Classics that you should try at Glasgow’s best cocktail bars
With so many choices, we know that picking a cocktail can be a daunting task. If you don’t know your Margaritas from your Manhattans or your Moscow Mule from your Mai Tai, we’ve put together a little list of some of the classic options you will find shaken up at cocktail bars in Glasgow. Old Fashioned: The Old Fashioned is one of the quintessential cocktails, said to be invented over 130 years ago, made by muddling sugar and bitters then adding brandy or whisky and a twist of citrus rind to produce a smooth, mild and fruity taste.Pina Colada: If you want to experience some tropical vibes in Scotland, then head to one of Glasgow’s cocktail bars and order up a Pina Colada, a mouthwatering blend of rum, coconut cream or coconut milk and pineapple juice, usually served in a poco glass with a paper umbrella on the side!Bloody Mary: The ultimate hair of the dog drink, this cold favourite is made from vodka, tomato juice and tabasco and will cure your hangover even quicker than a can of Irn Bru will.Mojito: Originating in Cuba, the mojito now resides on cocktail bar menus all over the world. The oldest known recipe for the mojito dates back to 1926, and it’s made from five ingredients – white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint.Espresso Martini: Need a pick me up? Then go for an Espresso Martini, a take on the classic martini made with vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur and sugar syrup and found in many of Glasgow’s cocktail bars. Coffee break just got much more exciting!