Whether it is a hot summer day or a cold winter night, fruity drinks are always a welcomed part of everyone’s day. The best thing about ordering fruity drinks at a bar is that there are countless options you can choose from. You can opt for a two-ingredient mix or a cocktail.
However, sometimes having too many options can also be a curse, as you will have a hard time deciding which would be the best option for you. To choose the fruity drink, you certainly need to know a few things before ordering.
So, what are the best fruity drinks to order at a bar?
Depending on the season and the time of day, you can go for a refreshing drink or something a little heavier and creamier.
Fruity drinks are a genuine enjoyment and tend to have great names. However, the names can be misleading, and judging only by the name; you may make a mistake ordering something you don’t like.
Best Sweet & Fruity Drinks To Order at a Bar
Therefore, in this article, I will give you a list of fruity drinks you can order at a bar and give you some information about what they contain.
1. Strawberry Daiquiri
Perfect for the summer days and an excellent idea to reward yourself after a long day at work, the strawberry daiquiri will seduce and refresh you with its bright red color and sweet and sour taste.
It is a pretty mild cocktail containing light rum, strawberries, lime and lemon juice, and simple syrup. This drink is ideal for those who like to enjoy a slow-sipping drink and appreciate the finer and more elegant things in life.
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2. Sex on the Beach
Intensive-tasting with a strong orange dominance and a pretty noticeable vodka presence, this cocktail is definitely the right choice for an after-work relaxation, a fun night out, or a delicacy for a lazy day at the beach.
This is a very refreshing but a strong-tasting drink and is definitely not everyone’s favorite. So, if you like the milder-tasting flavors, you definitely shouldn’t go for it.
On the other hand, if you like the orange and vodka combination mixed with cranberry juice and peach schnapps, the Sex on the Beach cocktail should definitely be your choice.
3. Tequila Sunrise
This is a tree-ingredient cocktail and probably one of the stronger ones on this list. The orange flavor dominates this drink, but the tequila sharpness is also not to be underestimated.
Made for a fun night out, this cocktail offers a strong kick, and it takes the edge off pretty quickly. Therefore, when drinking Tequila Sunrise, you should pace yourself, as it will get you woozy pretty fast.
4. Piña Colada
Made for every season, occasion, and time of day, this cocktail is very gentle, mild, and delightfully creamy. There’s no dominant flavor, as all the flavors mash up and combine perfectly in a single creamy and milky unit.
Even if you are not a fan of pineapple juice, you should give this cocktail a chance, as the pineapple juice fuses with the coconut and rum flavor creating a gentle taste and a silky texture.
5. Watermelon Sparkler
Made with nothing more than watermelon juice, vodka, lime juice, and ice, this drink is definitely a universal refreshing beverage that probably has zero haters. Even if you haven’t tried it, it is safe to assume that you will like it very much.
Perfect for summer gatherings and after-work relaxation. It perfectly balances the sweetness of the watermelon juice, the sharpness of the vodka, and the sourness of the lime juice. Its color is light pink, which makes this drink even more inviting.
6. Strawberry Margarita
If you are a fan of the more elegant but edgy drinks, then this cocktail is definitely for you. Made with tequila, lime juice, and strawberries, this refreshing, sweet, but yet strong drink will undoubtedly satisfy your curiosity.
The bright red color and the sweet and sour taste of the strawberries and lime juice, edged up with the tequila sharpness, intensified by the crushed ice, work incredibly well as a summer day refreshment and a party enjoyment.
7. Old Cuban
This cocktail is best described as a modern classic and mixes mojito and coconut flavors. At first glance, the strong mint flavor doesn’t seem to go with the mild coconut, but in practice, these two flavors mix up perfectly in the Old Cuban cocktail.
This is a fancy cocktail and is definitely worth a shot, even if you are not a mint or coconut fan. The coconut tones down the mint’s strength, while the mint intensifies the coconut flavor creating the perfect balance between these two seemingly unmatchable tastes.
It is frothy and foamy and contains aged rum, releasing a soft and discrete vanilla whiff.
White or red, sangria is basically wine mixed with fresh fruits. The apple slices, berries, pears, apricots, and peaches release extraordinarily refreshing tastes and aromas, as well as natural fruit sugars, creating a wonderfully balanced sweet and sour flavor.
The juices from the fruit slices also milden up the alcohol in the sangria, making it incredibly pleasant to drink and very delicious. Typically sangria is a summer refreshment, but you can certainly enjoy it during the winter days. Usually, white sangria is better suited for the summer and red sangria for the winter days.
9. Fuzzy Navel
In spite of the misleading name, which creates a somewhat weird mental picture, the Navel part refers to a type of orange, and the fuzzy part comes from the peach schnapps used for this excellent drink.
These two ingredients mixed together create a delicious fizzy cocktail you should definitely try, especially during the summer, as a refreshing and rewarding drink.
10. Singapore Sling
When talking about the Singapore Sling, I cannot omit giving attention to its appearance, as it is definitely deserving of a few lines. Served in a tall cocktail glass, with slices of lemon and kiwi, with a cherry on a toothpick, this cocktail will definitely seduce you with its shades of orange and red.
It is, however, a pretty strong drink, containing two types of liqueur mixed with rum, and it will get you very woozy very quickly if you don’t pace yourself with it. It has a very noticeable citrus freshness, a typical rum bitterness, and a gentle cherry sweetness.
This is definitely a summertime cocktail for slow sipping and maximum enjoyment.
11. Old Glory
Not only that it tastes fruity, but it also contains fresh fruit inside; this cocktail will definitely be your cup of tea if you have a sweet tooth. It consists of vodka, coconut water, lemon juice, simple syrup, and fresh raspberries and blueberries in the glass.
The sharpness of the vodka is almost entirely dulled down by the sweetness of the syrup, and the sweet sourness of the raspberries and the blueberries give you the impression that you are having fruit cake in a glass.
12. Pear Martini
This is a relatively new cocktail, but with many fans, nevertheless. Its elegant appearance will definitely entice you, and its sweet flavor will lure you inside its world. The pear vodka that is the base for this cocktail will capture you with its sharpness, only to release you right after so that you can be overtaken by the lemon juice and the St. Germain liqueur.
The angostura bitters create a sharp finish and round up all the flavors inside the pear martini.
13. Malibu Sunset
The coconut rum, the red pomegranate syrup, and the coconut and pineapple juices will create a genuine flavor bomb in your mouth. The red and orange ombre shades in the glass give this cocktail its very accurate name, as that’s precisely what it looks like, a Malibu sunset.
This is the perfect cocktail to have at a beach bar by the sea or during a hot summer night out. The combination of bitterness, sweetness and incredible gentility is definitely a pure seduction you won’t be able to resist.
Elegant-looking, served in a tall glass, and with a long history, this cocktail is famous for a reason. The combination of triple-sec, vodka, lime juice, and cranberry juice makes this refined cocktail a pretty potent booze.
It tastes bitter-sweet, and it looks extremely alluring. This fruity cocktail is the perfect fun night out drink for all seasons year round.
15. Ocean Sunset
Combining all the colors of the ocean, from light blue to ocean-deep teal, this cocktail has a deep flavor combining pineapple juice, blue curacao, triple sec, vodka, and sour cherry amaretto. To describe the final taste in one word is simply impossible, and you need to try it to see it for yourself.
Served in a tall wide glass with the decorations of the mixologist, this cocktail doesn’t have a standard serving style, but it is wonderfully mystical and delicious, nevertheless.
16. Aperol Spritz
A mixture of sparkling wine, club soda, and Aperol, this fruity drink is fizzy, fun, and fantastic. Ideal for each season and any occasion, this drink has been made mainly as a celebratory drink. The carbonated soda and sparkling wine create incredibly gentle and soft bubbles, which intertwined with the Aperol create an amazing bubbly explosion in your mouth.
A mixture of white and dark rum, fruit juices, and grenadine, the Hurricane is a very potent drink that will go straight to your head if you don’t pace yourself with it. This is a slow-sipping delicacy ideal for a night out during each season of the year.
The rum bitterness intertwined with the fruity sweetness and the sugary sensation of the grenadine will definitely create an amazing tender yet edgy sensation that with a powerful kick.
18. Chardonnay Slushy
This is definitely a summer refreshment and an incredibly deep-flavored drink. The Chardonnay mixed with grapefruit juice, pear juice, Grand Mariner, and a lot of ice, and I mean a lot creates a real slushy sensation which you will definitely want to repeat.
The Chardonnay slushy is a mild drink, and you can sip as much as you want, as the ice significantly mildens up the alcohol content making this drink a genuine juice-like experience.
19. Chocolate Martini
A combination of chocolate, vodka, heavy cream, and some orange juice, it just doesn’t get much better than this. The flavor of this mixture is so rich and seductive that you will not be able to stop. A universal drink, suitable for all occasions and all seasons, if you are looking for something sweet, gentle with a mild kick, don’t look any further.
20. Mai Tai
This legendary summer cocktail will transfer to a tropical island in a jiffy. A combination of white rum and dark rum, Curacoa, lime juice, and orgeat syrup, this cocktail has a very potent kick and an incredibly rich and fresh flavor.
The Mai Tai cocktail has earned the legendary status for a reason, and it really does deserve it. Sipping this marvelous drink will definitely satisfy your taste buds and actively excite you.
21. Classic Mojito
Sweet, sour, refreshing, and delicious, the Mojito cocktail has grown to become a favorite to many and a widely spread drink. With a mild kick and a very powerful refreshing effect, this cocktail is an excellent idea for a hot summer day or night.
The rum and mint create an extraordinary flavor, the soda gives the drink a much-needed fizziness, and the lime juice adds a sour and edgy sweetness making this cocktail one of the best summertime drinks.
22. Amaretto Sour
Made with amaretto liqueur, lemon and orange juice, and simple syrup, this cocktail will refresh you and kick you like you couldn’t have imagined. The sourness comes in handy, accentuating the other included flavors, and dominates but does not overwhelm the drink. A perfect reward for a job well done and an edge-taker after work.
23. Long Island Iced Tea
With a potent kick, and a burning sweetness, mashed with the lemon juice sourness, this cocktail is definitely not for those who like the mild and gentle. The Long Island Iced Tea is an incredible raiser and a perfect drink for a very fun night out. Definitely not for an after-work relaxation or a quiet date at the bar.
This drink is definitely suitable for each season and for each time you want to have some fun.
Tasting like a mint chocolate candy, this cocktail is an incredibly delicious refreshment and a delicious, dessert-like drink. Definitely suitable for each season and each occasion, from an after-work date to a fun night in the bar. Green-colored and edgy-looking, the Grasshopper cocktail is an excellent idea for both a celebration as well as unwinding.
25. Clover Club
Because of its color, this cocktail is very famous and exceptionally popular on Valentine’s day. All about this cocktail says romance, and not to mention the flavor that says delight at the very least.
If you like gin but you don’t like the harshness of the martini, this cocktail is definitely for you. Among its many variations, the most popular is the gin, rose water, and strawberries combination that will amaze you with its sweetness and extreme fruitiness. If you want a fruit salad in a glass, this is the perfect choice for you.
Rum, orange juice, and pineapple juice are the three ingredients in this cocktail that cannot be more refreshing and edgier. With the intense fruity sweetness and the edginess of the rum, this cocktail is an excellent idea as a summer refreshment, but its winter effects are not to be underestimated either.
It is a shape-shifting cocktail, as you can have it in the summer and enjoy a glass of freshness, and during the winter, the same cocktail tastes somewhat like eggnog.
27. Golden Cadillac
The Golden Cadilac cocktail is a drink suitable for an afternoon unwinding as well as for a night party. The flavors of juice, vodka, champagne, and grenadine create this old classic with an even fancier name. Great in each season of the year, whether for an intimate date, or friends night, this cocktail is definitely worth a try at the very least.
The sweetness of the orange juice elegantly tones down the sharpness of the vodka, and everything is nicely balanced out with the grenadine, giving you a delicious cocktail with an excellent kick.
A combination between grenadine, orange juice, lemon juice, and ice make this mocktail one of the most refreshing non-alcoholic beverage. It is called a mocktail because it doesn’t contain alcohol, but it is nonetheless worthy of mentioning on this list.
If you are feeling under the weather and you need a pick-me-up, the Cinderella mocktail is the place you should start from. Sweet, gentle, and refined, this drink is truly deserving of its name, as it looks just like it tastes, like a fairytale.
An old classic with a potent kick, the Screwdriver cocktail is nothing more than an orange juice and vodka. Simplicity itself, this cocktail is the best way to finish your day, take a mid-day refreshment, or start your fun night out.
Ideal for the summertime but also a great way to raise your spirits during the gray winter days, this cocktail is definitely a place you can visit all year round.
30. Red Riding Hood
While Cinderella was a fairytale drink, the Red Riding Hood is a folktale cocktail, and as such, it is definitely stronger than the Cinderella mocktail. It contains vodka, strawberry liqueur, and prosecco. It is red, slightly sweet, and pretty strong since it contains two types of alcohol.
What Are Some Good Fruity Drinks To Order at a Bar?
When it comes to fruity drinks, there are countless options you can choose from, starting from a non-alcoholic cocktail to a multiple-alcohol solid drink. Most of the alcoholic versions contain vodka or tequila as a base, but also rum or whiskey.
If you like stronger cocktails, I’d recommend Tequila Sunrise, Cosmopolitan, or Long Island Iced Tea.
If you like milder alcoholic drinks, you should go for the strawberry daiquiri, the Piña Colada, or the Clover Club.
You can also go for a non-alcoholic cocktail, often called a mocktail, such as Cinderella, or simply ask for a different alcohol to juice ratio in your drink.
The juices are mostly orange, lime, pineapple, and grapefruit juice, but there are cocktails and fruity drinks containing fresh fruit in the glass. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s what you like, and if you don’t know what that is, go for a classic.
What Are the Most Popular Drinks at the Bar?
The most popular drink at the bar would definitely be beer. A close second is wine, and third place is whiskey, rum, and brandy.
Vodka and tequila shots are also very popular, as well as cocktails, such as Sex on the Beach, White Russian, Long Island Iced Tea, and Cosmopolitan.
What Are Some Sweet Bar Drinks?
Sweet drinks are definitely a hit at every bar, as sweet has more fans than bitter. Some of the most popular sweet bar drinks are kalua, schnapps (cherry, peach, orange, and apple), Baileys, Jäger Meister, Captain Morgan rum, Bacardi, and Pink Whitney vodka, and Amaretto.
There are also many cocktails such as Piña Colada, Sex on the Beach, and a chocolate martini that are very sweet and delicious.
What Is a Popular Fruity Alcoholic Drink?
Cocktails are usually the fruitiest alcoholic drinks you can get. Red Riding Hood, Tequila Sunrise, Golden Cadillac, Painkiller, Mojito, and Grasshopper, are just a drop in the sea of fruity drinks you can order at a bar.
There are also flavored whiskies and brandies, as well as rums and vodkas.
Fruity Vodka Drinks To Order at a Bar?
You can have pure flavored vodka as there are vodkas tasting like green apple, orange, cranberry juice, and lime; you can order vodka mixed with a fruit juice. This way, you’ll get a cocktail, such as a Screwdriver, or Watermelon Sparkler, or Sex on the Beach.
- Strawberry Daiquiri
- Sex on the Beach
- Tequila Sunrise
- Piña Colada
- Watermelon Sparkler
- Strawberry Margarita
- Old Cuban
- Fuzzy Navel
- Singapore Sling
- Old Glory
- Pear Martini
- Malibu Sunset
- Ocean Sunset
- Aperol Spritz
- Chardonnay Slushy
- Chocolate Martini
- Mai Tai
- Classic Mojito
- Amaretto Sour
- Long Island Iced Tea
- Clover Club
- Golden Cadillac
- Red Riding Hood
The next time you visit a bar, make sure you order something from this list.