As a bartender, I've seen it all when it comes to drinks. From the classic Old Fashioned to the trendy Margarita, there's no shortage of cocktails out there.
But sometimes, you want something a little different. Something that'll make your taste buds dance and your Instagram followers jealous. That's where funky cocktails come in.
Funky cocktails are all about bold flavors, unexpected combinations, and creative presentation. They're the kind of drinks that make you say "wow" before you even take a sip.
And the best part? There are no rules. You can mix and match ingredients to your heart's content, experiment with new techniques, and let your imagination run wild.
Whether you're looking for a drink to impress your friends at your next party or just want to treat yourself to something special, funky cocktails are the way to go. So put down that boring beer or basic gin and tonic and get ready to explore the wild and wonderful world of funky cocktails.
From sweet and fruity to spicy and savory, there's a funky cocktail out there for everyone. So let's raise a glass to creativity, experimentation, and most importantly, delicious drinks.
1. Brass Monkey
The Brass Monkey is a simple and refreshing cocktail made famous by the Beastie Boys in the 80s. It's a mix of orange juice and rum, perfect for warm weather and easy to make.
Serve it in a fun glass and garnish with orange or a cocktail umbrella for extra flair. It's a classic cocktail that's sure to please any crowd.
2. The Hermione Granger Cocktail
"The Hermione Granger Cocktail" is a Harry Potter-inspired cocktail that is perfect for any fan of the series. This sweet and light cocktail features raspberry rosemary shrub, fresh raspberries, sweet raspberry jam, rosemary, lemon, apple cider vinegar, vodka, and fizzy sparkling water. The rim of the glass is lined with sweet lemon rose sugar, providing the perfect sweet touch.
The deep red color of the cocktail reflects Hermione's boldness and strength, while the sweet berries and roses reflect her compassion. This cocktail is easy to make and is the perfect addition to any Harry Potter movie marathon or themed party. It's a must-try for any fan of the series and is sure to leave you wanting more.
3. New York Sour
The New York Sour is a unique and funky cocktail that combines the flavors of whiskey and red wine with a refreshing lemon simple syrup. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a little bit of sweetness in their drinks, but also want a bit of a kick.
The fruity light Pinot Noir used in this recipe adds a touch of sangria-like flavor to the drink, making it perfect for any occasion. The New York Sour is a must-try for anyone looking to explore new and exciting cocktail recipes.
4. Rum Swizzle Cocktail
The Rum Swizzle Cocktail is a tropical delight that will transport you to the sunny beaches of Bermuda with just one sip. This fruity and rummy cocktail is made with dark and white rum, orange and pineapple juice, grenadine, and bitters. It's a refreshing blend of flavors that will leave your taste buds wanting more.
The cocktail is garnished with orange wheels and a swizzle stick, which is traditionally made from a small branch of the swizzle tree found in the Caribbean. This cocktail is perfect for those who love fruity drinks with a kick of rum. So, if you're looking for a Funky Cocktail that will make you feel like you're on vacation, the Rum Swizzle Cocktail is the perfect choice.
5. Blueberry Clover Club Cocktail
The Blueberry Clover Club Cocktail is a fun and funky twist on the classic Clover Club cocktail. Made with blueberry syrup and 7UP, this cocktail is perfect for any ladies' luncheon, brunch, or girls' night in. The vibrant violet color and foamy head make it a visually stunning drink, while the fresh egg whites create a deliciously creamy texture.
The addition of 7UP adds a refreshing and bubbly twist to this already delicious cocktail. If you're looking for a unique and flavorful cocktail to impress your guests, the Blueberry Clover Club Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
6. Baby Yoda Cocktail
If you're looking for a Funky Cocktail that's out of this world, look no further than the Baby Yoda Cocktail. Inspired by the popular Disney+ series The Mandalorian, this cocktail has taken the world by storm. While the exact recipe varies, it typically includes rum, Midori, and pineapple juice for a sweet and refreshing kick.
Some variations even include pond apple or swamp apple for a unique twist. Whether you're a die-hard Star Wars fan or just looking for a fun and funky drink, the Baby Yoda Cocktail is sure to impress. So why not give it a try? After all, as Yoda himself would say, "Try it, you must!"
7. Whipped Coffee Martini
The Whipped Coffee Martini is a trendy cocktail made with whipped Dalgona coffee, vodka, and a touch of sweetness.
The whipped coffee foam adds a unique texture and flavor to the drink, creating a bold and flavorful cocktail that is perfect for a brunch, afternoon pick-me-up, or pregame drink. It's a fun and playful drink that is sure to impress your friends and family.
8. Butterfly Pea Cocktail
The Butterfly Pea Cocktail is a mesmerizing and unique drink that is sure to turn heads at any holiday gathering. Made with butterfly pea flowers, this cocktail changes colors from blue to varying shades of purple when mixed with citrus juice. The tea is brewed and turned into ice cubes, which are then added to a mix of fresh citrus juice and vodka.
The result is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Not only is it visually stunning, but it also has a mild earthy undertone that pairs well with the more assertive flavors of the citrus and vodka. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a funky and fun drink to serve at their next party.
9. Sangria Swirled Frozen Margaritas
Looking for a funky cocktail that will impress your guests? Look no further than the Sangria Swirled Frozen Margarita! This cocktail takes the classic frozen margarita recipe and adds a fun twist with frozen sangria cubes. The fruity red wine, orange liquor, lime, and orange juice mixture is poured into an ice tray and frozen, creating a beautiful and flavorful addition to the margarita.
The result is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any summer gathering. With its unique and eye-catching presentation, the Sangria Swirled Frozen Margarita is sure to be a hit at your next party.
10. Mocha Espresso Martini
The Mocha Espresso Martini is a perfect cocktail for coffee lovers who want to add a little bit of fun to their caffeine fix. This cocktail is a spin on the classic martini, with the addition of espresso and chocolate flavors. The recipe calls for a strong espresso or coffee, combined with vodka, Kahlua, and chocolate syrup.
The result is a rich and creamy cocktail that is perfect for a night out with friends or a cozy night in. The Mocha Espresso Martini is a great way to switch up your usual coffee routine and add a little bit of excitement to your day. If you're a fan of coffee and cocktails, this is definitely a drink to try.
11. Prickly Pear Margarita
The Prickly Pear Margarita is a refreshing and unique cocktail with a subtle flavor of Prickly Pear that adds a twist to the classic margarita.
The cocktail is made with Sweet and Sour mix made from lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, and simple syrup, which gives it a tangy and sweet taste. The cocktail's sensuous pink color and light, sweet flavor make it a perfect drink to enjoy on a balmy patio.
12. Cake by the Ocean Cocktail
The Cake by the Ocean Cocktail is a fun and funky drink that will transport you to a tropical paradise. Made with cake flavored vodka, coconut rum, and orange and pineapple juices, this cocktail is perfect for anyone who loves sweet and fruity drinks.
The rim of the glass is coated with sprinkles, adding an extra touch of fun to the drink. This cocktail is perfect for a summer party or a day at the beach. If you're looking for a unique and delicious drink to serve at your next gathering, the Cake by the Ocean Cocktail is definitely worth trying.