10 MIXED DRINKS TO ELEVATE YOUR PARTY GAMES IN 2024

Let’s be honest - is there anything more delicious than a mixed drink? The perfect blend of alcohol and tasty ingredients, mixed drinks are the GOAT when it comes to alcoholic beverages - and I think most alcohol connoisseurs would agree.

Well, if you’re on the hunt for a new drink or are simply curious about which drinks rank in the top ten, you’ve come to the right place.

Today, we’re exploring the top ten mixed drinks, including a few that have recently risen to the top of the charts.

1. Classic Margarita

If you read our latest post on the top five most popular drinks for 2024, you’ll know that agave spirits - like tequila - are still one of the top choices for consumers. That said, it’s unsurprising that the Classic Margarita takes our number one spot for “most popular mixed drinks.” We mix tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, then rim the glass with salt for that extra zing. It's a simple yet refreshing drink that never goes out of style.

The perfect Margarita is all about balance – not too sweet, not too sour, just right.

Pair your Margarita with some spicy Mexican dishes, and you're in for a treat. Tacos, nachos, or even a spicy salsa – the Margarita complements them all perfectly. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!

2. Espresso Martini

This wouldn’t be a “most popular mixed drink” guide without mentioning the famous martini. Alright, coffee lovers, this one's for you! The Espresso Martini is like a sophisticated Red Bull and vodka, but way tastier. We mix vodka, coffee liqueur, and a shot of fresh espresso, then shake it all up with some ice. The result? A rich, creamy cocktail that gives you a buzz in more ways than one. Don't forget to garnish with a few coffee beans on top for that extra flair.

Why are Espresso Martinis all the rage in 2024? Simple. They combine our two favorite things: caffeine and alcohol. Plus, they're super versatile. Whether you're kicking off the night or need a mid-party pick-me-up, this drink has got you covered. It's the perfect blend of energy and relaxation, making it a must-have at any party.

3. Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a true classic, dating back to the 1880s. This drink has stood the test of time, and for good reason. It's the epitome of simplicity and elegance in a glass. With just a few ingredients—whiskey, sugar, bitters, and a twist of citrus—this cocktail has been a favorite for generations. It's like a time machine in a glass, taking us back to the golden age of cocktails.

The Old Fashioned is more than just a drink; it's a piece of history you can sip on.

While the traditional Old Fashioned is a masterpiece on its own, modern mixologists have been putting their own spin on this timeless drink. From adding flavored bitters to experimenting with different types of whiskey, the possibilities are endless. Some even infuse the sugar with unique flavors like vanilla or cinnamon. These twists keep the Old Fashioned fresh and exciting, making it a versatile choice for any occasion.

4. Mojito

When the sun's blazing, nothing beats the refreshing zing of a mojito. We start with white rum, lime juice, sugar, mint leaves, ice, simple syrup, and club soda. The result? A fizzy, minty mixed drink that cools you down instantly. It's like summer in a glass!

Pro tip: Muddle the mint leaves gently to release their oils without making them bitter.

Why stick to the classic when you can mix it up? Try adding fresh fruits like strawberries or mangoes for a fruity twist. Or, swap out the rum for tequila to create a Mexican-inspired mojito. The possibilities are endless, and each variation brings a new burst of flavor to this timeless drink.

5. Long Island Iced Tea

When it comes to summer cocktails, the Long Island Iced Tea is a must-try. This drink packs a punch with its blend of vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, and a splash of cola. The secret to a perfect Long Island Iced Tea is balancing the strong spirits with just the right amount of sour mix and cola. Trust us, you’ll be the life of the party with this one in hand!

Pro tip: Always use fresh lemon juice for that extra zing in your drink recipes.

Why do we love Long Island Iced Tea? Because it’s the ultimate party starter! This cocktail is not only potent but also incredibly refreshing. It’s the perfect mixed drink to kick off any gathering, especially during those hot summer nights. Plus, it’s a crowd-pleaser that never goes out of style. Cheers to that!

6. Bloody Mary

Headed to brunch or nursing a hangover? The Bloody Mary is here to save the day! This classic cocktail has been a fan favorite since the 1920s. It's the perfect blend of savory and spicy. To whip one up, you'll need salt, lime, tomato juice, Tabasco sauce, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix it all together, and you've got yourself a brunch hero!

Let's be real, the garnishes are half the fun! From celery sticks to bacon strips, the sky's the limit. Want to get fancy? Add some pickles, olives, or even a shrimp skewer. The more creative, the better. Trust us, your Instagram feed will thank you!

7. Gin and Tonic

Gin and tonic is the ultimate minimalist's dream. With just two main ingredients—gin and tonic water—it's incredibly easy to make and enjoy. Add a slice of lime or cucumber, and you're good to go. It's the perfect drink for those who want to keep things simple yet classy.

This drink is not just easy to make; it's also low in calories, making it a guilt-free option for those watching their waistline.

While the classic gin and tonic is always a hit, there are endless ways to get creative with this mixed drink. Try using flavored gins like elderflower or pink gin for a twist. You can also experiment with different tonic waters—think Mediterranean or elderflower tonic. The possibilities are endless, and each combo brings a new flavor experience to your glass.

8. Pina Colada

“Do you like pina coladas?” We sure do, and we know plenty of other folks who are obsessed with this tropical delight too. With rum, coconut, pineapple, and lime, it’s the ultimate mixed drink for any summer bash. Blend it all up, and you’ve got yourself a vacation in a glass!

Why stick to the classic when you can mix it up? Try adding mango or passion fruit for a fun twist. Or, swap out the rum for tequila to create a tropical margarita hybrid. The possibilities are endless, and each one is more delicious than the last. Let's get creative and make every sip an adventure!

9. Hugo Spritz

Ever heard of Hugo Spritz? If not, you're in for a treat! This refreshing mixed drink is a delightful combination of St. Germain, mint, prosecco, and soda water. It's like summer in a glass! Perfect for those hot days when you need something light and bubbly to cool you down.

We all know summer calls for something refreshing, and Hugo Spritz delivers just that. The combination of elderflower liqueur and mint gives it a unique, invigorating flavor that's hard to beat. Plus, it's super easy to make, so you can whip one up in no time and get back to enjoying the sunshine. Trust us, once you try it, you'll be hooked!

10. Paloma

More tequila, please! If you're ready to move on from your usual mixed drinks and try something new, the Paloma is a fantastic upgrade. This delightful drink combines tequila with grapefruit juice, club soda, lime juice, and a touch of agave or simple syrup. It's a refreshing and zesty mix that will awaken your taste buds and keep you coming back for more. Perfect for any occasion, the Paloma is easy to make and even easier to enjoy.

Tequila lovers, rejoice! Whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a lively party, the Paloma is sure to be a hit.

SUNiCE - The Top Boozy Alternative to the “Typical”

What is SUNiCE?

Ever wished for a party drink that's both fun and hassle-free? Enter SUNiCE! These 10-ounce pouches are the ultimate game-changer in the world of alcoholic beverages. Just add ice, pop in a straw, and you're good to go! Perfect for outdoor events, these pouches are designed to be convenient and portable, making them a must-have for any party.

Flavors to Try

SUNiCE offers a variety of fruity flavors that are sure to impress. From Passion Tiki Eclipse to Mango Lychee Punch, there's something for everyone. These drinks are not only delicious but also low-calorie and made with real fruit. Plus, they're gluten-free, so everyone can join in on the fun!

Why SUNiCE is Perfect for Outdoor Events

Imagine sipping on a refreshing cocktail without the need for mixing or measuring. SUNiCE makes it possible! These pouches are perfect for picnics, beach days, and festivals. They're easy to transport and keep your drink cool for longer. Less time prepping, more time partying!

Ready to elevate your party game? SUNiCE is your go-to for a fun, easy, and delicious drinking experience. #SipInTheSun

SUNiCE is the ultimate boozy alternative to your typical summer drink. Packed with real fruit flavors and available in convenient resealable pouches, SUNiCE makes it easy to enjoy a refreshing cocktail anywhere. Ready to elevate your summer sipping? Visit our website to explore our delicious flavors and build your case today!

And there you have it, folks! The top ten mixed drinks to elevate your party game in 2024. These drinks are sure to impress your guests and keep the good times rolling. And let's not forget about SUNiCE, the ultimate boozy alternative for those outdoor events where convenience is key. So go ahead, shake things up, and make your next party unforgettable with these sensational mixed drinks. Cheers to a fabulous 2024!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ten most popular mixed drinks?

The ten most popular mixed drinks are Classic Margarita, Espresso Martini, Old Fashioned, Mojito, Long Island Iced Tea, Bloody Mary, Gin and Tonic, Pina Colada, Hugo Spritz, and Paloma.

What is the #1 ordered cocktail in the world?

While opinions may vary, most data indicate that the Old Fashioned is the most popular drink ordered worldwide.

What cocktails are trending now?

Trending cocktails right now include spicy, caffeinated, and unique cocktails such as umami and coffee cocktails.

What is America's favorite alcoholic drink?

Beer is America's favorite alcoholic drink, surpassing all other alcoholic beverages significantly.

What is SUNiCE?

SUNiCE is a brand offering pre-mixed alcoholic drinks in 10-ounce pouches. These drinks come in various fruity flavors, are low-calorie, made with real fruit, and are gluten-free.

Why is SUNiCE perfect for outdoor events?

SUNiCE 10-ounce pouches are designed for convenience. They are portable, easy to use, and perfect for outdoor events like concerts and festivals. Just add ice, insert a straw, and enjoy.

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