5 Most Popular Drinks to Order at a Bar


Sometimes, you just want to order a cocktail you’ve never had before. And sometimes, you want to be a little more adventurous than that and try something a little bit more unexpected. But every now and then, it’s good to get back to basics. Classic cocktails have been around for decades and have developed their own following among bartenders all over the world, especially at Taichung Bar(台中酒吧). There’s good reason, too—these cocktails are totally delicious! Whether you’re looking for something sweet or salty or completely boozy and strong, this list of classic cocktails will give you everything you need.

1. Manhattan

This classic cocktail is made from equal parts rye whiskey, sweet vermouth (a red wine-based spirit), bitters, and ice cubes over ice in a rocks glass (a glass that holds ice cubes). The Manhattan is usually served neat—without any mixers—but it can also be served up with soda water or ginger ale instead of soda water for added sweetness.

2. Margarita

The Margarita cocktail is a simple and refreshing drink that goes down perfectly on a hot summer day. This tequila-based drink is usually served with either lime or lemon juice and salt, but you can also add sweetener and garnishes if you like.

3. Sidecar

This drink got its start in Paris during World War I, when American soldiers were stationed in France and wanted something different from their usual cocktails back home. They discovered that adding brandy as a modifier worked well with cognac and orange liqueur to create an equally satisfying but less sweet version of the old fashioned recipe above!

4. Gin & Tonic

Gin and Tonic is one of the most popular cocktails around, because it’s so easy to make, yet has such a distinctive flavor. A combination of gin and tonic is a refreshing drink to start your weekend with. All you need is tonic, ice and a slice of lemon for this simple drink recipe.

5. Old Fashioned

This is a whiskey drink with bitters and sugar water on the side. It’s traditionally served in an old-fashioned glass that has been coated with sugar and fruit juice. The drink is made by adding a dash of bitters to whiskey and then topping it off with club soda or seltzer water. The sugar on the rim dissolves into the drink as you sip it, making it sweet and syrupy without adding extra sugar from syrup or liqueur.

With so many different types of cocktails, it can be hard to decide what you want. But if you’ve never tried one of these classics at some bar, include Taichung Bar(台中酒吧), now’s the time. They’re delicious and are sure to please any guest who enjoys a nice drink. Try our list of classic cocktails above now!


Marlon Brando

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