Having a cocktail or two is supposed to be fun, but if you don’t like the taste of alcohol, it can be a buzzkill. While a martini, which is basically pure alcohol, will never taste like a piña colada, there are plenty of drinks that taste so good, you wouldn’t know there’s alcohol in them.
This tropical classic is made with white rum. Crushed ice, coconut cream, and pineapple completely disguise the taste of the alcohol. Some bars and restaurants use a packaged piña colada mix. A cherry garnish makes the drink even sweeter and fruitier.
Sex on the Beach
In a Sex on the Beach, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and orange juice masks the taste of the vodka. For one variation, a little grenadine adds a lot of sweetness. Whipped cream creates a decadent, creamy Sex on the Beach.
A White Russian is made with vodka mixed with coffee liqueur and cream, served over ice. To make it even more dessert-like, use Bailey’s Irish Cream and milk in place of coffee liqueur and cream.
Tequila is the main alcohol in all margaritas, and strawberry margs do a good job at concealing the taste. Some bars and restaurants use a pre-made mix and just add the tequila. If you want to make it fresh, use a splash of triple sec (an orange-flavored liqueur), fresh or frozen strawberries, and some lime juice. Put these ingredients, along with tequila and crushed ice, in a blender, and enjoy.