Around the World in 11 Drinks: The World's Best Cocktails
You can’t always hop a flight whenever you please (we know, a pity), but you can pour yourself a cocktail from another culture. Here, our favorite signature concoctions from around the world.
This piece originally appeared as The Best Cocktails from Around the World on Purewow.com.
Spain: Tinto de Verano
Italy: Aperol Spritz
Come 5 p.m., Italians in every outdoor plaza will be drinking this bright orange, bittersweet aperitif. All you need to transport yourself to Venice is Prosecco, Aperol, club soda and an orange wedge.
You’ll find this simple drink on many a Korean cocktail menu. It's a blend of Soju (a distilled rice liquor) and fresh watermelon and lime juices.
Thailand: Siam Sunray
Vodka and coconut liqueur combined with Thai chili, ginger, lemongrass and lime makes for a sweet and spicy sip.
Invented in Cuba and preferred by Hemingway, this mix of muddled mint, sugar, lime and rum is still an international favorite.
Similar to the mojito is this refreshing drink, which consists of crushed ice, muddled lime, sugar and cachaça (a Brazilian rum-like liquor).
Peru: Pisco Sour
Yes, there’s egg in your cocktail...along with some simple syrup, lime juice and Pisco (a Peruvian brandy).
France: Kir Royale
This sparkling aperitif — made with Champagne, crème de cassis and berries — is the epitome of French sophistication.
England: Pimm's Cup
Transport yourself to London with Pimm’s No. 1, ginger beer, cucumber, sliced fruit and herbs.
Singapore: Singapore Sling
Invented at a Singapore hotel bar, this summertime gin drink (shaken with pineapple, orange liqueur, grenadine and lime juice) is sweet, tangy and tart all at once.