What could be better than jetting around the world, experiencing dozens of different places? In fact, the answer is simple, enjoying multicity travelling and cocktails ensures you’re going to have the best time of your life.
But, it’s more than that, when you’re multicity travelling and adds cocktails into your schedule, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the culture of the country, the history of the cocktail, and the opportunity to meet hundreds of interesting people.
If you’re not sure where to start, check out this list!
Cube – Mojito
Think of rum and you’ll probably think of Cuba, it was one of the biggest producers of the delicious nectar in the 18th and 19th centuries. IN short, people drank it because there was so much of it.
However, to improve the flavour people started adding lime juice, mint, and a little sugar. It’s difficult to say when the mojito actually came into being, but it’s definitely a Cuban tradition.
You’ll want to check out La Bodeguita del Medio, this is famous for being the place Ernest Hemmingway enjoyed a mojito.
Brazil – Caipirinha
This is actually similar to the mojito, it uses a rum-like drink and infuses it with muddled limes. Of course, because there is plenty of fresh fruit in Brazil you can get a wide variety of flavours, including passionfruit and strawberry.
Again, the history is murky, but, you won’t be worrying about that when you sample a caipirinha from one of the many street carts.
Mexico – Margarita
Mexico is believed to be the birthplace of the margarita although it’s uncertain who actually created it. It’s a delicate blend of tequila, citrus juice, and Cointreau, or triple sec.
In fact, the drink is incredibly refreshing and goes perfectly with any savoury Mexican food.
You can learn about the tequila making process by taking the vintage style train from Guadalajara, you’ll get expert tuition along the way in the history of tequila and you can taste an array of them!
Peru – Pisco Sour
If you’ve heard of the Pisco Sour you may associate it with Chile. In fact, it originates from Peru. Originally invented as a riff on whiskey sour, it has become one of the most popular drinks in this neck of the woods.
It’s a beautiful destination, a delicious drink of egg whites, lime, and angostura bitters, and you’ll be following in many famous footsteps.
Bermuda – Rum Swizzle
If you make it to Bermuda without disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle you deserve a Rum Swizzle. It’s a mix of dark rum, triple sec, pineapple, and a variety of other citrus juices. Its origins can be traced back to the early 20th century.
The great part is the recipe isn’t set in stone, it will taste different in every bar, you should try as many as you can!
Puerto Rico – Pina Colada
This drink has actually only been around approximately 65 years, which makes it one of the youngest offerings on this list. It was created by Ramon Marrero who looked after the bar at the Caribe Hilton. It took him 3 months of experimentation before he found the right recipe.
You don’t have to wait that long to enjoy the perfect blend of rum, pineapple, and coconut cream.
Italy – Aperol Spritz
This is a weaker cocktail which means you can happily drink one after another of them, and the easy, smooth flavour, will help to make that possible.
It’s orange-red and looks fun, despite being invented over 100 years ago. The interesting thing is that the actual recipe remains top secret, you’ll just have to enjoy it without worrying about what’s in it.
Spain – Sangria
This is possibly one of the most famous drinks in the world and potentially one of the oldest cocktails, it’s origins can be traced to the Middle Ages.
Grab a jug and enjoy it with tapas in the sunshine, there really is little better.
In 1915 Ngiam Tong Boon realized that it was difficult for women to drink alcohol in public as it simply wasn’t socially acceptable. To overcome this he created a blend of juices with gin that allowed women to look like they were drinking juice but to actually be enjoying a glass of something a little stronger. Check out the Raffles’ Long Bar to see where it all started.