The Kir Royale combines the flavors of black currant and champagne to make a fascinating aperitif – but you can drink it anyway you like. If you’re looking to impress someone with a sophisticated cocktail, Kir Royale is a great choice.
Unlike some drinks that include bitters, the Negroni actually tastes slightly bitter – or bittersweet, to be more precise. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s worth a try, because it can be an acquired taste.
The Purple Pushover is a mostly rum-based cocktail, with orange and pineapple juice, and some very clear notes from a red raspberry liqueur and grenadine. The taste is fruity and sweet – more mellow than citrus.
The Lemon Drop Martini is an extremely well-established classic. It’s sweet enough to disguise the alcohol flavor, so it’s popular with occasional and social drinkers. It actually tastes very much like the candy for which it was named.