Friday is World Cocktail Day! What better way to celebrate than by enjoying four cocktails from all over the world. Three of these are drawn from Around the World in 80 Cocktails by Allan Gage. This cocktail book contains many interesting cocktails from bars all over the world that contain unique ingredients, but I chose ones that would be a bit easier to pull together.
6 mint leaves
1 piece candied ginger (another for garnish if desired)
.5 oz lemon juice
2 oz gin
1 oz apple juice
1. Muddle mint, ginger, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
2. Add the gin and apple juice with ice and shake.
3. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
Dawa (The Carnivore in Nairobi, Kenya)
1 lime, quartered and sliced
1 tbsp thick honey
1 tsp superfine sugar
3 oz vodka
1. Crush the lime slices in a rocks glass with the honey and sugar.
2. Fill the cup with ice and add the vodka.
Lime Fizz (Jati Bar in Bali, Indonesia)
1 lime wedge
2 oz lime vodka
2 oz orange juice
Champagne to fill
1. Shake everything except the champagne with ice.
2. Strain into a champagne flute and top with champagne.
2 oz pisco
.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
1 egg white
1. Combine the first four ingredients in a shaker without ice.
2. Shake for one minute, add ice, and shake another 30 seconds.
3. Strain cocktail into a chilled lowball glass. There should be between 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch of foam.
4. Sprinkle three drops of Angostura bitters to stain the foam.
5. Serve immediately.
Try one or all of these cocktails to celebrate World Cocktail Day!