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Cocktails you Should Know about – The Perfect Buzz for all your Special Days

Whether it is to relax after a long day or to party with friends, cocktails are always a most welcome treat. Below are 5 excellent cocktails that everyone should know about.

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Old Fashioned

As the name indicates, this drink is a timeless favourite. A combination of rich ingredients the 'Old Fashioned' continues to give just the right buzz with around 4 dashes of Angostura bitters. Next, you will have to drop this cube into a glass. Make sure the glass you select is also old-fashioned, so that it may be in keeping with the overall style. Into this glass add a teaspoon of water and stir it all up until it gets a muddled appearance. Next, fill the glass with ice. Then add about 1¾ ounces rye whiskey and give it a good stir. To decorate you can use a slice of orange which even further adds to the flavour.

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Manhattan

If you like your cocktails, Manhattan is one name you would have certainly come across. A favourite in many bars, Manhattan utilizes a couple of well-known ingredients creating a cocktail that anyone would surely love. To make this drink you will need to combine 2½ ounces of rye whiskey -bourbon can also be used instead, with an ounce of sweet vermouth and a few orange bitters. This mixture should then be added to bar glass that has been filled with ice. Stir it well and strain it into either a cocktail glass or an old-fashioned glass that has been filled with ice. Manhattans are usually decorated with a single maraschino cherry.

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Gimlet

The Gimlet is one of the simpler cocktails out there but it is nonetheless thoroughly refreshing. The drink is made using 2½ ounces of gin and another ¾ ounce of lime juice. This combination is then added to an ice-filled cocktail shaker after which it has to be thoroughly shaken. Next, strain the drink and serve it in a cocktail glass.

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Martini

Yet another all-time favourite, the Martini also happens to be one of the more famous names for cocktails out there. To make a perfect Martini you will need 3 ounces of gin or vodka and almost an ounce of dry vermouth. This has to be poured into a bar glass filled with ice and stirred thoroughly until it is very cold. Finally, you can strain it into a cocktail glass and garnish it with an olive. Even if you are holidaying in a place like Bophut most of the best restaurants in Bophut will offer the Martini in its selection of drinks. If you are keen on your cocktails opt to stay in places like Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort where there are a wide range of cocktails for you to choose from.

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Sidecar

This drink is made using a combination of ½ an ounce fresh lemon juice and 1-ounce triple sec. All of this is added to an ice-filled cocktail shaker and later strained into a cocktail glass.