When it comes to ordering a drink, white wine is a reliable fallback. You can almost always find a decent glass of Chardonnay or a mostly inoffensive Sauvignon Blanc. But you can do better than a mediocre glassful. There are plenty of delicious cocktails that channel the fruity, honeyed or floral notes you look for in a glass of vino blanco.
While some of these drinks go so far as to use white wine as an ingredient, others just invoke the flavors you might find in a nice glass of Grüner Veltliner or Riesling. The next time you feel like playing it safe with a glass of your trusty white wine, throw caution to the wind and try one of these five cocktails instead.