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The World’s Best Cocktails

BANGLADESH | Thursday, 23 August 2018 | Views [58]

 

From the bohemian bars of Barcelona and Istanbul to the underground gin parlours of London and Prague, travellers love to indulge in a night of heady cocktail drinking.

Here’s our favorite recipes from across the globe…

Martini

Perhaps America’s greatest invention, H.L Mencken described it as “the only american invention as perfect as the sonnet”. Invented in the 1920’s this quite simple cocktail is synonymous with an era of decadence. Made with gin and vermouth, garnished with a single olive, the Martini, over the years, has become one of the world’s best and most iconic drinks.

Gin and Tonic

The quintessential british cocktail was actually introduced by the army during 1700s to fight malaria during the occupation of India. Over the decades it has become less of a medicine and more of an essential summer evening staple. There may be plenty of variations but we believe the classic gin and tonic with ice and lemon is still the best.

Sangria

There is little known about the origins of Spain’s most favourite cocktail punch which isn't surprising as you’ll forget most things while indulging in this fruity wine based concoction. A mixture of red wine, chopped fruit with a splash of brandy, a jug between friends always goes down well.

Swinging Sultan

A true turkish delight combining vodka, pomegranate, triple sec and lime juice. The flavours cunger up the vibes of the city.  Have a couple of these and wonder the streets of Istanbul taking in the sights and smells of one of the worlds most underrated cities.

Mimosa

Believed to be invented in the hotel Ritz, Paris during the roaring twenties. The Mimosa is composed of one part champagne, one part citrus fruit juice served in a tall champagne flute. A perfect cocktail for a wedding, this delicious bevvy has a romantic feel, probably because it comes from the passionate city of Paris.

Lemon Sour

The Lemon Sour is a the drink of Japan. Served in nearly every bar across the country and with good reason, it is delicious! Made with Chuchai and lemon juice, the cocktail provides a perfectly refreshing combination for your thirsty taste buds.

Margarita

Born between the border of Mexico and America during the prohibition era of the 1930’s, this cocktail is one of our personal favourites. Consuming just a few of these latino bad boys could see you dancing on the tables in no time. A Margarita consists of tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice, often served with salt on the rim of the glass. Although there are various types of this cocktail an absolute must is the glass; you know the one, like a cocktail glass but with the stepped variant at the bottom.

Mojito

The hot, heavy and sensual city of Havana is the birthplace of the Mojito. A bonafide classic of a cocktail consisting of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint. The combined sweet flavours compliment the rum perfectly. The most famous rum highball, you simply can’t fail to enjoy a Mojito on a hot summer’s night.

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