Treat Your Woman With These Cocktails Today: 5 Perfect Cocktails to Pleasantly Surprise Your Lady With. #WomensDay | drinks.ng

So, you want to invite that special woman over to spoil her again. After all, it’s International Women’s Day and she deserves it. But what can you do to make it special this time? An evening augmented by adult beverages, is a great idea and even if you’ve done this many times before, they probably didn’t involve cocktails or weren’t the right cocktails.

You need to put together some drinks she can appreciate, but you know nothing about mixology. Well, that’s what we’re here for! Whether she’s your mother, sister, friend or coworker, you want to reward her and there are perfect cocktails for that. These cocktails are not too sweet or strong. They’re sophisticated, smart, sexy, plus you won’t need to break the bank to make them.

So, without further ado, here are five cocktails for women:

The French 95

Here we have a terrific Champagne cocktail. The French 95 uses bourbon, and dry sparkling wine which helps keep it from being cloying, making it refreshing and easy to drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Orange Juice
  • .75 oz. Bourbon
  • .75 oz. Simple Syrup
  • .5 oz. Lemon Juice
  • Dry Champagne / Prosecco / Sparkling Wine

How to Make

  1. Fill a red wine glass or goblet with crushed ice.
  2. Mix your orange juice, bourbon, simple syrup and lemon juice in your cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into your wine glass.
  4. Top with sparkling wine.

The Sidecar

This cocktail is a prohibition-era classic that remains elegant and enjoyable as an apéritif, digestif, or anything in between. If you really want to impress her, moisten the edges of the chilled cocktail glass with lemon juice, then roll it in sugar before pouring the cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Brandy/Cognac
  • 1 oz. Orange Liqueur
  • .75 oz. Lemon Juice

How to make

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish by twisting a piece of orange peel over the drink and dropping it in.

The Silver Fizz

The close cousin of the Gin Fizz differs only in that it has a mystery ingredient that women may or may not be interested in: egg whites. It’s worth it: the whites create a lovely, foamy head on the top of the drink.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Gin
  • 1.5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz. Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz. Egg White (one small egg’s worth)
  • Club Soda or Seltzer

How to Make

  1. Mix your gin, simple syrup, lemon juice and egg white in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a tall glass with ice, and top with club soda.

Variations: You could omit the egg and decrease the sugar syrup to one ounce for a Gin Fizz. Also, if you change out the club soda for Champagne and then top the foam with two dots of Angostura bitters, you get a drink that doesn’t have a name, but is fantastic!

The Stork Club

Named after the legendary New York City nightclub where it was first created, the Stork Club is often hailed as the perfect marriage of gin and citrus. Angostura bitters and a flamed orange peel add depth and complexity.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Gin
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice
  • .5 oz. Orange Liqueur
  • .25 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 dash of Angostura Bitters

How to Make

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Flame the orange peel over the glass and drop it into the drink.

The Island Breeze

No self-respecting cocktail list would be complete without one of the delicious rum drinks from the Caribbean. The Island Breeze may not be as popular as the Mai Tai, but it’s an equally tasty introduction to tropical drinks that requires less ingredients to make.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1.5 oz. Rum
  • 1 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

How to Make

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a tall glass with ice.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

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