#11 in Top 100
For the perfect salt rim, liquidize sea salt to make it finer, then run a lime wedge around the outside edge of the glass before dipping the rim in salt. Rimming only half the glass with salt gives the drinker the option of enjoying the cocktail with or without salt.
Grand Mimosa (Difford's)
As the name suggests, the orange of Grand Marnier heavily influences this drink. Basically a Mimosa or a Buck's Fizz (orange juice and champagne) with added oomph.
Pina Colada (IBA)
#8 in Top 100
A splash of cachaca adds some Latin flavor, lime adds a citrusy bite while a splash of fresh cream makes this Pina Colada creamy white.
Sea Breeze (IBA)
#53 in Top 100
Few bartenders bother to shake this simple drink, instead they "build" by simply pouring ingredients into ice-filled glass and then briefly stirring to mix.
A layered version of the Seabreeze emerged and became popular in London during the 1990s.
Tequila Sunrise (IBA)
#60 in Top 100
Well-balanced tequila and zesty citrus with a sweet treat at the bottom.
Tommy's Margarita (IBA)
#52 in Top 100
The flavor of agave is king in this simple Margarita, made without the traditional orange liqueur.
Strawberry Daiquiri (Difford's)
#23 in Top 100
A popular drink in Cuba where it is known as a Daiquiri de Fresa.
Gin Sour (Difford's)
#28 in Top 100
This 4:2:8 formula is a tad sourer than the classic sour proportions of 3:4:8: three-quarter part of the sour ingredient (lemon juice), one part of the sweet ingredient (sugar syrup) and two parts of the strong ingredient (gin).
Not your typical daiquiri, it tastes just like when you bite into a ripe white peach in the middle of summer.
#1 in Top 100
When well made, this Cuban cousin of the Mint Julep is one of the world's greatest and most refreshing cocktails.