The Well Known Classic Cocktails
You probably know most of them, but here we will give you some information, that you maybe didn’t know. These cocktails are the ones, which is most known around the world. You are more than welcome to test yourself and see how many off them you do know. Use this information for inspiration for your own upcoming cocktail party!
Where does this cocktail coming from? Havana, Cuba
When is it from? There are a lot of different opinions about the origin of the Mojito. The most common story is that it’s back from 1500, where a pirate called Francis Drake and his crew mixed Aguardiente (Rum inspired liquor) sugar, lime and mint. This they called an “El Draque”.
Fun facts: When the Barcardi company was founded in Cuba back in 1862, the Mojito mix got more popular and known in the public.
The Mojito got serious popular when the author Ernest Hemingway wrote about it. He got the bar La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana famous by writing in the bar “My Mojito in La Bodeguita, my Daiquiri in El Floridita. La Bodeguita del Medio is now claiming that they are the creators of the Mojito Cocktail.
Gin and Tonic
Where does this cocktail coming from? This cocktail is originally from India. British soldiers mixed Gin. water, sugar, lime and Quinine to avoid getting the Malaria. Quinine is known to prevent and fight Malaria disease.
When is it from? In 1857 India, was taken by Great Britain. Loads of the Brits, therefore, went to India. Malaria Disease quickly got to be a problem. Gin was highly beloved by the Brits. Quinine was the cure to prevent Malaria and therefore this drink got invented.
Fun facts: Quinine was first found in the bark of the Cinchona tree (Found in South America). The tree was known as the “Fever Tree”.
Today Tonic still consists of Quinine, as one of the ingredients. The amount of Quinine is though not the same and the bitterness is also less than before.
Where does the cocktail coming from? A Belgian bartender by the name Gustavo Tops was the first one to create and serve a Black Russian on Hotel Metropole in Brussels. If he was the creator of the White Russian is unknown.
When is it from? It comes from its brother, the Black Russian ( Vodka and Coffee liqueur) which first saw the light in 1949. The White Russian was first seen in writing in 1965 in the newspaper Oakland Tribune.
Fun facts: Neither the White Russian or the Black Russian is a Russian invention. They are called Russian because Vodka is the main ingredient in this Cocktails.
Many places White Russian gets served with Whole-milk or half/half ( 50% Whole-milk and 50% Cream) The first recipe of White Russian was made with 100% Cream.
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