A cocktail (also referred to as a cocktail) is a combination of different drinks, usually alcoholic. The concept is also used to name the event or social gathering where attendees drink cocktails.
Liquors, fruit juices, sodas (carbonated drinks) and different spirits can be part of a cocktail. The person specialized in preparing and serving cocktails is known as a bartender or bartender, while the study of the possible combinations to make a cocktail is called cocktails.
The caipirinha (sugar, lime and cachaça), the screwdriver (orange juice and vodka), the margarita (played with lemon or lime, triple sec and tequila) and the manhattan (red vermouth and whiskey) are some of the most popular cocktails of the world. The glasses are often garnished with olives, cherries, orange slices, or other items.
Without a doubt, one of the most famous cocktails in history is the Bloody Mary. It is considered to have been created in the 1920’s by Fernand Petiot and is made with tomato juice, Tabasco sauce, vodka, lemon juice, black pepper, salt, and Worcestershire sauce.
However, the Cosmopolitan cannot be forgotten, which in recent years has become especially fashionable because it has been taken from singers like Madonna to the protagonists of the series “Sex and the City.” It is made with vodka, lime juice, Cointreau, and gooseberry juice.
According to the characteristics of its ingredients and the taste of each individual, cocktails can be taken as an aperitif (before a meal) or as a digestive (after a meal). There are also refreshing cocktails ideal for the summer.
In the same way, in addition to the types of cocktails mentioned, we cannot ignore others that are also worth knowing:
-Reconstituting cocktails, which are characterized because among their ingredients they have products that turn out to be very nutritious.
-Winter cocktails that, as their name suggests, are specially designed to be drunk in that season of the year. And hence they are made with drinks such as coffee or high alcoholic beverages.
-Mid-afternoon cocktails, which are served between meals.
In recent times, cocktails have become so fashionable that this has led to the setting up of cocktail bars or specific sections in bars and pubs to prepare those drinks. In these spaces there are professionals specialized in the same that have instruments such as the shaker, the measuring glass, the strainer, the mixing glass, the spoon…
It is important to note that the mixture or combination of various elements is also called a cocktail. A seafood cocktail is a gastronomic preparation that is usually made with shrimp and various sauces. A Molotov cocktail, on the other hand, is called an incendiary bomb that is usually made at home with several flammable liquids in a bottle. The drug cocktails instead mix different drugs.