Check Out These Specialty Cocktails at Your Local Bar

Do you ever find yourself sitting at the bar craving a mixed drink but are tired of the same old cocktail? A good bartender can concoct something interesting on the spot, but you will need to know the general direction to go in. Here are some fantastic mixed drinks to order the next time you head out to have some fun at your local bar.


For those looking for a smooth summer cocktail at your local bar, the mojito may be your best bet. Mojitos are made with rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, fresh mint, and club soda. It has a combination of sweetness, citrus accents, and mint flavors to compliment the rum’s kick. At Tuscan Bistro Bar, we use Bacardi Superior Rum. You have the option of using classic Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Mango Fusion, and Bacardi Black Raz Rum. All three options make for a refreshing cocktail that will have you coming back for more.


Another favorite at your local bar is the tangy and delectable Mango Lemonade. We use Bacardi Mango Fusion Rum, quality lemonade, and top the drink off with a lemon slice. This is perfect for those of us who love a cocktail with a kick. Another option for the lemon lover is the Main Squeeze, which is made with Svedka Strawberry Lemonade Vodka, club soda, and lemon juice.

And for those looking for an extra zap, Tuscan Bistro Bar’s Electric Strawberry Lemonade will not disappoint. This cocktail uses Svedka Strawberry Lemonade Vodka, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and lemon juice. Depending on whether you are looking for the full flavor of rum or a tangy vodka drink, we have something for you.

Strawberry Palmer

Named after the American professional golfer who pioneered the drink, the Arnold Palmer consists of a combination of iced tea and lemonade. We like to sweeten things up a bit by taking this classic combo and adding Svedka Strawberry Lemonade Vodka. Great for any occasion, the Strawberry Palmer is both sweet and savory.


No drink menu is complete without a wide variety of martinis to choose from. A popular and unique martini at your local bar is called the Nuts and Berries. This martini features both hazelnut and raspberry liqueur, a splash of cream, and a raspberry swirl.  The taste of hazelnut mixed with raspberry gives this martini a flavor unlike any other.

For those of us with a sweet tooth, the Chocolate Whip martini can satisfy the sweetest craving. With Crème de Cocoa, Chocolate Whipped Vodka, Dark Godiva Liquor, and a Chocolate Swirl, there is no lack of chocolatey goodness.

For the Metropolitans among us, we mix an amazing Cosmo. We use your choice of vodka, Triple Sec, fresh lime juice, and a splash of cranberry juice to make the best Cosmo in town. Another common martini is the Lemon Drop. The tart flavors of Citrus Vodka and fresh lemon juice are complemented by a sugary rim. We have even more martinis ranging from espresso to cucumber! There is no lack of variety for martini lovers looking for something at their local bar.

Ask Your Bartender

Still lost? Luckily, a good bartender will be able to guide you to the perfect drink. Head to your local bar and let the mixologist know the basic taste you are looking for and they will be happy to help. However, you need to make sure that the bar is worth heading to.

Your Local Bar in Toms River

Do any of these sound good to you? You are in luck! At Tuscan Bistro Bar, you will find excellent signature drinks, friendly bartenders, and a great atmosphere. We can help you pair the perfect drink to anything on our extensive and delicious menu. Come in and try our wood-burning oven rustic pizzas, homemade pasta, juicy burgers, our popular homemade desserts, and our new tasty pub menu all at family friendly prices. For an amazing experience at a local bar, head down to Tuscan Bistro Bar or contact us for more information.