Like coffee and tea, not everyone enjoys the taste of alcohol. However, that doesn’t mean your social life has to suffer because of it, there are plenty of alcoholic drinks that actually taste like fruit juice. The following list includes six delicious and refreshing drinks to try the next time you go out for a night on the town.
1. Rockfall Rum
When you think of rum, the first image that probably pops into your head is a pirate ship off the coast of an island full of treasure. Fortunately for all you landlubbers out there, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this drink without having to invade any countries. From cocktails like mojitos and daiquiris to tiki drinks like mai tais, the possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to Rockfall Rum, which is made from a blend of pineapple and papaya juices. It is a soda mixer, so it will mix well with pretty much any beverage you can think of. You can also add it to fruit juices like orange and grapefruit for a unique twist on the classic breakfast beverages.
First marketed in 1823, Pimm’s is the oldest brand of liquor in all of England. Its iconic image has become synonymous with several symbols for quality like words like “Extra” and numbers like “6.” So it should come as no surprise that the taste lives up to the hype. It is a gin-based drink blended together with fruit juices, spices, and herbs which gives it flavors like lemon peel, cloves, and ginger. That makes this beverage perfect for both summer activities or when you want to feel classy while relaxing indoors. Try making your own Pimm’s cup by mixing it with ginger ale over ice then garnishing with cucumber slices, orange wedges and mint leaves. This will make you feel like you’re at a high-end London pub even if you’re only sitting in front of your TV with pizza.
3. La Marca Prosecco
If you like the taste of champagne, then you’ll definitely love this bubbly Italian Prosecco. While it costs a bit more than the cheap sparkling wines you’ll find in supermarkets, the taste is certainly worth the extra change. Prosecco is made with grape must, so it tends to be much sweeter than champagne which has sugar added to it during production. Of course the bubbles are still there, but they’re lighter and not quite as sharp. Although it’s usually served chilled, this drink can also go well if mixed into cocktails like mimosas or white Russians. Just make sure that you use fresh orange juice when making your morning cocktails since the bottled stuff won’t give off nearly as strong of flavors when combined with Prosecco.
If you’re looking for a drink that is as strong as it tastes, then there’s no better choice than Underberg. This German digestif comes in a small green glass bottle and can be used as a pick-me-up when you’re feeling tired or sick. It is like a herbal liqueur that is made from over 40 different herbs and spices, so it has flavors like cinnamon and citrus. This rich blend makes Underberg perfect for adding to coffee to give it a sweet and spicy kick or combining with hot water and lemon juice to make an invigorating beverage like the “Berghoff Special” (named after its creator). Also, it comes in a small bottle, so you can take it with you on the go without having to worry about finding an open refrigerator.
5. Jameson Whiskey
If you’re looking for something a bit stronger than beer or wine, then there’s no better option than Jameson Whiskey. It is a type of Irish whiskey that has been aged in wooden barrels for several years which gives it a taste resembling vanilla and fruit flavors. This makes it perfect for mixing into cocktails like Irish coffee or an Irish whiskey sour, as well as drinking on its own over ice. If you want to mix things up a bit, try adding some ginger ale to your glass first since the carbonation will help prevent it from going straight to your head. Whiskeys like Jameson tend to be quite potent, so it is definitely not the type of beverage that you want to be drinking in excess.
A staple in Greek culture, ouzo is a traditional liquor that is made from distilling grape spirits together with anise seeds. This gives it both flavors like licorice and citrus which makes it perfect for adding to cola or fruit juices like orange juice. Drinking pure ouzo can be pretty strong since this drink tends to be quite high (roughly 56%) in proof, so mixers are recommended. However, if you prefer drinking powerful beverages like most people do in America, then there’s no better option than Ouzo Bay’s premium brand of the stuff which mixes together smooth grape distillate with sweet aniseed flavors for a nice combination of tastes.
So, like we saw, there are many drinks out there that you may have not tried before. All six of the options on this list provide a pleasant taste and a high amount of quality unlike other beverages. Try all of them and see which ones are your favorite, and share them with your friends!