5 Must-Have Happy Hour Cocktails

It’s there any better way to end a day at work than a visit to a local happy hour? Probably not. That’s why they called it “happy hour” to begin with. However, if you like to make it a habit to visit your local watering hole, you might want to shake things up once in a while. Seek out the best cocktail bars in East Cobb, GA, and order up one of these classics.

1. The Martini

The martini is back with a vengeance. Not the sour apple variation, either, but real honest-to-goodness martinis. While it may be tempting to stick with a vodka martini, if you want to challenge yourself, make it a gin martini. Gins are made all over the world and feature a wide variety of herbs and spices, so no two gins are alike. Try it with a lemon twist as that will accentuate the flavors without drowning them, as olives do.

2. The Margarita

Perhaps the most popular cocktail on Earth, and for good reason. Margaritas are at once complex and refreshing, but only if they are made with real fruit juice. Most bars will put the sweet n’ sour mix away if you ask them to, so instead they only use real juice and a 100% agave tequila.

3. The Brooklyn

The slightly sweeter cousin to the Manhattan, the Brooklyn cocktail — combining whiskey with dry vermouth, Amer Picon, and maraschino liqueur — enhances and honors when mixed with fine whiskeys. You can order it with either a bourbon or a rye, but choose one you like. It’s worth mixing it with something above well liquor.

4. The Moscow Mule

This cocktail barely seemed to exist 10 years ago, but now it’s everywhere. You know it’s popular when most bars keep copper mugs on hand for the express purpose of serving this drink. A delicious cocktail any time of the year, this simple vodka-ginger-beer-and-lime masterpiece is especially refreshing as the weather heats up.

5. The Aviation

A classic drink that derives its name from a time when flying was rare enough you could still name a cocktail after it, the aviation is a complex and slightly sweet cocktail that never overwhelms its gin base.

Now that you’ve got your list, your next job is to find the best cocktails bar East Cobb GA and try them all (just not in one sitting).

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