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.
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!
Made by Chili Pepper Madness
Agave Nectar is used as this Margarita’s sweetener, the same Agave that the Tequila is made from!
Made by Ramblings of a Small Town Girl
Raspberry Grapefruit Refresher
This cocktail’s mixer is just Soda Water!
Made by Divine Lifestyle
Strawberry Lemony Heaven
Herb flavor is introduced into this cocktail with Thyme Simple Syrup!!
Made by Grey Is The New Black
A pour of Grenadine gives this punch it’s deep color!
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