Around the world in 10 drinks: A boozy trip to the birth places of classic cocktails

Sep 27, 2017, 20:50 IST | A correspondent

This World Tourism Day, take a boozy trip to the birthplaces of classic cocktails 

Manhattan, Cosmopolitan, Bloody Mary: USA
You've got to thank the Americans for some of the most popular cocktails in the world, be it the hangover curing Bloody Mary, Carrie Bradshaw's favourite Cosmopolitan or the evergreen Manhattan (in pic), made with whiskey, vermouth, bitters and topped with a cherry.

Time 7.30 pm to 1 am At Olive Bar & Kitchen, Union Park, Khar West. Call 9022955712

Margarita: Mexico
When life gives you lemons, make Margarita. Laced with tequila, Cointreau and lime juice, the cocktail is incomplete without a salt rimmed glass.

Time 9 am to 12 am At Grandmama's Café, Juhu. Call 32282125

Pisco Sour: Peru
You know a country really loves a drink when it declares a public holiday (February 6) in its honour. A take on Whiskey Sour, it's made with Peruvian liquor Pisco.

Time 6 pm to 12 am At Lima, BKC. Call 8691085781

Mojito, Daiquiri, Cuba Libre: Cuba
The Cubans are responsible for concocting several great rum-based drinks, including the Daiquiri, Cuba Libre that's a mix of rum and Coke, and Mojito (in pic) made with white rum, mint, lime, sugar and soda.

Time 3 pm to 1 am At Bar Bar, Phoenix Marketcity, LBS Marg, Kurla West. Call 9170456606

Caipirinha: Brazil
The country's national drink Caipirinha features Cachaça, a local sugarcane liquor, mixed with sugar and lime. So, the next Time you order it at a local bar, check if they use the original liquor.

Time 1 pm to 1.30 pm At Summer House Café, Todi Mill, Lower Parel. Call 33951631

Pina Colada: Puerto Rico
The national drink of Puerto Rico, the Pina Colada ismade using pineapple juice, coconut milk and white rum. It is the perfect drink to quickly transport you to a beach in one sip.

Time 10.30 am to 1.30 am
At Light House Café, Sunville Building, Worli.
Call 9967414148

Mimosa: France
Often associated with luxury and style, Mimosa is believed to have been served first at The Ritz in Paris. It is made with champagne and chilled orange juice.

Time 12.30 pm to 1.15 am AT 145 Kala Ghoda, Fort.
Call 40396632

Singapore Sling: Singapore
The gin-based cocktail was concocted at Raffles Hotel. It's made with cherry, herbal liquor and lime but several versions exist, including one with pineapple juice.

Time 12 pm to 1 am At Harry's Bar + Café, Powai. Call 7506787212

Bellini: Italy
The inventor of this cocktail was reminded of the colour of the toga of a saint painted by Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini, hence the name. It's made with peach purée and Prosecco sparkling wine.

Time 7.30 am to 1.30 am
At Café Zoe, Mathuradas Mills, Lower Parel.
Call 24902065

Gin and Tonic: India
We might love Scotch or rum, but Gin and Tonic like the India Pale Ale is a gift of the British East India Company. A combination of tonic water, gin and a squeeze of lime over ice, this cocktail was enjoyed by the troops in a bid to save themselves from malaria.

Time 12 pm to 3.30 pm, 7 pm to 12.30 am At Toast & Tonic, Jet Airways – Godrej BKC building, BKC. Call 26534722

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