Cocktails, choose yours!

With the arrival of spring, all we can think about is enjoying the sun, being outdoors and relaxing on our sun lounger.

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how about doing it sipping a cocktail? Here are some essential recipes that will make you the perfect host.

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Literally cock’stail means rooster tail. In the 19th century, during the time of Queen Victoria, English traders of precious woods arrived at the port of San Francisco de Campeche in Mexico. Wines and liquors were drunk unmixed in taverns and stirred with a metal spoon, which could give a bad taste to the drink. Until they saw a bartender using some thin, fine, smooth roots of a plant that they called “rooster tail” to avoid the bad taste, they asked what it was, to which he answered in their language that they were cock’stail. From then on, the use of the term became popular.

Here are some recipes to enjoy the most popular cocktails:

  1. Mojito

On every trendy terrace in addition to

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we see a great variety of mojitos passing by our eyes.

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The mojito is the unofficial king of Cuba, and of half the world. It has become one of the most popular cocktails in the world, which in recent years has experienced a special boom. Although it is not really a novelty, because it was invented at the time of the American Prohibition, when going to Cuba to drink alcohol was just another legal loophole. Since many used to drink a kind of mojito, but made with bourbon instead of rum, the locals came up with the new recipe.

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Ingredients

4 cl white rum
3 cl lime juice
3 mint leaves
2 small spoonfuls of sugar
A splash of carbonated water or similar
Crushed ice

  1. Blue Hawaii

This is another recipe that cannot be missing on the table.

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your garden table. Do you know the Blue Hawaii?

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The first person to mix it was Harry Yee, the hotel’s head bartender. Hilton HawaiianVillage hotel in Waikiki. Yee had to create a blue-colored cocktail when a representative of a well-known distillery demanded a drink in that hue. Although the combination of ingredients has evolved, the Blue Hawaii keeps rum as the base drink and the classic umbrella as a garnish.

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Ingredients:

60 ml of rum
30 ml of blue Curaçao
30 ml orange juice
60 ml pineapple juice
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well for a few seconds. Garnish the glass with a piece of pineapple or orange and serve. You can’t miss it, but if you are one of those who prefers to follow the movements of an expert, here is an example. Remember, the Blue Hawaii is ideal to be consumed before lunch, in a sunny terrace.

  1. Margarita

There are many legends about the origin of this drink, but currently the most accepted is that in the Hussong’s cantina in Ensenada, was where the Margarita was invented in October 1941 by the bartender Don Carlos Orozco, achieving the mixture of equal parts of tequila, Damiana (nowadays Cointreau is used) and lime or lemon, served over ice in a salt glass with a frame. This drink was created in honor of Margarita Henkel, daughter of the German ambassador to Mexico.)

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Tequila, Triple sec or Cointreau, and lemon or lime juice. Ice optional, salt on the edges of the glass also optional. So much for the margarita recipe, possibly the most popular tequila cocktail in the world.

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Ingredients

3.5 cl of Tequila2 cl of Cointreau or Triple Seco
1.5 cl lemon or lime juice

What would you like to drink today?

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