10 Most Popular Tropical Drinks
A tropical drink is an alcoholic mixed drink that contains more than two ingredients. At least one of the ingredients should be a spirit, sweet/sugary or sour/bitter. Tropical drink is a mixture of spirits, sugar, water and bitter. Nowadays, tropical drinks are mixed with more than one type of spirits, one or more kind of mixers such as soda or fruit juice.
Some additional ingredients such as sugar, honey milk, cream, herbs etc are also added. There is a huge variety of tropical drinks available in the world. Every country has its own famous tropical drink.
Some Of The Most Popular Tropical Drinks Are:
1) Margarita (Mexico)
It is well known that Mexico is mainly known for its world’s famous distilleries and factual tequila fanatics. Margarita has replaced beer as the national drink of Texas. Margarita is a cocktail which consists of tequila, lime and cointreau or lemon juice. It is often served with salt on glass rim. In United States, margarita is the most common tequila based cocktail.
2) Pina colada (Puerto Rico) :
Pina colada is one of the most famous tropical drinks. Almost everyone has heard of Pina Colada because of Rupert Homeless song “Escape (the Pina colada song)”.The name Pina colada states strained pineapple. Since 1978, Pina Colada is the official beverage of Puerto Rico. This cocktail drink is based on rum. It is made with rum, cream of coconut and pine apple juice. It is the perfect creamy mix of all the ingredients. Pina colada is either served blended or shaken with ice. A pineapple block or a maraschino cherry can be used for garnishing.
3) Caipirinha, Brazil :
Caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil. It is made with cachucha i.e. sweet Brazilian rum made from sugar cane juice, sugar and lime. It is the most popular drink in Brazil. Caipirinha is mainly used with different fruit combinations. In almost every bar and restaurants of Brazil, Caipirinha is easily available. It has gained huge popularity in recent years. Not only in Brazil Caipirinha is widely available in many countries. The international bartenders association has designated it as its one of the best cocktail.
4) Gin and Tonic, India :
Gin and Tonic is the most famous cocktail of India and is mainly served in Goa. Gin and Tonic is made with gin and tonic water poured over ice. A wedge of lime is mainly used for garnishing.
5) Mai Tai, California :
Mai tai is an alcoholic drink. It consists of rum, Curacao liquor and lime juice. Mai Tai is served on the rocks or poured over ice. Mai Tai became a very popular cocktail in 1950 and 1960s. For garnishing lots of mint and cherry is used.
6) Mojito, Cuba :
Signature drink of Cuba is Mojito. It was first originated in Cuba and then in Daiquiri. Since 1980s Mojito has become one of the most fashionable tropical cocktail. It is made with five ingredients white rum, lime juice, sugar, mint and sparkling water. It is a well-liked summer drink and contains very low alcoholic content. Mojito gained huge popularity when James Bond liked one in Die another’s Day in 2002.
7) Planter’s punch (Jamaica) :
The Planter is the typical rum punch. It was first originated in planters Hotel in St. Louis and then in Jamaica. It has been around for a number of years. This cocktail is a global Bartenders Association Authorized Cocktail. It is made with lemon juice, dark rum, Angostura bitters, grenadine syrup and spices and herbs that come from Trinad and Tobago.
8) Bay breeze :
The bay breeze is a cocktail with Cape Cod as its base. The drink is also known as Down-easter or Hawaiian see breeze. Rum, cranberry juice and pineapple squash is used for its preparation. Bay breeze is similar to Sea Breeze, which is IBA official cocktail which uses grape fruit juice instead of pineapple juice. In summers, Bay Breeze is the perfect drink.
9) Mount Gay rum, Barbados :
Mount Gay rum is extremely popular in easternmost side of West Indies. It is produced by Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd. of Barbados from 1973. It is one of the oldest existing brands of rum in the world. Around 110 countries sold Mount Gay rum and are mainly exported in United States of America. Several varieties of Mount Gay rum are produced such as White, Extra Old, and Mount Gay Eclipse etc.
10) Cape Codder, Massachusetts :
The Cape Cod or cape Codder is a type of cocktail which is made with only fruit juice and spirits. A cape Codder is made with vodka and cranberry juice. This drink is similar to many other cocktails such as Sea breeze which includ
es grapefruit juice, Bay Breeze which includes pine apple juice, Madras which includes orange juice, etc. Cape Cod is served on the rocks or poured over rice. A wedge of lime is used for garnishing.