Mixed drinks run the gamut from simple to complicated. Whether you are mixing cocktails at home or headed to a bar, remember that a drink that appeals to one person may not appeal to another. Some mixed drinks have been popular for years, while others are more recent creations.
Rum and coke is a drink that has been popular for decades. It is a simple drink made with just two ingredients, so it's relatively inexpensive and easy to make at home. Rum and cokes are ideally consumed in highball glasses. To make this drink, put one shot of white rum into the highball glass and fill up the rest of the glass with a cola kind of soda. Add ice as well if you prefer that.
The mojitos is a classic drink that originated in Cuba. It has a fresh, tropical taste. Mojitos typically contain fresh mint leaves, spiced rum, sugar, lime juice and soda water. Make a pitcher of mojitos for your party guests.
Tokyo tea is potent and also pleasing to the eye with its light green color. It packs a punch as it contains five different types of liquor: vodka, gin, triple sec, light rum and melon liqueur, with added sweet and sour mix. Garnish the top with a cherry.
Daiquiris are delicious frozen drinks. Often served pool-side or at a summer gathering, daiquiris feel indulgent. One popular version is strawberry daiquiris. Blended with ice, it is a sweet drink with a kick. A standard daiquiri contains triple sec, light rum and sweet and sour mix. Garnish the drink with a wedge of lime.
Mudslides are a tasty, creamy, dessert-like drink. They are heavier and more filling than many other drink options. Mudslides include Irish cream, coffee liqueur and vodka. Put those ingredients in a blender with ice, pour in a glass and add whipped cream.
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