Whether you’re going out on the town, or you fancy yourself a bartender and will be staying in this Friday night, these 5 delicious cocktails are certainly game changers that you must try your next happy hour.
1. The Gold Rush
I made this at home *by accident* one time when combining whiskey, maple syrup, and cinnamon, and let’s just say it’s become a favorite. Turns out, there’s a name for it, the Gold Rush. If you’re ordering it out at a bar then you might get a different variation of this, which may include bourbon, and honey or simple syrup. Either way, it’s bound to be a new favorite!
2. Rosemary Greyhound Cocktail
If you’re ever at a bar and you see anything with rosemary on the menu, order that! There’s something about the combination of vodka and rosemary that makes it all the more irresistible. Rosemary paired with any citrus fruit such as lemon and grapefruit pair really well. Plus, this cocktail is extremely simple to make at home, low in sugar and is so refreshing served over the rocks.
3. Frangelico Sour
This cocktail is a popular drink in Italy, and it will be a treat if you can find it in the US, but if next time you celebrate happy hour, its worth a shot to ask your bartender if they can make it for you. A Frangelico sour features delicious hazelnut liquor, lemon juice, and egg whites. The egg whites can be intimidating at first if you have never had them, but it makes the drink so much more creamy and delicious. Plus, you get a boost of protein in your drink and not many other cocktails can say that.
4. Apple Pie on the rocks
This apple cocktail is always in season, but comes out particularly more when fall is here. Simply combine apple cider, Tuaca Liqueur, bourbon, and a cinnamon stick to garnish as a great an easy to drink when hosting this Thanksgiving or when you are enjoying happy hour and want a warm drink instead.
5. Lavender Mule
For many happy hour goers, Moscow Mules are a go-to in their cocktail arsenal. There’s no reason to take this classic drink off your list, but if you are a fan of the traditional mule and got a wild hair, then try the Lavender Mule. Made with lavender syrup and garnish, the subtle hints of this added ingredient pair well with the ginger beer, and vodka that makes this drink so good.