A tropical cocktail made famous by "Trader Vic" Bergeron in 1944, after mixing rum, lime, orange curacao, orgeat and syrup, with a spring of mint and fresh fruit garnish. His Tahitian friends named it with their native reply after tasting it, "mai tai" meaning literally "very good".
(mo-HEE-toe) Havana, Cuba, is the birthplace of the Mojito, although the exact origin of this classic cocktail is the subject of debate. One story traces the Mojito to a similar 16th century drink known as "El Draque", after Sir Francis Drake.
The Italian immigrant bartender Martini di Arma di Taggia at the Knickerbocker Hotel in New York City claimed to invent the drink before World War I. His recipe contained dry gin and dry vermouth, in equal parts, and orange bitters. Another legend of the martini claims that it was named for the Martini & Henry ride used by the British Army for 20 years between 1870 and 1890. Both the ride and the drink delivered a strong kick.
A young bartender named Ted, working at Confetti's Bar, mixed up a peach schnapps, vodka, orange juice and grenadine cocktail. When Ted began to sell the drink, he was asked what it was called.On the spot, Ted thought what the main reason was that people came to Florida for their Spring break – it was The Beach and Sex.
The earliest known story states that in the 19th century, Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresí, to boost his crew's morale, gave them a beverage or cocktail that contained coconut, pineapple and white rum. This was what would be later known as the famous piña colada.
Carlos “Danny” Herrera supposedly created the cocktail in 1938 for a guest who was allergic to most spirits, but not Tequila. His restaurant was Rancho la Gloria and was halfway between Tijuana and Rosarita, Mexico.
The Portuguese Mule mixed drink is a wonderful summer drink made with gin, ginger beer and lime. The Portuguese love to drink their gin and tonics and in that spirit we wanted to create our own drink to satisfy those cravings for a nice gin based mixed drink. The sweet flavor of the ginger beer and the tart flavors of the lime make this drink a incredibly tasty and refreshing cocktail.
The cocktail was introduced in the United States inn 1909 at the bar of The Army and Navy Club. The drink originated in Daiquiry, Cuba, site of the first American landing during the Spanish-American war.