Cocktails From Around the World

Get worldly with your boozing

I find it fascinating to research the different kinds of cocktails and spirits that different countries take pride in. A drink that we don’t really consider ordering all the time in America could be the drink that every single person in another country has on the brain constantly. Luckily for me, I am able to sample a majority of these worldly cocktails in most of the bars in this great city. Isn’t cocktail diversity great?

Just like different countries specialize in different kinds of cuisines and ingredients, they specialize in different spirits as well. Some of them are well known to many: Russia and Poland for vodka, Brazil for cachaça, Italy for sambuca. But some of them may come as more of a surprise, as well as a learning experience. Did you know that the Irish make their own spirit called poitin? Well, now you do.

So here is my collection of worldly cocktails, just in time to get you in the mood for some diverse boozing for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Sports and alcohol, two things that bring all of our different worlds together.

Click here to find cocktail recipes from around the world.

— Sara Kay, The Spir.it