aris, New York, London, Havana, Rio De Janiero, Florence, Kentucky« Seven cities synonymous with some of the finest cocktailsever created. I·ve selected eight of the most recognisable libations originating from these cities for your delectation.
Mint Julep ² Kentucky
The world famous drink of the
is the quintessential Deep South cocktail. Its name derives from the Arabic word ¶
·, meaning rosewater, and is regarded by many as the pre-cursor to the Cuban
. The oldest known reference was printed in 1803, where it was said it could be made with rum, whiskey and brandy, the latter two being the preferred optionnowadays. Your choice of
Hennessy Fine de Cognac
, stirred through crushed ice with gently pressed fresh mint, sugar syrup and,staying true to tradition, served in a tin to keep it as cold as possible.
loody Mary - Paris
This is my version of the drink created in 1920 by Fernand
Harry·s New York Bar
aris. The drink was named by one of
etoit·s customers, entertainer Roy Barton, after the
Bucket of Blood
nightclub in Chicago where he once performed. The original
contained only vodka and tomato juice, and it wasn·t until 1933, after
etoit had moved to the United States, that thedrink we know today was born.Our lighter variation on the original calls for
vodka, shaken with fresh cherry tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, red chilli anda pinch of sugar, salt and pepper.
n Collins ² London
Considered by many to be an English invention, this refreshing drink was created by
, a waiter at
in London.It even has its own rhyme:
"My name is John Collins, headwaiter at Limmer's,
Corner of Conduit Street, Hanover Square, My chief occupation is filling brimmers,
For all the young gentlemen frequenters there." Tanqueray gin
shaken with fresh lemon juice and sugar syrup, served over cubed ice and topped with soda.
a ² Rio de Janiero
, which translates to
, this is a traditional Brazilian cocktail that utilises the national spiritof Brazil,
, a derivative of rum distilled from sugar cane juice. This is the drink to be sipping if you ever make it to
Rio De Janiero
with muddled fresh lime and sugar syrup, served short over crushed ice.
Mojito ² Havana
Arguably the most famous drink in the world and undoubtedly one of the most refreshing, the
was likely invented sometime inthe 1800·s after Americans introduced the
to Cuban locals.
La Bodeguita Del Medio
is the bar usually credited withpopularising the Mojito, and was where
could be found drinking his,
´My Mojito in La Bodeguita Del Medio, my Daiquiri in El Floridita.µ ¶10 Cane·
rum stirred through crushed ice with gently pressed mint, sugar syrup, fresh lime juice and a splash of soda, served long overcrushed ice.