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 Gimlet cocktail is such a versatile mixed drink because it featured in numerous bartender recipe books, and each author came up with their own version, or with the version they considered to be tastiest; in fact, some people even replace the gin with vodka.
The Rickey cocktail has one of the most interesting stories behind; it was created by a happenstance collaboration between a bartender and his regular customer, Colonel Joe Rickey, who enjoyed starting his mornings with a mixture of bourbon and sparkling water.
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 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 Last Word is one of the most representative Prohibition-era cocktails, because it is based on gin, which was one of the types of alcohol most easily found; this is because it was easy to cook at home, in the bathtub, a habit many people took to at that time.
The Fizz Cocktail has been a very popular mixed drink ever since its invention in the late 1800s; part of its popularity was added by the fact that one could prepare numerous variations on the drink by adding various ingredients like sparkling wine, eggs, or orange flower water.
The original Margarita cocktail is made using seven parts tequila, four parts Cointreau or some other orange liqueur, and three parts lime juice, but if you want something special you can add pureed fruits like melon or kiwi, or replace the Cointreau with Grand Marnier or blue curaçao and make blue margaritas.
The Mojito cocktail has been very popular since its birth, perhaps due to its rather low content of alcohol, but also thanks to the great combination of sugar, mint and lime juice, which hide the harshness of the white rum and make this highball the perfect choice for hot summer days.
The Daiquiri cocktail is considered one of the six basic drinks, and while it originated in Cuba, it subsequently became very popular in the U.S., where it was the favorite drink of personalities like President John F. Kennedy and American writer Ernest Hemingway, who even had a variation of the drink named after him