Cocktails – drinks that are prepared by mixing several liquids. There are as alcoholic cocktails and soft drinks. The first mention of the word 'cocktail' in the press belongs to the edition from New York, 'The Ballance'. In May 1806 his pages were given the definition: "Cocktail is a stimulating beverage, consisting of various fast-alcoholic beverages, sugar and bitter liqueurs'. In this article I want to tell you about the most popular alcoholic cocktails in the world. Perhaps I'll start with a cocktail "Bloody Mary". All undoubtedly heard about this. Cocktail "Bloody Mary" originally appeared before the Second World War, but when it is, and who is the author – a moot point.
Title cocktail synonymous with the name of Queen Mary I Tudor, nicknamed Bloody Mary for the massacre of Protestants. Cocktail consists of vodka and tomato juice with added salt, black pepper, Worcester sauce, Tabasco, celery, horseradish, lemon or lime juice, orange juice. Served in a highball with a straw. "Mojito" – a cocktail based on white rum and mint leaves. Place of origin – Cuba. Mojito usually consists of 5 ingredients – it's rum, sugar, lime, soda water and mint. Served in a tall glass. It is known that this cocktail was very fond of Ernest Hemingway.
"Pina Colada" (Pina Colada) – cocktail from Caribbean. Consists of the Roma coconut milk and pineapple soka. There are options with vodka. Served in the bulk glass (cup). Pina Colada is the official beverage of Puerto Rico. Margarita – a cocktail of lime juice, orange liqueur and tequila. Served in the same glass. It is even possible that the "Margarita" – one of the reasons for the popularity of tequila. Cocktail "Margarita" – is a great accompaniment to dinner at a Mexican style. "Long Island Ice Tea" – one of the most alcoholic cocktail consists of vodka, gin, white rum, tequila, orange liqueur, coca-cola, lemon and ice cubes. Served in a highball with a straw. According to legend, the drink was first invented in the years Prohibition, as the appearance and aroma reminiscent of iced tea. B-52 "- a cocktail which consists of three layered liqueurs: coffee, cream and orange that create layers. Served in the stack. Sometimes it is ignited. According to legend, a cocktail named after a bomber, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. "Cosmopolitan" – a cocktail of vodka, liqueur and lemon juice. Served in a cocktail glass. For decoration, mainly used slice of lemon or lime. This cocktail made especially popular heroine of the series' Sex and the City "Carrie Bradshaw.