10 Millennial Cocktail Experts’ All-Time Favorite Mix
It is indeed true that there is nothing more diverse and varietal than the world of alcohol. In countries like the Philippines, Jack Daniel’s and other big brands are made available by some of the most recognizable alcohol distributors around the world. Plus, they’re delicious and intense in flavor. When it comes to alcohol, what more can you ask than those two things?
Nonetheless, it’s no argument that alcohol spells a good time for you and the gang, especially when it comes to mixing them up a notch! In fact, numerous cocktail mixes involve the mixing of two or more drinks with one another, which ultimately adds a new dynamic to every inuman session. In addition, mixing some drinks together to create a new form of indulgence with a buzz is a great way for you to show off your hidden bartending skills to your friends. For alcohol fanatics such as Aaron Silvestre, Carla Ortiz, Christian Melanie Lee, Emily Arden Wells, and other alcohol enthusiasts, these all-time favorites in the world of cocktail mixing can definitely pack a punch with those who dare to take a sip.
In this piece, we’ll be looking at some of our abovementioned bloggers’ favorite cocktail mixes and what they have to say about them. If you are looking for new drinks to try, maybe their words can help instill some adventure and inspiration in you!
Aaron Silvestre, a well-known blogger around the Philippines, is one of the faces and minds behind the popular lifestyle and entertainment site How to 101. The site covers pretty much anything lifestyle and entertainment has to offer, especially alcoholic indulgence. Also, like many others, he does have his fair share of personal tastes when it comes to cocktails, which in this case is none other than the fusion of Jack Daniel’s and Coca-cola, also known as ‘Jack Coke’. Want to know more about this drink? Here’s what Silvestre has to say about it:
According to Silvestre, one of the most flavorful things to do with this drink is by adding a bit of zest to the drink, which in turn, can hype up the experience and flavor. Also, besides making this drink yourself, it is also readily available in every bar across the Metro, which he describes as one of the best ways of availing for the drink if you are feeling a bit ‘lazy’, as he says.
Carla Ortiz is the face behind the popular lifestyle blog, Haute Cocktail, which focuses on lifestyle – one of which is cocktails. Like many other entries in this list, Ortiz has her own personal favorite when it comes to alcohol mixes. Want to know what it is? Here is what she has to say:
According to Ortiz, her variation of this cocktail involves a hearty dose of Vitamin C, which comes in the form of lime juice. Margaritas are one of the most famous alcoholic drinks to date, since it exudes class and flair with every sip. Plus, this drink can be prepared in numerous ways – whether it be shaken or blended. For Ortiz, nothing definitely beats the classic when it comes to this drink as all you will need for her version are just three ingredients: which are tequila, lime juice, and triple sec.
Christian Melanie Lee
Christian Melanie Lee, also simply known as ‘Melanie’ by many of her acquaintances, is a blogger, a freelance digital marketer, and a social media manager by trade, who also loves to cover certain topics for her work such as concerts and food crawls. When it comes to alcohol drinks and mixes, Melanie also has her own personal favorite – which is what she has to say below:
As what she stated above, Happy Horse is one of her favorite cocktail drinks since it is a great drink to enjoy, especially when you are a busy person that needs to take a night off every once in a while.
Emily Arden Wells
If you are looking for a writer whose works really centers around alcoholic indulgence, then there’s no one more prolific than Emily Arden Wells. Wells is one of the most recognizable names in the popular lifestyle site known as ‘Gastronomista’, which is the perfect site for you to visit if you really love anything about alcohol.
In fact, when it comes to this kind of subject, Wells can pretty much keep an open mind as it all depends on the mixing agent used to create the drink – which in her opinion is none other than Soda Water in her taste. Here is what Wells has to say about the popular mixing concoction:
According to Wells, any cocktail mixed with a dose of soda water is bound to taste delicious. The fizziness this drink provides and the flavor can complement any ingredient fused with it. So, if you are thinking of mixing this up to create a new cocktail, why not mix soda water with a bit of whiskey, tequila, gin, vodka, or even some coffee liqueur? Your taste buds will definitely not regret it.
Hannah Villasis is the mind behind lifestyle blog ‘Flaircandy’ and is also one of the most flexible personalities on the Web to date. You can definitely count on her delivering the latest entertainment in her vlogs, blogs, and streams. When it comes to alcohol, here’s what Hannah has to say about her personal favorite concoction.
Another variation of the margarita makes it into this piece – and for good reasons as well. According to Hannah, it is best to enjoy this drink chilled and shaken with some monk fruit to add some sweetness. If the sweetener is absent, then you can still enjoy this drink the old-fashioned way with the tequila and lime. Truly, this is indeed a guilt-free drink to enjoy in any occasion.
Ida Anduya is an enthusiast when it comes to digital art, fashion, and electronic dance music. According to her, and contrary to what everyone else may think or say about alcohol, Ida thinks that ‘less’ can be better for taste and flair. If you are wondering why, here’s what she has to say about it:
According to Ida, any alcoholic beverage with less of a sting, but the presence of a kick nonetheless, is an ideal drink for her. For the specific drink that allowed her to take in the subtle taste, it was none other than that one drink with buko as one of the core ingredients. Since it was made to resemble the famous buko juice, the taste of buko overpowered the taste of vodka, much to Anduya’s enjoyment since the kick is still there.
If there’s anyone out there who absolutely loves the taste of rum, there’s no other person who fits in that category than John Knowles. A seasoned veteran in the art of content writing, Knowles has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with. When it comes to alcohol drinks and alcohol mixes, here’s what Knowles has to say about his personal favorite:
According to Knowles, one of the best things to note about rum is none other than the spice and flavor it emits. In fact, he’s definitely fond of any cocktail that hails from the Caribbean due to their variety in options and intensity in flavor. For rum, Knowles is personally fond of a brand called ‘Goslings’, which is known for its dark, sweet, rich, and spicy taste.
John Michael Bueno
John Michael Bueno is a popular writer that specializes in lifestyle. While a computer-engineer by profession, he has been known to dabble in other fields such as fashion photography and column writing, which he has been known to contribute pieces to popular establishments such as Playboy Philippines and a website known as KUMAGCOW.com, which is also owned and operated by Bueno himself. For his personal favorite cocktail mix, here is what he has to say:
With what he has to say about his personal favorite, it is clear that Bueno is a man of sweetness and fruitiness, especially in alcohol. For Bueno, his personal favorite is a certain concoction simply known as Pineapple Vodka, which is a cocktail that is stirred with soda water, real Pineapple-infused vodka, a little something called a Japanese Suntory Kaku-Hai Whiskey, and bruised lemon. According to him, this drink definitely suits his tastes as the flavor is light and fruity enough for you to enjoy more than a glass of it – that is if you are looking for a quick and deceptive way to get yourself knocked out.
Marla Meredith is one of the most seasoned bloggers to ever make it onto this list as she has been blogging for at least 8 years since she started in 2009. According to her, one of her personal favorite cocktail mixes comes from the ability to create something from scratch. What exactly is it? Well, take a read at what she has to say:
Cocktails can come in a lot of forms – all of which depend on the technique used in making them, as well as the ingredients used in creating the drink. For Meredith, nothing really beats the naturals such as fresh fruits, certain spices, and herbs that ultimately makes her ideal drink in the making.
Of course, this piece wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t hear from a professional mixologist himself, or in this case, herself. Sadiyyah Iddeen is a mixologist that definitely has a lot of tricks up her sleeve. She can turn any ingredient into a crucial part of her creations, which in turn, allows one to explore the numerous dimensions of flavor. Iddeen is also one of the faces of a website that focuses on the world of alcohol known as ‘Cocktail Artist’.
For her personal favorite, this is what she has to say:
For Iddeen, no cocktail mix would be complete without the addition of a very crucial, and flexible ingredient: Simple Syrup. A suitable dose of this agent can really add some sweetness to your drink, as well as heighten any other flavor and ingredient used in creating the drink. In fact, according to Iddeen and the other mixologists from Cocktail Artist, simple syrup is one of the most premium ingredients in the world of alcohol as it can really go well with any other drink in the market.
What these people have to say about their favorite drinks are just some of the notable testimonies given in the world of alcoholic indulgence. So, if you are looking to mix your Philippine Jack Daniel’s with any other drink you have in mind, why not look at some of the best alcohol distributors around the world and see what fits your savvy? After all, your palate is definitely what determines the overall flavor and satisfaction – especially in today’s world of millennial cocktail mix indulgence!