5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Favourite Summer Cocktails

Cocktails are the ultimate summer drink and many of us enjoy drinking and making them. While most of us think that we know everything about our favourite summer cocktails, there is a lot more to these drinks than many of us know. So, what more is there to know about cocktails? Keep reading to find out…

Daiquiris Came from The Navy

Many people think that daiquiris are feminine drinks, but this is far from the truth. In fact, the base of a daiquiri was first created as a result of sailors in the 17th century looking for something to get them through bad weather and seasickness. Instead of beer which was hard to stock, they drank rum and it was quickly diluted with lime juice. This led to what we know now as the daiquiri!

The Moscow Mule Isn’t from Moscow

A Moscow Mule is one of the popular summer cocktails that many people assume must have come from Moscow. However, this is not entirely true as the drink first became popular in the 1940s in LA. While there isn’t much evidence except for a Wall Street Journal article to prove that it was invented at the Cock ‘n’ Bull pub in LA, the drink certainly became popular there.

The Martini Had A Different Name

If you enjoy a classic cocktail, you’ll probably have tried out a Martini in your lifetime. So, what if we told you that a Martini wasn’t always named this way? According to history, martinis were originally called Martinez Specials which later evolved into the drink that we know today. Would you prefer to order a Martinez Special or a Martini?

Many People Claim to Have Invented the Margarita

The problem with creating summer cocktails is that they simply involve mixing some alcohol and fruit juice together. So, how do you decide who first created the mix? When it comes to the invention of the Margarita, there are a few people who claim to have created it. This includes popular tequila brand Jose Cuervo and a lady named Margarita Sames who showed the drink to her friend Tommy Hilton (yes, the one from the hotel group). Don Carlos Orozco and Danny Negrete also claim to have created this cocktail.

Cocktails Were Invented in America

Whilst there are some theories to suggest that we don’t really know who created some of our favourite cocktails, the evidence suggests that the idea of cocktails was first created in America. The word was first defined in Balance and Columbian Repository in 1806 and since then, mixed drinks became cocktails. The editor of this definition described how we would make an Old Fashioned which was seen as the first cocktail.

Create Your Own Cocktails

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