Mix It Up With These 8 Surprisingly Delicious Savory Cocktails
Whether you're having a hangover brunch or simply want to branch out and add some new kinds of cocktails to your bartending repertoire, savory drinks are a must!
Bloody Marys are great now and again, but there are so many other savory cocktails out there that are totally underrated. Give them a try!
Note: A fair amount of these recipes call for pickle juice. If you don't have any or just don't like it, feel free to substitute with: one teaspoon white vinegar, ½ teaspoon dill weed and ¼ teaspoon salt to replace two tablespoons of pickle juice.
1. Black Pepper Gibson
The Gibson is an underrated classic martini with its trademark slightly-sweet cocktail onion. But add some black pepper to it and you have something out-of-this world delicious.
2. Rum Caesar with Basil, Roasted Garlic and a Bacon Wrapped Prawn
It is a well-known fact that all drinks should have pickle juice, steak seasoning and clamato juice.
3. Bacon Sour
Maple, bacon bourbon, egg white and Peychaud's bitters add a deliciously welcome twist to your whiskey sour. Here's how to make your own bacon infused bourbon.
4. The Botanist
Tequila, cucumbers and peppers go together incredibly well, but it's the adorable bell pepper cup that totally pushes this delicious drink over the top in the best possible way.
5. Pickled Surfer
Like a pickleback shot but even more delicious and drinkable.
6. Ultimate Bloody Maria
Honestly, why would you settle for a Bloody Mary when you can have a spicy alternative that has tons more flavor?
The peanut flavor adds an unexpected yet deliciously savory complexity to the whiskey. You have to try this one!
8. Celery Cup No. 1
This cucumber-celery-based vodka drink is about as refreshing as it comes. With fresh cilantro, agave, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice, this is hands-down the savory cocktail you should be drinking on a hot summer day.