The four basic elements are earth, air, fire, and water. The ancient Greeks believed these elements made up everything in nature. Science later helped us discover more elements and see the universe in much greater detail. However, these four elements still make up a great part of our lives. We interact with these elements in some way every day. That’s why they make great cocktail themes!
Whether you want to throw a fire or water-theme party or simply experiment with some new cocktail ideas, we’ve got you covered.
The Element of Air: Tornado
This is an air-themed drink that’s much like the Long Island Iced Tea. If you make it right, you’ll end up with a mini tornado inside the glass.
Mix whiskey, vodka, rum, and tequila in a tall glass. Add a teaspoon of sugar. Stir, and then add three ice cubes and 2 ounces of cola. Stir again and serve with a straw. The tornado effect will last until the ice and sugar melt.
The Element of Fire: Spicy Bloody Maria
Alcohol already makes us feel warm, so including spicy ingredients in your cocktail can really give it a kick. Not only does adding spice make your cocktail more enjoyable, but it can also improve your health.
This spicy cocktail offers a different take on the Bloody Mary. It’s made using tequila instead of vodka. Mix the spirits with tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Add any other ingredients you want, such as black pepper, salt, or lime juice. To make the drink spicy, add hot sauce.
The Element of Earth: Minty Green
The leafy look of the minty green cocktail makes it an earthy choice. The minty drink includes tequila, club soda, sugar, ice, lime juice, and fresh mint.
In a glass, mix mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar. Add in the tequila and pour the mixture into a glass with ice before filling the rest of the glass with club soda. Add a wedge of lime and additional mint leaves to increase the earthy look of the cocktail.
The Element of Water: Electric Iced Tea
When you think of water, you might think of clear turquoise seas. The stunning blue color in the electric iced tea will have you feeling refreshed. To make one, follow a similar recipe as a Long Island Iced Tea. Replace blue curacao with triple sec and use lemon-line soda instead of cola.
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