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 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.
Sour cocktails are very interesting and refreshing because they all use in common lime or lemon juice in order to remove some of the harshness of the alcohols used in them; speaking of alcohol, the most common types used for sours are whiskey, bourbon, gin and brandy.
Cachaça is the national traditional drink in Brazil, and it was named official beverage some years ago; it is prepared by fermenting juice from sugar cane, and the method has been practiced since the 16th century when the Portuguese brought the first sugar cane from Madeira Island.