The 7 world's most popular cocktails : stories & recipes

Whether you are an expert or a novice in search of new flavors, we have selected for you the 7 most popular cocktails that you can easily recreate. Their respective recipes and delightfully refreshing stories will take you on a journey through time and countries.

#1  The " Mojito " :

Originating from Cuba, the Mojito is undoubtedly one of the most popular cocktails worldwide. Refreshing and tangy, it is prepared with rum, cane sugar, lime, fresh mint, and sparkling water. 

According to the legend, it was created in the 16th century by pirates who were looking to protect themselves from scurvy during their long sea voyages..

#2   The " Margarita " :

Margarit : this mexican cocktail is a must for any party ! It is made with tequila, lime juice and vermouth. 

Legend has it it was invented by a women named Margarita, who loved to create cocktails for sugar cane and fruit juice for her friends.

#3   The " Pina Colada " :

Pina Colada : this creamy and tropical cocktail originates from Porto Rico. It is made with rhum, pineapple juice and coconut milk. . 

The reciped was created in the 19th century by a pirate named Robert Cofresi to cheer-up its crew mates ! 

#4  The " Cosmo " :

Cosmopolitan : made famous by the TV Show 'Sex and the City', the Cosmopolitan is an elegant and fruity cocktail. It is made with vodka, cranberry, lime and vermouth.  

Its creation is attributed to a barman from South Beach, Florida (US) in the 70's.

#5  The " Mimosa " :

Mimosa : this classic cocktail is just perfect for brunches and end-of-the-year reunions. It is made by mixing champagne and fresh orange juice !  

Its name refers to the flower Mimosa, as they both share a shiny yellow color ! 

#6  The " Daiquiri " :

Daiquiri : originated from Cuba, the Daiquiri is a sweet & acid cocktail. It is made with rhum, lime juice and sugar.  

Its history dates back to the early 20th century, when american minors working in an iron cuban mine have mixed local ingredients to create a fresh cocktail. 

#7  The " Spritz " :

Spritz: This Italian cocktail is ideal for hot summer days. It is prepared by mixing bitter orange liqueur, Prosecco, and sparkling water. 

Its origin dates back to the first half of the 20th century, when the Italian company Aperol began promoting this refreshing drink in the Venice region. There are now many Spritz recipes. 

Whether you are looking for a refreshing cocktail for your summer evenings or a timeless classic to impress your guests, these 7 most popular cocktail recipes will not disappoint you. So, take out your shakers, gather your friends, and savor these delicious creations that have made a mark in the history of cocktails! Cheers!

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