18 Fascinating Drinks That Start With U (#8 You Might Now Know!)


Bartenders are always creative; drink brands constantly strive to maintain relevance, and nature gift scores of unique flavors in fruits. 

So it’s not entirely jaw-dropping that innumerable drinks exist, each with an exclusive name. Yet how many drinks that start with U do you know so far?

We’ll list a few with their types, flavors, and origin below.

We’ll also concisely outline how to prepare them.

1. U’Luvka Vodka

Number one on our menu of drinks that start with U is U’Luvka Valentine. 

U’Luvkak Valentine is a red cocktail; a refreshing mix of vodka, pomegranate juice, raspberry puree, sugar syrup, and lemon juice is kicking off the list.

Fun fact: This drink is popularly known as the Valentine’s Day Cocktail. 

How To Make

Add the ingredients into a cocktail shaker & shake adequately.

Strain into a highball glass and garnish with raspberries and or pomegranate seeds.

2. UFO cocktail

Second, on the drinks menu beginning with U is the UFO cocktail.

Bitter lemon soda and genever gin are behind UFO’s bitter-sour flavor, which cocktail lovers always find refreshing.

Fun Fact: This drink was prepared to celebrate the birthday of Foo Fighters lead singer - Dave Grohl. The name “foo fighter” is used to describe any type of UFO or mystical aerial phenomena floating in the skies. 

How To Make

Shake the ingredients together adequately in a cocktail shaker, and strain into a glass.

3. Ugandan Ginger Tea

We have the Ugandan ginger tea as number three on the drinks menu that starts with the letter U. 

Ugandans first cultivated this tea in Entebbe botanical gardens in the early 20th century.

The plants provide the necessary tea leaves, which with milk, sugar, and fresh ginger constitute the ingredients for the tea.

Fun Fact: The quality of the tea leaves used for Ugandan ginger tea is described as clean, blackish, grainy, and dense. It just makes this milk tea more special. 

How To Make

  • Start heating the tea, milk, and sugar in a saucepan.
  • Wash fresh ginger and pound it until it begins oozing.
  • Add the ginger into the tea mix when it starts boiling.
  • Lower the heat and let it simmer for two to three minutes.

4. Ulanda Cocktail

Next of the drinks that start with U is the Ulanda cocktail.

The Ulanda isn’t quite popular among cocktail fanatics, but the few who know the mix are big fans.

Fun fact: The ulanda cocktail may not too well-known but it’s a relaxing cocktail that you’ll surprisingly enjoy. 

How To Make

Mix the following: triple sec, gin, and absinthe in calculated volumes and strain into a cocktail glass.

5. Ultimate Speyside Old-fashioned

Here on number five of the drinks that start with U is the ultimate Speyside old-fashioned. (*)

The Old-fashioned is an American whiskey cocktail first made in the 17th century to tune down pre-prohibition whiskeys’ intense notes.

Fun Fact: Use a high-quality whisky such as The Glenlivet 18-year-old and combine it with the  finest possible ingredients to bring out the very best of this alcoholic beverage.

How To Make

  • Add some unrefined cane sugar and a little whiskey into a chilled glass.
  • Stir slowly and taste to adjust balance if necessary.
  • Garnish with an orange twist and serve.

6. Ultra-Marine

Placed on number six on our drinks that start with the letter U is Ultra-Marine.

Other variations of ultra-marine highlight various flavors, but typically, the champagne and blue curacao liqueur mixture is mildly bittersweet. (*)

Fun Fact: As a full-bodied cocktail, ultra-marine is best served with seafood and fish dishes 

How To Make

  • Shake both ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
  • Strain the mix into a chilled glass.
  • Garnish and serve.

7. Umbrella Man Special

Seventh on the list of drinks beginning with U is Umbrella Man Special.

This easy-to-make vodka is cream-colored and sweet garnished with a cocktail umbrella.

Fun Fact: It is one of the easiest cocktails to prepare as you will only need equal parts of every ingredient!

How To Make

Pour vodka, Kahlua, Drambuie, Grand Marnier, and Baileys into a shaker and shake well. Strain into a chilled glass & garnish.

8. Un-Tofu Tofu Smoothie

Let’s discuss number 8 of the drinks starting with the letter U – the Un-Tofu Tofu Smoothie.

If you enjoy Tofu, then think of this as a liquid type. It’s refreshing at every time of the day.

Fun Fact: If you hate tofu, just make this recipe to mask that unsavory soya taste! You can enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack. 

How To Make

Blend tofu, peach slices, strawberries, orange juice, and yogurt combined to smooth.

9. Unabomber

Another drink that starts with U is the unabomber.

Unabomber blends one-quarter of vodka, gin, triple sec, and lemon juice respectively to give a unique flavor.

Fun Fact: It is best served with vegetable dishes!

How To Make

Pour the ingredients into a shaker. Shake the mix well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

10. Uncle Sam cocktail

Tenth on our list of drinks beginning with the letter U is the Uncle Sam cocktail. 

The Uncle Sam shot combines cinnamon schnapps, peppermint schnapps, and peppermint liqueur.

Fun Fact: This is a strong cocktail that is best served with farinaceous starchy dishes. 

How To Make

Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well.

Strain the mixture into a chilled shot glass and garnish with a Maraschino cherry if wanted.

11. Undead Monkey

Number eleven on our drinks menu, the undead monkey, begins with the letter U.

The undead monkey is a cocktail made with herbal liqueur, orange rum, and an energy drink.

Fun Fact: A popular drink that is usually served during the Halloween season and Medieval Fairs.

How To Make

Gather the ingredients together and pour them into a cocktail shaker.

Shake it well and strain the blend into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve!

12. Undercover Mink

Let’s not forget Undercover Mink as part of the drinks, starting with U. 

The Undercover mink cocktail contains honey, Chambord-flavored vodka, lemon juice, sage leaves, mineral water, and lavender.

Fun Fact: It is a signature drink served at a wedding event.

How to make it?

Shake the ingredients properly in an ice-filled shaker and strain the new mix into an old-fashioned cocktail glass.

13. Une Belle Poire

We have the Une Belle Poire on number thirteen of the drinks beginning with the letter U.

It is a type of cocktail that contains Poire Williams, pear, Chambord, lemon juice, and G’Vine.

Fun Fact: Gavin McGowan Madoo was accoladed for mixing this drink first.

How to make it?

  • Mix the Poire Williams and pear first at the bottom of the cocktail shaker.
  • Add other ingredients, including ice, and shake well.
  • Strain the combination into a chilled cocktail glass and serve!

14. Unicorn Frappuccino

On number fourteen of our drinks list is the unicorn frappuccino.

The unicorn frappuccino is made from milk, ice, mango syrup, pink powder, blue powder, crème Frappuccino syrup, and blue drizzle. (*)

Fun Fact: This recipe is produced by the famous company Starbucks!

How To Make

  • A delicate industrial process already ensures that purchased Unicorn Frappuccinos are directly consumable.
  • Just open up and gulp!

15. Union Jack Cocktail

Let’s get to know about the Union Jack cocktail on number 15 of the list of drinks that begin with U. 

Union Jack blends gin, orange bitters, Pimms No. 1, Crème Yvette, and an orange twist to give an aromatic, fruity flavor.

Fun Fact: The creation of this patriotic red, white and blue layered cocktail is probably inspired by the flag of the United Kingdom.

How To Make

Like most cocktails, pour the ingredients and ice into a cocktail shaker.

Shake it well and strain the new mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.

16. Union League Club

Next to the drinks beginning with the letter U, is the Union League Club. 

This classic drink it’s a mix of gin, orange bitters, and ruby port

Fun Fact: Named for the Union League Club in New York City, this cocktail is reminiscent of a Whiskey Sour Punch according to people.

How To Make

  • Shake gin, orange bitters, and ruby port in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Strain into a chilled glass, garnish with an orange twist, and serve!

17. Usuki Old Fashioned

Don’t forget Usuki Old Fashion as part of the drinks, starting with U. 

Usuki Old Fashion is a mix of genever, and sugar syrup with Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Dandelion & Burdock Bitters.

Fun Fact: The drink signifies the historical event that happened in the 1600s. That was the time the Dutch ship De Liefde ran aground on the coast of Usuki and the exchange between the Netherlands and Japan began. 

How To Make

  • Pour the ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
  • Shake appropriately and strain into glass. Serve!

18. Utopia Cocktail

Last but not least, the drinks beginning with the letter U are the utopia cocktail.

The utopia cocktail is a strong alcoholic beverage that contains cachaca, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, and ginger ale. 

It is usually served over ice in a rock glass, hinting at numerous fruity flavors.

Fun Fact: Even if you don't believe a utopia exists, you might have second thoughts after trying this cocktail.

How To Make

  • Pour the following ingredients into a cocktail shaker: peach schnapps, cachaca, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, and ginger ale.
  • Shake this mixture in ice and serve it into the rock glass.

Final Thoughts

There’s no limit to what your tastebuds can relish in a happy hour or hot afternoon, especially when it comes to different kinds of drinks that start with U.

So, which of these U-lettered drinks have you already tried? We’d love to hear how delicious you found them to be!

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