Bartenders are revealing the best drinks that people never orderBy Christian Smith
Sure, the best-loved drinks in the world are often at the top of the list for a reason: they’re timeless classics. But if you’re growing tired of the same old drinks order, bartenders have revealed the best drinks that people never tend to order.
If this sounds familiar, then a Reddit thread on the subject is serving as real-life gold dust to drinks fans, who are discovering new favourites thanks to the insider knowledge of bartenders.
1. French 75
“1 oz gin, 3 oz champagne, half ounce of simple syrup & half ounce of lemon juice. You can garnish with a lemon twist.” – Redditor/[deleted].
“Gin, maraschino liqueur, creme de violette, and lemon juice.” – Redditor/ShinjukuAce
3. The Sazerac
“2 ounces Rye whiskey Three dashes Peychaud’s Bitters One sugar cube or 1 tsp simple syrup Splash of absinthe
Garnish with a lemon twist.” – Redditor/ LiterallyOuttoLunch
4. Moscow Mule
“2 parts vodka
1 part lime juice
3 parts ginger beer or ginger ale (I choose vernors)
Serve in a copper mug if you can, but they are rare to come by as there are some state laws that prevent/limit the sale and purchase of copper mugs.” – Redditor/metalasylum
5. The Pickleback
“Sounds disgusting, tastes amazing, the most dangerous drink on the planet due to how fast and thoughtlessly they can be consumed. I haven’t been as drunk the night I was shown it since before they banned all the fun energydrink booze; you have been warned.
•1 shot Jameson Whiskey (or any whiskey) •1 shot kosher dill pickle brine (that’s the juice in the jar) Drink them, in that order. The brine shot is like a MrClean magic eraser for your tongue.”
6. The After Eight
“Half shot of creme de menthe Shot of tia maria Shot of amaretto Topped with coke.
Tastes like mint chocolate” – Redditor/gunnerspowpow
“Muddle sugar with a whole lime and cachaca, a Brazil style of rum. Leblon is a popular brand you should be able to find.” – Redditor/ Baron42
8. The Toronto
“2 ounces rye whiskey, 1/4 ounce fernet (Branca typically preferred), 1/4 ounce simple syrup, dash of bitters. I usually toss a little extra fernet in because I love how it cuts the rye. I can’t get enough of this.” – Redditor/z_smalls
9. The Vieux Carre
“A New Orleans Manhattan, essentially. An ounce each of rye whiskey (I like High West), sweet vermouth (Carpano is very good here, but you could also use Lillet), and cognac (I use Ansac for mixing). 2 dashes each peychauds and Angostura bitters, stirred and strained into a Benedictine-rinsed glass. Add a couple of rocks if you like, and garnish with a cherry or twist of orange. Or don’t. Sip.” – Redditor/burnsbrightest
10. Pimm’s Cup
“2 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice Ginger ale Ice cubes Garnish with a cucumber” – Redditor/Ihastimeforthat