Over a hundred bars across the world have made their choice-and we’re sure you’ll love them! Presenting: The Best Cocktails of 2020 – the finest selection of alcoholic beverages this year that are sorted and listed based on how famous they are in the cocktail industry. Know more about the top 10 below!
Ernest Hemingway’s favorite cocktail makes it to the top ten this year! Mojito, a summer drink originally from Havana, Cuba, is a refreshing blend of cool, citrusy sweet taste. To enjoy a glass-or even a pitcher!-of this cocktail, just muddle mint sprigs, sugar and soda water together. Throw in some light rum and lime juice, and then fill your glass with soda water.
9. Espresso Martini
Who knew you could still stay wide awake while having a good time drinking? Espresso Martini, a bittersweet cocktail with espresso and vodka as its primary ingredients, was made in London and used to be called the ‘Pharmaceutical Stimulant’. Eventually, Dick Bradsell, the man behind the drink’s creation, named it Espresso Martini and the name shortly caught cocktail enthusiasts’ attention. Curious about this cocktail? Just mix espresso, vanilla infused vodka, Kahlua, butterscotch liqueur, five spice bitters, chocolate bitters and ice cubes together. Shake and strain into a glass and garnish with a few drops of chocolate bitters.
8. Moscow Mule
In case you’re wondering, no, the summer favorite Moscow Mule wasn’t made in Moscow. In fact, the vodka-lime juice-ginger beer classic was made in America, through the efforts of business owners John Martin, Jack Morgan and Sophie Berezinski. Only having three ingredients, the Mule proves to be a great choice of cocktail to share with family and friends. It tastes exceptionally good when served in copper mugs!
Unlike the Moscow Mule, this cocktail actually got its namesake from its supposed place of origin. Manhattan is a strong drink made of rye whiskey, Angostura bitters, and, contrary to the Perfect Manhattan, only sweet vermouth. This curious drink, having a beautiful dark color, is a common sight in parties and gatherings. There are only three main differences between whiskeys: where they’re made, what they’re made from, and most importantly, what they taste like. Having examined some of the technical sides in The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Whiskey, we’re going to move onto the fun parts: taste and variety. If we start getting creative with spelling and paint especially colorful anecdotes, you’ll know why. Y
The tequila cocktail considered to be Paloma’s cousin and competitor rocks the charts by landing on the sixth place this year- and it’s no doubt that the drink deserves the spot! Margarita is a cocktail favorite ever since the 1930’s and 1940’s, and it remains as one of the most popular drinks to date.
When it comes to rum cocktails, Daiquiri is deemed the world’s favorite. Whether fresh or frozen, this drink surely won’t disappoint. If you’re not convinced, try it for yourself! All you need are white rum, lime juice and simple syrup to be shaken vigorously and served straight up. We’re sure you’d love it.
4. Dry Martini
Not to be confused with Wet Martini, this version of the Martini is dry and definitely less sweeter than any other cocktail as a result of having a little amount of dry vermouth. Preparing a glass of this is easy, as dry vermouth, gin and orange bitters are merely stirred and strained into a martini glass. A much drier version of it exists-Extra Dry Martinis contain at least two drops of dry vermouth or none at all.
3. Whiskey Sour
A cocktail family with an incredible amount of variations, the Whiskey Sour-sometimes called the Boston Sour-is a simple yet stylish drink. The main Whiskey Sour recipe is comprised of bourbon whiskey, sugar, Angostura bitters and lemon juice that are shaken together and strained into a cocktail glass and finished with a cherry on top.
It’s a known fact that Negroni has been the second most sought-after cocktail, and any refutation won’t be occurring any time soon especially since the drink has been on the menu of bars all over the world for a whole century. Negroni is known for its sharp yet delicious taste coming from the mixture of Campari, sweet vermouth and gin and is often served in a lowball garnished with orange peel.
1. Old Fashioned
Of course, we saved the best for last. An exceptional drink that has exceeded everyone’s expectations and enjoyed by both cocktail enthusiasts and casual drinkers alike for many generations, it seems only fitting that the Old Fashioned is granted the title of being the best in the world. This classic cocktail is cleverly made with bourbon, sugar, angostura bitters and club soda then served on the rocks in a glass of its own name.
With good whisky you can also try Bagna cauda. Bagna cauda piemontese is a typical Piedmontese sauce prepared with anchovies, olive oil and garlic, used for dipping a variety of seasonal vegetables, both raw and cooked, and especially thistles, baked onions, raw or roasted peppers, raw cabbage leaves, cauliflower, Jerusalem artichokes, beetroot, steamed potatoes, radishes, turnips and more. The chopped garlic and anchovies are slow cooked in extra virgin olive oil, until they turn into a sauce.
Traditionally, it was a dish consumed during the harvest period, and still today it is typical of the fall and winter seasons; one of the stories about its origin says that it was prepared to reward grape pickers for the work done.
In reality, it is not known precisely when and who invented this dressing, but what is known is that it originated in Piedmont, where it was easy to find one of its key ingredients, anchovies.