The History of The Mojito

Havana, Cuba, is the birthplace of the Mojito, although the exact origin of this classic cocktail is the subject of debate. One story traces the Mojito to a similar 16th century drink known as “El Drake”, after Francis Drake in 1586, after his successful raid at Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Drake’s ships sailed towards Havana […]

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The History of The Mai-Tai

Today in #CocktailCulture the history of one of the most representatives drinks from the tiki style, the “Mai-Tai”: The Trader Vic’s story of its invention is that the Trader (Victor J. Bergeron) created it one afternoon for some friends who were visiting from Tahiti. One of those friends, Carrie Guild, tasted it and cried out: […]

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The History of Cointreau

Today in #CocktailCulture the history of Cointreau part one. The story begins at the rue Saint-Laud in Angers, France. The year, 1849 and the brothers, Edourd-Jean and Adolphe Cointreau opened the doors to their distillery. Previously in the confectionary and cake-making business, the family saw the need for higher quality naturally flavored liqueurs that were […]

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