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5 Surprise Ingredient Cocktails You Need To Try


Oh, the classic cocktail! Just the word cocktail evokes images of sophistication; like the cool, elegant and impossibly suave Don Draper with his signature  Old Fashioned. The cocktail, part of our culture and the epitome of stylish drinking, is regaining it’s popularity. More than ever, home  bars are being stocked not only with more top shelf liquor, but with ingredients that had been falling out of favor, like bitters and vermouth.

5 Surprise Cocktail Ingredients


As a tribute to this surge in cocktail popularity, here are the recipes for 5 Surprise Ingredient Cocktails to try. All are classics, and a few have very unexpected ingredients. All of these recipe posts were shared during the past summer at the Friday Favorites Link Party. Enjoy!

Smokey Whiskey Mule

The smokey flavor is owed to the bacon used to make this cocktail!

Summer Cocktail Post -Smoky Whisky Mule

 Made by Chili Pepper Madness

Cadillac Margarita

Agave Nectar is used as this Margarita’s sweetener, the same Agave that the Tequila is made from!

Cadillac Margarita

Made by Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Raspberry Grapefruit Refresher

This cocktail’s mixer is just Soda Water!

Summer Cocktail Post -Raspberry Fruit Refresher

 Made by Divine Lifestyle

Strawberry Lemony Heaven

Herb flavor is introduced into this cocktail with Thyme Simple Syrup!!

Summer Cocktail post -strawberry-lemony heaven

 Made by Grey Is The New Black

Rum Punch

A pour of Grenadine gives this punch it’s deep color!

Rum-Punch Olives and Okra

 Made by Olives N Okra

 Do you agreee that these cocktails look just delicious? Have you used any of the unexpected ingredients, like bacon, in a cocktail recipe of your own? I would love to hear what you think. Please leave a comment and let me know. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Till next time – Christine

In the meantime, let’s get together on Facebook and we can continue to chat thru Instagram. And did I mention my Pinterest addiction…. PS – Use the YUM button on the Sidebar to see all my recent recipes on the YUM recipe website!

I am sharing with the Link Parties

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