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May 13th: World Cocktail Day

May 13th: World Cocktail Day

May 13, 2024

World Cocktail Day, celebrated annually on May 13th, is a global celebration of cocktails, mixing, and the history of the cocktail. It's a day when enthusiasts around the world raise a glass to the art of mixology. To get you into the spirit of this delightful day, we've curated a list of five cocktail recipes for you to try.

Classic Margarita

The classic margarita is a perfect blend of sweet and sour, with the freshness of lime and the bite of tequila. To make this, you'll need 2 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of lime juice, and 1 ounce of Cointreau. Shake all the ingredients with ice, strain into a glass (optionally rimmed with salt), and garnish with a lime wheel.

Old Fashioned

An Old Fashioned is a timeless classic that exudes sophistication. To make this cocktail, muddle a sugar cube, a splash of water, and two dashes of Angostura bitters in a glass. Add ice and 2 ounces of bourbon. Stir well, then garnish with an orange twist and a cherry.

Mojito

Bringing the flavors of the Caribbean to your glass, the Mojito is a refreshing blend of rum, mint, and lime. Combine 2 ounces of white rum, 1 ounce of fresh lime juice, 2 teaspoons of sugar, and a handful of mint leaves in a glass. Muddle the mint into the lime juice and sugar, then add the rum and fill the glass with crushed ice. Stir well and top with soda water.

Negroni

The Negroni is a favorite for gin lovers, with an equal balance of bitter and sweet. To make this cocktail, you'll need 1 ounce each of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Combine all the ingredients over ice in a glass, stir, and garnish with an orange twist.

Espresso Martini

Last but not least, the Espresso Martini is a coffee lover's dream. Mix 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of Kahlua, and 1 ounce of freshly brewed espresso in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, strain into a martini glass, and garnish with three coffee beans.