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  • Just like food,

  • cocktails should be a bucket-list item

  • when traveling to a new destination.

  • Let's take a look at what signature cocktails

  • look like around the world.

  • Puerto Rico's official drink is a must-try when visiting.

  • The piña colada can be found in just about every bar

  • or restaurant on the island.

  • It's a sweet cocktail made with cream of coconut,

  • pineapple juice, and rum, preferably Puerto Rican rum,

  • and mixed with ice.

  • It's usually garnished with a pineapple wedge and cherry.

  • The creation of the drink is a bit controversial,

  • since both the Caribe Hilton hotel and Barrachina restaurant

  • claim to be the inventors.

  • But regardless, it should not be missed.

  • This British drink is for gin lovers.

  • Pimm's cup, or Pimm's No. 1 cup,

  • is made with gin, lemon soda or ginger ale,

  • and, most importantly, a dark liqueur,

  • Pimm's No. 1.

  • Garnishes include mint, cucumbers, strawberries,

  • citrus, and even apples.

  • The gin-based liqueur was invented

  • sometime between 1823 and 1840 by James Pimm,

  • the owner of many oyster bars in London.

  • Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail.

  • It's a refreshing drink made with sugar, lime, and cachaça,

  • a distilled spirit from the fermented juice of sugarcane,

  • which dates back to the 1500s,

  • when the Portuguese arrived in Brazil.

  • There are many theories on how the cocktail was created.

  • Some believe a variation of the drink

  • was used to help cure the Spanish flu.

  • Nowadays, caipirinha can be used as a remedy

  • for the common cold.

  • If you're headed to Havana,

  • you must know that it's the birthplace of the mojito.

  • The Cuban staple, like many other cocktails,

  • has a blurry origin,

  • but it's pretty simple to make.

  • A traditional mojito has only five ingredients:

  • white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint.

  • The mint is muddled with the mixture

  • to create a refreshing flavor,

  • and the drink is served in a highball glass.

  • The signature cocktail is often said to be

  • one of author Ernest Hemingway's favorite drinks.

  • A proper negroni is stirred, not shaken.

  • The strong Italian cocktail

  • is made with gin, vermouth, Campari, and orange peels

  • and is usually drunk before a meal.

  • Legend says it was created in a cafe in Florence

  • when the Count Camillo Negroni

  • asked his friend, a bartender,

  • to replace soda water with gin in his Americano cocktail.

  • An orange garnish was added instead of a lemon.

  • Have you ever heard of a Singapore sling?

  • The gin-based cocktail was supposedly invented in 1915

  • at the Long Bar at Singapore's Raffles Hotel.

  • The hotel says the drink was invented by a bartender

  • named Ngiam Tong Boon.

  • Today, the drink is popular throughout Singapore.

  • It resembles a fruit punch

  • and is made with cherry liqueur, Cointreau, grenadine,

  • Bénédictine, gin, pineapple juice, and lime juice.

  • This highball cocktail is made up of only two ingredients.

  • That's right. Dark rum for the dark,

  • and ginger beer, which is obviously the stormy.

  • The unproven legend says that the name came from a sailor

  • who compared the color of the drink to storm clouds.

  • The rum used is usually Gosling's Black Seal dark rum,

  • and it's followed by ginger beer and a lime wedge.

  • The Goslings family was one of the most well-known families

  • on the island of Bermuda

  • and began their rum business in 1857.

  • This Spanish drink is one for wine lovers.

  • Sangria is a combination of red wine and chopped fruit.

  • Brandy is sometimes added to the mixture.

  • It's known to be a classic summertime punch with alcohol.

  • The drink became widespread in Europe

  • and was soon seen in Spanish restaurants in America.

  • It became even more popular in the States

  • when it was served during the 1964 World's Fair in New York.

  • Today, there are many variations of the cocktail.

  • Pisco is a grape brandy

  • that some historians believe originated in Peru.

  • However, it's a complicated debate,

  • with some arguing that pisco was created in Chile.

  • Well, regardless of the exact origin,

  • the cocktail pisco sour is enjoyed throughout the region.

  • Ingredients include pisco as the base,

  • along with lemon juice, egg white, and a simple syrup.

  • It's garnished with Angostura bitters.

  • Calling all Champagne lovers.

  • This French cocktail, known as Kir Royale,

  • is made with Champagne and crème de cassis,

  • a black-currant liqueur.

  • The original Kir cocktail was created

  • in France's Burgundy region by a hero

  • of the French Resistance, Felix Kir.

  • Legend has it, when the Nazis invaded Burgundy,

  • they confiscated all of the best red wines.

  • In an attempt to mimic the color of red wine,

  • Felix Kir mixed available Aligoté,

  • a dry white wine, with black-currant liqueur,

  • and voilà: a red cocktail.

  • In a Kir Royale, Champagne replaces the Aligoté.

  • You might think the margarita

  • is the must-try drink when visiting Mexico.

  • Mm, but not really.

  • The cocktail of choice is actually la paloma.

  • They're both tequila-based cocktails,

  • but the paloma is made with grapefruit soda, lime juice,

  • and any tequila of your choice.

  • It's garnished with a lime wedge and served on the rocks.

  • This cocktail is a Nairobi classic.

  • Beloved by Kenyans, the drink is made up of vodka,

  • lime juice, and honey.

  • The final touch includes a "dawa stick"

  • to stir the honey at the bottom of the glass.

  • You can feel tropical vibes from this rum cocktail.

  • The painkiller, as it's called,

  • is a favorite on the British Virgin Islands.

  • It was created in the 1970s at Soggy Dollar Bar

  • by a bartender named Daphne Henderson.

  • The recipe calls for Pusser's rum, pineapple juice,

  • orange juice, cream of coconut, and nutmeg for garnishing.

  • So tell us, which drinks will you be adding

  • to your bucket list?

  • Let us know in the comments below.

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What Cocktails Look Like Around The World

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    林宜悉 posted on 2019/10/19
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