Friday, 29 May 2020

Five classic cocktails from around the world

There’s something quite magical about a well executed cocktail. It can transport you to a new place all together with different flavours of terroir seeping through the various spirits. The story of its creation – when, where, by whom and why – helps you feel connected to a new world and people you have never met. And of course, when the liquid touches your lips and you close your eyes, it can take you on a sensory adventure to the very place you most wish to be.

Behind every cocktail is a marvellous story of people and places. Whether you wish to be back in a buzzing city filled with life racing by, or on a secluded beach with the sun shining on your face, here are a handful of cocktails that will transport you to wherever it is you long to be from the comfort of your own home.

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Manhattan – for those longing for the buzzing streets of New York City

Wish to be back in the city where dreams are made? Do you miss the hustle and bustle of city life? Why not try one of New York’s most famous cocktails, the Manhattan. By popular opinion, this drink was created in the 1860’s by a bartender named Black at a bar on Broadway near Houston St.

This cocktail is rich with flavours balancing the sweetness of the vermouth and the spice of rye whiskey. Mix it up and instantly feel like Don Draper himself in the heart of the city at your favourite hotel bar.

To make:

2 oz rye whiskey (favour towards something high proof such as Rittenhouse Rye)

1 oz sweet vermouth (Carpano Antica is a great option)

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass (any ole glass tumbler will do), fill to the top with ice and stir with a mixing spoon for about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass (or over fresh ice in a rocks glass, if you wish) and garnish with a cherry or orange twist (or both!).

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