Top 10 Strange Legends about Cocktails

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Alcohol is one of the most popular ways people around the world like to have their leisure time and have some fun filled moments with their near and dear ones. Booze slows down our inhibitions and makes people more talkative and sociable. Booze has its own pros and cons, in one way where it is considered to be extremely hazardous for health, booze is considered to be one of the most sociable drinks at parties or during events and occasions. Having booze is one way to get friends and people together, until and unless it stays in limits and the alcohol content in the body doesn’t go over the top. Not many people prefer having alcohol neat and in the raw form, therefore cocktails are made to make the alcohol taste better and not so harsh. There are various types of cocktails available in different colours and flavours to get people into consuming alcohol in a limited quantity and at the same time give them a nice and delicious taste of the drink without making the drink too hard to consume and digest. Because of the better taste and the perfect mixture of flavoured drinks with alcohol, cocktails are preferred by a large number of people all over the world, which has resulted in the naming of cocktails based on some strange and weird legends and stories. Here is a list of the top 10 strange legends about certain cocktails which are consumed and loved by a large section of people in the world.

1. Pina Colada

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Pina Colada is considered to top the list of the best cocktails available in the world today, which is a combination of pineapple juice, rum and coconut. The amazing taste behind this drink is actually the coconut milk, which also served as the main unique selling point for a businessman named Don Ramon Lopez, who owned a company which sold a premade cream of coconut drink called Coco Lopez. He encouraged various bartenders to use this cream and try out variations with alcohol and experiment with it, and that’s how Pina Colada was known to the world.

2.  Zombie

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The Zombie is a cocktail made of rum and with a certain kind of fruit juice, and because of this the drink does not really have a standard recipe. The drink was invented by a man known as Don the Beachcomber, who only told parts of the recipes to bartenders and never revealed the actually true recipe to anyone. This secrecy led to a number of variations and changes in the drink, no one knew the secret to this zombie madness.

3. Cosmopolitan

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The Cosmopolitan is one of the tastiest and most favourite cocktails of all, which is a combination of vodka, cranberry juice with triple sec and lime juice, to make the cocktail taste sour and at the same time add a dollop of sweetness to it. It is extremely fruity in nature and taste, and the legend behind this tasty cocktail goes to the gay community in Massachusetts in the 1970’s who are assumed to be the creators behind this drink. Though this might not be completely true as similar drinks with variations such as gin instead of vodka makes the stories of the drink’s originations vague to know.

4. Screwdriver

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The Screwdriver is a very simple cocktail of a combination of vodka and orange juice. There are a lot of stories rumoured behind this drink’s name, one being that the Screwdriver came into being when the miners and the blue collar workers started mixing vodka and orange juice with their screwdrivers. Another story goes that the Screwdriver along with other vodka based beverages was invented by John Martin, who was in the attempt to make Smirnoff Vodka the biggest brand in the US.

5. Mojito

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The Mojito is a rum based cocktail with mint leaves which are mixed with lime juice, sugar and soda water. This cocktail originated from Cuba, and the legend goes that this drink was supposedly consumed by sailors, who took to this cocktail to get rid of a scurvy problem which was very prevalent amongst them due to the sea, and this citrus based drink was one of the best preventions from the problem.

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