The 10 Most Popular Cocktails in 2021

cocktails list Dec 09, 2021
The 10 Most Popular Cocktails in 2021

The cocktails of the future are here. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular cocktails in 2021, so you can get an idea on what people are drinking now.

Some drinks have been around for centuries while some have just recently become trendy. Either way, these cocktails will be memorable for years to come and will always be worth ordering at your favorite bar or restaurant. You never know, they could even become your new favorite drink! Here are 10 cocktails that you need to try today:



Californication has often been utilized when it comes to pepper sauce and hot sauce, this relates directly to different cultures. The cocktails reflect that concept as different spirits are introduced worldwide.

Californication is when cocktails are made with different spirits.

It is a mixture between runs vodka, tequila or Gin that contains orange juice and lemon juice. Solid with an attractive sweetness!

The cocktail is finished with sliced orange peels or peels of orange. Ingredients: 1-ounce vodka, freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 ounce. Orange Liqueur, 4-ounces fresh-squeezed orange. Garnish with fresh chopped orange peel.



The simple mixing of tequila triple sec and lime juice can sometimes be mixed with the water though served typically on the rocks. Cocktails are served in salt-rimmed glasses. Different fruitier variations have been made to complement traditional limes, including strawberries and cherries.

Ingredients; 1 (6 ounces) can frozen limeade concentrate; 6 fluid ounces tequila; 1 oz Cointreau orange liqueur; 2 fluid ounces triple sec.


Apple Martini

The apple juice drink from M&M's is a wonderful change of pace for your usual dry martini. Rather than using gin in this cocktail, vodka may be used instead, and apple schnapps adds sweetness and sour notes. The cocktail is typically served with lemon juice.

Ingredients: 2 oz vodka. 1 oz Apple Schnapp. splashes of coins to create thin pieces of apple. For garnishes: A sour apple Martina slice on the rim.


Pina Colada

The flavors and characteristics of these drinks are unforgettable. I enjoy smoothies more than beer. Customers have been enjoying this light yet flawlessly blended combination of coconut milk, rum, and pineapple juice for decades.

Ingredients: 3 oz. Cream of coconut, 1 tbsp. Freshly squeezed lime juice, 2 oz. White rum, 2 cups ice cubes. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry inside the glass to decorate!


Mai Tai

The Mai Tai is Polynesian in flavor. The sweet and powerful flavor profile is reminiscent of tropical fruits. It has long been regarded emblematic of the Chinese culture, from its invention through the introduction of this alcoholic beverage.

To make a Mai Tai, you will need the following ingredients: lime juice, curaçao liqueur, dark rum, grenadine syrup, pineapple juice. Mix in the juice of one lime in a shaker with ice. Add in one oz of Curacao liqueur and one oz of dark rum. Then add three to four tablespoons of grenadine syrup and four ounces of pineapple juice. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds before serving over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass or tiki mug.


Long Island Iced Tea

The Long Island Iced Tea is a cocktail made with tea, vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and Triple Sec. It was first made in the early 1970s at Long Island's Waldorf-Astoria hotel. The drink is made by mixing all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice, then straining into a glass.

To make a Long Island iced tea, mix the following in a shaker with ice: Tea, Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Rum and Triple Sec. Pour into glass.


Mint Julep

The drink was first created in the mid-19th century at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The club was originally an elite social organization for young men of high society who were trying to create a new Southern gentleman during Reconstruction after the Civil War. They used bourbon instead of their usual whisky because they thought it would be more appealing to women than traditional drinks like whiskey or cocktails.

Mint juleps are usually served using silver cups on saucers and often garnished with sprigs of spearmint or small pieces of mint candies traditional cocktail. Simple and elegant.

Ingredients: Half litre Water. Half cup brown sugar. 2 tablespoons coarse cut toasted mint leaf. 1-cup Louisville Bourbons. One bushy fresh mint sprig of fresh herbs.


Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz gets a bad rap for being bitter and basic. But for daytime drinking, you really can’t beat it. Just ask all the bar patrons crowding the patio around you, Spritzes in hand.

To make an Aperol spritz, mix the following in a glass with ice: Aperol, white wine, and soda.


Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a cocktails made with bourbon, sugar, water, and bitters. It was first created in the early 1800s and is one of the oldest cocktails in existence. The drink is made by muddling sugar and water together in a glass, then adding bourbon and bitters. It is then served over ice and garnished with a orange slice and a cherry.


Moscow Mule

Russia may be a heated subject right now, but this cocktail is crisp and refreshing, and good for any season. Plus it (usually) comes in a cool copper mug with a splash of lime juice and ginger beer.

The Moscow mule is a drink made with ginger beer and lime juice. It can also be made with vodka or rum. Put some ice in a glass and add the ingredients, then shake it up and pour it into another glass.



While quality whiskey is important, the key to a great Manhattan is the sweet vermouth. So always ask for Carpano Antica. Trust us, it will make all the difference.

The Manhattan cocktail was first made in the late 1800s. The recipe is said to have come from a mixologist at New York City's Manhattan Club. Some of the cocktails ingredients include whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters.

The drink became popular in part because it was a favourite of Winston Churchill. He claimed that his spirit guide, Lord Randolph Churchill, had introduced him to the cocktails. It has been claimed that Winston Churchill drank more than 50 cocktails a year.

The most important ingredient in the drink is the sweet vermouth which should be Carpano Antica.

To make a Manhattan cocktail, you will need whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters. Put some ice in a glass and add the ingredients, then shake it up and pour it into another glass.


What is the most popular cocktail in 2021?

The most popular cocktails in 2021 are without a doubt cocktails made with vodka, such as the Cosmopolitan and the Screwdriver.

However, cocktails made with bourbon, such as the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned, are also gaining in popularity.

The history of cocktails dates back to the 18th century, when people started mixing spirits with flavorings such as herbs, fruits, and spices. The first cocktails were mostly enjoyed by the wealthy classes, as they were expensive to make.

This is because cocktails were traditionally made with imported liquors such as cognac and rum, which were quite pricey in their countries of origin.

From the 1850s onwards cocktails gained popularity across the United States and Europe, becoming a symbol of sophistication and modernity. By this time cocktails were reasonably cheap to make thanks to the invention of the column still, which allowed producers to make more spirits at once.

The cocktails most popular in 2021 are without a doubt cocktails made with vodka, such as cocktails like the Cosmopolitan and the Screwdriver.

Cocktails may have been around since the 18th century, but their popularity has never waned. In fact cocktails are more popular today than ever before thanks to a demand for craft cocktails and new flavor combinations that were unheard of in centuries past.

What is the #1 cocktail?

The #1 cocktail in 2021 is the Margarita. It is a drink that has its origins in Mexico, and it consists of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. It is usually served with salt on the rim of the glass.

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