Top 7 Cocktails from Around the World

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Around the World in A Week


You’ve probably found yourself saying once or twice to someone, or perhaps just thinking out loud, that you would love to take some time to travel the world. Why wouldn’t you? There’s so much out there to explore; the sceneries, the food and drinks, the culture, and the entertainment. When it comes to drinks, especially, nothing is better than testing your tastebuds with various cocktails from around the world. 


While it would be incredible to try these cocktails in the cities/countries that make them popular, sometimes traveling just isn’t in the cards. However, the good news is, you can make these drinks at home without breaking the bank, and experience just a little bit of each destination with every sip. Our friends at Your NighCap, the only nightly newsletter that’s personalized to your interests, have selected their top seven cocktails from around the world that you can stir up in your kitchen.



Singapore Sling – Singapore

The name itself gives it away, but this gin-based cocktail is potent yet sweet and a drink to be pleased with. The drink itself dates back to before 1915 when Chinese bartender, Ngiam Tong Boon, created the drink while working at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. It was originally called the gin sling!


singapore sling



  • 3/4 oz Gin
  • 1/4 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 oz Cherry Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz Herbal Liqueur
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Dash Bitters
  • Club Soda, to top



Mojito – Cuba

The Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball made with Rum, lime juice, soda water, and mint. To be exact, not only are you taking yourself to Cuba with this drink but to its birthplace of Havana. It’s refreshing, slightly sweet, and perfect for the summer months – and likely to make you start dancing to Camila Cabello.





  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • Club Soda, to top
  • Garnish: Mint Sprig


Pimm’s Cup – London, England

This famous drink is made using a popular liqueur called Pimm’s which was first produced in 1823 by James Pimm who became a bar owner in the City of London near the Bank of England. Pimm’s now has six variations ranging from Pimm’s No. 1 Cup to Pimm’s No. 6 Cup, all based off of a different spirit. The Pimm’s Cup started as a health drink in the 1940s and now is the favorite cooler at Wimbledon.


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  • 2 oz Pimm’s No. 1 Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Top off with Ginger Ale
  • Garnish: cucumber slice, mint sprig, strawberry, lemon wheel


Aperol Spritz – Italy

A Spritz Veneziano or Aperol Spritz, also called just Spritz, is an Italian-wine based cocktail, commonly served as an aperitif in Northeast Italy. It consists of prosecco, Aperol, and soda water. In fact, it ranked 9th in the world in 2019, as a bestselling cocktail. As the story goes, soldiers and diplomats of the Habsburg Empire became accustomed to drinking wine from local wine taverns in Veneto during their domination of the region. However, they felt the alcohol content was too high, so they would ask bartenders to spray a bit of water into the wine or a splash (aka spritzer in Germany). 



  • 3 oz Prosecco
  • 2 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz Soda Water
  • Garnish: Orange Wheel



Dark n’ Stormy – Bermuda

“Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty ma…” Got a little carried away there, but you can’t lie and say you didn’t sing along. The Dark ’n’ Stormy’s roots were born in the Caribbean waters just after World War I, where Rum seems endless and the waters are full of sailors. The original Dark ‘n’ Stormy was made with Gosling Black Seal Rum and Barritt’s Ginger Beer, but a feud between the two companies caused them to part ways, and Gosling created their own ginger beer to pair with it. 


dark and stormy



  • 2 oz Rum
  • 3 oz Ginger Beer
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • Garnish: Lime wedge


Black Russian – Russia

The Black Russian cocktail is a simple cocktail to make using Vodka, the native spirit to this country, and a coffee liqueur. This combination first appeared in 1949 and is credited to Gustave Tops, a Belgian barman, who created it at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels in honor of a United States Ambassador to Luxembourg. This is the perfect drink to help you survive a Moscow winter.


black russian





Sazerac – New Orleans, USA

The Sazerac is a simple drink recipe but bursting with flavors. The Sazerac is a local New Orleans variation of a cognac or whiskey cocktail, named for the Sazerac de Forge et Fils brand of cognac brandy that served as its original main ingredient. It is considered the cousin to the Old Fashioned and has been around since 1838.


Whiskey Sazerac



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