5 Underrated Alternatives To Your Favorite Summer Cocktails
Summer means we’re officially not gonna be judged for downing as many daiquiris as possible, right?! Okay, everything in moderation. But what if we want something new this year? Not new new, but just a cocktail that varies from our typical go-to. These underrated cocktail alternatives may become your new favorites.
1. Forget that Mojito and go for a Cojito.
Just like mojitos, cojitos include rum, lime and mint, but there’s a twist. Cojitos are typically made with Malibu as well, giving them a more tropical taste. The alternative is more popular at Cuban bars and restaurants. They taste just as good, if not better than mojitos.
2. Trade in your Moscow Mule for a Dark and Stormy
You may have heard of the dark and stormy, but if you haven’t tried it, you’re really missing out. While the base of Moscow mules is made from vodka and ginger, dark and stormies include rum instead of vodka. Try one and you’ll be in heaven.
3. The Singapore Sling is the new Daiquiri.
Daiquiris are very simple — white rum, lime and simple syrup. Dress it up just a bit by instead ordering a Singapore Sling, which includes grown-up ingredients like gin and Cointreau, as well as familiar basics like grenadine and pineapple juice. It’ll hit the spot and more.
4. Opt for a Michelada over Sangria.
It’s surprising how much beer cocktails have caught on in the last year. Though your instinct may be to spring for sangria as soon as it’s sunny and warm, try a Michelada instead. It combines beer, lime juice and assorted sauces. Think bloody-mary-meets-sangria-meets-beer. Yum.
5. The Duke will put your Mimosa to shame.
We’ll never say no to champagne, but we’re also open to rethinking how we drink it. Instead of opting for the classic mimosa, try the Duke cocktail, which is a little more elevated. It typically includes champagne, triple sec, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, orange juice and an egg. It’s a lot of flavors, but it works so well.
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