Every traveller I know loves cocktails. You probably know the feeling well – you’ve just landed at the airport at your chosen destination and now you’re waiting for your taxi and daydreaming about having a cocktail at the beach or a local bar. Yep, travel and cocktails just seem to go hand in hand.
Just to add to the long list of reasons why cocktails are just so brill is that you’ve probably noticed that a country’s most famous signature drink seems to perfectly sum up the destination itself – from a hot and spicy canelazo served up in an equally hot and spicy Ecuador to Ernest Hemingway’s favourite and Cuba’s signature drink, the mojito, made with lime, sugar, rum, and typically spearmint which is as lively, fun and er…tropical as the famous Caribbean island itself.
From Bloody Mary supped on a rooftop in Manhattan to a Singapore Sling downed at the Raffles Hotel it’s fair to say I’ve had a few memorable cocktail moments on my travels, and recently Travel Republic has asked me and a few other travel bloggers which one was my favourite. It was a tough choice but I opted for the Icelandic Mule which I first tasted in a bar in Reykjavik – Iceland’s cool capital which is famous for its non-stop partying.
I also loved reading about the other blogger’s favourites too including Katja Gaskell’s (from Globetrotting.com) Bellini which she first took a sip on a velvet stool at the back of the historic cafe Caffe Floorina in Venice, or Claudia Tavani (from myadventuresacrosstheworld.com) choice of a margarita which she recommends sipping on a beautiful beach in Cancun watching the sunset (of course where else?) – on the rocks with a generous supply of salt in the glass rim. To find the full list and get some ideas for your next travels, check out Travel Republic’s fantastic cocktails and where to find them.