There is simply no better way to relax on vacation than to sit back and enjoy a cocktail! Most countries offer signature cocktails which are more exciting than your standard hometown options, so be sure to try something new.
Cuba: The Mojito
The Mojito is made with lime, sugar, rum, and spearmint or yerba Buena – popular mint varieties in Cuba.
Puerto Rico: The Piña Colada
The Piña Colada has been the national drink of Puerto Rico since 1978 and is made of rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice.
Brazil: The Caipirinha
The sweet and refreshing Caipirinha is made with cachaça (sugar cane hard liquor), sugar, and lime.
Venice, Italy: The Bellini
The first ever Bellini was made in Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy, by combining chilled Prosecco and white peach puree.
The United Kingdom: Pimm’s No.1
Pimm’s No.1 has been a popular choice in the UK since the early 1800s and most Pimm’s cocktails contain strawberries, cucumber, citrus, and lemonade.It’s a great cocktail for just about every occasion, whether hosting a themed party, or lazing on the lawn.
Singapore: The Singapore Sling
First created at the Raffles Hotel Long Bar in Singapore, the Singapore Sling is a mixture of gin, Cherry Heering, Benedictine, bitters, Cointreau, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine.
Bermuda: The Dark ’n’ Stormy
Made of Gosling’s rum and ginger beer, the Dark ‘n’ Stormy is the national drink of Bermuda.
Belgium: The Black Russian
For a drink that is sure to give you a kick in the pants, try the Black Russian – made of straight vodka and coffee liqueur – while visiting Belgium.
France: The Kir Royale
This classic French cocktail is made with crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) and champagne.
Canada: The Caesar
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Peru and Chile: Pisco Sours
Pisco Sours is made up of pisco (a clear brandy), a tablespoon of egg whites, fresh lemon juice, syrup, and a few drops of Angostura bitters.
Mexico: The Paloma
This simple but refreshing cocktail is made with grapefruit soda, club soda, a little bit of lemon juice, sugar, and tequila.
Raki is made from twice-distilled grapes and aniseed. Commonly mixed with water resulting in a drink with a whopping 90% alcohol content!
Sangria can be made with either red or white wine, served chilled with fruits such as oranges, apples, and strawberries in the glass. Brandy or fruit-flavoured liqueur can also be added.
Ethiopia: The Tej
Referred to as ‘honey wine’, Tej is both spicy and sweet and the cocktail combines white wine, water, honey, and gesho – the leaves and stems of an Ethiopian thorn bush.
Nicaragua: The El Macua
The El Macua is made from rum, guava juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup, and is tart as opposed to sweet.
Thailand: The Siam Sunray
The Siam Sunray is made up of vodka, coconut liqueur, simple syrup, ginger, lemongrass, lime juice, soda water, kaffir lime leaves, and Thai chili peppers.
Hamburg, Germany: The Gin Basil Smash
Created at the Le Lion Bar in Hamburg, Germany, the cocktail combines muddled basil, lemon, simple syrup, and gin.
Ecuador: The Canelazo
The Canelazo is a hot and spicy drink made with fruit juices, cinnamon sticks, brown sugar, water, and rum, and is a favourite around Christmas in Ecuador.
Aruba: The Aruba Ariba
The Aruba Ariba combines Coecoei which is made from the sap of agave plants, vodka, rum, crème de banana, a splash of grenadine, and orange, cranberry and pineapple juices.
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