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World Cocktail Day 2022: Raise your spirits with these 6 mixed drinks – CNN

(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?

CNN Travel will be raiding its own liquor cabinet, so to speak, and bringing back out some of our favorite concoctions from around the globe in recent years to celebrate the day.

Mint Julep

You don't have to wait for the Kentucky Derby to enjoy a Mint Julep.

You don’t have to wait for the Kentucky Derby in order to enjoy a Mint Julep.

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We’ll start off by horsing around some and drink to long-shot Rich Strike, who astounded the racing world by winning the particular 2022 Kentucky Derby with 80-1 odds.

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.

Pisco Sour

At Chipe Libre in Santiago, Chile, bartenders mix with pisco from both Chile and Peru.

At Chipe Libre in Santiago, Chile, bartenders mix with pisco from both Chile and Peru.

Chipe Libre

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.

This version is served in the renowned pisco bar Chipe Libre (José Victorino Lastarria 282, Santiago) inside Santiago, Chile, which diplomatically serves each Peruvian and Chilean versions from the spirit.

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.

Hurricane David

The Hurricane David delivers a punch.

The Hurricane David delivers a punch.

Mustique Company

The beverage Hurricane Jesse — named after a 20th century storm — is usually as strong and powerful as its namesake.

It’s under a “Category 5” label and comes from Basil’s Bar on the private island of Mustique. (That’s within St . Vincent as well as the Grenadines in the Caribbean. ) A classic beach bar, it’s a place where music floats out through the windows over the waves. You can recreate the experience at home.

Hurricane Brian

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.

Miami Mojito

The mojito is a staple of Miami nightlife.

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 a Monte Carlo join the status of "popular drink" in your social circle?

Will the Monte Carlo join the particular status associated with “popular drink” in your social circle?

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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.

Monte Carlo

2 ounces of rye whisky
½ ounce associated with Benedictine
A couple of dashes of Angostura bitters.

Put the particular ingredients into a mixing glass with ice plus stir for about 30 seconds until well chilled. Then strain it into a chilled rocks glass over a large ice cube. [Mixing instructions from Liquor.com]

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling 100th anniversary

The Singapore Sling has already been around more than 100 years.

courtesy Raffles Singapore

The particular gin-based Singapore Sling drink has staying power. It’s said to have been invented on the Raffles Hotel in Singapore in 1915.

The original recipe is lost, but a more recent one given simply by the Raffles’ head barman back in 2015 features:

Gin (30ml)
Cherry brandy (15ml)
Cointreau (7. 5ml)
DOM Benedictine (7. 5ml)
Angostura bitters (dash)
Grenadine (10ml)
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.