7 Best Little-Known Cocktails to Try in 2021

Written by Erin Alkire

December 31, 2020

If your New Year’s resolutions include trying new things, we’ve got just what you need! We’re all about the ‘yes’ mentality, especially when it comes to making and tasting cocktails with interesting ingredients, rare liquors, or simply exotic drinks you don’t see on the menu often. And who knows — maybe you’ll find your new favorite cocktail. Here are 7 of the world’s best little-known cocktails.

The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail made with lime, sugar and cachaça, a sweet, spicy and fruity clear rum made from fermented sugarcane juice. This rum is unlike any rum you’ve had, and you’ve got to try it View Recipe

Originating from the Long Bar inside the luxury hotel, Raffles Singapore, this drink will have you traveling to faraway lands without leaving your kitchen. It uses the French liqueur Bénédictine, which is something you don’t see everyday. View Recipe

A spicy twist on the classic paloma you know and love. Mezcal gives this cocktail smokiness, campari adds a dash of bittersweetness, while egg white makes it all nice and frothy. View Recipe

First served in London in 1823, this sweet summer drink has quenched thirsts all around the world, but is especially popular in England. Sip on bubbly ginger ale and fresh fruit and cucumber slices to cool off in any weather. View Recipe

One of our favorite little-known cocktails, this exotic twist on a Bee’s Knees uses yuzu bitters and yuzu honey. Yuzu is a yellow citrus fruit of East Asian origin. View Recipe

A Peruvian-inspired old-fashioned. Do we have your attention? This cocktail is easy to make but packs a punch in deliciousness, creativity and presentation. Meaning, ‘the old’ in Spanish, El Viejo tastes and looks nothing but luxurious, cool and intriguing. View Recipe

This gorgeous cocktail is made sweet by lychee liqueur, lychee juice and bright by blue curaçao. Lychee is a sweet tropical fruit native to southeastern China. View Recipe