A veritable bouquet sits atop this gin and Lillet Blanc cocktail, while egg whites provide a frothy finish. This might just be the prettiest cocktail we've ever seen. Click for more florally inspired drinks.
The Espresso Martini is a variant of a classic vodka drink with a strong emphasis on caffeine. As the cocktail contains a shot of espresso, this also adds caffeine content to the drink which is sure to liven you up. The drink also features Kahlúa, a blend of coffee liqueur and rum. The Espresso Martini is served in a cocktail glass and presented with a garnish of coffee beans on top.
Another modern classic is the cosmopolitan which features citrus vodka (also known as vodka citron) and cranberry juice, along with a touch of triple sec (the official recipe calls for Cointreau, but any quality triple sec will do the job!) This cocktail should be served in a cocktail glass and can be garnished with a slice of lime to decorate.
The Margarita is a popular cocktail made with tequila, triple sec and lime juice. The drink is sometimes served with salt on the rim of the iconic glass named after the drink, which is similar to the cocktail glass but steps in, creating a “well” at the bottom.
The Whiskey Sour cocktail is a classic drink with a whiskey base. An unusual twist with this drink is the optional dash of egg white, however, can be substituted for pineapple juice if you do not like or cannot have eggs. This drink is served either in a cocktail glass or if served “on the rocks”, then an old fashioned glass should be used instead. Traditionally a whiskey sour is garnished with half a slice of orange and a cocktail cherry.
Eye-catching and delicious, the blueberry margarita is a colorful twist on the classic favorite. Take DeKuyper® Blueberry Schnapps Liqueur, which captures the taste of fresh, ripe blueberries in a cocktail glass, and combine it with sour mix and smooth Sauza® Tequila for a blueberry cocktail that's fresh, cool and goes perfectly with your favorite spicy meals and appetizers. For the full recipe, visit TheCocktailProject.com
Cocktail In An Ice Sphere - I've contemplated various ways of achieving this using balloons and other tricks, but once I saw the kind of ice caves and cones that are made in Tiki Bars by shaping and refreezing crushed and / or shaved ice, I realized this idea could be streamlined and developed further.