24. Rusty Nail
The rusty nail is another example of a two ingredient drink. In this case, the drink uses Scotch whisky and drambuie, in a roughly 2:1 ratio. In some cases, the amount of drambuie is decreased to decrease the overall sweetness of the drink. Most of the time the drink is served on ice, but it will also sometimes be served neat. Because the drink reliese heavily on Scotch whisky, it is important to avoid cheap Scotches, as they will ruin the drink.
23. Gin St. Clements
The Gin St. Clements is actually a variation of a non-alcoholic drink, known simply as the St. Clements. That drink involves a combination of orange juice and lemon juice along with tonic water. The alcoholic version of the drink uses the same ingredients along with the addition of gin. Typically the gin chosen is Beefeater gin, although other types of gin can also be used.
22. Bloody Mary
The Bloody Mary is one popular cocktail, but even then it’s one that doesn’t appeal to everybody. The cocktail itself is a mixture of tomato juice and vodka, served in a highball glass. However, other flavorings and garnishes are frequently added to the cocktail including (but not limited to), salt, pepper, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper and lemon juice. This makes it an especially complex cocktail and means that the cocktail will vary considerably depending on who prepares it.
A mojito is a classic cocktail that has origins in Havana. It traditionally involves five ingredients: white run, lime juice, mint leaves, sugar and soda water. The sweetness of the citrus and the refreshing nature of the mint and the citrus work well against the kick of the rum – although the cocktail typically has a relatively low overall alcohol content. The drink is commonly viewed as a summer drink and has the advantage of looking very visually appealing.