Cocktails
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When some people go out for a drink, they might choose beer or wine. But other people like a little more variety in their alcohol. For those people, cocktails are the drink of choice. Cocktails are drinks with alcohol mixed with other things. There are many different types, but here are a few of the most popular.
有些人外出飲酒時,可能會選擇啤酒或葡萄酒。但有些人喜歡酒飲稍微多變。對於這些客群,雞尾酒會是可供選擇的酒品。雞尾酒是其他飲品混合酒精一起調味的飲品。有許多不同的款項,但最受歡迎的特調卻只有少數幾種。

Mojito
A mojito is a mint flavored drink which is cool and refreshing, so people like to drink it at the beach.
莫吉多(Mojito)
帶有薄荷香氣的莫吉多冰涼又清爽,所以人們喜歡在海邊飲用這款調酒。

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Margarita
Margaritas are Mexican drinks. They can be made in many flavors such as strawberry or peach, and they often have salt on the edge of the glass.
瑪格麗特(Margarita)
瑪格麗特是一款墨西哥飲品。它可以被調成很多口味,像是草莓或桃子風味,且通常玻璃杯杯緣會抹有鹽巴。
Long Island Iced Tea
Long Islands are very strong drinks made with five different types of alcohol, and a little bit of lemon and cola. The flavor is very sweet, so it’s always a crowd pleaser.
長島冰茶(Long Island Iced Tea)
長島冰茶是一款用五種不同酒精調製,酒精濃度非常強烈的飲品,加上一點檸檬和可樂。口味很甜,所以通常會受大眾歡迎。

Bloody Mary
This drink is often served in the morning. The name comes from the tomato juice which gives it a dark red color.
血腥瑪莉(Bloody Mary)
通常都是早上飲用這款調酒。名字就來自番茄汁帶來的深紅顏色。

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Irish Coffee
This beverage mixes whiskey, cream, and hot coffee. It’s a great drink to enjoy on a rainy afternoon when you want to stay warm.
愛爾蘭咖啡(Irish Coffee)
這杯飲品混有威士忌、奶油和熱咖啡。陰雨綿綿的下雨天想保有暖度,這杯是合宜的好飲品。

Whatever your tastes, there is a cocktail for you. So don’t be afraid to try something different the next time you visit a bar.
不管你的口味如何,都會有一杯適合你的雞尾酒。所以下次當你去酒吧時,不用害怕嘗試一些不一樣的飲品。

Vocabulary 好字精選

1. cocktail (n) an alcoholic drink mixed with something else 雞尾酒(通常含酒精)
This restaurant serves great cocktails.
這間餐廳有提供很棒的雞尾酒。

2. variety (n) being very different 多樣化;變化
There is a variety of new movies coming out this summer.
這個夏天有很多類型的新電影上映。

3. mint (n) a plant with a strong flavor used in tea and desserts 薄荷
She loves mint flavored ice cream.
她熱愛薄荷口味的冰淇淋。

4. refreshing (adj) giving something energy 使人涼爽的;消除疲勞的;提神的
That hot bath was so refreshing after a long day of work.
漫長工作一整天後,泡一場熱水澡非常放鬆。

5. edge (n) the farthest outside point of a surface 邊,邊緣
Be careful if you walk on the edge of the rock.
如果你走在石頭邊要小心。

6. beverage (n) a drink 飲料
The meal comes with a sandwich and beverage.
這道菜會有一份三明治和飲料。

Phrases and Sentence Patterns 句型解析

1. the sth. of choice (phr) something that is very popular with people 受…(人)喜愛
Hawaii is the island of choice for people who want a nice vacation.
想要好好度假的旅客最佳的選擇就是去夏威夷。

2. a crowd pleaser (phr) something that many people enjoy   大受好評;叫好叫座
When the band performed their most popular song, it was really a crowd pleaser.
當樂團表演他們最受歡迎的歌時,真是大受好評。

Exercise 課後練習題

1. Megan’s boyfriend loves beer, but Megan prefers to drink _______________.
Megan的男朋友熱愛啤酒,但Megan偏好喝雞尾酒。

2. Instead of doing the same things every week, you should add some _______________ to your life.
應該要在生活中增添變化,而不是每週都一成不變。

3. Many restaurants offer customers some _______________ candy after the meal.
許多餐廳會在客人用餐後提供薄荷糖。

4. The cool air of the mountains feels so _______________.
山中涼爽的空氣清新怡人。

5. The boy and girl walked around the _______________ of the pond looking at the ducks.
兩名男女在池塘邊看鴨子。

6. The only hot _______________ this shops serves is coffee.
這間店提供的唯一熱飲就是咖啡。

7. What is your style _______________ when you go out? Formal or casual?
外出時,你喜歡什麼樣的風格?正式還是休閒路線?

8. The teacher knew that the activity he planned for the students would be a real _______________.
老師知道他為學生安排的活動會大受歡迎。

解答:
1. Cocktails
2. Variety
3. Mint
4. Refreshing
5. Edge
6. Beverage
7. of choice
8. crowd pleaser

Comprehension Questions 閱讀理解

1. Which drink might be most common at breakfast?
A. Mojito
B. Bloody Mary
C. Long Island Iced Tea
D. Irish Coffee

2. Based on the article, which drink has the most types of alcohol?
A. Mojito
B. Margarita
C. Long Island Iced Tea
D. Irish Coffee

解答:
1. 下列哪一種調酒最常出現在早餐時刻?
A. 莫吉多。
B. 血腥瑪莉。
C. 長島冰茶。
D. 愛爾蘭咖啡。

2. 根據內文,下列哪一杯飲品加入的酒類最多?
A. 莫吉多。
B. 瑪格麗特。
C. 長島冰茶。
D. 愛爾蘭咖啡。

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