Variety is the spice of life. If you’re getting tired of the “same-old, same-old” when it comes to drinking adult beverages, maybe it’s time to change things with a few unusual drinks.
Here are 10 weird drinks that taste surprisingly good.
1. Green Ghost
The name Green Ghost might remind you of some of the comical spirits you saw while watching Ghostbusters, but this drink is a spirit of a different kind. The good kind.
This is an excellent “variation on a theme” if you’re a fan of gin and tonic. To make it, fill your cocktail shaker with some ice, then add four parts gin to one part each lime juice and Green Chartreuse. Shake it all together until everything is well chilled and strain it into a cocktail glass.
2. Bermuda Black
If you’re an aficionado of fine mixed drinks, you might think that a drink named Bermuda Black contains dark rum. You’re half right. In fact, it contains both types of rums.
To make this delicious concoction, add two parts each light rum, dark rum, and lime juice into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Add a little less than two parts of simple syrup and one part of ginger juice. Shake it all up, pour it into a service glass filled with ice, and top the drink with beer. Garnish with candied ginger and lime.
Bijou might be the name of a French maid that you once “knew” a long time ago. It’s also a great drink.
Combine equal parts gin, vermouth, and green Chartreuse into a mixing glass with cracked ice. Add a dash of orange bitters. Stir the whole thing and add a lemon peel for garnish.
4. Copa Verde
With a name like “Copa Verde,” you probably think the drink appeals to people who appreciate Margaritas. This time, you’re 100% correct.
Add 2 parts tequila to 1 part each of lime juice, water, and agave syrup to a blender. Cut up a soft avocado and throw it in the blender as well. Blend all of that and pour it into an ice-filled glass.
5. Humble Pie
This is a great choice for vodka fans and/or Russians.
In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, add four parts each blood orange vodka and Aperol to one part lemon juice. Shake well and pour it into an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish with a wheel of lemon.
6. El Presidente
Although this sounds like a “south of the border” drink, it’s really more Caribbean.
Combine one part each white rum and vermouth into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Add a touch of Orange Curacao or Grand Marnier plus a tiny bit of grenadine. Shake it all up and pour it into a chilled cocktail glass.
The Caipirinha is an excellent option if you’re a fan of the Mojito. However, you might have to search around for cachaça.
Combine two ounces of cachaça, the juice of four key limes, and a couple of teaspoons of sugar. Mix it all well and pour it into a chilled glass.
So you’re a whiskey fan? If so, then you’ll almost certainly love the Diamondback.
Combine two parts rye whiskey to one part each applejack and green Chartreuse into an ice-filled glass. Stir the it all together and drink responsibly.
The Vancouver is as refined and laid-back as its namesake.
In an ice-filled glass, add four parts gin to one part vermouth. Throw in a teaspoon of Benedictine and a couple of dashes of orange bitters. Stir it all together and add a lemon peel for garnish.
10. Twelve Mile Limit
The best “new” drink for you if you’re a fan of Long Island Iced Tea is the Twelve Mile Limit.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add two parts rum to one part each whiskey, brandy, grenadine, and lemon juice. Shake that all together and strain it into a cocktail glass.
Drinks don’t have to be boring and they don’t have to follow recipes that are all-too-familiar. Take your pick from some of the options here and add a little variety to your cocktail intake.