There are a number of ways you can imitate the joys of travel from the confines of your home: Take a virtual museum tour! Watch a wildlife webcam! Catch up on international films! Master a dish inspired by your global adventures (now is the time for those travelers’ cookbooks to shine). Of course, all of these activities could be enhanced with a tasty cocktail in hand. Here are some delicious drinks from around the world to try your hand in mixing while you social distance.
From: United Kingdom
The Pimm’s Cup has been touted as the summer cocktail by Brits, likely because the drink is like a spiked fruit salad. Some bartenders add a few drops of Sprite or ginger beer instead of lemonade, but every version is incredibly refreshing to sip.
(MAKES 1 COCKTAIL)
Based on recipe from Pimm’s
2 ounces Pimm’s No.1
5 ounces of lemonade
1 slice strawberry, orange, and cucumber
Mint sprig to garnish
Add all ingredients into a glass over ice and stir to combine. Garnish with a mint sprig.
When the Singapore Sling was created in 1915, it was frowned upon for women in Singapore to drink alcohol in public. At the luxury Raffles Hotel in Singapore, bartender Ngiam Tong Boon would often serve a woman fruit juice instead of a cocktail until, one night, he realized he could create a drink that looked like juice for women who wanted to join in on the fun. To make it, he mixed gin with pineapple juice, grenadine, lime juice, Cointreau, Benedictine, and a dash of cherry brandy to boost the juice-like color. The drink soon became popular among more than just the women in the room—and now it’s the national drink of Singapore.
(MAKES 1 COCKTAIL)
Based on recipe from the Raffles Hotel in Singapore
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce Cherry Heering
1/4 ounce Cointreau
1/4 ounce Benedictine
1/4 ounce lime juice
1/3 ounce grenadine
Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a tall glass tumbler filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry and pineapple slice. Add a dash of bitters (optional).
Find more delicious Cocktails to make at home HERE
Share the knowledge
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.