8. Gin Rickey
Gin rickey is another refreshing cocktail that takes advantage of the shape taste of lime. This produces a cocktail that is tart and appealing, without being overly sweet. The cocktail itself is fairly simple, just using gin, the juice from about half of a lime and carbonated water. In many ways, the end result is similar to a gin and tonic, except that the sharpness of the lime replaces the distinct taste of tonic water.
7. Cuban Libre
The Cuba libre is a basic cocktail made from rum, lime and cola. As I mentioned previously, this is a variation on a basic rum and coke, and is simply referred to as rum and coke in many parts of the world. It is a particularly appealing drink because of its simplicity, and the addition of lime helps to make the drink a little more interesting than basic rum and coke.
6. Black Velvet
5. El Presidente
El Presidente is a rum cocktail, typically served without ice, although that isn’t always the case. The cocktail uses two parts rum, one part dry vermouth, one part dry curacao and a little grenadine. The color of the drink can vary considerably depending on the specific types of each ingredient used. For example, curacao comes in orange and in blue, whereas rum may be either dark or light.