TO KICK OFF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, WE WANTED SHARE THE TOP EIGHT AUTHENTIC HISPANIC COCKTAILS TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE THEIR CULTURE, DIVERSITY, AND SPICE UP YOUR FIESTA!
PIÑA COLADA (PUERTO RICO)
The official drink of Puerto Rico was created by bartender Ramón Marrero in 1954 at the Caribe Hilton. This popular cocktail is handcrafted and combined with a sweet and fruity blend of pineapple, cream, and rum. Yum!
COLA DE MONO (CHILE)
Cola de Mono was invented at a high-society house party in the early 1900s in Chile, this was when President Pedro Montt was in attendance and after trying to leave multiple times, they convince him to stay. After a while, the wine had run out and someone added brandy to a pitcher of coffee and milk. An out-of-the-box delicious creation!
Havana, Cuba, is the birthplace and invention of where the English pirate Sir Francis Drake made the Mojito. The concoction of ingredients was Aguardiente de Caña (“burning water”, a form of rum made from sugar cane) mixed with fresh lime, sugarcane juice, and mint. So fresh!
GANCIA BATIDO (ARGENTINA)
Gancia Batido is a famous American aperitif in Argentina. To make this drink you will need some ice in a shaker and add the gancia, lemon juice, and sugar. Simple, easy-to-make exquisite drink, good for cooling off in the summer, and to be enjoyed with loved ones. But before you go, remember this song— “Y… limón hielo batido… gancia, gancia, gancia!” Which translates to, “And … lemon ice shake… gancia, gancia, gancia!”
Originally known as “claret cup” this summertime drink was popularized in Uruguay by British expats that had lived in the Punjab region of India. A basic clericot is made with chunks of seasonal fruits, a nice white wine, and a touch of sugar.
PISCO SOUR (PERU)
sour is a Peruvian cocktail made with a combination of Pisco brandy, lime juice, sugar syrup, and egg whites. The first Pisco Sour was made in the early 1920s in Lima by an American bartender, Victor Vaughn Morris.
Paloma (The Dove) is the national drink of Mexico made with one part tequila, three parts of grapefruit soda, and lime juice. The history of this drink is obscure—no one knows for sure who invented the Paloma.
ARGUARDIENTE SOUR (COLOMBIA)
Made with orange juice, sugar, egg white, lemon juice, and Aguardiente. A simple homemade drink made with Colombia’s national drink, Aguardiente. A cocktail you can enjoy—free from the distractions of any perreando (dancing) on the dance floor.