For those who enjoy a sip of something that includes stimulating alcoholic beverages with just enough kick to throw your head back and smile you’ve landed on the right read.

Of course, drinking in moderation is above all else the most responsible aspiration for anyone who decides to drink any alcoholic beverage, excluding moonshine moderation can hardly be expected to be achieved with sips of 100% alcohol!

Many have debated whether alcohol is harmful or helpful. Various Research, Books, and Articles have been composed in attempts to explain the benefits and pitfalls of ingesting alcoholic beverages.

Thanks to the continual efforts of science we now know that drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation, especially with wine, in particular, can provide great benefits to living a healthy lifestyle, believe it or not. According to Kenneth J Mukamal MD an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School suggests that moderate alcohol use may provide certain health benefits, particularly with regard to coronary heart disease.

Yet, despite the option to consume alcoholic beverages, some individuals decide to sustain from it all together for various reasons. Those reasons should always be respected. However, whichever position a person decides to take for or against drinking alcoholic beverages the timeless statements remain ‘To each their own” rings true. No harm no foul.

However, drinking alcoholic beverages can be a beneficial resource for various reasons from aiding people to relax unwind from a tough day at work to celebrating the joys of life with fellowship amongst comrades, or just for the heck of it.

For whatever reason someone chooses to pick up a drink with a bit of a kick to it doesn’t always have to be a bittersweet reunion in your mouth. There are many some rock your socks off drinks that when mixed correctly can provide a great balance between a strong alcohol bang and a sweet aftertaste.

Whichever your favorite mixed drink is, remember that taking the time to enjoy life even with an occasional cold beer and an elegant glass of wine is just as good. Yet, if you want to explore the creative side, alcohol mixology beverage sampling can be a fulfilled endeavor worth experiencing.

Listed below is a list of the top five alcoholic beverages that are the perfect drink to kick off a happy hour retreat or private party indoors. In fact, these drinks are so good that perhaps one might become your all-time favorite.Cheers!

3. Blue Hawaiian Beverage. 


  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 1 cherry (optional) 
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1 oz. cream of coconut
  • 1 slice pineapple


Pour One cup ice in an electric blender at high speed. Combine all ingredients with ice, stir or shake, then pour into a hurricane glass with the ice or into a highball glass. Decorate with the slice of pineapple and a cherry.

For a top notch garnish score pineapple or orange slice with a knife and insert onto the rim of glass; Tada.

2. Mojito 

The o lala of drinks. If you want a refreshing party in your mouth with an energizing kick to boot try this delightful traditional Cuban cocktail called, Mojito.


  • 1 1/2 oz. White rum
  • 8 leaves of Mint
  • Soda Water 
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice 
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar



Place ice in beverage shaker then add in the Rum, 8 broken up mint sprigs, lime juice, and sugar. Shake well pour and serve contents over ice in a highball glass. Top off each glass with a splash of club soda, garnish with mint leaves and serve with a straw.

Alternative Prep: Simply request this awesome drink from a bartender or waiter with, "Mojito Please."  

3. White Russian Cocktail 

In the mood for cream with a boost of vodka then a white Russian might just hit the spot.  


  • 2 oz. vodka   
  • 1 oz. coffee liqueur
  • light cream or milk


Pour vodka and coffee liqueur over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass.Fill with light cream.Float fresh cream on top and stir slowly and serve.

4.Mountain Breeze

Want to feel like you're in the mountains or at least end up dancing your way there? This drink might just pack enough of a punch you'll need to forget those pesky work week details and enjoy a night of STLC (Self Tender Love & Care).


  • 1/2 oz vodka                                                                      
  • 1/2 oz gin 
  • 1/2 oz triple sec 
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz rum 
  • 1/2 oz tequila 
  • 1 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix 
  • 1/2 oz grapefruit juice 


Pour ingredients over ice in a recommended hurricane glass, shake and garnish with a lime wedge(optional).Salud!

5. Cape Cod 

Not only is the actual location of Cape Cod and extraordinary beautiful place to visit within the U.S. New England area, you can also bring your own cape cod tribute to your mouth with this refreshing drink too. 


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka 
  • 4 oz cranberry juice


Combine in a glass with ice. Garnish with a wedge of lime, and serve. Enjoy!






Published by Naomi S. Gobern