World Cocktail Day: four easy recipes that you will enjoy this summer from the comfort of your home

On May 6, 1806, The Balance Columbian Repository coined the term cock-tail for the first time, and on this day the same newspaper published a letter from a reader who, confused by this new term, asked the editor for an explanation. This, in his response, defined as a cocktail, that “a stimulating liquor, composed of brandy of any kind, sugar, water and bitter ingredients.” 216 years have passed since that date, in Spain we have even found an adaptation of the English voice and the cocktails have gained in sophistication and acceptance over the decades, being possible to find them practically in any place. And as they enjoy better health every day, today is the world cocktail day.

Although there are places and specialists where this combination of drinks and ingredients are the center of the universe, and as such true jewels are created, you can also approach the world of cocktails from home. It it is advisable to have a cocktail shaker at hand, a cocktail spoon that makes our work easier and specific glasses for the recipe that we are going to prepare. But if we don’t have them, our facet as a barman will be more complicated, but possible anyway. Of course, what we cannot forget is the ice.

The mojito, the drink that in recent years is a must on any terrace / TATA ZAREMBA /UNSPLASH

We are going to start our cocktail foray with one of the drinks that have gained the most followers in recent years in our country, the mojito. The union of lime, mint and white rum that result in a cocktail that has triumphed on the terraces of our country in recent years.

It is also one of the perfect proposals for parties with friends, because it is easy to prepare and its flavor is liked by practically everyone. If you also want to learn how to do it, you can find the recipe here.

Cosmopolitan, the cocktail that Carrie Bradshaw and Madonna made the drink most requested by women. / CHRISTINE TRANT/UNSPLASH

If what you are looking for is a perfect drink for an afternoon terraceo with friends, as Carrie Bradshaw said, your thing is the Cosmopolitan. With a touch of acid and full of glamour, the star drink of sex in new york It is a proposal that, as Sarah Jessica Parker’s character taught us, we can all take without leaving home.

In reality, it was not the well-known HBO Max series that originally launched the cocktail created to fame in the late 1980s, but it was Madonna who made it the drink of desire for bartenders across America. If you also want to join the Cosmo fever, you can find the recipe here.

Mimosa, the ideal cocktail for weddings, baptisms and communions. / BROOKE LARK / UNSPLASH

Another combination that gained popularity when it slipped into the plots of a television series was the Mimosa cocktail, which brings together one of the more sophisticated drinks with one of the most drinkable fruits to give as a result the star combination of posh parties.

However, despite its sophisticated air, it is one of the simpler cocktails to make and if you also want to let yourself be carried away by the charms of a creation born at the Ritz, you can find the recipe here.

The margarita cocktail is a must in any Mexican restaurant but making it at home is easy. / BRIAN JONES/UNSPLASH

We finish this selection of perfect cocktails to celebrate World Cocktail Day with another simple proposal but that on many occasions we reserve for a very specific gastronomic moment. to enjoy our mexican restaurant favorite, as our latest cocktail is the Margarita. A proposal full of contrasts, salty, acid, that makes us travel to Mexico and dream of a spectacular beach.

With the tequila and lime As main ingredients, this combination that has conquered the world in less than half a century is very simple to make in your own home. If you don’t want to wait to go to your favorite restaurant to enjoy it either, discover the recipe here.