We all have our choices of poison, but there are some drinks that seem to be almost universal and that suit almost any occasion. Meanwhile there are others that mark an occasion as special, or that are great for getting a party started. These are the drinks we all know, the top 10 alcoholic drinks. Following is that list…
10 Flaming Sambuca
As party drinks go, nothing beats getting a round of shots for everyone. It’s a fast way to get everyone in a party mood and to look uber generous. And when it comes to shots sambuca is up there – particularly if you set it on fire first!
Tequila is a great spirit from Mexico made from blue agave hearts which should be enjoyed slowly at room temperature with a slice of lemon – not how the ‘gringos’ enjoy it by licking salt off of the hand and then biting into the lemon. Still this is quite a fun way to get the night started.
Guiness is a highly unique drink and has a distinctive taste that you either love or hate. No doubting that it’s one of the top 10 alcoholic drinks though, and especially when enjoyed on St Patrick’s day.
Martini is the basis of many a great cocktail and can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways – with a twist, on the rocks, with vodka or gin, with an olive or without. Of course it’s three immortal words that make Martini such a classic and one of the top ten alcoholic drinks: ‘shaken, not stirred’.
Sake is rice wine and is highly popular in Japan where it is known as nihonshu. It tastes best when warm and if you develop a taste for this clear drink it’s certainly one of the top ten alcohol drinks from around the world.
Absinthe is a notoriously strong liquor (around 80% alcohol) often considered a very bohemian drink to enjoy. This is partly because of its opium effects which lead to its being dubbed ‘green fairy’ and which helped it to inspire artists such as Van Gogh and Oscar Wilde. It has sadly been banned in many countries and states though this has only added to its appeal for many.
Lager is one of the most widely enjoyed drinks in the world and is perfect for relaxing in beer gardens or for taking the edge off a stressed afternoon. Ask many a man what should top a list of the top ten alcoholic drinks and they will say lager.
Vodka is the national drink in many Slovakian countries such as Poland and Russia and this is partly a result of its warming effect on the stomach. It’s also a very versatile spirit though and can go well with coke or lemonade or even another of our top 10 alcoholic drinks – martini.
Whiskey is another spirit that is highly popular and versatile. Whether you enjoy a malt whiskey or a scotch whiskey and whether you like it straight or in a glass of coke. In night clubs the world over JD and coke is one of the most popular drinks and this versatility and popularity makes it one of the top ten alcoholic drinks for sure.
Wine in general is great for complimenting a meal or for relaxing in the evening. But champagne (which is from the Champagne region in France) has to be the wine that most of us would consider one of the top ten alcoholic drinks – if only for its great reputation and its bubbles and the ceremonious act of popping the cork. The minute you open a bottle of champagne it becomes a special occasion.