Category archive: Summer Cocktails

The Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

The Tequila Sunrise cocktail is a very popular long drink, created many decades ago in an Arizona hotel; its original recipe was left in favor of a more popular one, which uses grenadine syrup instead of creme de cassis and lime juice.

The “Sex on the Beach” Cocktail

The “Sex on the Beach” cocktail is one of the most notorious cocktails in the world not only because of its name, but also because it is associated with spring break and the wild fun students have on this long vacation in the United States especially.

The Pegu Club Cocktail

The Pegu Club cocktail is a mixed drink invented in Rangoon, Burma, in the 1920, while the country was part of the British colonies; thus, it was invented at a bar mostly frequented by British officers and officials and other foreigners, which is what made it popular in the rest of the world as well.

The Hurricane Cocktail

The more popular version of the Hurricane cocktail originated in the French Quarter of New Orleans, when bar owner Pat O’Brien needed a solution to sell of the less popular rum that he was forced to purchase from local distributor in order to get popular alcoholic drinks like whiskey and scotch.

The Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail

The Long Island Iced Tea cocktail is a very popular mixed drink ideal for warm summer afternoons because it contains lots of ice and is refreshing; however, one must be careful with consumption because it contains a high volume of alcohol, much more so than other highballs.

The Mai Tai Cocktail

The name of the Mai Tai cocktail means “very good” in Tahitian and the basic recipe calls for ingredients like white rum, dark rum, orange curaçao, Orgeat syrup and freshly squeezed lime juice; all the ingredients are mixed in a shaker with ice, except the dark rum, which is added lastly in the glass.

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