The Mai Tai is a cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur, orgeat syrup, and lime juice. It is one of the characteristic cocktails in Tiki culture. The cocktail has invented by Victor J. Bergeron in 1944 at his restaurant, Trader Vic's, in Oakland, California, US. The name was allegedly taken from maitaʻi, the Tahitian word for "good" or "excellence", although the drink is usually spelled as two words, sometimes hyphenated or capitalized.
Planter’s Punch is an is an IBA Official Cocktail made of a simple mixture of rum, citrus, sugar and spice. This classic drink has been quenching thirsts since the late-1800s, but its origins are murky. The cocktail has been said to have originated at the Planters Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, but actually originated in Jamaica. Recipes vary for the Planter’s Punch so feel free to give the drink your personal spin.
The Yellow Bird is a common tropical cocktails that uses both light rum and dark rum in combination with lime and orange juice. Another ingredient, the Galliano (anise and vanilla liqueur) is added to bring in another layer of flavor and make things a bit more interesting. The origins of the yellow bird name is unclear. Some sources mention that the cocktail was named after the Haitian tune "Yellow Bird".
Cooperstown Cocktail is a refreshment cocktail made with gin, equal parts of dry vermouth, and sweet vermouth. It is shaken with ice and strained into a chilled cocktail glass with a sprig of mint added. Some variations have orange bitters and mint leaves added. The cocktail was invented at the Waldorf bar before Prohibition and was named in honor of Craig Wadsworth.
The Old Cuban is an IBA official cocktail and is made with aged rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, mint leaves, and topped with champagne brut. The cocktail takes inspiration from the Mojito, but it features a few important tweaks that result in a unique flavor experience. The Old Cuban was created in 2001 by famed mixologist Audrey Saunders.
A South Side or Southside is an alcoholic beverage made with gin, lime juice, simple syrup and mint. A variant, the Southside Fizz, adds soda water. Its origins are subject to speculation but the recipe can be traced back to at least 1916, when it appeared in Huge Enslinn’s book "Recipes for Mixed Drinks" as the South Side Fizz. The drink may have been the preferred beverage of Al Capone.
Mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon, sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. The term "julep" is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine. The Mint Julep gained prominence in the southern United States during the 18th century, and it first appeared in print in 1803.
Pimm's Cup is a cocktail famous in England, in the United Kingdom. It is a fruit cup, a kind of cocktail with gin, a soft drink, and fruit. The beverage started as a health drink in 1840s London. The Pimm's Cup is the authorized cocktail of multiple summer events in England, including the Chelsea Flower Show, the Henley Royal Regatta, the Royal Ascot, and Wimbledon. This summer cocktail is made with Pimm's No. 1, a gin-based digestif made in the 1800s by a London bar owner named James Pimm.