Mythical cocktails: 6 anecdotes to draw out at your next dinner

Mojito has its own international day

At least that was necessary to celebrate the most popular cocktail in the world. On July 11, we celebrate World Mojito Day. On this occasion, bars around the world offer events around this drink.
The perfect excuse to organize an aperitif on the theme of this legendary cocktail.

The Bloody Mary of dubious origins

The origin of this cocktail made with vodka and tomato juice is more than uncertain. Some attribute a connection to Hemingway, who wanted to hide his consumption from his wife Mary. The name comes from the nickname he gave his cursed companion “Bloody Mary”. Others swear that it was secretly created during prohibition by Harry’s New York Bar. One version suggests a connection with Mary Tudor, the bloodthirsty Queen of England. She too, affectionately nicknamed “Bloody Mary”. Nice…

The most trendy Italian cocktail is Austrian

Italy can boast of many things, but not of having invented the Spritz! In the 19th century, Italy was invaded by Austria. The latter, finding Italian wine too strong, decided to sweeten it with sparkling water. As a result, the cocktail owes its name to the verb “spritzen”, meaning “to sprinkle” wine with water. Not one to seek revenge, the Italians later responded by replacing the wine with prosecco and adding Aperol.

Whether it’s Italian or Austrian, it doesn’t matter, we love Spritz in summer.

Read: 13 ideas for original and refreshing spritzes

Gin and tonic has saved more lives than doctors

And it was Winston Churchill who said it! In the 18th century, malaria epidemics ravaged English companies in India. Quinine was then used to repel mosquitoes, vectors of the disease. The problem is that this natural antimalarial is very bitter. To make it easier to drink, the English began to mix it with sugar, lemon and gin.

When will there be a study on the benefits of mojito against colds?

We massacred the recipe for Tequila Sunrise

Tequila, grenadine and orange juice? Nope. The original version consists of crème de cassis, tequila, sparkling water and lemon juice. Created at the end of the 1930s, it was in 1972 that the recipe evolved to become the one we know.

We nevertheless remain skeptical about the resemblance of the first to a sunset.

Sex on the beach, censored in the United States

Although born in Florida, it was long impossible to find it under this name on bar menus, the word “sex” being frowned upon in America. The solution? Rename this drink “Peach at the beach” or “Fun at the beach”.

So, we will also have to think about renaming After Sex, Orgasm and Porn Star Martini…

Cosmopolitan creator ashamed of his invention

Toby Cecchini is credited with creating Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite cocktail in “Sex And The City.” In 1988, he created the Cosmopolitan, made with lemon-flavored vodka, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice, and Cointreau. Initially reserved for his barmates, some regulars began requesting it and it quickly became trendy. The problem? Many bartenders criticized its creator for inventing a drink using artificial ingredients. Deemed too simple, it took Toby Cecchini many years to acknowledge the paternity of the Cosmopolitan. In the meantime, the “Cosmo” is one of the most tasted cocktails in the world.

And Bam !

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