7 Cocktail Recipes From Around The World To Make From Home
Disney World’s Epcot may be shut down right now, but you can still “drink around the world”! Recreate the worldly experience by mixing your own libations at home.
For added fun, log every place you “drank” in with a Newverest Scratch Off Map, which comes with framing options to make a beautiful addition to your walls.
These 7 cocktail recipes from around the globe can be made by even the most amateur bartenders, but are still fun for more experienced mixologists. So what are you waiting for? Round up mixers and liquor and start shaking!
1. The Americano from Milan, Italy
This cocktail is nothing like your Starbucks order of the same name. Named for its popularity among American tourists, this simple concoction can be found at some bars in the States, but until you can spend a night on the town again, why not try making one at home?
1 1/2 ounces Campari
1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth
1 splash club soda
Garnish: orange twist
1. Pour the Campari and vermouth into a highball glass filled with ice.
2. Add the club soda.
3. Garnish with an orange twist.
Fun fact: The Americano is the first cocktail James Bond orders in Casino Royale.
Milan is the second-largest city in Italy in terms of population. Located in the northern part of the country, it is a mecca for fashion designers and the financial hub of Italy.
2. The Springbokkie from South Africa
This aesthetically-pleasing layered drink represents the colors of the rugby team’s jerseys, green and gold.
1 ounce of creme de menthe
1 ounce of Amarula cream
1. Pour the creme de menthe into a glass first.
2. Top with Amarula cream.
South Africa is home to a myriad of big game animals, including this drink’s namesake, the springbok. The country is known for Kruger National Park and its cultural diversity.
3. The Mentira from Cocentaina, Spain
One of the many perks from working from home? No one will find out what’s in your coffee! This Spanish cocktail, whose name translates to “a lie,” was created during a time when drinking alcohol was frowned upon in Spain. It’s a mixture of coffee liqueur and granizado de limón, which is basically a lemonade slushie.
1 part Absolut Citron
2 parts Kahlua
1/2 part Espresso
Top up Lemonade
1/2 part Sugar syrup
1. Muddle Lemon and Sugar syrup in Long Glass.
2. Stir Espresso with ice cubes in a shaker to cool.
3. Add Vodka and Kahlua to glass.
4. Strain Espresso into the glass.
5. Fill glass with crushed ice and mix ingredients with a bar spoon.
6. Top with Lemonade.
7. If you would like a garnish, dip a lemon wedge in ground coffee on one side and sugar on the other and attach it to the rim of the glass.
Cocentaina is a small town located in the province of Alicante. It is home to about 10,000 people and surrounded by gorgeous, hilly landscapes.
4. The Singapore Sling, from Singapore
The Singapore Sling was first concocted by Raffles Hotel bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. Tourists flock to the five-star hotel just to taste the drink, but you don’t need a passport to try this cocktail!
3/4 ounce gin
1/4 ounce Grand Marnier
1/4 ounce cherry liqueur
1/4 ounce herbal liqueur
1 ounce pineapple juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 dash bitters club soda, to top
Garnish: orange slice
1. Add all the ingredients except the club soda into a shaker with ice and shake.
2. Strain into a highball glass, and top with the club soda.
3. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry if desired.
The island city-state of Singapore is known for its cleanliness and gorgeous architecture.
5. The Duck Fart from Anchorage, Alaska
This simple layered drink is the most famous cocktail in all of Alaska. The Duck Fart was created in the Peanut Farm sports bar by bartender Dave Schmidt in December of 1987.
1 ounce Kahlúa
1 ounce Irish cream
1/2 ounce whiskey
1. Pour Kahlúa into a 3-ounce shot glass.
2. Using the convex side of a bar spoon, slowly pour Irish cream over the Kahlúa, making sure not to disturb it, to create a layered effect.
3. Using the same technique, layer the whiskey over the Irish cream.
Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska. It’s rich in indigenous history and provides easy access to the Alaskan wilderness.
6. The Tamagozake from Japan
The recipe is partially in the name of this sweet, creamy cocktail. Made with heated sake, raw egg yolks, and sugar, this drink is sure to be a favorite among eggnog fans. It started out as an adult cold remedy, but can be enjoyed no matter how you’re feeling!
1 Pasteurized Egg
1/2 cup Sake
1 slice ginger (optional)
1 to 2 Tbsp Sugar
1. Crack the egg into a small bowl and mix well with sugar.
2. Heat up sake in a small pot over low heat.
3. Whisk in just a little bit of hot sake into the egg mixture.
4. Gradually and very slowly, pour in the rest of the sake while whisking.
5. Mix well until it becomes foamy.
Japan is famous for its distinct art, cartoon characters, and culinary culture.
7. Pink Grapefruit Arak Cocktail from the Middle East
Popular in Israel in the summertime, this refreshing drink is nicknamed the Jerusalem cocktail due to its popularity in the capital city.
Chamomile Simple Syrup:
1 part sugar
2 parts of water
Dried chamomile flowers or a bag of chamomile tea
Arak Grapefruit Concoction:
Juice of one big juicy pink grapefruit
A few sprigs of mint
1. Quickly simmer the syrup with the chamomile leaves, strain and leave to cool
2. Juice the grapefruit.
3. For every serving, blend: two muddled mint leaves, a twelfth chamomile syrup, a third arak, 4 parts fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, 2 parts (more or less) seltzer.
4. Garnish with a few mint leaves.
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and is a sacred location for the three major world religions — Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.
Trips are postponed until further notice, but you can still take your tastebuds on a global adventure with these 7 cocktail recipes from around the world.