Show me some cocktails that are fancy, taste good, and are presented nicely for a contest.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I found a cocktail with a very high rating that features a tropical flavor profile and is sure to impress judges with its presentation. Additionally, I found a couple of other cocktails known for their well-balanced flavors and stylish presentations which could be great contenders in a contest for fancy cocktails.
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You asked: Fancy cocktails for contests. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The Ghostbuster cocktail is a refreshing and fruity mixed drink that combines vodka, pineapple juice, orange juice, and melon liqueur....

Vodka (10ml), Pineapple Juice (10ml), Orange juice (10ml), Melon liqueur (10ml)

4 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Tropical Fruit Punch

The cocktail Tropical Fruit Punch is a vibrant and refreshing beverage that embodies the essence of a tropical getaway. It...

Lime juice (60ml), Pineapple Juice (300ml), Orange juice (300ml), White rum (90ml), Ginger (1 teaspoon), Sugar (15ml), Mango (1)

7 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Hot Bartender

Originally I called this a "Hot Scott" as a play on my name, and the ladies visiting me at the...

Lime juice (15ml), Pineapple Juice (60ml), Orange juice (60ml), White rum (37.5ml), Grenadine (15ml), Overproof rum (15ml)

6 ingredients
3.94 / 5

Pink Martini

The Pink Martini is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that combines the crisp, clean taste of vodka with the tartness...

Vodka (60ml), Cranberry Juice (60ml), Mint Leaves (Handful), Apple Juice (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.91 / 5

Mango Mixer

The Mango Mixer is a tropical-inspired cocktail that tantalizes the senses with a vibrant blend of fruity flavors. It combine...

Lime juice (15ml), White rum (60ml), Pomegranate Juice (30ml), Mango Juice (150ml)

4 ingredients
3.89 / 5

Pineapple Punch

The Pineapple Punch is a tropical-inspired cocktail that combines the robust spirit of vodka with the sweet, tangy flavor of...

Vodka (180ml), Pineapple (Half), Tonic water (90ml)

3 ingredients
3.79 / 5


The Tropicock is a lively and fruity cocktail that brings together a vibrant blend of flavors suitable for those who...

Vodka (30ml), Peach Schnapps (90ml), Grenadine (60ml), Tropical Juice (75ml)

4 ingredients
3.77 / 5

Tropical Martini

The Tropical Martini is a flavorful cocktail that encapsulates the essence of an exotic getaway. It's a luscious and enticing...

Coconut rum (60ml), Vodka (90ml), Peach Schnapps (30ml), Pineapple Juice (30ml), Banana liqueur (30ml), Apricot Brandy (30ml)

6 ingredients
3.74 / 5

Combat Juice

The Combat Juice cocktail is a potent, high-volume mix that offers a vibrant blend of flavors. With its base of...

Vodka (60ml), Orange juice (240ml), Pineapple Juice (240ml), Cranberry Juice (240ml), Gin (60ml), White rum (60ml), Lemon-Lime soda (Top up), Grenadine (30ml), Lager (Top up), Lemon Juice (Dash), Lime juice (Dash)

11 ingredients
3.67 / 5

Exotic Trish

The Exotic Trish is a tropical and fruity cocktail that encapsulates the flavors of a luscious orchard. Starring a blend...

Peach Schnapps (10ml), Pineapple Juice (500ml), Orange juice (90ml), Grenadine (Dash), Peach vodka (45ml), Orange vodka (60ml), Raspberry vodka (15ml), Cherry liqueur (7.5ml)

8 ingredients
3.52 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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How can I make a cocktail look fancy?

To make a cocktail look fancy, consider garnishing with fresh fruits, herbs, or edible flowers. Also, serve it in an elegant glass and ensure the presentation is clean and appealing.

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What are some tips for balancing cocktail flavors?

To balance cocktail flavors, use a mixture of sweet, sour, and bitter elements. The right proportion of these can enhance the overall taste. Always taste and adjust ingredients as needed.

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How important is the type of glass in cocktail presentation?

The type of glass can greatly impact the presentation and even the taste perception of the cocktail. Different cocktails are traditionally served in specific glasses to best showcase their flavors and appearance.

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What is a good strategy for taste-testing cocktails in a contest?

When taste-testing cocktails, cleanse your palate between tastings with water or a neutral snack. Take notes on flavor, balance, and presentation to compare and make an informed judgment.

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How can tropical flavors be incorporated into cocktails?

Tropical flavors can be incorporated using fresh fruit juices like pineapple, mango, and orange, as well as tropical spirits like rum or coconut rum. Adding garnishes such as pineapple slices or coconut shavings can also enhance the tropical feel.

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