World’s Best Cocktails In April 2022

The summer heat is on our skins, and we can’t help but feel excited. There’s nothing like a good cocktail to cool us down in this hot weather, so what better way to celebrate than by learning about some amazing drinks from around the world?

In this blog post, we’ll take you on an exploration of the most delicious cocktails that will please any palate. We will also discuss how to make these cocktails yourself so that you can impress your friends and family with your bartending skills! You can also check our March feature for more cocktail inspiration!

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1. Blackberry Lime Saffron Margarita

A glass of Blackberry Lime Saffron Margarita

FOMO (fear of missing out) is a real thing, especially for workers. David Baldwin @davidbaldwin knows this feeling all too well. So when he found himself in the middle of too many meetings one day, he decided to make a margarita—a Blackberry Lime Saffron Margarita.

This unique cocktail is made with mezcal, dry curacao, light agave, fresh lime juice, saffron salt, and blackberries. Who wouldn’t want to drink one of these?



  1. Rim a coupe glass with salt.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice. 
  3. Shake well until combined and chilled.
  4. Strain into the rimmed glass.

2. Slow Gin Fizz

A glass of Slow Gin Fizz

In the midst of the seemingly never-ending rain, Ben @balconybartender has whipped up a delicious Slow Gin Fizz cocktail to help beat the summer heat. This unique drink is made with sloe gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and egg white. It’s easy to make and perfect for any summer party! So grab your ingredients and give this recipe a try!



  1. Dry shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice.
  2. Wet shake the mixture.
  3. Top off with the soda water.

3. Blue Horizon

A glass of Blue Horizon

It’s a bright, blue cocktail that looks like the perfect drink for when you’re feeling at your best. Made with Tanqueray, blue curacao, and fresh pineapple juice, this is one electric-looking drink.

The ingredients of Blue Horizon are mixed to form a vibrant hue that will impress even the pickiest of drinkers. Plus, with aniseed syrup and citrus, every sip gives just the right amount of sweetness!



  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake well until combined and chilled.
  3. Strain into a tall glass. 
  4. Garnish with an orange wedge. 

4. Planter’s Tonic

A glass of Planter’s Tonic

Cara and Andrew’s @thefernandine Planter Tonic is a revitalizing cocktail made to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors in India. The drink tastes like early summer or springtime with its hints of mint and pineapple freshness, making it rather enjoyable for those who prefer not to be too heavy on alcohol at this time!



  1. In a glass, pour in the white rum, the orange-mint syrup, and the pineapple juice. Stir. 
  2. Top up with tonic water, add ice, and give it another stir. 
  3. Slide in the blue curacao liqueur.

5. Paloma

A glass of Paloma

Risa’s @risajamesphotography take on the classic Paloma came about when her friend Liz was visiting. And she had bronchitis at that time, so she wanted to create something easy and straightforward but still delicious.

This gorgeous pale pink fruity concoction is made with blue nectar tequila, grapefruit juice, agave syrup, and club soda. With a light sweetness from the agave syrup, refreshing bubbles from club soda, and tartness from grapefruit juice, this drink is perfect for those who are looking for a cocktail with less alcohol content. 



  1. Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of a rocks glass and dip it in sea salt. 
  2. Shake all ingredients except club soda with ice.
  3. Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice. 
  4. Top with soda water. 
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel.
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6. One Last Ride

A glass of One Last Ride

The One Last Ride cocktail tells the story of “Zombie Mouse” and his last ride across his kingdom.

Storytelling aside, this creation by Brian @topcocktails2love is not only fun and aesthetically pleasing, but it is also loaded with fruity and flowery flavors from the dragon fruit lychee vanilla syrup, blood orange juice, and lime juice. All these sweet notes are tied up with the straight alcohol hint from the tequila. 



  1. Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fine strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice. 
  3. Garnish with a fabulous straw, a banana dolphin, a starfruit slice, and Zombie Mouse.

7. On Christmas Island

A glass of On Christmas Island

On Christmas Island by Allison @classicdrinks_moderngirl is a Christmas-inspired cocktail featuring a lot of tropical flavors. While mixing up a summer-tasting drink on a December holiday is unusual, Allison wanted to shy away from the usual hot toddy and nogs and try something fresh.

The concoction will make you think about eating a gingersnap cookie while sitting on a beach during the most wonderful time of the year.



  1. Add the first four ingredients to a cocktail shaker and muddle them thoroughly. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and ice.
  3. Shake until well mixed and chilled.
  4. Double strain into a glass of crushed ice.

8. Four Leaf Clover

A glass of Four Leaf Clover

Sharleen Doherty-Sharp’s @sharleen_dohertysharp take on a green cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day is surely as bright and tasty as the holiday should be. The Four Leaf Clover is brimming with citrus and earthy tones that can satisfy all your summer cravings in every sip.

While the eye-catchy drink looks inviting, don’t be fooled just yet. The addition of white rum in the mixture enhances the flavors and gives a nice kick. Plus, St. Patrick’s Day or not, this cocktail can be served any time of the year!



  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake well until combined and chilled.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cucumber ribbon.

9. Empress Stork Club

A glass of Empress Stork Club

A classic purple hue cocktail, the Empress Stork Club highlights the match made in heaven combination of empress gin and grapefruit juice to create one such outstanding and astonishing drink.

The gin is bold with citrus, juniper, and coriander accord notes. Whereas, the grapefruit juice balances the strong elements with nice tart and sweet hints.



  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake well until combined and chilled.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.

10. Irish Black Magic

A glass of Black Irish Magic

Nothing beats a minimalist-looking cocktail to wrap up this month’s roundup post. Jamie Behmer’s @potableperfectionist simple yet intriguing Black Irish Magic is every coffee and a cocktail lover’s dream come true.

While the classic espresso martini heavily inspires the creator, this unique blend leans more on the bitter side. However, the marriage of the cinnamon simple syrup with the whiskey and coffee gives just enough nutty and sweet notes.  



  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Dry shake briefly just to work that foam. 
  3. Add ice. Shake until chilled. 
  4. Strain into a Nick & Norah glass
  5. Garnish with cinnamon spice candy. 
  6. Enjoy the beautiful gradient as it settles. 


With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start stocking up on your favorite cocktails. Hopefully, these cocktails will get you covered whether you like fruity drinks or prefer something a little more sophisticated.

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