Clicky

Top 10 Best Tasting Alcoholic Drinks To Try [2023 Edition]

Last Updated on January 26, 2023 by Lydia Martin

If you’re new to the world of alcohol, you might believe that all kinds of liquor have the same taste.

However, this is not the case. Different kinds of alcohol have their own unique flavor.

Wines, spirits, and beer are the three main alcoholic drinks, but which are the best-tasting alcoholic drinks you need to try now? 

Top 10 Great-Tasting Alcoholic Drinks To Try 

10. Gin & Tonic

Glass of Gin and Tonic Drink

Prep/Total Time: 3 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 2oz gin 
  • Lime wedge
  • 4-6oz tonic water

Instructions: In a highball glass with ice, pour the gin first and tonic water on top. Slowly stir to mix and garnish it with a lime wedge. 

Serving: 1

9. Manhattan

Perfect Manhattan Cocktail Drink

Prep/Total Time: 5 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 3-dashes bitters (Angostura or orange)
  • 2oz rye whiskey (or bourbon)
  • 1oz red vermouth

Instructions: In your mixing glass, combine bitters, vermouth, and whiskey. Add ice and stir for about 30 seconds. Then, strain it into your coupe glass. Add cherry for garnish, if desired.  

Serving: 1

8. Greyhound

greyhound cocktail drink wit slice of grapefruit

Prep/Total Time: 2 mins.

Ingredients:

  • Lime wheel
  • Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1.5oz vodka (or gin)

Instructions: Combine vodka and grapefruit juice in your rocks glass filled with ice. Stir to combine and garnish it with a lime wheel. 

Serving: 1

7. Daiquiri

Glass of Daiquiri Drink Garnished with Lime

“In fact, the Daiquiri represents such an obvious marriage between local ingredients – rum, sugar, limes – and American technology – cocktail shaker, ice – that it would take an idiot to not invent it.”

— David Wondrich, Cocktail Historian/Bartender

Prep/Total Time: 3 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 0.5-0.75oz simple syrup
  • 0.75 lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1.5oz light rum

Instructions: In your cocktail shaker, add ice cubes and pour all the ingredients. Shake well for 15-30 seconds and strain into your chilled cocktail glass. 

Serving: 1

6. Pina Colada

Glass of Pina Colada Glass Drink

Prep/Total Time: 5 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 60ml coconut cream
  • 60ml white rum
  • 120ml pineapple juice
  • Pineapple wedge

Instructions: In your blender, blend all the liquid ingredients until smooth. Pour the mix into a tall glass and garnish it with a pineapple wedge. 

Serving: 1

5. Sazerac

hand holding sazerac drink

Prep/Total Time: 2 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 1-dash aromatic bitters
  • 3-dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 0.5oz sugar syrup
  • 1oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1oz straight rye whiskey
  • 1oz cognac (like Remy Martin)
  • 1/2tsp chilled water
  • 0.5oz Absinthe
  • Lemon peel

Instructions: Rinse your old-fashioned glass using absinthe. Discard the excess and set aside the glass.

Combine water, bitters, and sugar syrup in your mixing glass, then add rye, bourbon, and cognac, fill it with ice, and stir.

Strain the mix in your prepared glass. Squeeze the lemon peel on top and use the peel as garnish.  

Serving: 1

4. Margarita

Glass of Margarita Drink and a Bottle of Liquor on the back

Prep/Total Time: 3 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 0.5oz agave syrup
  • 1oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 0.5oz orange liqueur
  • 2oz tequila Blanco
  • Lime wheel

Instructions: Combine all the liquids in your cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain into your rocks glass with ice and garnish it with a lime wheel. 

Serving: 1

3. Bloody Mary

making a Bloody Mary Cocktail

Prep/Total Time: 2 mins.  

Ingredients:

  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 5oz tomato-vegetable juice
  • 1.5oz jigger vodka
  • 2-dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-stalk celery
  • 2-green olives, threaded
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1-dash tabasco sauce

Instructions: Moisten and rim your glass with salt, fill it with ice, and then set aside. Except for olives and celery, combine all the remaining ingredients in your bar shaker filled with ice.

Shake for about 20 seconds and strain into your prepared glass. Garnish it with celery and olives on top.

Serving: 1

2. Bellini

Bellini Cocktail Drink

Prep/Total Time: 5 mins.

Ingredients:

  • One bottle prosecco
  • 500ml peach nectar (or peach puree)

Instructions: Pour the peach nectar into your champagne flute (⅓ full) and top it with prosecco.

Serving: 1 

1. Cider

making cider cocktail drink

Prep/Total Time: 5 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 3oz ginger beer
  • 0.5oz lemon juice
  • 2oz unfiltered cider
  • 2oz bourbon 
  • 0.5oz Cointreau
  • Cinnamon stick

Instructions: In your copper mug, add ice and pour the juice, cider, bourbon, and Cointreau.

Top it with ginger beer and swirl once using your bar spoon to mix. If preferred, garnish it with a cinnamon stick.

Serving: 1

FAQs 

What alcoholic drinks get you drunk but taste good?

The alcoholic drinks that can get you drunk but really taste good include Sazerac [1], Pina Colada, Bloody Mary [2], Gin & Tonic, and more. 

What’s the best-tasting alcoholic drink in a can?

The best-tasting alcoholic drinks in a can include Miami Cocktail Spritzers, Bacardi Real Rum Cocktails, Jim Beam Canned Highballs, Cutwater White Russian, Bud Light Seltzer, and more. 

All Things Considered

There you go – the best-tasting alcoholic drinks that’ll surely appetize you to explore more spirits.

You can enjoy it yourself or make a batch for your family and friends, to try new flavors.  

These are all easy to prepare, so you don’t have to be an experienced bartender or mixologist.

In just 2-5 minutes, you can enjoy a mouthwatering drink with a kick of alcohol.

References:

  1. https://www.npr.org/2008/06/26/91912549/new-orleans-declares-sazerac-its-cocktail-of-choice 
  2. https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel-leisure/article/3165781/where-was-bloody-mary-invented-and-what-about-james-bonds 

Leave a Comment