Lately binge drinking is becoming a big task, I cannot party more than once a week and would be happy to sit a week or 2 out at home enjoying just a large of whiskey before bed. I am entering the 30s club calls, which has great choices, subtle lifestyles and unmistakeable class! Well, that also brings attention to the drink you’re holding in your hands and there are somethings you definitely need to refer to, in order to get your drinking act right when you’re a 30 something. To begin with, 30’s calls for ditching those Natty Ice-hangovers and starting to appreciate the finer tastes of alcohol and well, with it life too. While this can turn out to sound very artsy, it won’t require any special skills we reckon. Let’s get straight to business and learn the top 5 cocktails you’ve got to make yourself acquainted with a little better after you hit the 30’s.
1. The Manhattan
This classic whiskey cocktail is a no-frills surprise and is generally the token drink of the whiskey drinker. Three parts whiskey (Canadian or rye) combined with one part sweet vermouth and a dash of bitters is what makes a Manhattan. Tossed in a shaker with ice, stirred and poured out, garnished with a maraschino cherry. This one’s a saviour when you want to keep things simple and sharp.
2. The Martini
The sophisticated man’s drink and not cut out for the amateur. Gin or vodka, a bit of dry vermouth, served up with an olive or a twirled lemon peel - The Martini is slated for boys donning the salt and pepper look and young blokes ordering one at the bar would only get the stares for this one.
3. The Tom Collins
Ah! The name may just sound like an old bloke who wants to be taken seriously all the time. Though, no, this drink is real fun and makes for an excellent choice in summer with its ingredient mix - gin, syrup, lemon juice and soda water. Super easy to make too and a great choice to have an awesome night with friends.
When you want to have a happy hour restricted to just sitting down with your drink, the perfect choice for a drink would be a cognac. The no-rush, the no-just for the kicks experience is what a really great cognac will give you. Cognac is a bit of an acquired taste, but once you’re hooked onto it it won’t disappoint you. For best after-results, do grab a cigar along with it.
5. The Gin/Vodka Gimlet
This one’s for the feels you’re drowned in post-work, only experienced once you living it up in your 30s. Vodka or gin (at least two ounces), 3/4 ounces each of lime juice and syrup, shaken in a shaker and stirred until very cold. Strain over ice in the glass. In place of syrup, you could try lime juice.