7 Different Types of Liquor To Make Any Amazing Cocktail

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What are those home bar essentials other than having an urge to sip into the lovely cocktails? It is stocking up your home with different types of liquor that can blend into other ingredients to give you the perfect party potion. Cocktails are the most important aspects of any parties which through its colour and flavour brings out the festive mode which is infectious and invincible. Cocktails are like the must-haves for a party which is thrown to commemorate a celebration. 

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There are a zillion types of alcoholic drinks that need equally different types of alcohol to blend them with each other to make that perfect glass of wonder that is raised for a celebration toast. The types of spirits that include hard liquor and many other types of liquor which has their own distinct flavour and aroma are the essential ingredients for a mixologist of a bar who stands behind the bar as a professional cocktail presenter. 


Galaxy Training Australia comes up with the list of the 7 different types of liquors that can be used to make some of the best cocktails in the world. The list of 7 types of spirits to perk up your party scenes and make you the champion of cocktail making is right here and right now! 


Vodka is transparent distilled liquor with an array of its types originating from Poland and Russia. It mainly comprises of water and ethanol, occasionally with traces of flavourings. Customarily it is made by distilling the fluid from either potatoes or cereal grains which are fermented. Today, some of the latest brands use fruits or sugar as its base.

Popular Vodka Cocktails:

  • Bloody Mary
  • Screwdriver
  • Cosmopolitan 

2. GIN

Gin is one of the popular distilled alcohol types that is obtained majorly from the flavour of juniper berries (Juniperus communis). The Middle Ages is the origin time, and the drink has then developed from being a natural medicine to a prime commodity of business in the hard liquor industry.  This is one of the widely categorized spirits, where the various origins, styles, and flavour profiles orbit around juniper as its common ingredient. Gin today is created in finely different ways, with an extensive range of herbal elements, giving rise to a number of diverse styles and many brands.

Popular Gin Cocktails:

  • Negroni
  • Gin and Tonic
  • Gimlet

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Tequila is a colourless beverage obtained from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area neighbouring the city of Tequila at the north-western parts of Guadalajara, and the central-western Jalisco. Similar to mezcal, tequila is made from the agave plant and is derived from the same places in Mexico. The difference is that tequila is made just from blue agave and in different ways. Tequila is usually served meat in Mexico and is a hero at the bars where it is served as a shot with salt and lime across the world.

Popular Tequila Cocktails:

  • The Margarita
  • Bloody Maria
  • Tequila Paloma


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4. RUM

A distilled alcoholic drink beauty obtained after fermenting then distilling the sugarcane molasses or the juice, Rum is one of the most preferred types of spirits.  This is a clear liquid which is typically aged in oak barrels. Rum is mainly produced in the Caribbean and American countries, but it is also seen getting manufactured in other sugar-producing countries like the Philippines and India. The rum produced in different grades. Light rums are normally used in cocktails, but the “golden” and “dark” rums were usually taken as it is, iced (“on the rocks”). Rum is also used for cooking many gourmet dishes like cake etc.

Popular Rum Cocktails:

  • Mojito
  • Piña Colada
  • Hot Buttered Rum

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Whisky or whiskey is a type of alcoholic beverage made from the fermented grains. A variety of grains (some malted) are used for diverse varieties, that include barley, corn, rye, and wheat. Whisky is characteristically aged in wooden casks, normally made of charred white oak. Whisky is a purely regulated spirit with different classes and kinds. The archetypal amalgamating uniqueness of these different types is the process of fermentation of grains, distillation, and the aging in wooden barrels.

Popular Whiskey Cocktails:

  • Whiskey Sour
  • Sazerac
  • Old Fashioned



Often confused with Tequila, Mezcal is a spirit with a smoky aroma. It is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from any type of agave. The agave plant is part of the Agavaceae family, which has almost 200 variants of species. The mezcal agave has big, thick leaves with sharp pointers at the ends. When it is fully grown, it forms a “piña” or heart in the middle from where the juice is taken out to prepare mezcal. It takes seven to fifteen years for a plant to mature, which depends on the species and its nature of cultivation. Agave fields are commonly found in the semi-desert areas of Oaxaca State and few other patches of Mexico.

Popular Mezcal Cocktails:

  • Esplanade Swizzle
  • Large-Format Mezcal Negroni
  • Ready Fire Aim

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Brandy is a spirit formed after distilling wine. Brandy typically consists of 35–60% alcohol by the amount and is usually drunk as a post-dinner digestif. Some brandies are matured in wooden casks. Rest others are coloured with caramel tinge to duplicate the effect of aging, and few other varieties are created using a combination of both aging and colouring. Varieties of wine brandy can be seen all over the wine manufacturing industry. The popular ones are Cognac and Armagnac, which are from south-western France. Therefore, the term brandy also represents liquors acquired from the distillation of pomace or getting the wine of some other fruit.

Popular Brandy Cocktails:

  • Sidecar
  • Sazerac
  • Sangria