Top 10 Cocktails

top 10 cocktails

Who out there doesn’t like a good cocktail? Cocktails can be enjoyed in any situation, at a party, at a BBQ, as a light pre-dinner drink, we can’t think of a situation when a cocktail isn’t appropriate.
It’s time to dust off the cocktail shaker and make like a real mixologist.We’ve rounded up our favourite easy and delicious drinks, from a classic cosmopolitan to a super chic espresso martini it’s al here! Here are our top 10 cocktails.
Pair your chosen cocktail with these fiery chicken tostadas, the perfect party snack.

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top 10 cocktailsEspresso Martini

One of our favourites here at ETL, this espresso martini has a gorgeous smooth texture and a delicious sweet flavour. Careful though, the coffee tricks you into thinking the alcohol isn’t there, but trust us, it is!

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top 10 cocktailsMargarita

A fabulous drink for a fiesta, this delicious margarita replaces triple sec with agave syrup for a lovely sweetness, balanced beautifully by the sharp limes.

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top 10 cocktailsManhattan

Inspired by its famous namesake city, a Manhattan cocktail is the perfect start to any party. Serve in a chilled glass and let the drink speak for itself, it’s not called a classic for nothing.

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top 10 cocktailsGin Fizz

This beautiful cocktail adds extra sparkle to any occasion. The fragrant gin compliments a fruity champagne perfectly, so keep some bottles spare as this one will be popular.

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Made famous by the glamourous girls on Sex in The City, a Cosmopolitan cocktail is the perfect way to start a night. Sweet with a delicious tang, stock up on the cranberry juice, they’re going to be in high demand!

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top 10 cocktailsMint Julep

Refreshing, tangy and sweet, a mint julep is perfect after a really heavy meal. The mint really lifts the sweet bourbon when it’s poured over loads of ice, we also love this as an aperitif to accompany a fully loaded charcuterie board.

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top 10 cocktailsLemongrass and Ginger Rum Cocktail

The fragrant lemongrass and spicy ginger are balanced perfectly in this amazing cocktail. The spices included make this a wonderful festive drink, perfect for relaxing with family on Boxing Day.

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top 10 cocktailsPineapple and Rum Granita

This delicious refreshing granita is a wonderful palate cleanser after a big meal, as it’s tangy and light but still has a great kick from the rum. Think of it as one of those slushie ice drinks you had as a kid, but with a far more adult feel.

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top 10 cocktailsBlood Orange Sorbet and Champagne

Okay, we admit it, this isn’t technically a cocktail, but who cares when it’s this delicious? The blood orange sorbet melts into the bubbly champagne, making it a fun dessert and drink all in one.

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top 10 cocktail recipesHibiscus Flower Water

The ultimate mocktail, hibiscus water is light, refreshing, sweet and totally easy to tweak. Add a squeeze of lime for a fantastic tang, or, if you’re feeling in the party mood, add a shot of vodka to create a lovely cocktail.

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