Exotic Cocktails

2013-05-18 17:04 | Comments: 0

8 exotic cocktails you probably have not tried yet. Have you also wondered where the word cocktail comes from?

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Berry Cream Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

Hi, cocktail is actually a funny word with a disputed origin. It is a compound word, made up of the words "cock" and "tail" and its first recorded use dates back to 1798.

One story says that bartenders used to mix the last drops of their barrels together and sold the resultant drink at a reduced price. "Cock" was just another word for tap or spigot and "tailings" referred to the last bit of alcohol. So the mixed drink was called "cock-tailings" and was eventually shortened to "cocktails".

Another story says the barrel itself was shaped like a rooster (a male chicken = cock) and the mixed drink came out of a tap set at the tail of the cock, hence cocktail.

Or maybe a "cock tail", i.e. a feather of a cock, was used to decorate these special drinks, which were a mixture of spirits, sugar, water and bitters.

Yet another theory attributes the name to the stimulating effect of the alcoholic beverage. Drinking these cocktails would make you "cock your tail" up ;)

As you can see there is a myriad of funny and awkward explanations for the word cocktail.

You probably know cocktails such as Piña Colada, Mojito, Caipirinha, Cosmopolitan or Sex on the Beach, but the following 8 cocktails are not so well known but not less stimulating.

Waitress, Receptionist, Table Server @ Joma Bar Wien

Welcome to JOMA Café Brasserie Bar @ Hoher Markt 10, Vienna, where I had the honor to try the following premium cocktails.

1. New Kir Cocktail

New Kir Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

Crème de Cassis
Blueberry
Champagne

Waiter serving New Kir Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

2. Negrino Cocktail

Negrino Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

Gin
Martini Rosso
Crodino

3. Berry Cream Cocktail

Berry Cream Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

Gin
Crème de Cassis
Coconut syrup
Milk
Cream
Blueberry
Raspberry

4. Gin Basil Cocktail

Waiter preparing Gin Basil Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

Gin Basil Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

Gin
Elder syrup
Lime juice
Basil
Lemongrass
Soda

Gin Basil Cocktail Lemongrass @ Joma Bar Wien

5. Jomary's Baby Cocktail

Jomary's Baby Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

Vodka
Fraise De Boise
Malibu
Citrus juice
Pineapple juice
Redcurrant juice

6. Graparita Cocktail

Graparita Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

Tequila
Cointreau
Lime juice
Grape juice
Mint

Xena drinking Graparita Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

7. French Jamaican Cocktail

French Jamaican Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

Rum
Cognac
Citrus juice
Mango syrup
Pineapple juice
Orange juice

8. Padovani Whiskey Cocktail

Padovani Whiskey Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

Whiskey
St-Germain liqueur
Ice

Padovani Whiskey Cocktail @ Joma Bar Wien

Whiskey Cocktail on the Rocks

Have you tried any of these? What is your favorite cocktail?

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