10 Most Common Drinks A Bartender Should Know
When it comes to having drinks at a bar there are plenty of options that are available but there are few drinks which are evergreen and must be included into bar’s menu. There are many cocktail lounges and bars that have got some common drinks that many people like and every time they visit those bars or lounges they order those common drinks.
This is the reason a bartender should know about some common drinks so that he or she can serve as per the requirement. There are many tropical as well shooters that are popular and martinis and highballs are considered as one of the most liked drinks.
Here are 10 most common drinks a bartender should know
1) Bloody Mary
The best part about this drink is that it is very easy-to-made drink and involves tomato. You can make it spicy as per your taste and add few ounces of Vodka with lemon juice to make it tangy. Normal preparation time for this drink is about 5 minutes and for garnish you can use celery or pickle. Lemon wedge can also be used as garnish for this drink.
2) Tequila Sunrise
Tequila Sunrise is one of those classic drinks that are famous since 1930. Normal preparation time for this drink is 3 minutes and in order to make this drink you need to mix 4 ounces or orange juice into 2 ounces of tequila with half an ounce of grenadine. Mix it pretty well and garnish it with cheery and orange slice.
3) Bay Breeze
In order to make Bay Breeze drink you need to mix 2 ounces of vodka with pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Mix these ingredients well and then add a lime wedge for garnishing. This drink also tastes same to cape coder that has also got pineapple juice.
4) Anejo High Ball
This is considered as one of the greatest cocktails and it involves mixing of half ounce of famous Anejo rum with same quantity of orange and lemon juice. Preparation time for this drink is 3 minutes and for garnishing lime wheel can be used. You can also add few ounces of ginger beer to add that little extra punch. Ginger beer mixes pretty well with rum and leaves a perfect taste on the palate.
5) Cuba Libre
Cuba Libre involves mixing of 2 ounces of light rum into cola and half an ounce of lemon juice. It is very simple drink to make and requires about 3 minutes to prepare. You can use dark or white run based upon the availability but if dark rum is available them it should be used. Dark rum combines pretty well with cola and offers a unique taste.
6) Screw Driver
This is one of the best sources of vitamin c as this drink involves 2 ounces of vodka to be mixed into 5 ounces of orange juice and for garnish orange slice can be used. It is always good if you can use fresh orange juice but if it is not available then packed orange juice can also be used.
7) Vodka Red bull
While making Vodka Red Bull you need to mix 2 ounces of Vodka into Red Bull energy drink and pour this drink into a glass with ice cubes in it. It is an ultimate refreshing drink for summers. Another reason for the popularity of this drink is Red Bull which is one of the most like energy drinks all across the world and is easily available at retail stores.
8) Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson requires 1 ounce of coffee liqueur to be mixed with 1 ounce of vodka. Add club soda to it and serve it into a highball glass that has ice cubes in it. Those sparkling bubbles of Soda are enough to satisfy the parched throat.
9) Bourbon & Water
Bourbon has been quite popular among male segment as it has got that rustic taste. While making this drink you need to mix 2 ounces of Bourbon into water or Cola. Serve it in a highball glass filled with ice cubes. To top it up you can also add soda also.
10) Gin Rickey
This is also one of the most popular drinks served across bars all around the world. Gin Rickey involves mixing of 2 ounces of Gin into club soda with juice of 1 lemon. For garnish lime wedge can be used. The preparation time for this drink is approximately 3 minutes. Though Gin is quite popular in Russia but in last few decades it has find lots of takers across all round the world.
Though there are many more such excellent drinks that can be served but the above mentioned are one of the most common and popular drinks that an aspiring bartender should know how to make and serve.