01/24/2011 03:25 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

6 Unlikely Cocktail Combos


This week our editorial team sat down to conduct research for a cocktail showdown: Unlikely alcohol and carbonated beverage combos. Gathering inspiration from time spent abroad, our starving artists' budgets, and our imaginations, we came up with the list of competitors.

In a world where craft mixology is taking over, ingredients are often over-thought, and the drinker is becoming alienated from the drink, these cocktails go back to basics. One part alcohol, one part carbonation, six times over. This worldly, yet unrefined, taste-off might also stir up some unexpected feelings: Nostalgia for your days of drinking a 40-ounce, warm memories of dinners in Spain, or even Red Bull-induced pangs of nausea. Take it all in.

6 Unlikely Cocktail Combinations

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