Updated: Jun 3, 2020
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To get a taste of the far-reaching destination is visiting getting a cocktail shaker. These iconic cocktails make you feel like a globetrotter, cost less, and make all your friends forthcoming.
1. Pina Colada – San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Pina Colada has existed since 1954. Its creation originates from bartender Ramon "Monchito" Marrero, who brought into being the coconut cream-based cocktail and rum San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Caribe Hilton.
· 1 oz Coconut cream
· 1 oz white rum
· 3 oz pineapple juice
Mix coconut cream, white rum, and pineapple juice with crushed ice until smooth. Garnish with a pineapple slice or maraschino cherry.
2. Paloma – Mexico
Margaritas always stand out as the most outstanding Mexican cocktails. However, people across the country drink Paloma. Although tracing the drink's origin hasn't borne any fruit, one thing stands out, it's delectable.
Ingredients (Makes one cocktail)
· ½ agave nectar
· 1 ounce grapefruit
· ½ ounce tequila reposado
· ½ ounce lime juice
· 1 splash soda water
· 1 tablespoon kosher salt
· Lime wedge to garnish
Combine agave nectar, grapefruit, tequila reposado, lime juice, kosher salt in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well. Pour into a glass, add soda water and garnish with a lime wedge.
3. Mojito – Cuba
Perhaps one of the most iconic Cuban cocktails, it's believed Sir Francis Drake, English naval captain, created the mojito.
Currently, it's rumored to be author Ernest Hemingway's favorite drink
Ingredients (1 cocktail)
· ½ lime cut into 4 wedges
· 10 fresh mint leaves
· ½ cup club soda
· 1 ½ fluid ounces white rum
· 1 cup ice cubes
· 2 tablespoons white sugar to taste
Place 1 lime wedge and mint leaves in a strong glass. Use a muddle to crush the lime and mint to release lime juice and mint oils. Add sugar and 2 lime wedges then use a muddle to crush and release more lime juice. Fill the glass with ice cubes to the top, pour rum over ice, add carbonated water. Garnish with lime.
Sangria is deeply rooted in Spain's history. When there was a lack of water during the middle ages, people turned to brandy, red wine, and fermented mix of fruit to remain hydrated.
Later, the drink became famous in America during the New York World's Fair in 1964
· 1 cup blackberries
· 1 apple
· 1 orange
· 1 lime
· 2 oz brandy
· 16 cinnamon sticks
· 750 ml red wine
· 8 oz raspberry
In a large pitcher, mix the raspberry, red wine, cinnamon sticks, brandy, lime, orange, apple, and blackberries.