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Bottle Talk

Cocktails From Around the World

Date
April 2014

Author
Zach Maurer

Category
Bottle Talk

With warmer weather on the horizon, the urge to flee the Pacific Northwest for sandy beaches and bluer skies grows stronger. However, jumping in a plane and taking off to an exotic location isn’t always feasible. If you’re next best option is to spend an evening relaxing with a cocktail, here are a few signature drinks from countries all over the world. No passport required.

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THE CAIPIRINHA 
Brazil's signature drink is one of my favorites. It calls for Cachaça, a sugar cane liquor that is similiar to rum. This liquor is shaken with pressed sugar and fresh lime.

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THE PISCO SOUR 
Pisco is Peruvian liquor made from grape seed and is often described as a cross between brandy and tequila. The pisco sour is made by mixing the pisco with sugar, lime and egg whites. A splash of bitters finishes the drink.

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THE KIR ROYALE 
French socialites started mixing this simple cocktail, made by adding a little crème de cassis and lemon twist to a glass of champagne, for their luxurious gatherings. It's typically reserved for special occasions.

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THE PIMM'S CUP 
Originating in a London oyster bar in the 1840s to combat acid indigestion, this cocktails combines Pimm's No. 1 liqueur, sliced orange, lemon, apple, cucumber, mint and ginger ale to cure what ails you.

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THE PALOMA
Everybody is familiar with the margarita, but not everybody has heard of the paloma. More popular to the locals, the paloma combines silver tequila, fresh lime, a pinch of salt and pink grapefruit soda. 

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THE NEGRONI
Born out of Count Camillo Negorni's desire for a stronger beverage, he replaced the soda water in his favorite cocktail with gin. With sweet vermouth and Campari rounding out the drink, it's no wonder the Negroni soared to popularity.

 

Written By
ZACH MAURER, 
Cosmos Bar Manager

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