What are the Different Types of Cocktails?

What are the Different Types of Cocktails?

How to Choose The Right Cocktail at a Las Vegas Bar

A night out on the town just isn’t complete without a great cocktail, and at Clique Bar and Lounge, we offer a great variety of the very best cocktails you’ll find. Our unique menu goes above and beyond what you’ll find at other bars in terms of creativity, style, and, of course, taste. Plus, our tableside mixology turns ordering a drink into a one-of-a-kind experience where a mixologist will create your drink tableside as you watch.

There’s just one problem with the great assortment of cocktails at Clique: You have to choose one (or two, or three…). Not sure which cocktail is right for you? These tips and information will help to make that choice a little bit easier.

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What You Should Know About Cocktails

Cocktails consist of a spirit (or several) that are mixed with other ingredients. These mixed drinks are versatile and allow you to explore a wide range of tastes. No one quite knows just how the drinks came to earn their name, but the term “cocktail” was coined right here in America.

Mixology refers to the art of making cocktails, and a good mixologist can mean the difference between a truly great drink and a drink that’s just average. You’ll find thousands of different cocktail recipes, and many mixologists and restaurants have their own signature drinks. Many cocktails have fun, descriptive names – because these names are unique and memorable, they make it easy to re-order a great drink when you find a cocktail that you love.

Essential Cocktails You Should Know

When it comes to cocktails, there are some traditional styles that are on every bar’s menu. Think classics like the Old Fashioned, Margarita, Bloody Mary, Martini, and more. Everyone has their own spins on them, of course, so there’s plenty of variety to choose from.

Just starting to venture into cocktails? Then you might start with some of the best-selling cocktails in the world in 2018. The top 10?

  1. Old Fashioned
  2. Negroni
  3. Whiskey Sour
  4. Dry Martini
  5. Daiquiri
  6. Margarita
  7. Manhattan
  8. Moscow Mule
  9. Espresso Martini
  10. Mojito

When you visit Clique, you’ll find that we have a huge menu with plenty of cocktails. There’s something for everyone, no matter if you’re looking for sweet, savory, or something elegant and refined.

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Cocktail Varieties at Clique

Here at Clique, our mixologists have created a comprehensive menu of cocktails that are delicious, visually striking, and plenty of fun.

Try out the Off the Leash, which is a perfect blend of Bulldog Gin, aloe vera, watermelon, cucumber, and lime. Feeling a bit more adventurous? The Glow Away combines Havana Club Puerto Rican Rub, Cruzan Rub, Vermouth Bianco, Luxardo Maraschino, Velvet Falernum, Vanilla Cordial, pineapple, lime, Clique House Bitters, edible glitter, and flower ice. It looks just as stunning as it tastes!

And if you’d like to limit your caloric intake, Clique has a line of healthier cocktails that taste amazing without breaking your diet.

When it comes to ordering and enjoying a cocktail, there are a few key terms that you should be familiar with.

  • On the rocks – Your drink will be served with ice.
  • Up – The drink is shaken with ice, then strained out so the ice won’t melt and dilute your drink’s flavor.
  • Dirty – A dirty drink – usually used to describe a martini – is mixed with brine. It helps to bring out the drink’s flavor by adding a bit of an acidic taste.
  • Neat – Neat refers to ordering a spirit without water or ice. It allows you to truly taste the nuances of the flavor, and is usually reserved for high-end spirits.

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Why You Should Try Tableside Mixology

Want to enjoy the perfect cocktail and understand a bit more about what makes that drink so good? Then you need to give Clique’s tableside mixology a try.

When you order a minimum of one drink per person, one of our talented mixologists will visit your private table to mix your drinks as you watch. It’s a great opportunity to learn a bit more about what goes into creating the perfect cocktail, and our mixologists are happy to share their methods and insights with you.

Through tableside mixology, you’ll get to see the full process of creating cocktails. Blending methods, infusions, measurements – it’s all right there for you to see, and you’ll also gain a deeper appreciation of the art that goes into each and every drink. Your cocktails aren’t just drinks – now they’re experiences, made just for you from the convenience of your table.

Which cocktail do you plan to try the next time that you come to Clique?