Looking at the drink menu is like trying to decide which flavor of ice cream you want, but it gets worse because there are so many options. You don’t know where your taste buds will end up with any given sip.
The classic well drink is the way to go if you’re looking for an easy answer. We break down all of your classic well-drinks needs.
What are those ‘Well Drink’?
Well drinks are the cheapest mixed beverages at bars. The most economical liquor is used to make the drinks such as tequila, bourbon, vodka, gin, rum, scotch, whiskey, and various mixers like soda or juice flavor. The term “well drinks” comes from the space behind a bartender’s bar where the tools are stored. This includes different liquors, ice, and mixers to make mixed drink creations. They’re also the drinks that are often ordered frequently.
How to order Well Drinks?
You’ve got yourself a good drink when you ask for something like “a rum and Coke” or “rye and seven”. You can get a well drink without specifying what brand of alcohol you want.
Here is a list of popular well drinks:
1. Rum And Coke
•Lemon or lime wedge for garnish
This is one of the most well-known drinks available. It’s perfect for those who don’t like strong drinks and enjoy a tasty glass of coke. One or two shots are all you need to make it strong.
2. Long Island Iced Tea
•Lemon wedge for garnish
Okay, so you don’t need very much for this iced tea. Just half an ounce of each kind and enough cola to fill up the glass will do it!
3. Vodka Tonic
•Lime or lemon wedge for garnish
One of the more popular drinks on this list is a vodka tonic. It only takes four ingredients to make, and its strength level can be tailored so you don’t feel too weak after having one too many. If you don’t like the taste of alcohol, only add an ounce or two with some vodka with some tonic water for a good well drink.
4. Tom Collins
Tom Collins is a refreshing twist on the traditional sour mix drink. It’s made with simple syrup, lemon juice, and only a touch of gin.
A screwdriver is a classic well drink made with only the slightest touch of vodka and orange juice. This recipe will have more OJ than vodka, so you don’t need to worry about a super-strong drink. Not only that but the ice keeps things watered down too. Just toss in some salt and it’s ready.
6. Bloody Mary
•Salt and pepper
•Celery stick for garnish
Bloody Mary’s are a great drink if you want something with some heat. You’ll notice those ingredients right there; horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and lots of pepper to spice things up. Munching on a crunchy celery stalk will not only keep your mouth busy but also provide you with some healthy nutrients.
7. Black Russian
A Black Russian is a unique and classic cocktail that can be made with any number of alcohol brands. With just one cube or two pieces of ice, you have yourself an amazing drink. This good drink is a great way to get your caffeine and alcohol fix. It only takes three ingredients. The brand most often selected by bars when they make their coffee-flavored liqueur is Kahlua.
8. Whiskey Sour
•Orange or lemon slice for garnish
•Cherry for garnish
Whiskey and lemon is a delicious pairing that can be enjoyed at any time of year. Want to spice up your drink? Ask the bartender for some garnishes. You can get an extra cherry and it will be sweet, just how you like things.
9. Gin And Tonic
•Lime or lemon wedge for garnish
If you don’t like vodka, just ask for gin instead. Gin and tonics are exactly the same things as a Vodka Tonic with some alcohol changed out of it. You can change up the garnish to suit what you like.
•Fresh mint leaves
Mint, lime, and rum are just the little touches that make this mojito so special. With a little bit of sugar, you can get your fix and enjoy it too. The perfect drink for those who like sweet things in their life.
11. Pina Colada
•Pineapple chunks or slices for garnish
Pina Coladas are the perfect drink to enjoy while getting caught in a downpour. This refreshing beverage is made with lots of creamy pineapple juice and light coconut cream, which makes it taste like summertime all year long. You can garnish this with a pineapple slice or several chunks, the choice is yours. Some people even add sugar to theirs as well.
12. Moscow Mule
If you want to enjoy a refreshing drink, then try this ginger beer with vodka. The Moscow Mule is a must-have for any bar. It’s so easy and the best part? There are tons of variations you can choose from!
There are many more possibilities than the ones listed here. You can ask your bartender which well drinks they’re serving during happy hour or what drink would be best suited for you based on taste. Making well drinks is fun because there are so many garnishes and variations that you can use. You should know, too, if your mix isn’t quite right it’s okay. Just alter the kinds of alcohol used for different flavor combinations.
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