Long gone are the days of ordering Miller High Life at the bar. I’m just kidding… I’d never had Miller High Life until this past year. Apparently it’s the champagne of beers. I’ve never been a huge beer drinker, and while I do enjoy them, I’m more of a wine or cocktail person.
I used to panic when it came down to ordering drinks at the bar because one, I’m the most indecisive person in the world when it comes to ordering food and beverages (anybody that knows me will agree), and two, I didn’t know many cocktails and would order something basic like I don’t know… vodka club soda? Uhhh rum and coke?
I’m older and slightly more wiser now. Here are my Top Five Go-To Cocktails I order:
1. Bloody Mary
I only order these at brunch, let’s be honest, but ohhhh they hit the spot for me. I absolutely love them! They’re even better when garnished with bacon and olives.
2. Old Fashioned
A classic old fashioned consists of bourbon, bitters, a splash of club soda, sugar, a maraschino cherry, and orange peel. I love these made with dark rum, too.
3. Gin & Tonic
This is a cocktail that you want to order on a plane… or say in a bowling alley. Or somewhere where the “bartender” doesn’t know exactly what they’re doing. It’s a safe bet.
An Aviation consists of gin, maraschino liqueur, fresh lemon juice, creme de violette. It’s delicious; tart, lemony and refreshing.
I saved the best for last! A Negroni is a mixture of Campari, gin, sweet vermouth, garnished with orange peel. They’re amazing! You can also substitute Cynar for the Campari.
So there you go! There are my current favorite cocktails. If you couldn’t tell, I’m a big champion of gin. Another one of my favorites is a Paloma made with Mezcal. What are your favorite cocktails?? I would love to hear.