Global Summer Cocktail Favorites

Let’s face it, it’s hot out there and you need a cold & refreshing beverage. Or two. Or….well, let’s just get right to it, shall we? With so many delicious options, we felt inspired to share some of our summer favorites from around the world. Forget the rosé, it’s cocktail time!

England – Pimm’s Cup: 1 part PIMM’S* No.1, 3 parts chilled lemonade, mint, cucumber, orange, strawberry

Italy – Negroni: 1 part gin, 1 part sweet vermouth, 1 part Campari

Brazil – Caipirinha: 5 parts cachaça, 2 parts simple syrup, 2 limes, 2 teaspoons refined sugar

Cuba – Mojito: 4 parts rum, 2 parts lime juice, 2 parts simple syrup, 6 mint leaves, 1 lime, soda water (*Runner up, go Hemingway style and have a Daiquiri: 1 1/2 oz White rum, 1/2 oz Simple syrup, 1 oz Lime juice)

Mexico – Margarita: 7 parts tequila, 4 parts Cointreau, 3 parts lime juice

Peru – Pisco Sour: 8 parts pisco brandy, 4 parts lime juice, 3 parts simple syrup, 1 egg white, 1 dash bitters

Puerto Rico – Pina Colada: 1 part white rum, 1 part cream of coconut, 3 parts pineapple juice

Spain – Sangria: 3 parts wine, 1/2 part brandy, fresh fruit, spices

Jamaica – Planter’s Punch: 3 ounces dark Jamaican rum, 1 ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, mixed until dissolved), 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice, 3 dashes Angostura bitters

Bermuda – Dark ‘N’ Stormy: 2 ounces dark rum, 5 ounces ginger beer, Lime wedge

Singapore Sling – Singapore: 1 1ounces gin, 1ounce cherry heering, 1ounce Cointreau liqueur, 1ounce benedictine, 4ounces pineapple juice, 1ounce lime juice, 1ounce grenadine, 1dash bitters (*Danger ahead with this one, fair warning!)

Now let’s make like Tom Cruise in “Cocktail” and get to it

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)