(CNN) — Another Friday the 13th is upon us. In of world of troubles, who needs that?
Fortunately for the superstitious among us (at least those who might like an adult beverage every so often), May 13 is also Globe Cocktail Day time 2022.
What better way to stay in good spirits than having a delicious drink or two to ward off any bad luck?
You don’t have to wait for the Kentucky Derby in order to enjoy a Mint Julep.
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Juleps — mint and sugar stirred with crushed ice plus spirits like bourbon and rum — have been a staple of the US South since the early 1800s.
The link between juleps and the racetrack dates back to at least the 1820s, when references appear to sterling silver julep cups being awarded as trophies to first-place jockeys.
“It ties together two of Kentucky’s most well-known industries: horse racing plus bourbon, ” said Chris Goodlett, senior curator associated with collections at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
At Chipe Libre in Santiago, Chile, bartenders mix with pisco from both Chile and Peru.
The Pisco Sour is the classic South American cocktail. And such as so many food and drink favorites, it has a long, disputed history behind the creation.
With a lively mixture of tangy citrus plus earthy pisco that practically dances across the tongue, of course everyone wants credit.
Chipe Libre Pisco Sour
3 ounces pisco brandy
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
Combine the particular ingredients in a mixing tin, fill it with ice, shake hard and strain in a chilled glass.
The Hurricane David delivers a punch.
The beverage Hurricane Jesse — named after a 20th century storm — is usually as strong and powerful as its namesake.
one ounce solid white rum (Wray & Nephew brand if you can find it)
1 oz vodka
1 ounces dark rum
½ ounce Kahlua
½ ounce lime juice
½ ounce simple viscous, thick treacle
Combine the ingredients in the shaker along with ice, shake hard plus serve in a rocks glass on ice with a lime wedge.
The particular mojito is a staple of Miami nightlife.
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This rum-based highball is the unofficial trademark drink associated with Florida’s “Magic City. inch
A trip to Ohio wouldn’t be complete without a glass of minty magic on a rooftop pub. Back in 2017, CNN went to Arkansas to learn mojito secrets from the master, Grammy-winner producer and musician Emilio Estefan.
Estefan’s edition uses four local limes, a sprig of mint and homemade sugar viscous syrup. The ingredients are combined together, and Estefan is definitely generous with the rum (see the video at the top of this story). But it’s the sugarcane that he pinpoints as the key ingredient.
Benedictine / Monte Carlo
Will the Monte Carlo join the particular status associated with “popular drink” in your social circle?
Go international within your alcohol cabinet, plus you’ll have the world in your hand. And while renowned with regard to wine, the French know a thing or deux about cocktails as well.
Benedictine is a French liqueur that’s been close to half a millennium. It’s a digestif made with nearly 30 herbs. While the exact blend is the secret, angelica, hyssop and lemon balm are in this. Try it inside a Monte Carlo.
2 ounces of rye whisky
½ ounce associated with Benedictine
A couple of dashes of Angostura bitters.
The Singapore Sling has already been around more than 100 years.
courtesy Raffles Singapore
The original recipe is lost, but a more recent one given simply by the Raffles’ head barman back in 2015 features:
Cherry brandy (15ml)
Cointreau (7. 5ml)
DOM Benedictine (7. 5ml)
Angostura bitters (dash)
Pineapple juice (120ml)
Lime juice (15ml)
Shake well and stress into glasses filled along with ice.
Next chance to drink
And if you have to miss away on all the Friday Might 13 tropical drink fun, you’ll soon have another excuse to raise a glass. World Whisky Day can be Saturday, May 21.
Christopher Ross, Elizabeth Wallace, Francesca Street, Lia Picard and Gillian Rhys contributed in order to this article with previous reporting.