Show me a cocktail with a lot of flavours, not sweet.

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I have found a cocktail that is flavorful and not sweet with a high rating. It combines various ingredients to create a complex taste profile without leaning towards sweetness.
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Flavorful cocktails

You asked: Flavorful cocktails not sweet. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Singapore Sling

The iconic cocktail, Singapore Sling, is believed to have originated in Singapore's Raffles Hotel in the early 20th century. Its...

Cointreau (7.5ml), Lime juice (15ml), Pineapple Juice (120ml), Gin (30ml), Grenadine (10ml), Angostura Bitters (1 dash), Cherry liqueur (15ml), DOM Benedictine (7.5ml)

8 ingredients
4.99 / 5


The origins of the Cosmopolitan are somewhat disputed. It is likely that the drink was created independently by different bartenders...

Lemon vodka (40 ml), Cointreau (15ml), Lime juice (15ml), Cranberry Juice (30 ml)

4 ingredients
4.82 / 5

Bitter orange & cardamom martini

Infused with that wonderful aroma of orange and spices reminiscent of Christmas, this is a wonderful take on classic Christmas...

Vodka (60ml), Cointreau (20ml), Lemon Juice (60ml), Marmalade (Tablespoon), Cardamom pods (2)

5 ingredients
4.72 / 5

Ginger Mojito

The Ginger Mojito is a zesty twist on the classic Mojito cocktail. This refreshing beverage expertly blends the warmth of...

Lime juice (15ml), Mint Leaves (12), Ginger Beer (Top up), Sugar Syrup (15ml), White rum (30ml), Ginger (3 pieces)

6 ingredients
4.6 / 5

Fog Cutter

The Fog Cutter is an exotic and potent cocktail known for its invigorating blend of citrus and spirits. The drink...

Orange juice (30ml), White rum (60ml), Lemon Juice (60ml), Brandy (30ml), Sherry (Sweet) (15ml), Dry gin (15ml), Orgeat Syrup (15ml)

7 ingredients
4.4 / 5

Chocolate Mint Martini

The Chocolate Mint Martini is a decadent cocktail that combines the rich, indulgent flavors of chocolate and mint, balancing them...

Vodka (30ml), Creme De Menthe (15ml), Coffee liqueur (15ml)

3 ingredients
3.85 / 5

Melony Muddler

The Melony Muddler is a refreshing cocktail that captures the essence of summer with its harmonious blend of sweet, juicy...

Mint Leaves (4), Lemon Juice (30ml), White rum (90ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Watermelon Juice (60ml), Elderflower Liqueur (7.5ml)

6 ingredients
3.64 / 5

Orange Blossom

The Orange Blossom is a classic cocktail that offers a simple yet refreshing blend of flavors. With its core components...

Orange juice (15ml), Gin (15ml), Grenadine (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.6 / 5

Citrus Cooler

Citrus Cooler is a refreshing and zesty cocktail that combines the tangy flavours of lime, orange and lemon with a...

Lime juice (15ml), Triple Sec (20 ml), Orange juice (30ml), Lemon rum (40 ml), Salt (Pinch)

5 ingredients
3.53 / 5

Orange Splash

The Orange Splash is a citrus-forward cocktail that delivers a refreshing zesty kick, perfect for those who enjoy tangy and...

Cointreau (30ml), Lime juice (), Orange juice (), Lemon vodka (60ml), Sugar (Teaspoon)

5 ingredients
3.51 / 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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What ingredients add a lot of flavors without sweetness?

Ingredients such as herbs, spices, citrus juices, and aromatic bitters can enhance the flavor profile without adding sweetness. Examples include mint, cardamom, ginger, and grapefruit juice.

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What techniques can I use to make a cocktail more flavorful?

Infusing spirits with herbs or spices, muddling fresh ingredients, and using freshly squeezed juices are techniques to make a cocktail more flavorful.

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Can non-alcoholic cocktails be flavorful without being sweet?

Yes, non-alcoholic cocktails can still pack a lot of flavor through the use of fresh herbs, spices, and a variety of citrus and vegetable juices. Options like mocktails with ginger beer, lime juice, and bitters are popular.

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How does the choice of spirit affect the flavors in a cocktail?

The choice of spirit can significantly affect the flavor of a cocktail. Different spirits have unique flavor profiles - for example, gin adds botanical notes, while rum adds a deeper, more complex flavor.

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Are there any classic flavorful cocktails that aren’t sweet?

Yes, there are several classic cocktails that are known for being flavorful yet not sweet. These include the Martini, Negroni, and Gimlet, which focus on the nuanced flavors of the spirits and bitters used.

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