If there’s one wish we could have granted, it would definitely be the ability to enjoy the effects of alcohol without actually tasting it. While some people acquire a taste for alcohol and even find pleasure in its flavors, many of us prefer to avoid the strong taste altogether.
Fortunately, there are plenty of delectable drinks that allow you to savor the intoxicating experience without detecting the taste of alcohol. Here’s a list of our top picks:
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Ingredients: Vodka, Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice
Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite drink, the cosmopolitan, is a delightful vodka-based concoction with a tangy citrus flavor. Neither too sweet nor overly tart, the strong aromatic flavors of a cosmo are enough to mask the burning sensation of alcohol on your tongue. This cocktail is both refreshing and elegant, making it an absolute classic.
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Ingredients: Vodka, Orange Juice
The enticing cocktail known as a screwdriver is both easy to make and incredibly effective. Named after the tool originally used to stir the drink, a screwdriver can be prepared with just a few ingredients in under 5 minutes. Its enduring popularity is due to the fact that you can’t taste the alcohol but still experience the desired buzz after just a few sips.
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3. Fuzzy Navel
Ingredients: Peach Schnapps, Orange Juice
Proving that sometimes all it takes is two ingredients to create a legendary cocktail, the fuzzy navel is notorious for providing a good time. Dating back to the 1980s, this classic party drink successfully masks the bitter undertones of vodka with its delightful flavors.
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4. Sex On The Beach
Ingredients: Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice
Usually enjoyed as a refreshing summer cocktail, sex on the beach epitomizes easy drinking. Whether served as a highball or a shooter, the subtly sweet flavors of the fruits infused in this drink create a delicious potion that can be enjoyed any day of the year. The strong, natural ripe peach flavor overpowers the sharpness of the alcohol, leaving you with a mellow and happy buzz.
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5. Pina Colada
Ingredients: Rum, Cream of Coconut/Coconut Milk, Pineapple Juice
In the world of cocktails, nothing screams vacation more than a pina colada. This sugary and festive drink has a strong foundation of coconut flavors, which effectively blankets the harshness of the alcohol. Easy to make and requiring simple ingredients, the pina colada has become a popular favorite among rum cocktails with a tropical undertone.
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Ingredients: Cachaça, Sugar, Lime
Caipirinha perfectly represents the national drink of Brazil. Made from sugarcane extract and Cachaça, Brazil’s most common distilled alcoholic beverage, this refreshing drink has a sweet lemonade flavor that transports you to beach vacations. The subtle punch of the Cachaça adds a delightful twist, while the sweet citric flavors dominate the palate.
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7. Malibu Rum With Pineapple Juice
Ingredients: Malibu Rum, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice
Simple, fruity, and thoroughly delicious, the combination of coconut rum with sweet pineapple juice works wonders when you want to enjoy a drink without experiencing the bitter taste of alcohol. This tropical and flavorsome cocktail is not overly extravagant like some summer drinks. The coconut adds a summery touch to the richness of the rum, and the pineapple juice creates a musky tonic brimming with enticing flavors.
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8. Strawberry Margaritas
Ingredients: Tequila, Strawberry Puree, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Sugar
If you’re in the mood for a mouthwatering drink that promises a good time, strawberry margaritas should be at the top of your list. These dangerously delicious cocktails will have you knocking back drink after drink all night, with the fresh taste of strawberries effectively masking the pungent flavor of tequila. The addition of a citric punch enhances the overall flavor.
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Ingredients: Vodka, Triple Sec, Lime Juice
This simple drink has long been acclaimed for its exquisite kick and tangy undertones. Whether consumed as a shot or a full-fledged cocktail, detecting the taste of alcohol is a challenging feat due to its powerful acidic zing. Kamikaze is a delicious, heady, and delightful drink that is often finished in a fraction of the time it takes to gather the ingredients.
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10. White Russian
Ingredients: Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Fresh Cream
The classic three-ingredient cocktail known as the White Russian is a decadent and sophisticated drink with compelling flavors of coffee and cream. Made famous by the 1998 movie “The Big Lebowski,” this cocktail is both luxurious and relatively easy to make. Consider it the adult version of milkshakes, perfect for those who can’t cope with life sober.
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We hope these drink suggestions inspire you to head to your nearest bar. With these flavorful options that don’t taste like alcohol, you can enjoy your drink with the time and attention it deserves. No more scrunching up your nose and downing your drink in one gulp. In 2020, let’s savor the full experience.
Q: Which cocktails are low in alcohol?
A: Spritzes, Shandies, Americano, Tom Collins.
Q: Which alcoholic drinks are good for health?
A: Beer, Red Wine, Whisky.
Q: Can I customize the recipes for these cocktails?
A: Absolutely! There are no strict rules when it comes to creating your own cocktails. Feel free to add or remove any ingredients based on your personal taste preferences.