People usually think alcohol can only be consumed in its original form like beer, wine, or whiskey. However, alcohol is the perfect drink mixer because of its subtle flavor which can easily enhance other flavors. Here are some recipes for popular mixed drinks available for after hours delivery or you can make them at home and you’ll be surprised with how many different types of alcohol cocktails there are.
Shandy: Beer and Lemonade
A shandy is a refreshing beer mixed drink that can be enjoyed on a hot day or just anytime. It’s made by filling half the glass with beer then adding ice, lemonade, and a slice of lemon to finish off the beverage. The alcohol content in this alcohol-and-mixer drink is as low as 0.5%, so it’s considered a non-intoxicating beverage.
Screwdriver: Vodka and Orange Juice
The screwdriver alcohol drink is made by filling half the glass with vodka then adding ice, orange juice, and a slice of orange if desired to balance out the sweetness from the orange juice. This alcohol-and-mixer drink contains about 4% alcohol.
Gin and Tonic: Gin and Tonic Water
A gin-based alcohol drink, this alcoholic beverage is made by filling half the glass with ice then adding one part gin to three parts tonic water, creating a mix of alcohol content between 3.8% and 15%.
Bloody Mary: Vodka, Tomato Juice, and Spices
A vodka-based alcohol drink, this alcoholic beverage is made by filling half the glass with ice then adding one part vodka to three parts tomato juice. A Bloody Mary alcohol drink could also contain Worcestershire sauce, horseradish sauce, lemon juice, salt, pepper, celery seed, cayenne pepper, garlic powder or granulated sugar. This alcohol-and-mixer drink contains about 4% alcohol.
Margarita: Tequila and Triple Sec
A tequila-based alcohol drink made from three parts tequila to two parts triple sec liqueur shaken with ice. Fill the glass with salt if desired, and add a slice of lime as the final touch. The alcohol content in this alcohol-and-mixer drink can range from 13% to 20%.