As a bartender, I have had the pleasure of serving countless drinks to customers over the years.
And while it is always fun to create new concoctions and experiment with different flavors, there is something special about the classic white cocktail. These drinks are often light, refreshing, and perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.
But what exactly makes a white cocktail? Well, it's not just about the color.
White cocktails are typically made with clear or white spirits, such as vodka, gin, or rum, and are mixed with a variety of juices, syrups, and other ingredients to create a delicious and balanced drink.
One of the great things about white cocktails is their versatility. They can be sweet or sour, fruity or floral, and can be adapted to suit any occasion or taste preference.
Whether you prefer a simple vodka tonic or a more complex drink like a White Lady or a Ramos Gin Fizz, there is a white cocktail out there for everyone.
So, if you're looking to mix up your cocktail game and try something new, look no further than the world of white cocktails.
From classic recipes to modern twists, there are plenty of delicious drinks to discover and enjoy. So grab your shaker and let's get mixing!
1. Tropical Hennesy Pure White Cocktail
The Tropical Hennessy Pure White Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who enjoys light and fruity cocktails. Made with Hennessy Pure White cognac, fresh lime, caramelized pineapple, and ginger, this cocktail is a twist on the classic daiquiri. The Hennessy Pure White cognac used in this cocktail has a smooth finish, making it easy to drink and perfect for sipping on a warm summer day.
The combination of flavors in this cocktail creates a refreshing and tropical taste that will transport you to a beachside paradise. If you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to try, the Tropical Hennessy Pure White Cocktail is definitely worth a taste.
2. White Lady Cocktail
The White Lady Cocktail is a classic, sophisticated sour gin cocktail that has been around since the 1920s. It's made with gin, Cointreau, fresh lemon juice, and an egg white, which creates a creamy, foamy topping and a smooth sipping experience.
The addition of simple syrup sweetens the drink, making it even more flavorful and delicious. This cocktail is perfect for sipping any time of the year and is traditionally served in a coupe or martini glass. If you're looking for a refreshing, citrusy cocktail with a creamy finish, the White Lady is a must-try.
3. White Winter Cosmopolitan Cocktail
The White Winter Cosmopolitan Cocktail is a delightful twist on the classic pink Cosmo. It features white cranberry juice, which gives it a crystal-clear appearance and a gentle, sweet flavor. This cocktail is perfect for winter, with its refreshing burst of winter flavors. The Cosmopolitan is a vodka cocktail that rose to popularity in the 1980s, and this white version has a totally different, and somehow much sexier vibe.
It's a fairly sweet cranberry juice, so the Cointreau is kept to a half ounce and fortified the drink with a full two-ounce pour of vodka. Garnished with red roses, this cocktail is a quintessential Valentine's Day drink. If you're a fan of Cosmos, this is a must-try cocktail.
4. Clover Club Cocktail
The Clover Club Cocktail is a classic pre-prohibition era cocktail that originated from a Philadelphia men's club of the same name. What sets this cocktail apart is the addition of egg white, which gives it a unique body and silky finish.
Don't let the raw egg white scare you away, as it is a safe ingredient when handled properly. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a sweet and sour taste with a smooth texture. If you're looking to try something new and exciting, the Clover Club Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
5. The White Walker
"The White Walker" is a Game of Thrones inspired White Russian Milkshake Cocktail that is perfect for fans of the show. This frozen cocktail is a twist on the classic White Russian, made with vodka, Kahlua, and vanilla ice cream instead of cream.
The result is a deliciously creamy and sweet cocktail that is perfect for sipping while watching the show. The cocktail is easy to make and is sure to impress your guests. If you're a fan of Game of Thrones or just looking for a fun and unique cocktail to serve at your next party, "The White Walker" is definitely worth a try.
6. Chai Spiced White Russians
The Chai Spiced White Russian is a delightful twist on the classic White Russian cocktail. This seasonal recipe incorporates the warm and cozy flavors of chai spice, including cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper. The Hanger 1 Straight Vodka, infused with chai tea bags, provides a smooth and balanced base for this cocktail.
The addition of coffee-flavored liqueur and half-and-half creates a rich and creamy texture that perfectly complements the chai spice. Garnished with cinnamon sticks and star anise, this cocktail is not only delicious but also visually appealing. It's the perfect drink to enjoy during the winter season, whether you're cozied up by the fire or celebrating with friends and family.
7. Havana Cocktail
The Havana Cocktail is a simple yet delicious rum-based cocktail that is perfect for a warm summer day. Made with white rum, lime, simple syrup, and a splash of orange juice, this cocktail is refreshing and easy to make. What sets this cocktail apart is its use of white rum, which has a sweet and subtle flavor that works perfectly with the other ingredients.
The addition of a flower garnish adds a wow factor and a sense of freshness to the drink. If you're looking for a light and summery cocktail that is easy to make and sure to impress, the Havana Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
8. Classic White Russian
The Classic White Russian is a decadent and creamy cocktail that has been around since the 1950s. Made with just three ingredients – vodka, heavy cream, and coffee liqueur – this cocktail is easy to make and perfect for any season. The addition of cream gives the drink a rich and velvety texture that is almost like a latte.
It's no wonder that this cocktail exploded in popularity after being featured in the cult-classic movie, The Big Lebowski. If you're looking for a sweet and indulgent cocktail to impress your guests, the Classic White Russian is definitely worth a try.
9. White Russian
The White Russian is a classic cocktail that has been around for decades. This creamy and bold drink is perfect for any occasion, but especially during the colder months. Made with just three ingredients – vodka, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream – this cocktail is simple yet delicious. The vodka provides a subtle kick, while the coffee liqueur adds a rich and robust flavor.
The heavy cream gives the drink a smooth and velvety texture, making it a perfect after-dinner drink. Whether you're a fan of creamy cocktails or just looking for something new to try, the White Russian is definitely worth a taste. So, why not give it a try and see what all the fuss is about?
10. White Russian Amarula Cocktail
The White Russian Amarula Cocktail is a creamy and delicious twist on the classic White Russian cocktail. Made with premium vodka, Amarula cream liqueur, espresso coffee, milk, and ground nutmeg, this cocktail is perfect for those who love a boozy coffee drink.
The addition of Amarula cream liqueur, which is made from the fruit of the African marula tree, gives the cocktail a unique and exotic flavor. Whether served warm or cold, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests. So, if you're looking for a tasty and festive cocktail to serve at your next holiday gathering, give the White Russian Amarula Cocktail a try!
11. Trans Pride Cocktail
The Trans Pride Cocktail is a refreshing and colorful cocktail that represents the transgender community. The cocktail features three different layers in blue, white, and pink, which are the colors of the transgender flag. The blue layer is made with a Blue Lagoon Cocktail, the white layer is made with a Gimlet Cocktail, and the pink layer is made with a Cosmopolitan Cocktail.
Each layer is carefully poured into a chilled martini glass, creating a beautiful and delicious cocktail that is perfect for celebrating Pride Month. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves colorful and unique cocktails.
12. Classic Mojito
The Classic Mojito is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Originating from Cuba, this cocktail is made with white rum, lime juice, sugar, and fresh mint leaves. The mint leaves are muddled to release their flavor and then shaken together with the other ingredients before being poured over ice and topped with club soda.
The result is a light and refreshing drink that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day or for enjoying with friends at a party. If you're looking for a classic cocktail that is sure to impress, the Classic Mojito is definitely worth trying.
The Daiquiri is a classic cocktail made with white rum, fresh lime juice, and sugar syrup. It's a refreshing drink that's perfect for a hot summer day or any occasion that calls for a delicious cocktail.
The drink gained popularity in the United States during Prohibition and has remained a favorite ever since. The Daiquiri is a testament to the fact that sometimes the simplest things are the best.
14. Winter Sea Breeze
The Winter Sea Breeze is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. This white cocktail is a twist on the classic Sea Breeze, which is a fruity vodka cocktail that was popular in the 1980s. The Winter Sea Breeze uses white cranberry juice instead of the traditional red, giving it a pretty pale pink color.
It is garnished with a juicy slice of pink grapefruit and a sprig of cooling mint, which adds a touch of tropical flair to the drink. The addition of Grapefruit Mint bitters emphasizes the fresh and cool flavors of the cocktail, making it perfect for sipping on a warm winter day. If you're a fan of vodka cocktails, the Winter Sea Breeze is definitely worth trying.
15. Gin Fizz Cocktail
The Gin Fizz Cocktail is a classic drink that has been around since the 1870s. Made with gin, lemon, simple syrup, and soda water, this cocktail is perfectly balanced with a sweet and tart flavor profile. The frothy egg white foam topping adds a creamy texture to each sip, making it a delightful treat for any cocktail lover.
The trick to the foam topping is a dry shake, which results in a lovely white layer of foam on top. For those who prefer a vegan option, aquafaba can be used as a substitute for egg whites. The Gin Fizz Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves tangy sweet fizzy drinks.
16. Coconut Basil Mojito
The Coconut Basil Mojito is a refreshing and light cocktail that is perfect for a summer day. This cocktail is made with white rum, coconut water, fresh lime juice, and basil. The subtle coconut flavor from the coconut water adds a tropical twist to the classic mojito, while the basil gives it a unique and herbaceous flavor.
This cocktail is easy to make and is perfect for sipping by the pool or at a summer barbecue. If you're looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail to try this summer, the Coconut Basil Mojito is definitely worth a try.
17. Pumpkin Spiced Kahlua and Cream White Russian
The Pumpkin Spiced Kahlua and Cream White Russian is a cozy and delicious update to the classic White Russian drink. This cocktail is perfect for those who love pumpkin spiced lattes and want to try something new. The secret ingredient is the spice-infused Kahlua, which is a perfect match with the rich coffee flavors.
The combination of ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice creates a warm and inviting flavor that is perfect for the winter season. This cocktail is easy to make and is sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a new twist on a classic cocktail, the Pumpkin Spiced Kahlua and Cream White Russian is definitely worth a try.
18. Strawberry Mojito
The Strawberry Mojito is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. This fizzy, minty, and lightly sweetened cocktail is packed with fresh strawberries and lime, making it a perfect summer drink. The combination of fresh ingredients and white rum makes this cocktail a fan favorite.
The Strawberry Mojito is a twist on the classic minty lime cocktail, and it is a must-try for anyone who loves a fruity and refreshing drink. The cocktail is simple to make and can be easily scaled up for a pitcher. This cocktail is perfect for a small crowd or a large party, and it is sure to impress your guests. If you are looking for a delicious and refreshing white cocktail, the Strawberry Mojito is a great choice.
19. Pineapple Rum Fizz With Rosemary
The Pineapple Rum Fizz with Rosemary is a refreshing summer cocktail that's bursting with flavor. The mix of juicy pineapple, zesty lime, and herby rosemary is perfectly complemented by white rum.
While the dried pineapple flower garnish is a beautiful touch, it's not necessary to enjoy this delicious drink. It's perfect for sipping on a lazy afternoon or impressing guests at your next summer gathering.