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Top 5 Most Popular Party Cocktails Worldwide
Each country of the world boasts it’s own local cocktail mixes and creations. There are, however, some cocktails classics, which have earned themselves high standing in countries all over the world.
The DaiquiriDaiquiris come in a range of different varieties, although they are all characterised by their common based ingredients: rum, citrus juice (usually lime), and a sweetener (usually sugar). The most popular form of daiquiri at present is the frozen daiquiri, which is mixed with finely crushed ice. These drinks are usually dispensed in large slushy machines to keep the crushed ice moving and evenly dispersed throughout the mixture. This also maintain the drink’s consistency and precents the drink from freezing over. Daiquiri and alcoholic slushy dispensers are available for hire from most party supplies including Modern Party Hire.
The MartiniMade famous in the James Bond films, the martini is the drink that everyone has heard of. Martinis are a mixture of gin and vermouth and are traditionally served with a cocktail olive on a toothpick, or a lemon or lime twist. As Bond alludes, these cocktails can be served shaken or stirred. The ratio of gin to vermouth is fiercely debated, though the International Bartenders Association recommends 12 parts gin and 2 parts vermouth.
The MargaritaMargaritas originated in Mexico and are a simple cocktail consisting of one shot of tequila, half a shot of triple sec and a dash of lemon or lime juice. They are traditionally served with a salt rim and a wedge of lime or lemon. There are three main variations of margaritas, without ice (straight up), with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita). It is now common to make margaritas with a variety of different base fruits including mango, peach, raspberry, strawberry and melon.
The CosmopolitanMore commonly referred to as the Cosmo, the cocktail is made from vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and the juice of a freshly squeezed or sweetened lime. The drink is renowned for its tart taste and slightly pink colouration, which results from shaking the lime juice. Traditionally the drink a piece of orange should be flamed across the drink’s surface to slick it with citrus oil and it should be served in a cocktail glass.
The Bloody MaryThe Bloody Mary, although an extremely popular drink worldwide, is often regarded as one of the most complex cocktails. The drink begins with a base of vodka, tomato juice, and lemon juice, but then a variety of other spices and flavours are added including: Worcestershire sauce, celery salt and black pepper and Tabasco sauce. There are, however many variations of additional additives which can include peri-peri sauce, beef consommé or bouillon, horseradish and cayenne pepper. The drink is traditionally served with celery garnish but this can also include a lemon wedge and or olives.
Although there is a traditional way of creating and serving each of these cocktails, remember cocktails can be tailored to suit you and your friends’ individual tastes. So what do you think? What five cocktails would you consider as classics?