We get it, cocktail menus can be intimidating. Sometimes, there are ingredients you don’t recognize or terms that just don’t seem to make sense. However, if you’re new to the bar scene or looking to branch out – a cocktail bar is a great place to bring dates, groups, co-workers or just enjoy a great tasting drink solo. 

Common Cocktail Ingredients

Cocktails usually include a base alcohol, a mixer, ice, and a garnish to top everything off.  Lucky for you, cocktail menus will typically list the ingredients out, which can give you an idea of what type of cocktail you’ll get. Popular mixers include soda water, cola, fruit juice, tonic water, and ginger ale. Another common cocktail ingredient is bitters, which can be used to enhance the flavor of your cocktail. Some may have a bitter, bittersweet, or sour taste while others can taste like oranges or herbs such as mint. 

What’s A Garnish?

Garnishes are typically used to add decoration to a drink or to embellish the flavor profile. Typical garnishes include lemons, limes, salt on the rim, maraschino cherries, and stuffed olives.  

Trust Your Bartenders

Want something light and refreshing? Go for something with a juice mixer. Looking for boozy? Choose something more spirit-forward (these will be drinks that either have very few ingredients or mix two or more types of spirits). Keep in mind what type of flavors you enjoy and seek them out when reading over the menu. And if you’re looking for a suggestion, talk to your bartenders! Most can steer you in the right direction or give you some pointers based on what you typically drink. Remember, no one in the bar knows the drinks better than they do!

Our Cocktail Menu At Rambler

At Rambler, we believe that ordering a great drink shouldn’t be intimidating. You’re not going to find a 10-page cocktail menu here. Instead we keep things simple, but deliciously tempting. Whether you’re looking to try a new spirit, are an avid cocktail drinker, or just looking for a great drink to enjoy, our menu is designed to be easy to understand  without the need for a dictionary. 

You Can Never Go Wrong With A Classic

Some cocktails  are just proven classics. If they weren’t, then bars all over the country wouldn’t continue to serve these timelines drinks. Our 3-ingredient cocktail bar menu includes classic favorites such as the Aperol Spritz, Martini, and Margarita. If there’s another classic cocktail that’s calling your name, but not listed on our menu, our bartenders would be happy to craft something for you!

Signature Cocktails

To stand out among the other cocktail bars in Nashville, we’ve created a menu that’s uniquely Rambler. Our cocktail bar menu includes a list of signature cocktails that change with the season. 

No matter your spirit of choice, our Nashville cocktail bar has a drink that will please your taste buds. Come visit our Melrose cocktail bar located beneath The Sutler Saloon and next to Melrose Billiard Parlor.