Cocktails Around The World

Cocktails Around The World

The 2021 Summer Games, previously known as the 2020 Summer Games, kickoff on July 23rd with the first sporting event starting the following day. New to the games this year are 4 sports making their Olympic debut: surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing, and karate. Rumor has it that breakdancing will make its first appearance at the winter Pairs games.

With 205 countries participating, we thought it was a good opportunity to explore some unique cocktails from various countries.

So, in the spirit of the Summer Olympics, let’s get into spirits from around the world!

Thailand

The Siam Sunray combines vodka, coconut liqueur, simple syrup, ginger, lemon grass, lime juice, soda water, Kaffir lime leaves, and Thai chili peppers for a sweet and spicy combination.

 

Germany

The Gin Basil Smash combines muddled basil leaves and lemon with simple syrup and gin for a light, refreshing drink. It was originally named Gin Pesto but was eventually changed to a more appealing choice.

 

Malawi

The Pumulani Cocktail is the ultimate beach drink as it tastes like paradise and is pretty easy to make. All you need is Blue Curaco, Malibu rum, and ginger ale!

 

England

The Pimm’s Cup is an easy to make and delicious cocktail that’s kind of like a sweet gin and tonic. It’s made with Pimm’s which is a gin-based liqueur.

 

Brazil

The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail made with cachaça, sugar, and lime. It’s quite refreshing and tastes like sweet lime juice with a grassy aftertaste.

 

France

Created by a French priest who served as mayor of a town called Dijon, the Kir is made with white wine and blackcurrant liqueur. The Kir Royale steps up the fancy by replacing the wine with champagne.

Kenya

Nothing beats the heat like Kenya’s Dawa cocktail! Made by combining fresh honey, lime juice, brown sugar, lime slices, and vodka, together in a rocks glass. It’s perfectly tart, refreshing, cooling, and sweet.

Peru

A Peruvian staple, the Pisco Sour is a light and citrusy cocktail made with lime juice, simple syrup, egg whites, Angostura Bitters, and Pisco.

 

Turkey

Raki is Turkey’s national drink and it packs a wallop! When mixed with chilled water it’s known as Lion’s Milk because it turns a milky white color.

 

Nicaragua

The cocktail El Macua gets its name from the tropical bird native to Central America. It’s basically rum, simple syrup, guava juice, and lemon juice that combine for a delightful beverage that’s more tart than sweet.

Cocktails Around The World - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
Cocktails Around The World - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
Cocktails Around The World - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
Cocktails Around The World - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
Cocktails Around The World - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
Cocktails Around The World - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
Cocktails Around The World - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
Cocktails Around The World - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
Cocktails Around The World - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
Cocktails Around The World - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

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