The 10 Best-Selling Classic Cocktails Around The World
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Classic cocktails usually have two traits: they’re delicious and feature a lot of alcohol. The best combine drinkability with a solid kick.
However, not all cocktails are created equal. Many go through refinements or quickly become fads…remember “the hurricane”?
These cocktails are not only delicious, but they’ve also proved their reliability and popularity time and time again. So kick back and grab something to sip on as we look at the world’s most popular cocktails.
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Proving simple is better, the mojito is as tasty as it is easy to make. Cuban rum, lime juice, and a dash of sugar (add a mint leaf if you're feeling fancy).
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The perfect night-starter includes mixing Kahlua, vodka, and espresso. This cocktail is a kick in a glass.
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Refreshing ginger beer, a smooth vodka, and a lime wedge is perfect on hot summer days. But do we really need that copper mug?
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Vermouth, bitters, and a solid bourbon are all you need for this drink. It's a classic for a reason.
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The world's most popular tequila delivery mechanism. The margarita is as versatile as it is tasty.
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Blended or shaken? Daiquiris are like adult fruit smoothies, and one of the best reasons to grab some rum.
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The martini may be up here just because so many people like saying "shaken, not stirred." Booze mixed with booze means it works and works fast, in gin or vodka form.
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A simple, hardy drink that is a great way to try new kinds of bourbon. Lemon juice, good bourbon, and some sugar go a long way.
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Simply mixing sweet vermouth, gin, and some Campari creates a light, sweeter drink that goes down smooth. Negronis let anyone enjoy a fruity drink without expressly saying so.
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Fittingly, the old fashioned is one of the older cocktails but it hasn't lost a step. Mixed with rye bourbon, bitters, a sugar cube, and a splash of soda, it's unpretentious but delicious.
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