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Here are the top upscale drinks for when you’re looking to impress! These fancy drinks look (and taste) the part.

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Looking to impress with your cocktail knowledge? Sure, everyone knows the good old margarita and Moscow mule. But if you’re out at a bar or making homemade cocktails, how can you take the party to another level? Here are the top upscale drinks that taste fancy and taste incredible! This includes classic cocktails from the 1880’s that fly under the radar, and modern cocktails that mix fancy liqueurs. Whether you prefer gin, whiskey, rum, vodka or tequila drinks…we’ve got you covered!

And now…the top upscale drinks to impress everyone!

Looking for craft cocktails? These 10 Craft Cocktails feature homemade syrups and unusual or niche liqueurs to make stunning homemade drinks.

And when you’re in the mood…top easy drinks!

Once you’re done with these upscale drinks, want to try the exact opposite? We’ve got some great lists of the best cheap and easy drinks for when you’re feeling laid back instead. Here’s what to try:

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15 Upscale Drinks: Boulevardier & More

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The Boulevardier is a stunning classic cocktail! This easy three ingredient drink is the improved version of a Negroni, swapping gin for whiskey.


  • 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) bourbon whiskey
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) sweet or semi-sweet red vermouth
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Campari
    Ice, for serving (try clear ice!)
  • For the garnish: Orange peel


  1. Combine the bourbon whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Campari in a cocktail mixing glass (or any other type of glass). Fill the mixing glass with 1 handful ice and stir continuously for 30 seconds.
  2. Add ice to a lowball glass, and strain the drink into the glass (or you can use a cocktail glass without ice).
  3. Use a knife to remove a 1″ wide strip of the orange peel. Squeeze the orange peel into the drink to release the oils. Gently run the peel around the edge of the glass, then place it in the glass and serve.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!