Unconventional Cocktails You Must Try

There are cocktails that everyone has heard of, everyone has enjoyed a badly made bloody mary or a cosmopolitan that just lacks something you can’t keep a finger on. Even if most of us might have had a well made cocktail most bars don’t go beyond the catalogue of basic cocktails. If you are someone who enjoys knowing and making cocktails then we have just the list for you. This is the list of 4 uncommon cocktails and how to make them so that next time you are bored at a bar you can go to the other side and show the bartender what he’s missing. Strap on.

Cocktails You Must Try


The origin of this drink is still being debated, some say it came from italy some say it was an aftermath of prohibition era even though its a gin based drink in some parts of the world people use bourbon as the base alcohol. It is the slowest sipped drink in the world and is an acquired taste. This is how you make it.


Campari, Gin and Sweet Dry Vermouth

How to make

So you use one part gin, one part vermouth and one part Campari you can garnish that with an orange peel and in case it is a tough to swallow drink then add a dash of lemon juice and ice in it. This drink is stirred, not shaken and is prepared in an old fashioned or rocks glass.

2. Mary Pickforfd 

This too is a prohibition era drink, the origin of this drink goes back to 1920’s, named after a canadian-american film actress this drink was created for her in either by Fred Kaufmann or Eddie Woelke on a trip she took to Havana with Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks. This is an amazing drink and from personal experience it tastes as good as looks, this is how you make it.


Fresh Pineapple Juice, White Rum,  Grenadine and Maraschino

How to make

This drink is made by adding all the ingredients in a shaker, shaking them well and straining it into a chilled cocktail glass. The exact ratio of the ingredients is-  2 shots of white rum, 1 and a half shots of fresh pineapple juice, ⅙ shot of Grenadine and ⅙ shot of Maraschino. It has a velvet pink colour and is an ideal cocktail for a roaring twenties themed party.

3.Tom Collins 

The history of this legendary drink too is quite muddled up, but most people believe that Tom Collins came from a joke told in New York in 1874. A group of friends started to tell stories about a man named Tom Collins who was walking around the city so that the listeners go from one bar to another to get a glimpse of Tom Collins. Interesting right? Here is how you make it.


Ice, Gin, lemon juice, Simple syrup, club soda and some more ice.

How to Make

Fill your Collins glass with some ice and set it aside in the freezer. Pour lemon juice, simple syrup, gin and a cup of ice in a shaker. Shake it until it chills and then strain it into the Collins glass you had set aside. Top this up with club soda and if you want you can garnish it with a lemon wedge. It’s a simply made drink that many are still unaware of. It’s quite the drink for day drinking.

4. Douglas Fairbanks 

Have you ever heard of having egg white getting you drunk? No? Well, you are about to, Douglas Fairbanks is one of those weird drinks that has interesting ingredients that have nothing to do with each other but somehow it just works out. Another classic that comes from the prohibition era is based on the actor and husband of Mary Pickford, this cocktail was created in Havana while he was shooting for a silent film with his wife and his friend Charlie Chaplin. It’s not only delicious but also interesting in terms of how all the ingredients come together in a blend of rich taste. Here is how you can make it.


Dry Gin, Apricot Brandy, Fresh lime juice, and Egg white

How to make

Shake all the ingredients together really well and then strain them in a chilled cocktail glass. The ratio of ingredients is- A shot of dry gin, a shot of apricot brandy, ½ ounce of lime juice, and finally  ¾ ounce of egg white.


Hope this helps you make a statement in the next dinner party you are hosting, there are many more drinks that people have not heard of but this list takes the cake as all the cocktails are diverse and extremely delicious to try.

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