Top 5 Classic Cocktails That Stand the Test of Time

In order to have the best cocktails, you do not have to go to a "mixology" bar that is full of nonsense. These tried and true traditional cocktails may be made with only a few ingredients, and they are still popular today. 

To put it another way, you may think of them as the beverage counterparts of a white t-shirt and blue jeans because this combination is timeless. 

 There is no need for any specialized equipment or bartending tricks. Simply choose the alcoholic beverage that you prefer, such as vodka, gin, whiskey, tequila, mezcal, rum, or brandy.

This delightful cocktail from Mexico was discovered by Americans in the early 1920s and became a U.S. favorite. Margarita is Spanish for "daisy," a flower, and once a mixed drink with spirit, lemon, and sweetness.

Margarita

Sit with us if you enjoy Piña Coladas. This tropical party cocktail was popular at New York City's Trader Vic's in the 1970s. Pool parties today require this popular favorite.

Piña Colada

Unlike the margarita, this tequila-based highball is lighter. Using pink or yellow grapefruit soda or fresh grapefruit juice and club soda is an easy enhancement. Ginger beer adds zing to our version.

Paloma

A Bellini exudes uncomplicated elegance. Giuseppe Cipriani, Harry's Bar founder in Venice, Italy, devised this two-ingredient cocktail. Try freezing the white peach puree to chill the Prosecco. 

Bellini

What's the most contentious holiday drink? Brandy or rum can be added to this classic Christmas beverage, which is creamy and spicy.

Egg Nog

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