Travel The World Through Cocktails

Let’s all be honest, we are drinking more during quarantine. There is no judgement. This is a challenging time for everyone. We all deserve to explore and try new things this autumn and summer. Let’s get out of our comfort zones and try something new. Try pairing the drinks below with some vibrant music, virtual-tours online, or pairing it with some cultural cuisine, but no matter what, give yourself a travel experience that you deserve.

Enhance your daily life by experiencing the world through cocktails. 

Mexico: Margarita

There are so many stories of the origin, but one thing that is consistent is Mexico. Margarita’s are the definition of summer vacation. 

Cuba: Mojito 

Originated in Havana, Cuba and a favorite of Hemingway, this simple and fresh cocktail is made for the Caribbean. 

Italy: Aperol Spritz 

Aperol was created in 1919 but became popular and the Aperol spritz was born in the 1950’s. This aperitif helps stimulate the appetite and is enjoyed throughout Italy. 

Ireland: Irish Coffee 

There are many theories of the exact location that this cocktail came from. But all stories come from Ireland. 

Spain: Sangria

  • (1) 750ML Bottle of Red Spanish Wine
  • (1) Lemon
  • (1) Orange
  • (1) Peach
  • (1) Apple
  • (1/4) Cup Spanish Brandy
  • (1) Cup Orange Juice (not from concentrate)
  • (1/3) Cup White Sugar
  • (1) Cinnamon Stick

Sangria can be traced back to the 18th century. It gained popularity throughout all of Europe and can be mixed with red or white wine. 

France: French75

This cocktail dates back to World War 1 but got its formal name in 1926 at Harry’s Bar in Paris. “The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun.”

NYC: Old Fashioned

There is debate whether the old fashion was created in NYC or Louisville dating back to 1880. When most people think of cocktails they think of the classic old fashioned in a NYC bar. But don’t mention that to Kentucky!

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