Amazing food, check. Oustanding views, check. The only thing missing is a spectacular cocktail. Monmouth County's bartenders are more than mixologists. They're artists.

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Believe it or not, the majority of today’s most popular cocktails are based around remedies that were used to cure sickness. The recipes have been tweaked, but the enjoyment of sipping your favorite libation stays the same.

Here are the most popular cocktails in the U.S.

Apple Martini

The greener the better.

Long Island Iced Tea

A couple of these will have you buzzing. Rum, tequila, vodka, gin, and triple sec finished with a mixture of sweet and sour cola and lemon juice.

Pina Colada

The classic tropical cocktail, with a blend of coconut milk, rum and pineapple juice.

Margarita

Tequila, triple sec and lime juice. It's such a simple recipe, but the best bartenders have perfected it.

Mint Julep

The concoction of Bourbon, a little bit of water, powdered and granulated sugar, and plenty of mint equals a refreshing cocktail. Mai Tai

Mojito

The mixture of white rum, mint, lime juice, sugar, and soda water is crisp and clean with relatively low alcohol content.

Cosmopolitan

The concoction of vodka, triple sec, lime juice, and cranberry juice has become a staple at bars.

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