The mundane tasks of everyday life can sometimes feel trivial and ordinary, consumed by work, work, and work. So, it’s nice to take a step back and let yourself unwind. What better way to do it than having a night out with your girlfriends over a couple of classy cocktails that will help you take the edge off after a busy week?
Even during the relaxing hours, though, we still need to maintain the image of a classy and sophisticated lady, and our choice of a drink should be appropriate. So, I’ve put together a list of the three best cocktails or elegant drinks for women that will preserve your elegance and keep you feeling classy.
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Manhattan: One of the finest and oldest drinks, this has become a classic cocktail. It was first served in 1970 and quickly became popular amongst New Yorkers due to its astringent and warm taste. The original recipe for Manhattan includes rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters with a Maraschino cherry as a garnish. Now, as with a martini, slight variations of the drink are based on a matter of preference.
Depending on your taste, you can change the type of whiskey you want in your glass and add a splash of Coke to make it even more flavorful. The Manhattan is a drink for women who love a more pungent taste of liquor or those who prefer a solid glass to have a little bit of a challenge.
Cosmopolitan: A straightforward drink perfect for a casual night out thanks to its light and fruity taste. Due to its simplicity and enormous popularity, some might think Cosmo is a boring cocktail lacking originality. However, Cosmo’s success rose to its peak when it was shown as the preferred drink of the beloved characters of the Sex and the City series.
Initially, it was mixed with gin, tonic, and raspberry syrup, but in the 1980s, it evolved into a more familiar vodka-cranberry mix. Historically, the recipe for Cosmo includes Absolut Vodka, Citron, Triple Sec, and cranberry juice, with a squeeze of lime. But if you are not a big fan of lime juice, like me, you can substitute it with orange to give your Cosmo a tropical taste.
High Society or Raspberry White Chocolate Truffle: This is a modern addition to the martini family. A High Society’s vibrant, sweet, deep taste makes this drink more complex. I was introduced to it when I visited New York City and immediately fell in love. The recipe for this upscale drink includes raspberry vodka sods, white chocolate liqueur, and white crème de cacao and raspberry liqueur, you’re, and it is garnished with fresh raspberries.
This drink also has varieties based on personal preference. For instance, I always substitute white chocolate liqueur with dark chocolate, giving it the bitter-sweet taste I prefer in chocolate. Either way, a High Society is a pure delight in glass and will sweep you off your feet. Its taste resembles a delicious dessert that you can’t get enough of.
If you haven’t tried these classy, delicious, and signature cocktails yet, experiment a little on your next night out and order an elegant yet sexiest drink. Even if you decide to stay in, mixing a champagne cocktail at home is straightforward to relax. So what is your favorite cocktail? Please share it with us in the comments below.