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    Updated on Apr 18, 2020. Posted on Apr 18, 2020

    16 Cocktails From Around The World That'll Have You Feeling Like You're On Vacay

    "During a crisis, cocktail hour can be almost any hour."

    In the words of Ina Garten, "During a crisis, cocktail hour can be almost any hour." We happen to agree. Let this list take you around the world via cocktails while you are thoughtfully quarantining.

    Ina Garten / Via instagram.com

    Grab a recipe from your favorite destination below, and mix up a little vacation in a glass during your next crisis cocktail hour.

    1. Bloody Mary — New York City, United States

    The St. Regis New York

    New York has a pretty great brunch scene, and the Bloody Mary is a New York brunch staple. Its roots go back to 1934 when French bartender Fernand Petiot supposedly perfected the Bloody Mary recipe right at the St. Regis New York's King Cole Bar. He didn't think his high-end guests would find the name appropriate, so he renamed the spicy vodka and tomato juice cocktail "red snapper," and it's still served at the hotel today.

    Make a Bloody Mary (red snapper) for yourself.

    2. Piña Colada — San Juan, Puerto Rico

    3. Pimm's Cup — London, England

    Barefeet in the Kitchen

    Though the story goes that the Pimm's cup was made popular in New Orleans at Napoleon House during the 1940s, it was invented in London by the owner of a London oyster bar, James Pimm. These days it's made with mint, chopped fruit, lemonade, and of course Pimm's (a gin-based liqueur). It's the perfect cocktail for anyone who needs a solid refresh.

    Make a Pimm's cup for yourself here.

    4. Singapore Sling — Singapore

    Raffles Singapore

    The history of the Singapore sling dates back to 1915 when Ngiam Tong Boon first created it in the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The pink drink is made with gin, pineapple juice, and cherry liqueur, and if you find yourself in Singapore in the future, the hotel is still pouring out the original recipe today.

    Make a Singapore sling for yourself here.

    5. Barraquito — Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

    6. Mojito — Cuba

    Gimme Some Oven

    Arguably Cuba's most iconic cocktail, some believe the mojito was originally created by English naval captain Sir Francis Drake, who was sent to the Caribbean in the late 1500s to invade the Spanish colonies. Apparently the ingredients helped sooth his sailors' nausea and prevent scurvy. Made with lime, cane sugar, mint, and rum, the mojito is now a beachside staple and famously one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite drinks.

    Make a mojito for yourself here.

    7. Caipirinha — Brazil

    Laylita's Recipes

    The history of the caipirinha has been debated. Some say it was first invented on farms in the state of São Paulo, and other rumours claim it was created as a remedy for the Spanish Flu outbreak in Brazil. Whatever way the story goes, the cocktail made from cachaça (a sugarcane-based spirit that's similar to rum), lime, and sugar ended up as one of Brazil's most popular sips.

    Make a caipirinha for yourself here.

    8. Rum Punch — Jamaica

    9. Aperol Spritz — Italy

    Cookie + Kate

    Though the Aperol spritz has become a summer staple pretty much worldwide, you probably think of Italy (ideally somewhere on the coast) when you're sipping one. The history of spritzes can be traced back to northern Italy in the 1800s, but Aperol itself wasn't invented until 1919, and the iconic spritz recipe — Prosecco, Aperol, soda, and a slice of orange — became popular in the1950s.

    Make an Aperol spritz for yourself here.

    10. Batido — Costa Rica

    Visit Costa Rica / Via youtube.com

    Batidos are on almost every menu in Costa Rica. It's pretty basic — just some fruit blended with ice. But what locals do if they want to spice it up a bit is add a splash of their favorite liquor. I'm here to support that.

    Make a batido for yourself here.

    11. Black Russian — Belgium

    12. Paloma — Mexico

    House of Yumm

    When you think Mexican cocktails, you may think margarita, but the paloma is actually what many locals drink. This refreshing concoction involves tequila mixed with grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave. While the drink's origin is hard to trace, we do know one thing for sure — it's delicious.

    Make the paloma for yourself here.

    13. Kir Royale — France

    14. Pisco Sour — Peru

    Boulder Locavore

    The history of the pisco sour is a bit controversial. Chile and Peru have argued over bragging rights as to who actually invented the drink since the early 1900s. Regardless of the ongoing battle, the pisco, egg white, bitters, and lime-based cocktail has become a Peruvian staple.

    Make a pisco sour for yourself here.

    15. Dark 'n' Stormy — Bermuda

    16. Mai Tai — Hawaii, United States

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