Show me some cocktails with zest!

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If you're looking for cocktails that bring a zesty punch, there are several delightful options to consider. Each of these drinks offers a unique blend of citrus flavors that are sure to invigorate your taste buds. Here are some top-rated zesty cocktails for you to try: Lemon Drop Martini (4.7/5): This modern classic cocktail combines the tangy zest of fresh lemon juice and lemon vodka with the sweet orange notes of Triple Sec. Often served in a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass, the Lemon Drop Martini delivers a bright and zingy taste that’s perfect for any social gathering. Citrus Fizz (4.4/5): This non-alcoholic beverage mixes lime juice, orange juice, and Angostura Bitters topped with tonic water. It's a great choice for those who want a sophisticated, fizzy drink without the alcohol content. Its vibrant citrus flavors, enhanced by a gentle fizz, make it perfect for any celebratory occasion. Gin and Zonic (3.68/5): If you enjoy the classic Gin and Tonic, you will love this variation. Featuring lime, tonic water, and dry gin, this cocktail adds a zesty citrus kick to the traditional flavors, making it a refreshing and sophisticated option to enjoy. Orange & Lemon Crystal Martini (3.62/5): A non-alcoholic option that focuses on a citrusy flavor profile, this drink combines zesty lemon and refreshing orange with a splash of lemonade. Served in a lowball glass, it’s a perfect cool and fruity beverage suitable for any occasion. Orange Fizz (3.58/5): This cocktail combines the herbal notes of gin with the sweet citrus flavor of orange, creating a light and invigorating drink with a bubbly effervescence from soda water. Ideal for a warm day, it’s a classic cocktail experience with a bright, orange-infused twist. Each of these cocktails offers a unique take on zest, whether you're looking for something strong and spirited, or light and refreshing. Perfect for invigorating your senses and adding a burst of citrusy goodness to your cocktail experience!

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You asked: Zesty cocktail recipes. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Lemon Drop Martini

The Lemon Drop Martini is a refreshingly tart and slightly sweet cocktail that has become a modern classic. This zesty...

Triple Sec (20ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Lemon vodka (25ml), Sugar (Dash)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Citrus Fizz

The Citrus Fizz is a refreshing, non-alcoholic cocktail that offers a vibrant blend of tangy and sweet flavors. The primary...

Lime juice (Dash), Orange juice (50ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Tonic water (Top up)

4 ingredients
4.4 / 5


The Zaza is a classic cocktail that exudes simplicity and elegance, blending the clear, piney notes of gin with the...

Gin (45ml), Red vermouth (60ml)

2 ingredients
3.99 / 5


The X Y Z cocktail is a vibrant and citrus-forward drink that blends the smooth, tropical notes of white rum...

White rum (60ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Blue Curaçao (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.83 / 5


Named after Zebulon Vance, the most famous son of Weaverville, North Carolina.

Orange liqueur (30ml), Triple Sec (45ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (60ml)

4 ingredients
3.77 / 5


The Zipper is a bold cocktail served in a shot glass, known for its straightforward and robust flavor profile. It...

Orange liqueur (15ml), Tequila (15ml), Sugar (Pinch)

3 ingredients
3.74 / 5

Gin and Zonic

The Gin and Zonic is a refreshing variation of the classic Gin and Tonic, a well-loved cocktail with a crisp...

Lime (Half ), Tonic water (200ml), Dry gin (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.68 / 5

Orange & Lemon Crystal Martini

The Orange & Lemon Crystal Martini is a non-alcoholic refreshment that gives a twist to the classic martini by focusing...

Lemon (2 wedges), Lemonade (10ml), Orange (Half)

3 ingredients
3.62 / 5

Orange Fizz

The Orange Fizz is a zesty and refreshing cocktail that combines the herbal notes of gin with the sweet citrus...

Gin (60ml), Soda water (Top Up), Orange (2), Sugar (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
3.58 / 5

Rich Lemon

The cocktail named Rich Lemon is a citrus-forward blend that capitalizes on the harmonious combination of Cointreau, lemon juice, and...

Cointreau (20ml), Lemon Juice (Dash), Fizzy Orange Drink (10ml)

3 ingredients
3.54 / 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 is a zesty cocktail?

A zesty cocktail typically features vibrant citrus flavors from ingredients like lemon, lime, or orange, giving the drink a refreshing and tangy taste.

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Can I make non-alcoholic zesty cocktails?

Yes, you can make non-alcoholic zesty cocktails by using fresh citrus juices, tonic water, and other non-alcoholic mixers to create a refreshing and flavorful beverage.

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What are some popular ingredients in zesty cocktails?

Popular ingredients in zesty cocktails include lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, citrus-flavored liqueurs, and fresh citrus fruits for garnish.

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Are zesty cocktails suitable for all occasions?

Yes, zesty cocktails are versatile and can be enjoyed at various occasions, from social gatherings and parties to casual sipping at home.

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How can I add a zesty twist to my favorite cocktail?

To add a zesty twist to your favorite cocktail, try incorporating fresh citrus juice, citrus zest, or a citrus-flavored liqueur. You can also garnish the drink with a twist or slice of your preferred citrus fruit.

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