The world is home to some amazing bars and very creative mixologists. Every country, every city has their own taste preference and local favourite drink. But there’s one thing that unites almost every place on this planet: a love for cocktails. Everywhere you go, from New Zealand to Norway, bartenders are whipping up creative concoctions using native ingredients, local spirits, and fresh juices. In this article we’ll take you on a journey around the globe and teach you how to make iconic cocktails from different countries. These drinks are as common as they are diverse in their taste and preparation. From Moscow Mules to Singapore Slings, let’s get started!
Aperol Spritz from Italy
The Aperol Spritz is a classic Italian cocktail that that has been around for almost a century. The base for an Aperol spritz is called Aperol, a bitter Italian liqueur made from naturally grown herbs including orange, rhubarb, gentian, and cinchona. Aperol has a distinct flavor that is often described as a mix of sweet and sour oranges. Traditionally, Aperol is served with soda water or sparkling water and garnished with an orange slice. It can also be used in cocktails – preferably as a substitute for vermouth. In the case of the Aperol Spritz, the Aperol is mixed with sparkling wine, soda water, and lemon juice for a refreshing cocktail. The Aperol Spritz was invented in the 1920s by Gaspare Campari, a bartender at the Cafe Bari in Venice, Italy. It was originally served in a wine glass with a slice of orange.
The Aperol Spritz is a simple, yet elegant cocktail that is perfect for brunch or any other occasion. Unsurprisingly, the Aperol spritz is big in Italy and nearby countries. It can be found in most cafes or bars and is often served as an aperitif or a starter drink before a meal. Since it is so popular, the recipe is quite simple: take some Aperol, mix it with soda water and a bit of lemon juice, pour it into a wine glass and garnish with an orange slice. The Aperol Spritz is especially popular among young people. It is the perfect drink to begin a night out, especially with friends. It is light, refreshing, and has a citrusy taste. It goes well with appetizers and starters such as olives, cheeses, and nuts.
Caipirinha from Brazil
The Caipirinha is a Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça, the national Brazilian spirit. Caipirinha is often translated as “the health drink”, “the farmer’s drink” or “the drink of the countryside folk”. This interesting cocktail is made by muddling fresh limes, sugar, and chopped mint in a glass. Then, cachaça is poured over the mixture, which creates a fresh and tasty drink. Cachaça is a very popular spirit made from sugarcane and water. The best cachaça is made from fresh sugarcane juice that is fermented and distilled soon after pressing, yielding a fresh and slightly sweet alcoholic beverage.
Cachaça is a very versatile spirit that can be mixed with just about anything: fresh fruit, sugar, honey, or even coffee. The caipirinha is a very refreshing, light and fruity cocktail that is perfect for a warm summer’s day, or any other occasion. A shaken caipirinha is always more preferred than a one made with crushed ice. Although the caipirinha is mainly a Brazilian cocktail, it can be found in many bars and cocktail lounges around the world, and is often featured in cocktail menus and competitions.
Cuba Libre from Cuba
A Cuba Libre is a classic Cuban rum cocktail that is as delicious as it is easy to make. It is made by combining Cuban rum, cola, a squeeze of lime, and a dash of grenadine syrup. The Cuba Libre is said to have been invented in Cuba and was reportedly the first cocktail that Ernest Hemingway ever drank. The name Cuba Libre means “Cuba Free” and it is said that the cocktail was created in order to celebrate the freedom of Cuba after the Spanish-American war. The Cuba Libre is a very easy drink to make, it is served in a highball glass and is very refreshing. The Cuban rum gives it a distinct taste, while the cola adds sweetness and depth, and the lime and grenadine syrup add some acidity and a touch of sweetness.
This Cuban cocktail is very popular and is often served during outdoor parties and barbecues, as well as in bars and lounges. The Cuba Libre is the perfect drink for a sunny day or a warm evening and goes well with Cuban food, burgers, and sandwiches.
Moscow Mule from Russia
Moscow Mules are refreshing Russian cocktails made with vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. They are often served in copper mugs to keep the beverage hot. The Moscow Mule is a unique twist on the classic cocktail, made with vodka, lime juice, and optionally, ginger beer. This cocktail was invented in the 1940s at the Cock ‘n’ Bull restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and quickly became a hit. In Moscow, the cocktail has a very different name – it is called the “What’s Your Secret?”. The Moscow Mule is a very refreshing drink that is perfect for a hot summer’s day.
The Moscow Mule is a simple cocktail that can be prepared in a matter of minutes. All you need is a Moscow Mule mug or a copper mug, some vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. Serve it with a slice of lime. The Moscow Mule is best served in a copper mug. This cocktail is very easy to make and it does not require any special skill or expertise. It is very refreshing, and the ginger beer adds a nice little kick.
Old-Fashioned from USA
The Old-fashioned is a classic American cocktail made with whiskey, bitters, sugar, and water. The Old-fashioned is one of the most classic and traditional cocktails out there. It is a perfect example of how a simple drink made with high-quality ingredients can be even more delicious and flavorful than a complicated cocktail full of artificial flavorings. The Old-fashioned is often referred to as the cocktail of the people. It is a no-nonsense drink that is loved by everyone. It is a simple drink that is easy to prepare, and it tastes great.
The Old-fashioned is a must-have for every home bar. It is the perfect drink to serve your guests. It is refreshing, yet it has a nice kick. It is a perfect drink for any occasion, whether you are serving it at a wedding or having friends over for a football game. The Old-fashioned is one of the easiest cocktails to make. It is also one of the most popular cocktails out there.
Pina Colada from Puerto Rico
The Pina Colada is a Puerto Rican cocktail made with rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream or coconut milk, sugar, and crushed ice. The Pina Colada is the quintessential tropical cocktail. It is a very simple cocktail that is refreshing and creamy. The Pina Colada, also sometimes called the Piña Colada, is a cocktail that is loved the world over, especially in places with a tropical climate.
The Pina Colada is made with a blend of coconut, pineapple, and rum. It is a very easy cocktail to make and is perfect for whenever you want to relax and unwind. The Pina Colada is best served in a highball glass. It is best to pour the rum first, followed by the coconut cream. Add the pineapple juice, and then sprinkle the crushed ice on top. Garnish with a pineapple slice and serve!
Singapore Sling from Singapore
The Singapore Sling is a cocktail from Singapore made with gin, cherry brandy, sweet and sour, pineapple juice, and a dash of angostura bitters. The Singapore Sling is the most popular cocktail from Singapore (maybe the only famous one in fact). It is a very refreshing drink and definitely best enjoyed at the legendary Long Bar at Raffles Singapore where it was invented.