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Five Highly Underrated Cocktails and How to Make Them

Posted by Paykoc Imports ,7th Dec 2022
Five Highly Underrated Cocktails and How to Make Them

If you’re looking for some new and interesting cocktails to try – cocktails that might not be on your radar at the moment – we have some great options for you to check out. Below, we have collected together a list of seven delicious cocktails that in our opinion are seriously underrated. If you have a plentiful supply of ice, a quality cocktail shaker, and a well-stocked drinks cabinet, you’re ready to start discovering some wonderful new flavor combinations. And if you’d like some fancy new mugs to serve your cocktails in, don’t forget to take a look at our beautifully handcrafted solid copper mugs. Each one can be laser engraved with a personal message, making them a great gift idea too.

Five Underrated Cocktails You Really Should Try

Whether you serve them in a classic glass or one of our personalized copper mugs, we are sure you will love these tasty cocktails:


The Painkiller is an interesting variation on a classic favorite, the Piña Colada. To make one, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 oz navy rum
  • The Americano has actually been around since before the Civil War. Way back then it was called the Milano-Torino, denoting some serious Italian origins. During prohibition from 1920 to 1933, the drink became a speakeasy staple and was re-christened the Americano. History aside, it’s delicious.

  • 1 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • Freshly grated nutmeg and a pineapple wedge for garnish

How It’s Made: Pour the rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream of coconut into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. You only need to shake for 20-30 seconds to create the perfect blend so don’t overdo it! For special occasions, try serving it in a Moscow mule mug.


This gin-based cocktail was popular at the beginning of the 20th century but has fallen out of favor since then, mostly because one of the ingredients became impossible to find: crème de violette liqueur. However, since the early 21st century, crème de violette has become freely available once more, leading to something of a renaissance for the Aviation. If you’d like to try one, you’ll need:

  • 2 oz gin
  • ½ oz maraschino
  • ¼ oz crème de violette
  • ¾ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 brandied cherry for garnish

How It’s Made: Put all the liquid ingredients into a shaker, together with some ice, and shake until the mixture is nice and cold. Pour into a custom copper mug or your favorite cocktail glass then garnish with the brandied cherry.


The Sidecar is a classic cognac-based cocktail that is still quite popular in many parts of the world so you may be wondering what it’s doing in this list. Well, although it’s quite well known, it’s often left off the cocktail menus in many bars today as they simply don't want to order in decent-quality cognac on a regular basis. However, there's nothing to stop you from enjoying a Sidecar at home if you have these ingredients to hand:

  • 1 ½ oz cognac
  • ¾ oz Cointreau
  • ¾ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 orange twist to garnish

The makers of heady bongs embrace vibrant colors. Contrast that to scientific glass which tends to be uniformly clear, because... science. Freed of cold scientific calculation the makers of heady pieces have license to indulge their love of color and form, and boy do they ever.

Long Island Iced Tea

Another very popular cocktail, the Long Island Iced Tea is nevertheless seriously underrated in our opinion. It’s a staple in many restaurant chains across the USA: a fact that has inevitably led some people to look down their noses at this classic combination in recent years. However, when you really need a strong and tasty drink, nothing works quite as well as a Long Island Iced Tea. If you want to try mixing one at home, make sure you have the following to hand:

  • ¾ oz vodka
  • ¾ oz white rum
  • ¾ oz silver tequila
  • ¾ oz gin
  • ¾ oz triple sec
  • ¾ oz syrup (made with a 1:1 ratio of water and sugar)
  • ¾ oz
  • Cola to top up the glass or to taste
  • 1 lemon wedge for garnish

How It’s Made: You won’t need your shaker for this one. Simply pour the vodka, white rum, silver tequila, gin, triple sec, syrup, and lemon juice into our 15 oz laser engraved copper mugs or similarly-sized Collins glasses filled with ice, then top up with a splash of cola and garnish with a lemon wedge.


The Americano was first mixed and served in Milan and in essence, is a less alcoholic version of the ever-popular Negroni. If you know how to make a Negroni, simply leave out the gin and top up with soda water instead. If you’re starting from scratch, gather together these ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Campari
  • 1 ½ oz sweet vermouth
  • Cold soda water to taste
  • 1 orange twist to garnish

How It’s Made: You don’t need your cocktail shaker to make an Americano either. Take an eight ounce highball glass, fill with ice, pour in the Campari and sweet vermouth then top up your glass with the chilled soda water and gently stir until all the ingredients are well mixed. If you feel like a double helping, you can use a 16 oz custom copper mug instead.

We hope that you enjoy trying all of these underrated cocktails and if you would like to serve them in something a little different, you can order quality wholesale copper mugs from our online store right now.