Most popular cocktails in Kenya | Dial a delivery Nairobi
Taste plays a crucial role in selecting what we consume and drink. It is the secret behind the sweet wines, dry wines, and other drinks flavors we encounter on beer, wine, and spirits shops. Whereas most people enjoy their best drink straight, there are times when they feel they need it mixed. For a long time, people have been mixing drinks, often to make it more palatable or for medicinal purposes. Drinks lovers are ever creative, and when they feel their best whisky, rum, gin, and other drinks do not have the flavors they desire, they have crafted smart ways of mixing it to get the taste of their desire. We love delicious beverages, and cocktails are palatable drinks, and we cannot imagine imbibing without them. The interagency way of mixing drinks have seen the invention of classic cocktails and mixed drinks.
Cocktails are creatively mixed alcoholic drinks (distill spirits) such as rum, vodka, tequila, whiskey, or gin as base ingredients with flavoring ingredients. It may involve a combination of one or more spirits mixed with other ingredients such as fruit juice, sugar, citrus/bitter, and cream. Non-alcoholic mixed drinks that resemble cocktails are known as mocktails, while beer mixed with other ingredients is called a beer cocktail. Creativity and inventive have led to the creation of fantastic timeless flavorful cocktails that are wonderful to sip straight or complement meals. Whether you like something delicate, sweet, and fruity, strong or bitter, there is a drink for you. We have listed some mixology tricks and the most popular cocktail recipes you can explore on our online liquor shop to create excellent cocktails. Dial a drink Kenya for the best affordable drink and use the ingredient in hand to make these cocktails at home and get some friends over for a happy hour. If you are looking for a classic cocktail for your party that you can easily make and enjoy, here are various types of cocktails recipes you can make any time.
Gin and Tonic
Dawa is a famous Kenyan cocktail, refreshing, and one of the most widely consumed cocktails in Kenya, invented by Carnivore restaurant mixologist, Samson Kivelenge aka Dr. Dawa in 1980s . Dawa is a Swahili word for medicine. This classic Kenyan cocktail was inspired by caipirinha, a Brazilian national cocktail. A bartender at Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi one morning complained of headaches after consuming cachaca. He started sipping vodka and felt better. The Carnivore’s bartenders made a mixed drink with a recipe based on a famous Brazilian drink, replacing cachaca with vodka. They served the drink to the customers to taste. Their landlord, who was a royal customer, liked the drink so much and made a repetitive order, referring to the drink as dawa. The dawa name stuck for the cocktail to date. The recipe comprises of vodka as the base liquor, lime juice, brown sugar, and honey. Dawa is a refreshing and excellent drink to sip after a busy day, on a hot afternoon, or when holding a party and special occasions. When touring Kenya, your trip will not be complete without tasting this famous classic Kenyan cocktail. Order your best vodka brand online, make this easy cocktail, and experience the refreshing sensation of dawa.
- Ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 lime
- 2 ounces vodka
- Honey to taste
Crush or cut the lime in quarters to release its juice and put it in a rock glass. Add sugar and muddle the mixture. Add some crushed ice, then vodka and stir to combine them. Twist the stirring stick into the honey to coat it then stir the mixture. Honey is used to garnish the Dawa cocktail. Serve the drink and enjoy it.
The mojito is a classic, refreshing, and most popular cocktail from Cuba made by mixing white rum, fresh mint, sugar, lime, and soda water. Soda water can be replaced with sprite. It is easy to make a mojito cocktail, and it is hard to resist the sensation combination of lime and mint. The fans of rum have always enjoyed the refreshing style of the mojito cocktail. When making a mojito cocktail, the mints leaves are crushed to unlock the mint oil and enhance the minty flavor. Today different mojito makers are using other minty fruits, giving a twist to the traditional mojito. The perfect balance mojito fresh minty taste is an excellent drink for summer. A sip of mojito will sure take you to that fun moment on the beach. Try mojito for your party, and it will not disappoint. You can alter the mixing quantities to get the taste you desire.
- 1 cup ice
- 7 to 10 fresh mint leaves
- 1lime, cut into 4 wedges
- 2 tablespoons sugar (to taste)
- 2 ounces white rum
- 1/2 cup soda water
Put, sugar, mint leaves, a splash of club soda, and one lime wedge into a highball glass. Muddle the lime wedge and mint to release the lime juice and mint flavors and to dissolve the sugar. Add two lime wedges into the glass and squeeze to release the juice. Add ice and pour rum, soda water, and stir well. Garnish with a lime and serve.
- The soda water and sugar can be adjusted to your preferred taste.
- Rum is the mojito's only liquor, and it is an essential ingredient that determines the final taste of the cocktail.
- While white rums are the preferred spirit, avoid spiced rums since the spices contradict and detract the freshness of the mint and lime.
Daiquiri is a famous cocktail with many dedicated fans. It is thought to have been originally created in Cuba and served as a medicinal drink. There are many ways to make a classic daiquiri cocktail, but the original version involves mixing just three ingredients; light rum, fresh lime juice, and simple sugar syrup. Daiquiri is also a great drink when made with spiced or dark rum. Daiquiri cocktail is an excellent drink for any occasion. Today there a twist of the original daiquiri since rum blends so well with many fruits. There are popular frozen blended rum drinks mixed with syrup, lime juice, and other fruits. A good example of such daiquiri includes strawberry daiquiris, tropical fruit daiquiris, and mango daiquiris. Make you're a party a memorable one by serving this classic and elegant cocktail. Dial us for that rum brand you need to make this classic cocktail.
- 2 ounces light rum
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce sugar syrup
For a classic daiquiri, fill the shaker with ice then add you ingredients (rum, syrup, and lime juice) and shake them. Serve daiquiri in a chilled cocktail glass.
Manhattan is a popular, classic, and sophisticated cocktail. Many people enjoy drinking it due to its possession of the same cachet as a martini-style cocktail. Manhattans are lightly sweet cocktails, and it usually made of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and dashes of Angostura bitters. Rye whisky is mostly preferred over bourbon whiskey due to its spicier profile, but the best thing is to pick the best whiskey you like. The Manhattan taste can be tweaked by using other bitters, such as pimento bitters. Keep the party alive with this mouthwatering cocktail, and your guest will thank you for it. Get the ingredients you need at our drinks delivery Nairobi shop at the best drinks price in Kenya.
- 1 ounce sweet Vermouth
- 2 to 2½ ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters or orange bitters
- 1 brandied cherry for garnish
- Orange twist peel (optional)
Chill the cocktail glass. Put ice in the mixing glass, and then add the whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. Stir the mix for about 20 seconds, and then strain into the chilled cocktail glass. Serve it straight in a chilled glass with a cherry garnish.
Martini is a popular gin cocktail of all times, and over the years, it has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages. Traditional, a classic martini cocktail is made with gin and vermouth and garnished with an olive or twist of lemon. The martini is stirred and not shaken because shaking can over-aerate the desired cocktail, changing its taste. You can adjust the martini recipe to your own liking taste. Keep your guest happy with this popular cocktail, and the occasion will create lasting memories for your guests. Dial us to get the ingredients on the leading online wine & spirit shop in Kenya- Drinks zone.
- A perfect martini uses gin and 50/50 amount of sweet vermouth and dry vermouth.
- A dirty martini contains olive brine or olive juice splash and is typically garnished with an olive. Since dirty martini uses olive brine, it needs to be lightly shaken in order to mix the brine with the alcohol.
- James Bond had a different choice of martini cocktail called vesper martini, which was typically a mixture of dry gin, dry vodka, and Lillet blanc and garnished with a lemon twist.
- 2 1/2 ounces dry gin, such as Beefeater or Tanqueray 10
- 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
- 1 or 2 dashes orange bitters
- Twist of lemon peel, for garnish
Fill ice in the mixing glass, add the gin, vermouth, and add bitters to taste. Stir gently for about 20 seconds. Garnish with the olive or twist of lemon. Martinis are served straight up in a chilled martini glass
The Margarita is a popular tequila cocktail. It is a simple and delicious cocktail known as tequila sour. It is made by tequila spirit, Cointreau orange liqueur, lime juice, and agave syrup. A classic Margarita drink can be served in three ways; on the rock (shaken with ice), straight up (without ice), or frozen (blended with ice). It is generally served in a salt-rimmed glass though it is optional. Today, various fruit are used, such as peach, raspberry, watermelon, and strawberry, to create different Margarita cocktail flavors and colors. Whether you want the traditional Margarita or you want to add some fruit to tweak the flavor, there is a margarita recipe for every occasion and taste. Dial drinks zone for that tequila drink to make margarita cocktail and enjoy the ultimate margarita experience.
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce Cointreau orange liqueur
- 1/4 ounce agave nectar
- Salt for rimming (optional)
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, Cointreau orange liqueur, lime juice, and agave. Seal and shake for about 15 seconds, then strain into the glass. If you are serving in a salt-rimmed glass, make a little heap of salt on a plate. Rub the lime half around the outside edge of the glass, then roll that edge tenderly over the salt to make a salt rim.
While most people like enjoying their whiskey neat or on the rocks, whisky cocktails are also fantastic. The old fashioned cocktail has been made for a long time and has never gone out of style. Many people have always enjoyed old fashioned balanced flavors. Since it first captured drinkers' liking, old fashioned had remained relevant today as it was first enjoyed. Old fashioned is a classic whisky cocktail made simply with a sugar syrup, bitters (for spicing), whiskey, a splash of water, and ice. It is garnished with an orange twist, citrus, or cherry. Bourbon whiskey, Tennessee whiskey, or rye-based are mostly used whiskeys though it depends on your whiskey's preference that works well in an old fashioned cocktail. The sugar cube sweetness blends beautifully with the whiskey, while the orange hints in the garnish draw out citrus notes in the whiskey. Get the best whisky for this timeless cocktail on our online whiskey shop in Nairobi at the best whiskey price in Kenya.
- Ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Some warm water
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
- Garnish: orange twist or lemon peel
Mix the sugar, warm water, and bitters in a rock glass and stir. Then add some ice cubes and whisky and stir to combine. Then add a twist of orange. Make sure all the sugar has dissolved. Traditionally old fashioned are served in a rock glass known as old fashioned glass.
Gin and Tonic
Gin is an aromatic and delicious spirit since they are distilled from the botanical infusion. Gin and tonic (G&T) is a classic and simple cocktail that only requires two ingredients – dry gin and tonic plus some flavoring lime. The gin to tonic water ratio depends on your preferred taste. A classic G&T cocktail is excellent to drink on its own, but it doesn't hurt by adding bitters to spicy it to your liking. It is easy to make a perfect gin & tonic at home for the happy hour or anytime you want to enjoy a drink. The most preferred gin is Bombay Sapphire and Tanqueray, but it is good to go with your favorite gin. The gin and tonic are good as the gin and tonic you use. Explore the various gin brands and great tonic water on our online liquor shop at the best drinks price in Kenya. The classic gin and tonic are served in a highball glass with a lime wedge as garnish.
- A few lime wheels
- 2 ounces dry gin
- 3 or 4 ounces good tonic water
Fill ice into a highball glass and add a few lime wheels (to taste). Pour the gin and the tonic in the glass, then stir gently.
The cosmopolitan is a delicious cocktail of vodka with perfectly balanced sweetness and tart flavors of triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice. The taste can be tweaked by varying the ingredient ratio. The cosmopolitan is the most popular ladies' night drink in Kenya and as a modern cocktail. To get the best cosmopolitan cocktail, use the best brand of triple sec and cranberry juice. Serve cosmopolitan straight-up in a martini glass.
- 2 ounces Vodka
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1/2 ounces Cranberry juice
- 1/2 ounces fresh sour mix
- Lime wheel for garnish
Add all ingredients (vodka, lime juice, triple sec, and cranberry juice) in a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes, cover, and shake well until chilled. Strain it into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
The Negroni is a bitter and refreshing cocktail. It is perfect and easy to make a cocktail with an equal ratio of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth. The sweet vermouth and aromatic herbal gin make Negroni a more palatable drink as they offset some of the Campari's bitterness and bold flavors. Negroni is a classic drink that is excellent and refreshing to sip in summer though there is no bad time to whip one. It is also a classic and sophisticated cocktail to enjoy as an aperitif, and it truly impresses dinner party guests. The most important thing in creating a classic Negroni cocktail is selecting the best gin and vermouth that complement each other excellently rather than overpowering Campari. Typically Negroni is stirred, though it can also be lightly shaken and strained into a cocktail glass with orange or lemon twist and served on the rocks. Explore the best gin brands and best vermouth wines on drinks zone to make the best cocktail for every palate. Whether you enjoy Negroni on a hot day or as an aperitif, it will surely impress.
- Ice cubes
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce Campari
- Orange peel for garnish
Put the ingredients all together in the mixing glass. Add ice cubes and stir well until chilled. Then fill a rock glass with ice cubes and strain it. Squeeze an orange peel twist to garnish.
The caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail and the most popular South American country cocktail made with Brazilian spirit. It is a refreshing and easy to make cocktail and is made almost a similar way to a mojito. Its recipe contains cachaca (a Brazilian spirit similar to rum, but it is distilled from fresh sugar cane juice), lime juice, and sugar. The lime juice is mixed with sugar, and the liquor is added. Caipirinha sweetness makes it a perfect drink for those new to cachaca, and it is an excellent drink for those who love a tasty beverage. The Caipirinha simplicity makes an easy cocktail to make at home and keep the fun rolling.
- ½ to 1 lime
- 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 ounces cachaça
- Lime wheel (garnish)
Slice the lime into small wedges. In the old fashioned glass, muddle the lime with sugar. Add a couple of ice cubes. Top-up with cachaca and stir well. Garnish with lime (optional) and serve.
The Cuba Libre is Spanish, which means free Cuba, a phrase popular adapted to celebrate the Cuban freedom from Spanish rule after the end of the Spanish-American War. Cuba Libre is a classic and popular mixed drink that is easy to make. It is almost similar to rum and coke mixed drink, but Cuba libre cocktail stands out as it is spiced with fresh lime juice. Lime juice should be fresh to keep Cuba libre authentic. The lime juice counteracts the coke sweetness. Serve chilled in a highball glass with a lime garnish.
- Ice cubes
- 1 lime
- 2 ounces light rum
- 4 ounces coke
Squeeze the juice of lime into a highball glass, add ice cubes and pour the rum into the glass. Fill the glass with cola and stir to mix.
Whisky highball is a simple, refreshing, and elegant two-ingredient cocktail - whisky and ginger ale. Ginger ale excellently mixes well with various types of whisky to give your favorite whisky great taste. Whether it is a blended whisky, single malt, bourbons, Scotch, or Irish whisky, it makes an excellent highball cocktail. When mixed with Irish whiskey, sometimes it is called the Irish buck or whiskey ginger. You can easily make this classic cocktail in the comfort of your home and elegantly enjoy your favorite whisky. The word highball is also used to refer to the tall glasses used in serving these classic drinks. The club soda’s sweetness and its snappy flavor are a great accent to whisky. Ginger ales can vary. You can create a different array of Whisky highball tastes with these two ingredients, which makes whisky highball a very popular cocktail.
Don’t confuse whisky highball with highball mixed drink family that is mixed with an alcoholic base spirit and a significant percentage of non-alcoholic mixers.
- 4 ounces ginger ale or club soda
- 2 ounces whiskey
- Citrus for garnish (optional)
Fill the highball glass (tall, narrow-mouthed glass) with ice cubes, and then pour your favorite whiskey. Hold the glass at a slight angle and slowly top it up with ginger ale or club soda. There you have a bubbly, refreshing drink. You can garnish with citrus (optional). No need to stir, since the soda carbonation naturally mixes in the alcohol.
It is that simple. You can be creative and try out this recipe with different whisky types and other mixers such as lemon or orange juice to create other great whisky tastes. Enjoy your whisky highball cocktail in the solitude of your house, outdoor or in-house party, or any event with friends.
These incredible and most popular cocktails will always impress your party dinner guest and create a memorable impression. These listed cocktails are just but a few of the most popular cocktails as there are other wonderful easy to make cocktails such as rum and coke, Kamikaze among others worth trying. If you plan for a party, a special occasion, or want to enjoy something different on your next night out, these mixed drinks will do the trick. The best things are that the base liquor such as gin, vodka, whiskey, tequila, and others are easily accessible on online liquor shops. Buy online on drinks zone drinks delivery Nairobi and will deliver in minutes. Other needed ingredients, chance are that they are already available in your kitchen. If any ingredient is missing, it is readily available in the nearby grocery. With many different wonderful flavors to make, and affordable liquor available on online wine and spirit in Kenya, there is a fantastic cocktail for everyone. Dial us for the best affordable spirit in Kenya at the best drinks prices in Kenya to make your preferred mixed drink. Keep the good time rolling!