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There are only two things in this world which speak a language everyone can understand: Food and drink. It doesn’t matter which part of the world you come from. Tasty food is tasty food, and sweet drinks are sweet drinks.
You don’t have to be able to speak Japanese or Italian to know whether Indian food tastes great or not. Good food is good food, right? Perhaps nothing exemplifies this as much as cocktails do.
Even though each country concocts its own type of cocktail-some with rather questionable names, there are still a particular few that stand out more than the rest. It’s those few we’re going to talk about today.
We’re going to tell you about where they originated from and why you need to try them when you travel to those countries. Just know that by the end of this, you’re going to be incredibly thirsty. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
This drink hails from none other than Buenos Aires in Argentina. It’s made of egg whites mixed with soda, effectively making it one of the favorites of locals and vacationers alike. This whiskey has few equals in Argentina, and it’s a safe bet to say you can’t enter a bar and not have a sip or two of it. One easy way to identify it is the foamy character it has.
Yes, that’s what this cocktail is called. We laughed when we heard it too. Who even names these drinks? Anyway, the Porthole is a staple and much-loved cocktail of the people of Chicago, where it was first made.
The Porthole’s most unique feature is the way it gives the cocktail all kinds of flavors. It takes extracts from vegetables, fruits, spices and even herbs to give itself that hard-to-identify but great taste. We like to say this cocktail ‘dares to be different’ from the rest.
Even the name speaks for itself. This cocktail may not be new but it’s considered legendary by those who have tasted it before. It’s a creation of the people of Ireland, but it has already seen so much success with tourists and foreigners. Cherry juice is what primarily sweetens this whiskey and gives it its enticing, ochre color.
If you ever find yourself in Ireland, be sure to order a glass of this and spoil yourself. You’ll be glad you did.
Now that’s what we call a great name! When you hold a glass of something called ‘Gin Basil Smash’, be prepared for whatever comes next, even if it means you find yourself knocked out on the floor.
Seriously though, it’s actually a very simple cocktail made by combing lemon, gin, basil and syrup. The end result is one fabulous tipple that quenches thirst as well as brings smiles.
Do you feel like you want to try it now? It’s a German drink, so if you decide to head to Germany, you already know the first drink to try. You’re welcome.