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Bartenders Are Sharing The Best Drinks That People Never Order And I Feel Changed By This Knowledge

"I've never seen someone unhappy when I make them their first one. I consider that drink the bridge to craft cocktails."

Do you ever walk up to the bar only to find yourself completely tongue-tied and unable to decide on a drink? We've all been there. So Redditor u/ThorsFather took one for the team and asked, "Bartenders: What's the best drink we've *never* had?"

And they came through! Here are some excellent cocktails to work into your drink rotation once bars fully open back up again:

1. French 75

French75 cocktails in Champagne flutes with lemon.

2. The Colorado Bulldog

"It's just a white Russian with a splash of cola. Delicious." —u/peteisneat

3. Aviation

A purple Aviation on a bar countertop.

4. The Seven Seas

"A splash of the first seven things the bartender sees." —u/kedavo

5. Pimm's Cup

Two Pimm's Cups with lime and strawberries.

6. The Pickleback

"Sounds disgusting, tastes amazing. The most dangerous drink on the planet due to how fast and thoughtlessly it can be consumed. It's a shot of whiskey and a shot of kosher dill pickle brine. Drink them, in that order. The brine shot is like a Mr. Clean magic eraser for your tongue. But don't mess up the order or use the wrong pickles — it will be gross!" —u/imadeup

7. Gin & Tonic

Gin and Tonic with whole black pepper, lemon rind, and cucumber.

8. Honey Whiskey On The Rocks

"It's the manliest 'girly' drink." —u/madpixie

9. Caipirinha

A Caipirinha with limes.

10. The Toronto

"2 ounces rye whiskey, 1/4 ounce fernet (Branca typically preferred), 1/4 ounce simple syrup, dash of bitters. I usually toss a little extra fernet in because I love how it cuts the rye. I can't get enough of this." —u/z_smalls

11. Dark and Stormy

A dark and stormy cocktail with lime.

12. Burt Reynolds

"Served in a shot glass: 50% spiced rum, 50% butter ripple Schnapps." —u/DevmasterJ

"I just call this 'maple syrup' — and can confirm it is delicious." —u/QuinnMallory

13. Negroni

14. Sailor Jerry's

"Spiced rum, cherry cola, and orange juice. It'll change you." —u/dialzforzombies

15. Vieux Carre

A Vieux Carre on a bar counter.

16. The After Eight

"Half shot of crème de menthe, shot of Tia Maria, shot of amaretto. Topped with Coca Cola. Tastes like mint chocolate." —u/gunnerspowpow

17. Daiquiri

A lime daiquiri in a coupe.

18. Tequila Ginger Ale

"Sounds terrible, but it is actually stupidly good, and it's one of the very few drinks that gets better with time. It mellows out more and more as the ice melts. Lime is critical. Final result is a refreshing drink that goes down easily." —u/CorneliusVan

19. Clover Club

A clover club with fresh raspberries.

20. Boulevardiar

"It's an adaption of a negroni made with equal parts bourbon, Campari and sweet vermouth. Squeeze some orange into it. Boom! It's sweet, bitter, and dry. Perfection. And on the same theme: a mezcal negroni. Equal parts mezcal, Aperol, and sweet vermouth — with grapefruit this time." —u/spleenwriter

21. Sidecar

A Sidecar cocktail in a coupe glass.

22. Rumchata and Cinnamon Whiskey Shot

"Mix equal amounts into a shot, and enjoy the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch in alcohol form." —u/Kitchen_Explosion

23. Whiskey Sour

A whiskey sour on a cocktail bar.

24. Sazerac

"2 ounces rye whiskey, 3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters, 1 sugar cube or 1 teaspoon simple syrup, and a splash of absinthe. Garnish with a lemon twist." —u/LiterallyOuttoLunch

"It's like an Old-Fashioned but with an extra ingredient and a lemon instead of orange." —u/doomgoblin

25. Moscow Mule

A Moscow Mule in a copper mug.

26. The Greyhound

"Gin and grapefruit. Amazing." —u/milky_moon

27. Aperol Spritz

An Aperol Spritz.

28. Ramos Gin Fizz

"Cream, egg white, gin, orange blossom essence. Tastes like a creamsicle." —u/littlelightgiver

29. Smoky Margarita

A Margarita with a salt rim.

Do you have a favorite cocktail that wasn't mentioned? Tell us in the comments below!

Note: Some responses were edited for length or clarity.