Who doesn’t love a good cocktail? Whether it’s on a beach in Cuba with a Mojito or looking over the canals in Venice with a Bellini, you can bet that there is a drink to suit every destination.

Some locations however, actually have a drink created inspired by the sights and sounds of a particular place. These cocktails taste even better when drinking them in their hometown. But what are these drinks and where are the optimal locations for them to be enjoyed?

As UK holidaymakers start booking their winter breaks on the beach or in the city, online travel agent, Travel Republic has released a unique cocktail themed travel guide for the most popular destinations.

The guide covers the history and interesting facts of the cocktail as well as the ingredients which are used to create the perfect one.

For example:

  • The Manhattan is rumoured to have been created to impress Winston Churchill’s mother Lady Randolph Churchill. Its primary ingredients are Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth and Orange Bitters.
  • The Espresso Martini was first created in the late 1980’s by London bartender Dick Bradsell. According to Bradsell, he was asked by a famous model to create her something that would wake her up. Its primary ingredients are Vodka, Kahlua and Espresso.
  • The Bellini was created in Harry’s Bar in Venice sometime between1934 and 1948. The name originates from the cocktails colour being reminiscent to the toga of saint Giovanni Bellini. Its primary ingredients are Prosecco and Peach Puree.

The guide also includes recommendations for the best place to taste it from bloggers who are experts in the destination.

Claudia Tavani from ‘My Adventures across the World’ shared her recommendation for the best place to have a Margarita in Mexico, “I like to have mine at Mocambo Mexican Seafood & Lobster, in the Zona Hotelera, so that I pair it with a delicious dinner. The best way to have it is on the rocks, and with plenty of salt on the rim of the glass.”

Naomi Wilkinson, Marketing Director for Travel Republic, says, “We wanted to create a travel and drink guide as cocktails are a part of special moments people have on holiday, whether that is relaxing on a beach or taking in a city view from a rooftop bar. We hope our guide provides useful recommendations, as well as inspiration for people’s next holiday.”

The guide also details, how G&T and Mojitos were created for medicinal purposes, which cocktail is named after the mother of a British Prime Minister and reveals the most recent national cocktail that is barely 10 years old. 

Take a look at the “Cocktail Guide” here