What better day than today to celebrate the World Cocktail day? Yes, it’s World Cocktail Day!! It is summers and its a Monday. Today is the day to pour those bright coloured liquids into your tummy and ‘chill’. This day marks the birth of the first definition of a cocktail which happened on 3rd May 1806. It first appeared in New York’s tabloid ‘The Balance and Columbian Repository’ defining a cocktail to be a ‘stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters.’
Cocktails are a perfect mix of one or more liquor, and flavoured ingredients like fruit juices, syrups and cream. They not just taste good but are also extremely refreshing. If you haven’t one tried yet, today is the right day. For all those who already have, you can try out some new varieties.
If you don’t have any particular cocktail in mind, here is a list of few that you can try out:
Also known as ‘cosmopolitan’, this cocktail looks simple but tastes extraordinary. Neither too sweet nor sour, this one is a must try. Once its taste drools on your tongue, one drink just won’t suffice. Its secret ingredients involve Vodka, Triple sec, Cranberry juice and freshly squeezed lime juice
A traditional drink made from gin, lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water, is a traditional drink that has come a long way and continues to be a favourite of many. If gin is what you like, this one is definitely for you. So pick up your favourite gin and savour every sip!
If you are up for some spicy drink, you can go with this one. It blends scotch, lemon juice and simple syrup. Being a ginger cocktail, this drink is sure to satiate your tongue, craving for a spicy drink.
If you are both a coffee and a vodka lover, suit yourself with this one. It’s the perfect one to refresh your mind and keep stress at bay for a while. Moreover, when you consider having a cocktail, the martini has to be on the list. Though Espresso Martini might not be a perfect martini, it is the best-selling cocktail of all times. It is a blend of vodka, espresso coffee, coffee liqueur, and sugar syrup. Give this espresso a ‘shot’!
If you are a first-time cocktail drinker and aren’t sure if you will like them or no, you must go with a mojito. It is the most common and basic form of a cocktail. A drink that uses rum, lime and mint, this drink is especially a great choice during these made heaty summers.
Don’t forget, today is a Monday. You have a long week ahead. A cocktail party today, sounds like a fun and a much-needed plan to help you get through this week. World Cocktail Day is a great reason to plan a party. So what are you waiting for?