If you can’t go on holiday this year, why not bring the holiday to you? The flavour combinations of cocktails can transport you anywhere you want to go! Whether you are looking for something light and fruity, or deep and flavourful, we’ve brought you a range of flavour combinations from around the world. Keep reading for 8 cocktails that will transport you to your holiday destination!


Transport Yourself with Delicious Cocktails

Singapore Sling

From: Singapore

The Singapore sling is a fruity and colourful cocktail, created in 1915 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. It is a smooth, slow, and semi-sweet cocktail with a complex flavour that has remained a favourite for over 100 years. Whip up this flavoursome cocktail for a taste of the Singapore sunshine from your own home. 



1 1/2 oz gin

1 oz Benedictine

1 oz lime juice

1/4 oz simple syrup

2 oz soda water

1/2 oz cherry brandy

Lemon slice and maraschino cherry



  1. Pour the gin, Benedictine, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes and shake well.
  2. Strain into highball glasses over fresh ice.
  3. Pour in the soda water to top up the drink
  4. Garnish and enjoy!



From: Brazil

Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar, and lime. Cachaça, also known as caninha, or any of a multitude of traditional names, is Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage. Enjoy this drink in the sunshine for immediate transportation to the famous destinations of Brazil.



2 limes chopped into wedges

6 tbsp golden caster sugar

6 oz cachaça



  1. Put the lime wedges in a large jug with the sugar, then use a muddler or the end of a rolling pin to break them down. 
  2. Release as much juice from the wedges as possible, and let it mix with the sugar to create a syrup. Discard the lime peel.
  3. Divide the syrup and cachaça between four glasses, then top with the crushed ice. 
  4. Garnish and enjoy!



From: Bermuda

The Dark and Stormy is a drink that came to be in the Caribbean waters, where rum is plentiful and famous as one of their most popular alcoholic drinks. This simple 3 ingredient cocktail is spicy, delicious, and will transport you within one sip.



2 oz dark rum

3 oz ginger beer

1/2 oz lime juice 



  1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes and add in your rum, ginger beer, and lime juice.
  2. Stir everything together with a bar spoon.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!



From: Italy

Easy to make and refreshingly bitter, the Negroni is famous across the world, but the origins lay in Italy. It is believed to have been invented in Florence by an Italian count who demanded that the bartender replace the soda water in his Americano with gin, and the rest is history. 



1 oz gin

1 oz Campari

1 oz sweet vermouth

Orange peel



  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, and stir until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a glass filled with large ice cubes.
  3. Garnish with an orange peel and enjoy!




From: Mexico

This simple, low ingredient cocktail is famous for its strong flavours and simple combination of ingredients. Little is known about the historical origin of the Paloma, the most popular tequila-based cocktail in Mexico. Sweet, sour, a little bitter, and salty, it’s got a variety of taste groups which makes a real crowd-pleaser.



2 oz Tequila

1/2 oz Fresh lime juice

Grapefruit soda, to top

Lime wheel



  1. Add the tequila and lime juice to a highball glass filled with ice.
  2. Fill with grapefruit soda, and stir briefly.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!



From: Spain

This fruity drink from Spain has many variations, but sometimes tradition is the way to go. Sangria originated in Spain and is a combination of wine and fruit that aims for refreshment and fun. Whip up a batch to enjoy in your back garden and you’re pretty much basking in the Spanish sun.



1 bottle of dry red wine

1/2 cup Brandy

1/2 cup orange juice

2 tbsp sugar

1 orange, cut into wedges

1 apple, cored and diced

1 lemon, cut into wedges

Orange wheel



  1. In a large pitcher, add the sugar, oranges, apples and lemon and muddle for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the brandy and orange juice and muddle again for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the red wine, stir, add ice and serve in a red wine glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange wheel and enjoy!


Pisco sour

From: Peru

Expat bartender Victor Morris is believed to have created this frothy, smooth cocktail in his Lima bar in the 1920s. Blending pisco, lime juice, egg white and Angostura bitters, the Pisco Sour is simultaneously earthy, sweet and tart. This flavour combination is enough to trick anyone into thinking they’re on holiday.



2 oz Pisco

1 oz fresh lime juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

1 egg white

Drops of Angostura bitters



  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with 3 drops of the bitters. Using a straw, swirl the bitters into a simple design.
  4. Enjoy your drink!



From: Cuba

To many people, the Mojito represents the perfect rum cocktail. The origins of the drink can be traced back to Cuba and the 16th-century, which is why almost all of the ingredients in the Mojito are indigenous to Cuba. While the Mojito takes a bit more effort to create, the end result is a delicious, refreshing cocktail that can be enjoyed any time of the year.



2 oz white rum

3 mint leaves

3/4 oz fresh lime juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

Soda water, to top

Mint sprig

Lime wheel



  1. Lightly muddle the mint in a shaker.
  2. Add the rum, lime juice, simple syrup and ice and give it a brief shake.
  3. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top with the soda water.
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Explore the World With Flavours

So there you have it, 8 cocktails from around the world that you can enjoy from home. You may not be able to go on holiday this year, but you will definitely be transporting your tastebuds with all of these incredible flavours! 

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