Devised in 1949 when bartender, Gustave Tops, created the White Russian cocktail and its sibling, the Black Russian at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels. Created by another bartending Harry, this time Johnson, it appeared in his mixology tome, Bartenders Manual. The alternative story tells us that The Pina Colada hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico where it was created by bartender Ramon ‘’Monchito’’ Marrero at the Caribe Hotel in 1954. 486 likes. Clamato is a sensational alternative to tomato juice. 50ml Gin Garnish: Lime Wedge. 1 Strawberry (cut in quarters) 3 cl are approximately equivalent to 1 U.S. fluid ounce (1.4% more). 10ml Maraschino Liqueur We LOVE the Paloma. So next time you are some place special and the bartender looks like they have something about them, order up a Martinez, you won’t regret it. 25ml Lime Juice If you see this on a cocktail menu order a vodka grapefruit for a £2 discount. 25ml Pink Grapefruit Juice This isn’t proven, and some say an old sailors’ tail. Top to 1cm under the rim with fresh coffee Rum works really well with a careful dilution and the bitters bring out the best in it, it’s a serious cocktail for rum lovers. 15ml Lime Juice We have got to say..there are some really big surprises in this list and the top 10 was not what we expected. If you don’t have cachaça, you can replace with vodka which makes a spin on the Caipirinha, called the Caipiroska. 1 dash Angostura Bitters 25ml Lemon Juice Bartenders from 127 of the best bars in 38 countries around the world ranked their 10 best-selling cocktails for 2019. Now, you could enjoy a Pina Colada at the source, a cool little bar somewhere in San Juan. This was in the late 1800’s. It’s a dry cocktail, with a nice additional layer of character from the angostura and a sweet finish. 150ml Soda Water 15ml Passionfruit Liqueur 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters The ones that no self-respecting bartender, worth his salt, will drink. A Margarita on the beach in Mexico (Shutterstock). 1 Egg White Where has that come from? Based on its name, the Manhattan has strong links with the USA, and is a favoured serve in America. It may be named after the tool for drilling small holes (alluding to it’s ‘piercing’ effect on the drinker) or after Surgeon Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette who is said to have first added lime cordial to the daily gin tot of the men of the Royal Navy to help combat the ravages of scurvy on long voyages. 1 Egg White Pull up a bar stool and let Travel Channel serve up the origins of some well-known liquors, mixers and cocktails from around the world, including vodka, mojito, Bellini, sake, caipirinha and Pimm's cup. A spin on the whisky Sour (see in the list), the Amaretto Sour offers people that don’t like whisky (we won’t hold this against you, honest) a chance to enjoy a sour. Originally stirred to dilute and chill for the perfect serve, it is now acceptable to shake and strain to get a similar outcome. Garnish: Lime Wedge. You have the botanical gin, softened somewhat by aromatic sweet vermouth and then a jump start of complex Chartreuse, which at turns is sharp, minty and herbal. First served at events and parties thrown by wealthy landowners in Brazil’s sugar cane growing districts, it is now widely available in bars, restaurants and households across the country. Garnish: Lemon Zest. Garnish: Lemon Wedge. It was pushed into popular culture by that man James Bond again after he ordered it in the novel Casino Royale. Also, add the Angostura Bitters to the top of the foam head to make this drink look even better. 25ml Lemon Juice Make sure you try each of these and let us know your favourite. 35ml Golden Rum Garnish: Cocktail Cherry. It is yet another beverage in the Collins cocktail family and is probably a fairly modern variation. Largely down to the fact that Calvados is an epic spirit. The combination was said to have a such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun. The Hanky Panky cocktail was created by Ada Coleman of the Savoy Hotel in about 1903. • Rolling is a technique of pouring the ingredients over ice between two cocktail tins. Great to drink and the original hard milkshake. They also know how to get that mix of mint, lime, rum and brown sugar just right. Super refreshing, it has everything in a balanced long cocktail should have. 110ml Champagne A mix of bison grass vodka (try this if you haven’t – it’s great with apples), peach liqueur, passionfruit and balanced (to a degree!!!) The El Diablo cocktail is a drink first referenced by legend Trader Vic in the 1940’s. 10ml Maraschino As with many great tiki drinks, it is a masterclass in balancing sweet, sour, strong and weak, which is an old tiki bartending adage for how to balance cocktails and punches…and it works. The Boulevardier translates to a man-about-town and was created by Erskine Gwynne in the 1920s. Tiki cocktails which are perfect for the environment they were created in. The cocktail was created well before the Sex and the City character commonly ordered this cocktail when out with the girls, but maybe she pushed it to the masses more than any cocktail bar or bartender could. Our team has painstakingly curated what we believe to be 2020’s top 100 cocktails. In the 1940s, it was tough to get many spirits in the USA but rum was abundant and many of the distributors of alcohol at the time could not get hold of much else other than rum. Hot Toddies have been consumed for centuries. The world’s 11 most iconic cocktails - and where to drink them. It was first spotted in Jerry Thomas’s Bon Vivant’s Companion. Its popularity slowly gained momentum after its creation and is now embedded as a modern classic. Having said this, lots of people will sip or pour the Champagne into the cocktail before drinking, there is no set rule for the drink. Created in New Orleans (New Orleans is super cool…they are probably not shouting from the rooftops about being behind the Grasshopper Cocktail) by Phillip Guichet at a bar in the french quarter. The drink dates to World War 1, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York bar in Paris – later Harry’s New York Bar – by barman Harry MacElhone. The flavour is of chocolate and mint, made with crème de cacao, creme de menthe and cream. Easy to drink, with a strong red colour, the stereotype is this is a feminine cocktail. 7.5ml Grenadine 5ml Lillet However, the cocktail is massively popular. 25ml Gold Rum Million. Celebrities such as George Clooney and The Rock have bought into Tequila which has resulted in waking this sleeping giant of the spirits family. What you do need is a particular taste profile to match this “strong” cocktail. The Southside was said to be a favoured cocktail of his, where he used the masses of gin he illegally moved during prohibition, to good effect. This cocktail is called the Hedgerow Sling, so its only right and proper that it contains a big hit of berries. It is widely popular and has a curious characteristic creaminess, with citrus and vanilla notes. 50ml Fresh Orange Juice 50ml Gin The Cosmopolitan has elements of sour, sweet and bitter, but none of those profiles overpower one another, to present a properly blended cocktail. 50ml Whisky You are here: Home / Blog / Food & Drink / Cocktails Around the World: The French 75 from Paris. The honey flavour of the Drambuie is the perfect accompaniment. If you haven’t had an Aperol Spritz, where have you been! Signature Cocktails From Around the World That You Should Definitely Try at Home. 50ml Gin Another Champagne based cocktail in the list, this time with the addition of a blackcurrant liqueur. Both locals and visitors suggest Bar Internazionale. 50ml Bourbon Pinch Black Pepper 10ml Sugar Syrup Many of today's most popular cocktails are either variations of iconic drinks or based on old-fashioned remedies for sicknesses that we now cure with injections or pills. The Rickey cocktail dynasty is a little like the Collins’ one with many in the family…all a little different from their siblings. 15ml Lime Juice Garnish: Flamed Orange Zest, Need assistance planning an event? The Navy Grog has been tussled over for many years by tow old bartending foes – Don Beach and Trader Vic. Very little sugar, big zesty limes and lengthened with soda. 10ml Peach Liqueur The bitters and the brown sugar cubed are added to a mixing glass, then the bourbon is introduced along with ice. If this still doesn’t tickle your taste buds, try the Whisky Sour’s brother, the Amaretto Sour. Vodka works well with the spec below, but adding tequila, use lime juice and agave syrup instead of lemon juice and simple syrup. 50ml Pineapple Juice The base spirit is cachaça, which is a sugarcane liquor and Brazil’s highest distilled alcoholic drink. All ingredients are alcoholic (hence the need for a strong shake whilst creating), the Vesper Martini takes a certain flavour profile to consume but is a great drink. Invented by acclaimed British bartender Dick Bradsell in 1983 at the Soho Brasserie, London, legend has it a young future supermodel requested a cocktail that would “wake me up, and then f*** me up”… And the rest is history, and a modern classic was born. A taste sensation. The scotch provides a good stability to the sweet orange. 5 Raspberries 3 Lime Wedges Squeezed Apparently regarded as the working man’s drink in its homeland, the less famous Brazilian cocktail is awesome. 50ml Irish Whiskey (sub out for variations) The lemony zest, balances nicely with Jack’s slightly sweet whisky notes. Fresh, zesty, zingy lemoniness make the ultimate adult lemonade. Top Ginger Beer Some say Carrie Bradshaw MADE the Cosmopolitan cocktail popular, and they may be correct. For something even more refreshing, head to Dallas’s legendary Margarita Mile, birthplace and spiritual home of the frozen Margarita. Ashley Danford. 7.5ml Lemon Juice A gin based cocktail, mixed with pineapple juice, lime, cherry brand and bitters, this long drink is served in distinctive glasses that you can purchase as a souvenir of your visit. Introduced to an American bartender by a travel writer Stanton Delaplane, in the Buena Vista Hotel in 1952, this hot cocktail has not looked back. Do not make a Rum Old Fashioned with white rum. 30ml Sweet Vermouth The cocktail is a delight and mixes fresh raspberries, gin, lemon juice and egg white. We feel that the trashy cocktails of the 70’s and 80’s are starting to make a bit of a comeback, with many given a bit of va va voom for the millennial palate. What’s more amazing, is unlike a lot of the cocktails in the list, which has changed or evolved through the ages, a Manhattan at any decent cocktail bar will taste as it would have when first invented. Garnish: Angostura Bitters, Dry Shake | Wet Shake | Strain | Collins Glass. 60ml Orange Juice. Garnish: Lemon Twist. Old Fashioned cocktails rely on patience and expert dilution. The world's premier series of cocktail festivals – highlighting what's now, next, and new in the drinks industry. 30ml Aperol We have a cocktail here that is incredibly simplistic in its execution but a fine way to enjoy your favourite spirits, with a zest of lime juice and a splash of soda. 75ml Half & Half (1:1 cream/milk) 20ml Scotch 50ml Pusser’s Navy Strength Rum 10ml Demerara Sugar Syrup If you’re not a fan of whisky, the other elements of the cocktail compliment the whisky to make the taste not so overpowering. The Bloody Caesar is a fine representation of the Bloody Mary, made with Clamato Juice (this is a tomato juice with clam extract steeped in it) it’s full of rich umami flavour that’s hard to resist. 20ml Lime Juice 60ml Ginger Beer 25ml Sweet Vermouth They hold a lofty status, as elusive and perfectly formed. Ada would create cocktails for many of the elite, including Mark Twain and Sir Charles Hawtrey (a famous actor of the time). 50 ml Dark Rum 4 Lime quarters 1 1/2 bar spoons Brown Sugar splash Ginger Beer Lime wedge . Pisco is a white brandy that is made by distilling grape juice. 15ml Simple Syrup Despite the many issues during the time of prohibition – dodgy spirits, organised crime and alcoholism – we did get a banging collection of cocktails at the end of it all. The following 258 cocktails are the preeminent and best-known of the 5,000+ cocktails on Difford's Guide and, subject to ingredients, these are all cocktails Christmas cocktails Christmas is a time for overindulgence, and so Christmas cocktails tend to be rich in every sense of the word. The cocktail is revered for its simplicity but the balance (yes that word again) of the three components – each complimenting its counterpart to great effect. Top Champagne. When times are uncertain, guests can always rely on their favorite tipple to lift their spirits. 20ml Sweet Vermouth The easiest to make and most used syrup in the world of cocktail bartending is the simple or rich sugar syrup. Probably the most famous tequila-based cocktail in the world, Margarita is made with a combination of Cointreau, lime juice, and tequila. Everyone has their classic go-to cocktail on a night out – a bramble, martini, or a strawberry daiquiri (my personal favourite), but what are the classic cocktails like from around the world, and where do they come from? Myriad variations of the classic Tom Collins have been invented and one of the very first was the John Collins. 2,  is head of the household and the most ordered of all Corpse Revivers. 20ml Triple Sec 15ml Peach Schnapps As opposed to quite a few of the different Martinis on this list, the final taste is fruity and sweet (you won’t find any Vermouth in this cocktail!). 8 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce The Espresso Martini cocktail is a world-beater and phenomenally popular since its creation. Around the World in 80 Cocktails celebrates the globetrotting history of the cocktail through eighty different cocktails - each with its own story to tell.. Bartender and writer Chad Parkhill takes you on a whirlwind tour of the places that have shaped the history of the cocktail from its birth to the present day, with recipes so you can follow along at home. Some are simple enough for the novice home bartender and some very complex. The Negroni is a Florentine institution. It was popularised on the East coast soon afterwards at 1939 New York World’s Fair. Aesthetically, it looks great, with a deep red colour and a slick lemon twist garnish, and there is plenty of theatre-going behind it as well if made correctly in your favourite cocktail bar. Yum. Due to the fact there is so much fruit involved, some may even state it’s an easy way to consume your five a day (we don’t). We say pick a side, we’re with Trader Vic on this one. 40ml Pineapple Juice 30ml Lime Juice This ensures the ingredients get agitated without blasting air and over dilution into the liquid. It is also simple to do at home and looks great. 25ml Triple sec Also use a lighter as opposed to matches and roll the orange before cutting to get the juices into the skin. Try and use fresh limes within the cocktail and muddle the juice out for a more refreshing flavour. It’s a hot cocktail traditionally made with rum, sugar, butter and spices. 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