vodka, cream, orange juice and triple sec.
Alabama Slammer- With part Amaretto, gin, Southern Comfort and orange juice this drink will definitely hit the spot.
Mai Tai- This tropical drink is made of light rum, triple sec, orange juice, pineapple juice, dark rum, lime juice, and grenadine.
Cadillac Margarita- More then half of this drink is made up of tequila then added with Grand Marnier orange liqueur and lime juice.
Kamikaze- This drink is made up of Cointreau triple sec, vodka, lime juice and a wedge of lime.
Remember the sky is the limit when it comes to mixed drinks, if you have an idea of something special you want to order ask your bartender and they will be glad to work with you. Again, NEVER order/pay any of the following combinations at a bar: cranberry juice, orange juice, tonic water, and vodka…there will be unlimited amounts at The Ari Gold Group’s table.