Different people have different drinking tastes, thus some like to have their drinks simple without anything added to the original drink and others like to drink cocktails or shots. Some of the mixed drink recipes are quite simple, while others tend to be a little bit more complicated having all kinds of exotic ingredients added to them. No matter if you want to make a simple mixed drink or a rather complicated one you do need to follow the steps otherwise you may end up inventing another type of mixed drink. You also have to pay attention to what mixed drink recipes you are using as you might have the surprise that your mixed drink does not taste as delicious as you want it. There are various ways in which you can find recipes for your favorite cocktails. You can take them from recipe books, the Internet or even from bartenders.
If you know exactly what cocktails you are looking for it makes it much easier for you to select them from the mixed drink recipes and then try making them. However, there are many people who love the taste of some drinks but they can't exactly remember the its whole name and thus making it quite hard to find those mixed drink recipes In case you find yourself in this situation, you can ask a local bartender to help you with this problem, by supplying them with a small description of the drink or even part of the name. A lot of people like to make their own cocktails at home, thus they can choose from the large variety of mixed drink recipes available on the market. The Internet is probably the best place to look as it offers a vast store of information and knowledge where you can quickly find thousands of mixed drink recipes.
Cocktails are an art that very few people can totally master. Most people choose the easy way by buying pre-packaged mixers that can be found at almost any liquor or grocery store. Thus, drinks are easily made by simply adding liquor to the mix and shake it. However, even though these mixers simplify the cocktail making process by a lot, no drink ever tastes as good as the drinks made from the proper ingredients.
Here are some of the most popular mixed drink recipes that you can confidently use at your next party: Martini ? the drink that gained class from James Bond and became chic because of the girls from "Sex and the City". In order to make a great martini take ½ oz. of dry vermouth and 1 ½ oz of gin and shake with ice cubes. Then pour the mixture into a previously chilled martini glass and serve it with a slice of lemon or green olives. Margarita - is one of those drinks that is always in style.
In order to get the best margarita rub a margarita glass with lime juice and dip the rim in salt. Mix 1 ½ oz. of tequila, ½ oz.
of Triple Sec, 1 oz of lime or lemon juice and ice. Shake it good and then pour the mixture into margarita glasses. Long Island Ice Tea ? is a drink that really packs a punch. Make a perfect Long Island Ice Tea by mixing ½ oz each of tequila, light rum, gin and vodka and the juice of half a lemon. After pouring the mixture in a glass add some ice and a splash of coke. White Russian - If you want the drink another drink made famous by Hollywood, try a White Russian.
Make a mixture of 2 oz. of vodka with 1 oz. of some coffee liqueur and then add some ice. When you are done, make sure to top it off with light cream. Pina Colada - This drink is one of the tastiest cocktails ever and in order to get the best of it you need to get a blender in which to mix 2 cups of ice, 3 ounces of light rum, 3 tablespoons of crushed pineapple and 3 tablespoons of coconut milk. Blend the mixture for about one minute and then pour it into a chilled glass.
When making cocktails you need to make sure you got the best mixed drink recipes as the right ingredients and the right way to mix them makes all the difference when talking about mixed drinks.