Top-Rated Twists

Upgrade classic cocktails with top spirits selections.

Published on Dec 7, 2012
Top-Rated Twists

There’s little reason to mess with the flavors of your favorite classic cocktail—unless, of course, it’s to add higher-quality spirits. This season, shake up the standard daiquiri, margarita and Manhattan recipes by mixing in top-shelf spirits from Wine Enthusiast’s Top 50 Spirits of 2012.

Classic Daiquiri – Top-Rated Twists

Try this refreshing classic with aged or white rum—or mix both together.w

1½ ounces rum, aged and/or white
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
½ ounce simple syrup
Lime slice, for garnish

Combine all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime slice.

Top-Rated Twists Reposado Tequila Recommendations

96 Siete Leguas Reposado
94 Don Roberto Reposado
94 Mandarine Napoléon Grande Cuvée Liqueur
93 Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao

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