6 Iconic International Cocktails to Celebrate Coming Summers

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With summers just around the corner, we bring you 6 amazing cocktails to enjoy this summers. These are finely curated from amongst the best of the globe with the little history attached to each of those so ignite your little interest apart from enjoying the speciality. So, without wasting any time, lets see what are they and what’s the quick way to get hand of these.

The Ramos Gin Fizz

The Ramos Gin Fizz is an iconic New Orleans cocktail perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras.

Invented by New Orleans bartender Henry Charles Ramos in the 1800s, the Ramos Gin Fizz is famous — or rather infamous — among bartenders for the bicep-straining, time-consuming shaking process to achieve its iconic foam head. The classic cocktail elevates a standard Gin Fizz with the addition of lime juice, orange flower water, heavy cream, and an egg white. The end result is a creamy, delicious sip reminiscent of Key lime pie and orange Creamsicles.

The Sazerac

The Sazerac is an iconic New Orleans cocktail perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras.

The history of the Sazerac is inseparable with some historians even claiming that the drink was America’s first cocktail. While there may be some debate regarding the beverage’s preferred spirit base, the majority of bartenders opt for whiskey, most commonly the Sazarac, as the cocktail’s name suggests. Made with rye — or Cognac, Demerara syrup, Peychaud’s bitters, and a lemon twist, the Sazerac is a boozy delight certain to spice you up.

The Hurricane

The Hurricane is an iconic New Orleans cocktail perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras.

Hurricane was invented during Prohibition at Pat O’Brien’s while the bar was a speakeasy. It’s name, you ask? That comes from the two words patrons were required to whisper before they were granted entry to the establishment: “storm’s brewin’.” Today, the cocktail — which contains both light and dark rums, orange and lime juices, passion fruit puree, and grenadine.

The French 75

The French 75 is an iconic New Orleans cocktail perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras.

Invented in Paris at Harry’s New York Bar, world has adopted the cocktail as its own at establishments like the Frech 75 Bar. A refreshing combination of Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, Champagne, this vivacious glass of boozed-up bubbles will have you coming back, glass after glass. If you choose to imbibe on a French 75 while in the Big Easy, don’t be shocked if you see one made with Cognac instead of gin — that’s preferred down in the US.

The Grasshopper

Grasshopper Cocktail

The Grasshopper was invented by bartender Philip Guichet Sr., owner of Tujague’s, America’s oldest stand-up bar located in the heart of the French Quarter. Consisting of crème de menthe, white crème de cacao, and half and half, the refreshing after-dinner tipple is a deliciously minty treat with a bright green color.

The Vieux Carré

The Vieux Carré is an iconic New Orleans cocktail perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras.

A boozy blend of rye, Cognac, Vermouth, Benedictine, and both Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters, the Vieux Carré is a New Orleans (USA) staple. Invented at the Carausel Bar in 1938, the cocktail’s very name nods to the historic city it calls home. It literally translates to “old square” and is a reference to North of Los Angeles’ (NOLA) French Quarter, where the Carousel Bar still stands today.

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