When it comes to enjoying alcoholic drinks at home or at a party, we always tend to go for upscale drinks or plain drinks with simple mixers or even go for a neat or on the rocks.
While this may just be enough to satisfy our crave for a booze, we might actually think of some fancy looking cocktails that not make us look elegant, but makes our guests feel posh and premium.
These upscale drinks work well when we are hosting a party at home or when we are at a bar either for a get-together with friends or a business meeting.
There are lots of timeless classic drinks to choose from and equally impressive modern cocktails that give the feeling of an Upscale.
Be it a Martini in a Martini Glass or simply an Old-Fashioned drink, they don’t just add flair to your style but also make you feel like you are drinking something rich!
Let us see the 10 best Upscale drinks that you might try right now!
A classic, timeless cocktail, Boulevardier is a Whiskey twist to the Negroni. While Negroni comes with Gin, Boulevardier comes with Bourbon.
Bourbon is naturally sweet and this sweetness balances out with Campari. Try this now and get bowled!
Ingredients: Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Campari
The name itself gives you a feel that you are going to get something fancy and priceless, doesn’t it? Making this cocktail is by itself a story to be told and when your guests watch you do this with style, they are sure to enjoy your company.
And yes, there is only one way of doing it, so do it right! This is one of the best upscale drinks.
Ingredients: Cognac, Rye Whiskey, Angostura Bitters, Peychaud’s Bitters, Absinthe, Sugar Cubes
Martinis are always rich in style and this one in particular has its own story. People say that Vesper Martini was created by James Bond in his 1953 book, the Casino Royale.
So, everything about this drink has to be classy and suave, isn’t it? Moreover, this drink has Lillet Blanc, a fortified Wine, as one of the ingredients. What is it about French drinks that are not Classy?
Ingredients: Gin, Vodka, Lillet Blanc
Martinez is a close cousin for Martini and Manhattan and follows the similar style of balancing out the opposites to give a drink that will never be forgotten. You get a sweet taste balanced perfectly with little spininess, all of which comes down to the ingredients that are known to give us many more such classics.
Ingredients: Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur, Angostura Bitters
Yeah, the name sounds just right! It can even bring back one from Dead. No, just joking. But you get the idea, right?
One of ther brilliantly made upscale drinks with Gin and Lillet Blanc, Corpse Reviver is sure to give you the fizz and energy you have been looking for.
Ingredients: Gin, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, Lemon Juice, Absinthe
The name isn’t just Old, the drink itself is. You can trace back the origin of this drink to somewhere in the 1800s. And the drink, still ruling all the bars around the world, tells you how good it is and how classic it will remain.
All you need to do is make this drink right and it signs off your day well enough!
Ingredients: Whiskey, Sugar cubes, Angostura Bitters
Screwdriver can be a very simple drink to make and drink, but think about this – any last minute preparations need to be quick and Screwdriver fits the bill perfectly.
All you need to do is present this drink in a captivating way and you need not worry about anything else.
Ingredients: Vodka, Orange Juice
What is a cocktail list without a Vodka cocktail in it? White Russian, as with other cocktails, the name suggests it to be an Upscale drink and it does look classy.
Ingredients: Vodka, Fresh Cream, Coffee Liqueur
Yet another French reference to this list. French 75 is a Gin cocktail and includes Champagne. Do you need more reason to have this one on your Upscale drinks list?
Ingredients: Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Champagne
Finally, here is a drink that does not have any Liquors but only Liqueurs. Never mind, you will still feel the booze but more than that you will feel the class.
Golden Cadillac is a brilliant tasting cocktail that is best served as a dessert drink.
Ingredients: Galliano Liqueur, White Creme de Cacao, Heavy Cream
Well, Well, Well. Here is just a short list for you to try at home or at a party. Nevertheless, you can keep looking for more Upscale drinks that can really improve your bartending skills or your experience in drinking will go to the next level.