Mexico’s Favourite Cocktail…

You would be forgiven for thinking that Mexico’s preferred tequila-based cocktail was the Margarita. It is certainly the tequila drink of choice in the US, and probably in the UK too. However, you would be mistaken – it seems that the tequila drink of choice in Mexico is actually the Paloma. Spanish for ‘dove’, the Paloma is a light, refreshing and boozy cocktail.

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Tiki Bar classics – the Mai Tai

The cocktails served in Tiki bars will vary, but are mostly based around different rums, served with fresh fruit juices and liqueurs. Many are colourful, including ingredients such as Blue Curacao, and the drinks are usually adorned with umbrellas, fresh fruit and other kitsch accompaniments. Drinks can often be served in Tiki mugs, coconut shells, scorpion bowls and similar vessels, making the whole experience fun and light hearted.

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Spotlight on Cachaça – A Taste of Brazil!

Cachaça is a distilled spirit made from sugarcane. It is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil. The major difference between cachaça and rum is that rum is usually made from molasses, while cachaça is made from fresh sugarcane juice that is fermented and distilled. As some rums are also made by this process, cachaça is sometimes known as Brazilian rum.

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