The Flaming Doctor Pepper cocktail was reportedly invented at the Ptarmigan Club in Texas during the 1960s, and it became so popular because it tastes similar to the carbonated beverage and because the flaming serving is spectacular.
Beer cocktails can be a lot of fun at parties, and there are several reasons for that; they are exciting to prepare and consume, they are refreshing, and they are not very expensive either because they mostly contain beer.
The Michelada cocktail is a very interesting Mexican beer cocktail, or cerveza preparada as they call it, that is made by adding all sorts of spices and sauces into the beer, and consuming it like a beer lemonade using a straw.
The Grasshopper cocktail is very refreshing and flavorful because it contains ingredients like creme de menthe, creme de cacao and fresh cream; other versions also add vodka, or even mint ice cream to bring out its dessert qualities.
The Gibson cocktail has one of the most convoluted origins, but this is something common with mixed drinks invented before the prohibition era; in fact, this cocktail was probably invented sometime at the end of the 19th century, or the beginning of the 20th.
The Kir cocktail is a mixed drink with origins in France, the area of Burgundy to be precise, because it is generally made with white wine from the region and creme de cassis, which is another Burgundy-based aperitif.
The original Margarita cocktail is made using seven parts tequila, four parts Cointreau or some other orange liqueur, and three parts lime juice, but if you want something special you can add pureed fruits like melon or kiwi, or replace the Cointreau with Grand Marnier or blue curaçao and make blue margaritas.
Although the origins of the Manhattan cocktail are uncertain, the original recipe still exists and it contains the following ingredients: 50 ml of whiskey, 20 ml of sweet vermouth, Dash Angostura bitters which are stirred over ice, then poured into a chilled cocktail glass and decorated with one Maraschino cherry.
The Mojito cocktail has been very popular since its birth, perhaps due to its rather low content of alcohol, but also thanks to the great combination of sugar, mint and lime juice, which hide the harshness of the white rum and make this highball the perfect choice for hot summer days.
The Zombie cocktail is one of the few drinks with a rather steady origin and a known inventor, but this inventor was so keen in maintaining his recipe secret and exclusive that he changed it every few years, thus making it impossible for us to know today which the original recipe was.