Drinking before noon doesn’t have to mean that you are blasted before 12:00PM! Celebrating a raging all nighter on Friday with the hair of the dog can chill you out and make you semi-functional on Saturday. Sounds like a Corpse Reviver No. 2 is what you’re looking for. Still, sometimes there’s really no excuse other than […]
The amount of different cocktails that you can make is pretty much endless, but perhaps the most famous example of a cocktail is the classic martini. Much of that fame comes from the way that martinis are mentioned in novels and in films – particularly when it comes to James Bond or many of the classics.
At the same time, martinis tend to be popular because it is a simple cocktail. Essentially, a martini involves two ingredients, gin and vermouth. The ratio of these two spirts will vary considerably, but a classic martini is often viewed to have a 2:1 ratio of gin to vermouth or a 4:1 ratio, depending on who you ask. These are stirred with ice (and sometimes bitters) and then strained into a cocktail glass.
Coffee is one of the most popular specialty drinks and it just so happens to pair very nicely with a host of different alcohols for some excellent coffee-infused cocktails. Many bartenders have shared their secret recipes online and you can replicate them at home with a little practice and a touch of panache. Everything from beer, rum, whiskey, and many other aromatic flavors such as herbal liqueurs and bitters are paired with cold brew, hot coffee, and even espresso for tasty and occasionally surprising combinations (coffee and cherry cola?! What?!?!).
Most of the time alcohol is served cold or even on ice, but that isn’t actually a rule. After all, on a cold winter’s night, a hot alcohol drink is going to warm you up much faster than a cold one. In fact, having a warm cocktail tends to be much nicer than simply having a standard warm drink, like a hot chocolate. And, just like traditional cocktails, there are so many different options to choose from.
Alcohol and food are always a great combination, especially as alcohol will often make you want food anyway. But, with this list, we’re looking at alcohol and food from a very different direction. Specifically, we’re focusing on alcohol cocktails that have been inspired by food in some way.