If you are someone who frequents bars and other similar establishments, you are probably at least somewhat knowledgeable about bar drinks and all that. Having a personal menu of favorite drinks to order at the bars is the norm for you.
Many people swear to never order outside of that menu. They stick to it religiously, never wanting to try some of the more obscure drinks at new bars. Well, we’re here today to change your mind.
Here are Topthingy’s 4 underrated bar drinks that you should add to your bucket list.
1. French 75
French 75 is one of those drinks that can sneak up on you. It is made with gin, fresh lemon juice and, chilled sparkling wine. Sometimes, they also use simple syrup and cognac instead of gin to add more to the drink too.
This drink is best served very cold. You will notice that the glass and sparkling wine are usually well chilled when you get the drink.
About the taste, it’s quite refreshing and delicious. It’s a summer drink that will go down very nicely and will give you a bit of a kick after slowly sipping it for an hour. It’s definitely worth a spot on any bar-goer bucket list.
2. Tom Collins
The good old Tom Collins may get you a judging eye from your bartender if you’re in your 20s. It’s considered a classic gentleman drink and is always tasty.
Tom Collins is made with gin, club soda or seltzer water, superfine sugar and fresh lemon juice. It is usually served in a Collins glass over ice.
Overall, it’s a refreshing drink and you can never go wrong with a Tom Collins.
3. Corpse Reviver
The Corpse Reviver was a precursor to the popular Bloody Mary served in every bar these days. It was an original recipe developed to cure a hangover. In the past, people would drink 5 Corpse Reviver in quick succession to get rid of their hangover but soon they realize it had quite the opposite effect.
A classic Corpse Reviver is made with gin, orange liqueur, lemon juice and some orange peel as garnish. It is usually served in a chilled cocktail glass. Give this one a try if you haven’t.
4. The Godfather
The Godfather is a mixed drink, usually between Scotch whiskey and amaretto. According to many, the drink tastes like magic and is very easy to drink – it is a very drink that newcomers who aren’t familiar with bar drinks should order.
If you have a sweet tooth, try adding some cola. It will be sweeter and tastes almost like an adult version of Dr. Pepper.
There are also variations of this drink, with one main ingredient remain unchanged – the Amaretto. There’s the Godmother where you mix Amaretto with Gin; the Goddaughter where you mix Amaretto with Vodka and the Godson, with Amaretto and Rum.
All in all, it’s a drink that will never disappoint – truly an underrated drink that you should try at least once in your life.