Almost everyone enjoys a refreshing cocktail now and then. They’re not only delicious, but they’re also the perfect addition to a fun night out with your friends at the club. For some people, knowing which cocktail to order can be a little intimidating. You want to choose a drink that suits your tastes, and finding just the right cocktail that tickles your taste buds can be a hit-and-miss proposition. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of some of the most popular and classic cocktails to try when you head out to the hottest clubs in downtown San Diego.
Offering a variety of flavors and textures, from fruity and aromatic to crisp and refreshing, these tasty cocktails can be enjoyed by veteran and beginner cocktail enthusiasts alike. They’re also perfect for anyone who’s just starting to experiment with various tastes and alcoholic creations.
1. Apple Martini
Also known as an “appletini,” this simple yet tasty cocktail adds a bit of a twist to the usual dry martini. Instead of gin, vodka forms the basis of this drink, and it gets a sweet and slightly sour twist from the addition of apple schnapps. It’s typically finished with a splash of lemon juice and garnished with a thin slice of apple.
First popularized by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Californication” refers to the blending of diverse cultures, and with a mix of various spirits from all over the world, this cocktail is the perfect reflection of that idea. Strong and sweet, this delicious drink is made with a mixture of rum, tequila, and vodka. Orange juice, lemon juice, and orange liqueur mask the different spirits, and a twisted peel of orange rind or a slice of orange finishes it off.
Just thinking of this salty-sweet classic cocktail is enough to make your mouth water. The traditional way to serve this simple mixture of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice is on the rocks in a salt-rimmed glass, but it’s often blended with ice to give it a smooth, slushy feel. Fruity versions are popular, too, with variations ranging from strawberry to peach and raspberry.
The fresh minty flavor of the mojito makes it a perfect drink for summertime partying. This crisp, clean cocktail is made with a mixture of white rum, lime juice, mint, sugar, and soda water, and it has relatively low alcohol content. For an extra bit of sweetness, you can ask the bartender to substitute Sprite or 7-Up for the soda water.
The Cosmo’s tangy mix of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice has allowed it to overtake the classic screwdriver as a fave among vodka drinkers. The keys to a great Cosmopolitan are a high-quality brand of cranberry juice and Cointreau Triple Sec, two essential elements that give this cocktail its clean, slightly tart taste.
This classic cocktail dates back to the roaring ’20s, and it’s still a popular favorite around the world. Made by blending brandy, lemon juice, and orange liqueur, this refreshing concoction packs a strong yet fruity punch. Once you taste this delicious cocktail, you’ll understand why it’s been a classic for almost a century.
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