The days of endlessly searching the Internet for cocktail recipes are about to change. Thanks to Google (well, and our site) you can now effortlessly figure out what’s in everything from a Mint Julep to a Brandy Alexander in just a tap. Then set forth and make, of course.
Simply by typing in everyone’s go-to tutorial phrase “How do I make [fill-in-the-blank with your fave cocktail],” the search engine will populate with a recipe, sometimes including recommended garnishes + drinkware, right below the search bar. Not only is this new feature super helpful when it’s your turn behind the bar cart, but it will also come in handy when ordering a drink. As Google spokeswoman Krisztina Radosavljevic-Szilagyi stated to NPR, the new cocktail search component helps anyone “feel like a pro when you’re ordering [drinks] out on the town.” Now there’s no excuse for not knowing what is actually in a Moscow Mule ;)
While the new Google search tool is super useful, you can always turn to us when/if it doesn’t provide you the right ingredients to the most popular cocktails — or when you want to get extra creative in the drinks department. Here’s a few to keep handy. Get those Pinterest boards ready!
1. Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria: By combining Moscato, pomegranate juice, Sprite, vodka and triple sec together, you’ll create a pitchers’ worth of gorgeous + delicious red sangria. Bonus perk of this recipe: You’ll learn how to make DIY wine labels too. That’s definitely something Google doesn’t offer.
2. Whiskey Ginger: Whiskey Sours are totally fine for the average happy hour, but why not switch it up every once in a while. Throw some bourbon, ginger ale and Ficks Lemon Cocktail Fortifier into a whiskey glass to kick up your early evening beverage.
3. White Russian (+ Lucky Charms): Kahlua and vodka is definitely a magical combo by itself, but why not add some marshmallow action to really kick up the spiked-caffeinated cocktail party. Say cheers, then taste the rainbow.
4. Hot Toddy: Stay warm and mix lemons with Wild Turkey and you’ll be feeling cozy and buzzed all at once.
5. Strawberry Mojito Punch: Why indulge in a mojito solo when you can get the entire gang involved? Double up on the typical ingredients for this recipe, then pass the pitcher.
Bonus: Watermelon Margarita Poptails: Cocktails in glasses can get a little stale, so throw a curveball for your at-home shindig and turn the tequila drinks into mini popsicles. Just don’t let the kids touch.
Will you be using Google’s newest feature or our search bar to make your cocktails? Let us know in the comments.