Top 5: World’s Most Popular Cocktails

A good selection of cocktails always makes for an epic party. Today’s most popular cocktails are based on a combination of iconic drinks. Here are five of the most popular cocktails in the world.

1. Caipirinha

The national drink of Brazil. It’s made with cachaça (spirit from sugar cane) or white rum, brown sugar, and lime juice. Caipirinha’s origin goes back to 1918 and is based on a remedy that was commonly used to treat Spanish flu.

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2. Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is a symbolic cocktail of the South America and is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. The mixture of bourbon, a little bit of water, powdered and granulated sugar and plenty of mints has been the popular way of consuming drinks made with this whiskey. Mint Julep’s origin goes back as far as the late 18th century.

3. Mai Tai

This Polynesian0-style cocktail has a tropical fruit punch. This drink came from the indigenous people of the Western Region of the U.S. It’s made by mixing light and dark rum, orange curacao, orgeat syrup, and lime juice. It has since been a symbol of Tiki or Tahitian culture ever since it was concocted.

4. Mojito

It became popular because of its fresh minty taste. The concoction of white rum, mint, sugar, soda, and lime juice is perfect for those who want to take it slow with the alcohol intake.

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5. Cosmopolitan

A modern drink, cosmopolitan surged in popularity during the last 20-30 years. The tart taste is accomplished by mixing vodka, triple sec, lime juice, and cranberry juice.

Adam Quirk is the co-founder of Cardinal Spirits, a craft spirits distillery based in Bloomington, IN. Visit this blog for more on liquor.


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