A lot of the time people go into the liquor store and aren’t sure exactly what they can buy to make drinks that actually TASTE good. I have a few recommendations, or “must haves” for people who want to make drinks that will actually please your taste buds!
1. Triple Sec
Triple Sec is a liquor that is really common in mixed drinks and mixed shots, but people don’t ever think to get it. It’ll take some of the bite away from the hard liquor in your drink and make the nonalcoholic ingredient you are mixing with blend together better. It has a slight orange-y taste to it, which will be stronger or weaker depending on which brand you get. But it is good to mix with almost anything! I try and incorporate Triple Sec into mixed drinks or shots I make all of the time.
2. PICK a SCHNAPPS!
Adding a flavored schnapps into your drink will make it taste SO much better! I highly recommend picking a schnapps that you like and grabbing a bottle of it! You can buy a big bottle for $10 at the liquor store and it will last you a while. I add schnapps to almost every shot that I make and whenever I am making a mixed drink for myself I always, always incorporate schnapps. My favorite is Peach Schnapps. I think it is the most popular and goes well with any drink you want. I would definitely take a couple of minutes go check out this section of the liquor store and find a flavor that you think you would like and get into the habit of adding some into any mixed drink you make. Trust me, it’ll make it taste better!
3. Sweet & Sour Mix
This is a non-alcoholic mix that you can buy premade at any grocery or liquor store. It is a must have for anyone who makes mixed drinks for themselves. I always add it to drinks to take away the taste of alcohol. Even if you don’t want a full sour mix/liquor drink, this is delicious when mixed with another beverage like sprite or club soda. The sour mix takes from the strong liquor taste in every drink. This is in almost every mixed shot that I make. Definitely invest in a bottle of this!