Facebook pictures of partying or vacations have made you longing for a spring vacation? One of the best parts of a warm weather getaway are the drinks. This list might help you choose the right destination for your perfect spring vacation.
The national cocktail of Brazil is the caipirinha. Made with sugar, lime, and cachaça, a kind of sugar. The caipirinha is omnipresent in Brazil’s seaside cafés. Even vendors on the beach mix them. Variations exist mixed with cashew fruit, passionfruit, mango, or kiwi. The drinks have only become widely available in most Western countries in the last decade, which explains the rising popularity. A good place to try one of the Caiparinha’s is the Café Beach Club in Guaruja.
Painkiller, Virgin Islands
The Painkiller is found in many bars in the Virgin Islands. It became famous on the island of Jost Van Dyke. The exact recipe of the drink is still a well kept secret. The main ingredients include coconut cream, pineapple juice and rum. The original can be found at the Soggy Dollar bar, so named because it’s accessed primarily by people jumping off their boats and swimming to the island – resulting in soggy dollars.
Piña Colada, Puerto Rico
The pineapple, coconut, and rum slurry known as piña colada had been popular in the Caribbean for a long time. The legend is that Ramon “Monchito” Marrero at the Oasis Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico, perfected it in the 1950s using cream of coconut. Today, San Juan’s signature cocktail is sipped all over the world, but tastes best in Puerto Rico, by the beach or pool.
When life gave farmers in southern Italy surplus lemons, they soaked the peels in grain alcohol and added sugar to make limoncello. This drink is traditionally sipped after dinner, but is becoming a base for cocktails, mixed with soda or tonic water, preferably enjoyed while taking in the stunning Italian seaside like for example at Singita Beach Club Fregene.
Mai- Tai, Polynesia
According to an urban legend upon tasting this cocktail of rum, orange curaçao, orgeat syrup, and lime at Polynesian-style lounge Hinky Dink in Oakland, California, in 1944, a Tahitian guest remarked, “maita’i ro’a ‘ae,” meaning “out of this world.” Hence the name mai-tai. The drink got a boost in Elvis’s hit movie Blue Hawaii and has since become a staple at tiki lounges everywhere. Just imagine you could enjoy it at the the Lagoon Bar in Bora Bora…..
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