Some people really don’t like the taste of alcohol, though they might want the effect of a drink or two. Cocktails like Martinis are pure alcohol and it’s hard to disguise the taste, but there are plenty of drinks available that you wouldn’t know had alcohol in them.
Pina Coladas are a tropical drink. The main alcohol in a Pina Colada is white rum. Mixing crushed ice with white rum and adding coconut cream and pineapple completely disguises the taste of the rum. Many bars and restaurants use a packaged Pina Colada mix that is poured into the blender with the ice and rum. Typically garnished with cherries for added flavor, it’s a sweet and fruity cocktail that conceals the taste of rum.
Sex on the Beach
Sex on the Beach is a popular drink with younger crowds. The base alcohol in this tasty, sweet cocktail is vodka. Adding peach schnapps, which is a peach-flavored liqueur, cranberry juice and orange juice masks the taste of the vodka. There are many variations on this drink, some which include grenadine, which is a sweet, red syrup used in cocktails to add color and flavor. A Creamy Sex on the Beach has whipped cream to sweeten it even more.
A White Russian is made with vodka mixed with coffee liqueur and cream, typically served over ice. There are variations on this drink, too. Instead of coffee liqueur and cream, you can add Bailey’s Irish Cream and milk, making it even sweeter and creamier. Adding flavored liqueur to vodka helps disguise the alcohol taste, and there are many flavored liqueurs on the market.
Tequila is the main alcohol in all Margaritas, but Strawberry Margaritas do a good job at concealing the taste of the tequila. Some bars and restaurant use a pre-made mix and just add the tequila. But if you want to make it with all the ingredients, you would add a splash of triple sec, which is an orange flavored liqueur, fresh or frozen strawberries and some lime juice. Put these ingredients in a blender with crushed ice and enjoy the sweet strawberry flavor.
References and ResourcesDrinks Mixer: Pina Colada recipe
Drinks Mixer: Sex on the Beach
Drinks Mixer: White Russian
All recipes: Frozen Strawberry Margarita