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Caribbean Cocktail

What’s in a cocktail?

A country may be represented by its national flag, sports team or famous dish, but let us not forget one of the most appetising reminders of places abroad, the fun and fabulous cocktail. And, with more recipes around today than you can shake a (cocktail) stick at, it can be surprising to learn the origins of some of the world’s most well-loved concoctions. The Singapore Sling, invented at the world-famous Raffles Hotel, is a delightful mix of gin, cherry Heering, Benedictine and fresh pineapple juice, while Brazil’s national cocktail, the Capirinha, is made with a variation of sugar cane rum, blended with honey and fresh limes, and served over crushed ice. The elegant Bellini, a mixture of Prosecco and peach puree, originated in Venice, while the stately Kir Royale, combining crème de casis and white wine, was named after a French mayor. Cocktails remind us of life at its best, exotic places and interesting people, of luxury and romance, in short everything you could wish from an ideal holiday. One sip of a bitter Margarita and be transported to a heady bar in vibrant Mexico. One slurp of a Harvey Wallbanger and you’re hobnobbing with the socialites of Midtown Manhattan. Mix yourself a Piña Colada and it just might be hard to resist looking up that flight to Puerto Rico. On a summer holiday, what activity doesn’t benefit from having an ice-cold cocktail to hand? At the Cap Maison‘s Cliff Restaurant on the coast of St Lucia, their signature cocktail Cliff Hanger is whizzed down to guests via zip line, while at the Hotel Chocolat’s Boucan Restaurant Bar chocolate lovers delight as cocoa remains the key ingredient of each of its signature creations. Cocktails are perhaps, not only a pleasure synonymous with that long-awaited beach getaway, but also of a fun reminder of exotic places far from home. And long may it continue.
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