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Travel around the world with these cocktails to make at home

Traveling around the world is surely one of everyone’s goals when the pandemic passes. But meanwhile with these cocktails to make at home you will be able to transport yourself.

Since the pandemic began, we have been telling ourselves that it is the ideal time to recreate cocktails at home. Indeed, with bars being closed, there has been an increase in the creation of cocktails at home, and with the ease of ordering accessories, alcohol, spirits, and ingredients online, the task has become much simpler. Here is a list of cocktails to travel around the world without leaving your couch.

 

France: French 75

Travel to France, the land of Champagne, with this cocktail that mixes gin, fresh lemon juice and sugar. Although the origin of its name may surprise you, the French 75 has a super pleasant taste and lends itself to any occasion. According to beverage historian David Wondrich, the first recipe for the French 75 cocktail appeared in 1927 in a book called “Here’s How”. Later in 1930 it appeared in Harry Craddock’s famous book “The Savoy Cocktail Book”. Its name comes from the French 75 field gun used by the French in the First World War.

Ingredients

30 ml of gin

15 ml yellow lemon juice

15 ml simple syrup

90 ml of Champagne

Garnish: lemon twist

Type of glass: champagne flute

Preparation: add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into the glass. Add champagne top and garnish with lemon twist.

 

Brazil: Caipirinha

Exactly when caipirinha first appeared is unclear, but many historians believe it was served in the early 20th century as a remedy for illness. While others say it was invented in the 19th century by Brazilian farmers in order to showcase the local sugar cane.

 

New York: Manhattan

It is believed that the birth of the Manhattan goes back to the 1860s in the New York bar scene, although many other theories emerged about the origins.

One of them is that Jennie Churchill (Lady Randolph Churchill) hosted a party for New York gubernatorial candidate-elect Samuel J. Tilden. We are talking about 1874 and the party took place at the Manhattan Club. For the event, a bartender specially created a new cocktail which he called Manhattan, in honor of the place.

 

Mexico: Margarita

Tequila lovers love a Margarita, and the funny thing is that those who don’t usually drink tequila also enjoy tasting a margarita. Created in 1938 in Tijuana by restaurant owner Carlos Herrera, the Margarita was inspired by a Ziegfeld showgirl.

Ingredients: 60 ml of white tequila / 30 ml of Triple Sec / 30 ml freshly squeezed lime juice / Salt / Lemon slice

Type of glass: Margarita or Old Fashioned

Preparation: Add all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Frost the rim of your glass with salt. Pour the cocktail into the glass and decorate with a slice of lemon on the rim of the glass.

 

Singapore: Singapore Sling

Invented at the Raffles Singapore hotel, this classic cocktail has been around for over a century, dating back to 1915 when it was first served by the bartender Ngiam Tong Boon of the Raffles Long Bar. Today its original ingredients are debated but gin, lime juice and soda water are undoubtedly part of the originals.

 

Italy: Bellini

The origin of the Bellini cocktail finds its birth in Italy, more precisely at Harry’s Bar in the city of Venice. Here, bartender Giuseppe Cipirani created the drink in 1945, 14 years after opening the place on the edge of the Grand Canal near the famous Piazza San Marco.

Recipe 1 – by liquor.com

Add 150ml of white peach puree to a champagne flute (or similar). Pour a top of prosecco, cold. Garnish with a slice of peach.

Recipe 2 by Difford’s Guide

Add 60 ml of peach puree, 10 ml of peach schnapps and 7.5 ml of lemon juice to a shaker with ice. Shake and fine strain into a chilled glass filled with prosecco.

 

 

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.

 

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