List Of 25 Popular Bar Drinks
Every bar is different, with different kinds of customers and various types of orders. Some bartenders mix only a few cocktails and drinks a night, whereas others may not get time to stop shaking cocktails.
However, there are some common cocktails and mixed drinks which are popular in most bars and are universal favorites.
Look onto our list of some of the popular bar drinks that every bartender knows about. If you missed out some of them, its time to get your hands on them.
List of Popular Bar Drinks
A mojito is one of the most frequently ordered drinks in bars. It is a classic Cuban highball. The traditional mojito is prepared with sugar, rum, lime juice, mint and sparkling water. It is poured over ice cubes and served on the rocks.
- Jello Shot
Jello shot is another very popular drink in bars. It is prepared with Jell-O or any other kind of gelatin, boiling water, vodka or some other distilled spirit, and a cup of cold water. It is a fun drink and comes in various bright colors.
- Long Island Iced Tea
It is one of the most popular drinks in bars. It is an alcoholic mixed drink traditionally prepared with tequila, light rum, triple sec, vodka and gin.
A cosmopolitan or ‘cosmo’, is a cocktail prepared with triple sec, cranberry juice, vodka and freshly extracted and sweetened lime juice. It is a very popular drink in bars and a favorite among women.
The margarita cocktail is prepared with triple sec, tequila and lemon and lime juice, which is served in a glass rimmed with salt. It is extremely popular among young adults and women.
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The sangria, one of the most ordered drinks in bars, has its origin in Portugal and Spain. It is traditionally prepared with red wine, sugar, sliced apples, oranges and lemons, plain brandy and soda water.
- Apple Martini
The apple martini is a fast favorite among people who like a sweet and sour cocktail. It is prepared with Absolut vodka, sour apple puckers and apple juice.
- Sex on the Beach
Sex on the beach is popular with people who like citrus elements in their cocktail. It is prepared with vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and orange juice.
- White Russian
The white Russian is very popular among people with a sweet tooth. It is traditionally prepared with coffee liqueur, vodka and cream and served in an old fashioned glass along with ice cubes.
- Tequila Sunrise
It is a universal favourite among the young and the old alike. It is prepared by combining tequila, grenadine syrup and orange juice and served in a tall cocktail glass.
It is an extremely popular highball cocktail which is traditionally prepared with only two ingredients- vodka and orange juice. It is served in a highball glass with ice.
It is a highball cocktail prepared by combining sweet vermouth, blended bourbon, angostura bitters, maraschino cherry and orange peel. It is served in a cocktail glass (chilled) without ice.
- Bloody Mary
The Bloody Mary is a cocktail which is prepared with tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce, and garnished with a wedge of lime. It is a very popular among calorie-conscious people.
- A Southern Screw
A southern screw is mostly ordered by young people who want a light cocktail. It is prepared with vodka, Southern Comfort and orange juice and served with ice.
- Rusty Nail
The rusty nail is a classic cocktail which is prepared by blending scotch whiskey and Drambuie. It is garnished with a lemon twist and served on the rocks over ice. It was mentioned in Difford’s Guide among the top 100 cocktails.
- A goodnight Kiss
A Goodnight Kiss is a popular cocktail that is prepared with champagne, campari, sugar and angostura bitters. It is a very light cocktail and is a good way to end an evening.
- A Gilligan’s Island
A Gilligan’s Island is a very good Tiki style cocktail and is popular among people who don’t like drinking rum. It contains vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice.
- Vodka Martini
It is a classical drink, also called Kangaroo cocktail or Vodkatini, which is timeless and perfect for a night out with friends. It is prepared by combining vodka, ice and dry vermouth, and is garnished with an olive.
- Witch’s Brew
A Witch’s Brew is a fun cocktail which is a favorite drink at Halloween celebrations and all the year round at bars. It is prepared with yellow chartreuse, blue curacao,spiced brandy, ground cloves, nutmeg and Allspice, and is served in a chilled cocktail glass.
- 3 Wise Men
The 3 Wise Men is a very popular cocktail prepared with Jack Daniels, Jim Beam and a Johnnie Walker. It is mostly ordered by middle-aged adults who want a strong drink with a unique flavor.
- Bahama Mama
The Bahama Mama is a trendy cocktail which is made with coffee liqueur, dark rum, coconut liqueur, 151 proof rum, lemon juice and pineapple juice. It is garnished with a cherry or strawberry and poured over ice. It is loved by most people.
- Harvey Wallbanger
It is a well-known cocktail prepared with Galliano, vodka and orange juice. It is garnished with an orange slice or a maraschino cherry and is served on the rocks in a highball glass.
- Vampire’s Kiss
It is an interesting cocktail which is prepared by combining vodka, dry gin, dry vermouth, tequila, salt and tomato juice. It is favored and loved by people who like a sweet cocktail.
- Tom Collins
It is a well-known Collins cocktail which is made by combining gin, lemon juice, superfine sugar and club soda. It is garnished with an orange slice or a maraschino cherry and serves along with ice cubes. It is very popular among college students.
The 666 cocktail is very much liked by people who like a spicy drink. It is prepared by combining Sambuca, Jack Daniels and tequila, and serves in a shot glass. It’s unique spicy flavor opens up the taste buds.