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Mai Tai, the favorite among cocktails with rum

 TAGS:Considered the most popular among the drinks made with rum, the Mai Tai is a cocktail of high alcohol content which also contains curaçao and lime juice. It was invented in the United States, but is closely linked to the Tiki or Polynesian culture because of its exotic taste and fresh appearance.

The story goes that this cocktail was created in the Trader Vic bar in California by the barman Victor J. Begeron in 1944, who entertained some friends who were visiting him from Tahiti. Testing it, one would have exclaimed ?maitai roa? (“very good”) and it owes its name to that famous speech. 

This drink, made with rum as main ingredient, was popularized in America in the late 50’s and especially in the 60’s, when the singer Elvis Presley appeared in the film Blue Hawaii drinking it. 

Until today, the original recipe from Trader Vic is regarded by purists as ?the? only way to prepare it, but if you want to experiment, there are at least a dozen ways to make a Mai Tai. 

The Mai Tai recipe comprises the following ingredients:

  • 4 parts old rum.
  • 1 part orange curaçao, either triple sec or Cointreau 
  • 1 part natural lime juice 
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar syrup or caramel syrup 
  • 1 part almond syrup or amaretto 
  • 1 fresh mint sprig 
  • Crushed ice

After mixing these elements, stir it in a shaker and serve in a tall glass or Collins glass.

As we can see, this cocktail has a high alcoholic strength because of the spirits used in its preparation.

For example, rum is an alcoholic beverage obtained by fermentation of sugar cane, it is aged in oak barrels and can reach up to 80 degrees of alcohol, but to reduce this percentage it is added distilled water.

Meanwhile, curaçao or curacao is a liqueur produced by maceration in alcohol of the bitter bark of a variety of orange native to the island of the same name located in the Caribbean. Its alcohol strength ranges between 20 to 40 degrees.

There are several varieties of curacao, being the most common and known the triple sec or white curacao, a colorless liquor with over 40 degrees made by triple distillation from orange peels. It was invented in 1875 by Edouard Cointreau, who registered on his name in the village of Saint-Barthélemy d’Anjou (near Angers), in the Loire region in France.

Both lime juice and spoonfuls of sugar and almond syrup are added to the Mai Tai fulfill the function of sweetening the drink and give it a milder flavor. We do not recommend drinking it on an empty stomach since it is more like a digestif.

Given the fame achieved by this alcoholic beverage, there were other people who claimed themselves as the inventors of it. One is the barman Ernest Raymond Beaumont, also known asDon the Beachcomber, who told anyone who would listen to that he created the Mai Tai in 1933.

The recipe by Don the Beachcomber consists of:

  • 1 part dark rum 
  • 1 and 1/2 parts gold or white rum 
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon lemon or lime juice 
  • 1 part grapefruit juice 
  • 1 part sugar syrup 
  • 1/2 part Cointreau or triple sec 
  • 1/2 tablespoon of falernum or grenadine syrup (most used option) 
  • 2 or 3 drops of Angostura 
  • 1 dash of Pernod 
  • Ice 
  • 1 fresh mint sprig 
  • 1 pineapple wedge

The preparation of this version of the Mai Tai, apart from mixing dark and white rum, consists of adding the white rum after the other ingredients have been mixed and served in a tall glass.

The idea is that white rum remains at the surface, not mixed with other ingredients and stays with a more ?tropical? and bitter taste.

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Screwdriver cocktail, the perfect combination

 TAGS:The world of cocktails is exciting. Now more than ever we find different types, provided by the bartender?s imagination, the experts in this job. Soft, sweet, with an exotic touch, with alcohol or natural, you choose the one you prefer.

When it comes to talk about the classic and most popular cocktails, the screwdriver takes the top score, mainly because it is very easy to prepare and enjoyed by a great number of people. Come on, you will always be right with it.

In addition, we find it alike all over the world. The screwdriver cocktail consists of mixing vodka and orange juice. First we will put the ice in a cup, then the vodka and fill up the glass with orange juice; it depends on the taste to make it more or less strong.

As for the orange, we can combine it with orange soda for a lighter taste, or add orange juice to taste something more profound. Finally, put a slice of orange and you can also pour the edge of the glass with sugar.

Types of glasses

In this case, this drink accepts being prepared and use different types of glasses, from the Collins glass, to the champagne saucer. It is quite optional really.

Other combinations

To add an extra natural orange touch to the drink, we can add small pieces of orange in the glass, this will give more flavor to a simple mixture. But if you are looking for something different, you have other choices:

  • If you’re looking to give it more intensity, there are those who use Tabasco and thus give a spicy touch and accompany it with some snacks.
  • The Angostura will give a refreshing and bitter taste
  • Even if you are fond of cocktails as an aperitif, a few drops of Worcester sauce will help you get a much tastier screwdriver.

The propper time to consume it

The screwdriver is the most universal of all cocktails. The best time to consume is at night after a nice dinner when we are dancing in a bar or nightclub. But it is very nice after a meal to prevent us from getting “tipsy” since vodka is usually one of the stronger spirits.

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How to make homemade whiskey cream

 TAGS:Whisky cream is a blend of cream and alcohol of Irish origin, introduced into the market in 1974. It is ideal for consuming over lunch and evening.

The correct way to consume it is straight and accompanied whit plenty of ice, is the favorite of many people for its sweet taste and has 17 degrees of alcohol, which makes it softer than scotch and stronger than beer.

There is a belief that you should not combine the cream of whisky and gas, because of it is advisable to wait an hour and a half to consume one after the other.

Whisky cream is very easy to acquire in nightclubs, bars and supermarkets, but did you know that you can make your ownhomemade whiskey cream easily? Join the cream of whiskey with the following recipe:

Whisky Cream


  • 1 / 3 cup whiskey
  • A can of condensed milk
  • A can of evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon of coffee
  • 5 tablespoons of water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • crushed ice
  • blender


  • Step 1:

Put the whiskey in the blender and then the whole can of condensed milk .

  • Step 2:

Now place the whole evaporated milk in the blender

  • Step 3:

In a separate bowl, can be a cup, mix a tablespoon of coffee and 5 tablespoons of water until they fused into a single liquid, you can replace this step by placing a drop of coffee cream.

  • Step 4:

Place the coffee mixture in the blender with all other ingredients

  • Step 5:

Put the teaspoon of vanilla in the blender

  • Step 6:

Turn on the blender for about one second, until all ingredients are unified in a single cream mixture, that is the indication that the drink is ready.

How to serve

Homemade whiskey cream is consumed with plenty of crushed ice, placed in a cup before serving your drink. Enjoy this drink in the summer or winter, is a sweet, creamy drink ideal to take whenever you like something soft and delicious, a taste generated by the vanilla and coffee.

Some people prefer to serve this drink frappe by placing the consuming portion in a blender with plenty of ice and serving as hail, for a more refreshing and lighter taste.

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Cocktails with Bourbon

 TAGS:BourbonBourbon, also called American whiskey is a distilled beverage with kind of a caramel flavor, made from corn in about a 50% or more. They also tend to add ingredients such as rye, wheat or malted barley.

One way to consume Bourbon is in a cocktail of various types, some delicious and well known as the Manhattan cocktail. Today we present some of the most popular:

  • Toddy
  • Stinger Bourbon,
  • Whiskey Daisy
  • Manhattan Milk
  • Southern Belle
  • Dry Manhattan
  • Flip Boston

In the past the Bourbon, was produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee and Kansas, in those days it was a synonym of whisky made from corn. The locals from these places planted corn and with this food excess they created the popular drink.



  • 1 part of Bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 / 2 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • Ice and lemon juice to taste


In a glass serving a couple of ice cubes, a measure of -, ½teaspoon of powdered sugar and two teaspoons of water, stir well and serve with a slice of lemon peel.

Stinger Bourbon


  • 3 parts of Bourbon
  • 1 part of white mint cream
  • Ice


In a shaker place crushed ice, ¾ of bourbon and ¼ of white cream and serve.

Whiskey Daisy


  • 3 parts of Bourbon
  • 1 part of lemon juice
  • Grenadine to taste
  • Soda or tonic
  • Ice


Place in a shaker a bit of grenadine to taste, 1 / 3 of lemon juice,2 / 3 of Bourbon and a little soda, mix vigorously and serve with a bit of ice.

Manhattan Milk


  • 1 part of Bourbon
  • 2 parts of milk
  • 1 dash of Curacao
  • 2 dashes of pineapple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
  • Ice


Place in a shaker with ice cubes, a teaspoon of powdered sugar, a dash of Curacao, two dashes of pineapple syrup, 1 / 3 of Bourbon, 2 / 3 of milk, mix vigorously and serve.

Southern Belle


  • 1 part of Bourbon
  • 1 dash of cream
  • 1 teaspoon mint cream
  • 1 teaspoon white Cocoa
  • 1 piece of lemon peel
  • Ice


In a shaker put ice cubes, a measure of Bourbon, a little cream, a teaspoon of mint cream and a teaspoon of white cocoa, shake vigorously and serve with a little lemon peel.

Dry Manhattan


  • 1 / 2 part white dry vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
  • Ice


Place in a shaker with ice cubes, a measure of Bourbon, half a measure of white dry vermouth and a dash of angostura, stir and serve.

Flip Boston


  • 1 part of Madeira wine
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
  • Nutmeg
  • Ice


In a shaker put ice cubes, 1 / 2 measure of of Madeira, ½measure of Bourbon and a teaspoon of of powdered sugar, stir and serve in a cocktail glass and sprinkle with some nutmeg.

The Bourbon aging period takes at least five years and the process takes place in oak barrels. The origin of its name comes from the United States (Kentucky) where lies the Bourbon County, the original County of this drink.

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Cocktails with absinthe

 TAGS:Cocktails with absinthe are very striking because of the diversity of colours, its alcoholic strength and aniseed aromas. And the main beverage of these cocktails, absinthe, is one of the best known and controversial European liquors in the world.

Used by poets and bohemians in France in the nineteenth century to find inspiration until its production was banned in 1915, it was originally used for medicinal purposes and sold in pharmacies. In ancient Greece it was used to treat malaria and jaundice. Absinthe has also been nicknamed “Fée Verte” or Green Fairy.

Absinthe is one of the spirits of anise family composed by wormwood (absinthe), fennel and anise, with high alcohol content (between 50% and 82%). In some U.S. states still prohibited, but this is a consequence of the history that precedes it in terms of excesses. Still, because of its high alcohol content, it is advisable not taking this drink pure.

Absinthe has a strong aroma and bitter taste, it is usually green or blue based on the level of aging and the light reaction of chlorophyll called vintage absinthes.

Stored a long time to acquire darker colors like yellow or amber shades (although nowadays all those colours are often added artificially). One way of being consumed is in the form of cocktails of different types.

Some of the most popular cocktails with absinth are:

Absinthe drip or “palomita”:


  • 1 part of absinthe
  • Melted sugar lumps
  • 3 parts of water
  • ice


It consists of a vessel or a big glass of absinthe with ice cubes and drops of melted sugar and 3 parts of water, this preparation takes on a milky color, very popular among connoisseurs of the drink and is an indicator of the cocktail been successful.

Moulin Rouge:


  • 1 / 3 of Absinthe
  • 1 / 3 Peach Liqueur
  • 1 / 3 of Grenadine
  • Ice


It consists in a glass of absinthe one third of absinthe, one third of peach liqueur and grenadine with plenty of ice, it?s a delicious and refreshing drink.

Absinthe Cocktail:


  • 1 oz of Absinthe
  • 1 oz of cold water
  • anise
  • angostura


It consists of 1 oz absinthe, 1 oz of ice water and angostura bitter to the taste -, stir all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and serve in a glass of champagne.

Absinthe Van Gogh:


  • 1 / 3 of Absinthe
  • 1 / 3 Lemon Juice
  • 1 / 3 of raspberry liqueur
  • ice


It consists of 1 third of absinthe, a third of concentrated lemon juice and 1 one third of raspberry liqueur to be added to the shaker and be well shaken, then serve in a glass with ice.

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