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Buckle up, cocktail connoisseurs; from living in Malta, you might know the best cocktail bars in Malta; however, let’s venture further afield. I am taking you on a whirlwind tour of the world’s most unexpected cocktail destinations.

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From the heart of the Amazon Rainforest to the icy tundras of Alaska, get ready to savour the extraordinary flavours of exotic cocktails you’d never believed existed.

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    Jungle Caipirinha (Amazon Rainforest)

    Step into the lush, green heart of the Amazon Rainforest and discover a cocktail as wild as the jungle – the Jungle Caipirinha!

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    This exotic concoction captures the spirit of adventure with every sip. Made from Cachaça, a Brazilian spirit distilled from sugarcane, and infused with the zesty kick of fresh lime and a touch of brown sugar; it’s a taste of the tropics, you won’t forget.

    Cachaça2 oz
    Lime, cut into wedges1
    Brown sugar2 tsp
    Crushed ice

    Oasis Mirage (Sahara Desert)

    Picture yourself amidst the endless dunes of the Sahara Desert, seeking refuge from the scorching sun.

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    It would be best to have an Oasis Mirage – a refreshing blend of hibiscus-infused vodka, elderflower liqueur, and the exotic flavours of prickly pear juice. This cocktail is a mirage turned reality, a sip of coolness in a desert of heat.

    Hibiscus-infused vodka2 oz
    Elderflower liqueur1 oz
    Prickly pear juice1 oz
    Ice cubes

    Northern Lights Martini (Alaskan Tundra)

    Venture into the Alaskan Tundra, where the Northern Lights dance across the sky in a breathtaking display of colours.

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    Now, imagine capturing that magic in a glass. The Northern Lights Martini does just that with Alaskan blueberry vodka, blue curaçao, and a burst of lemon juice. Get ready for a celestial cocktail experience!

    Alaskan blueberry vodka2 oz
    Blue curaçao1 oz
    Lemon juice1 oz
    Blueberries (for garnish)

    Glacial Elixir (Icelandic Fjords)

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    Introduction: From the icy fjords of Iceland comes a cocktail as pure and refreshing as the land itself. The Glacial Elixir combines Icelandic aquavit, birch sap, and honey to create a drink that’s as crisp as a winter morning and as soothing as a hot spring soak. It’s a taste of the Arctic in a glass.

    Icelandic aquavit2 oz
    Birch sap1 oz
    Honey0.5 oz
    Ice cubes

    Nomadic Nectar (Mongolian Steppe)

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    In the vast expanse of the Mongolian Steppe, nomads have crafted a libation that reflects the spirit of their journey.

    The Nomadic Nectar blends Airag (fermented mare’s milk) with Mongolian vodka, creating a harmonious and slightly tangy concoction. Rimmed with honey, this drink tastes Mongolia’s nomadic traditions.

    Airag (fermented mare’s milk)2 oz
    Mongolian vodka1 oz
    Honey (for rimming)
    Ice cubes

    Lava Flow (Hawaiian Volcano)

    Transport yourself to the Hawaiian Islands, where the fiery eruptions of volcanoes meet the cool breezes of the Pacific. The Lava Flow cocktail combines light rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, and a burst of strawberry purée, creating a tropical masterpiece as beautiful as it is delicious.

    Light rum1.5 oz
    Coconut cream2 oz
    Pineapple juice2 oz
    Strawberry purée1 oz

    Heathered Highland Hike (Scottish Highlands)

    From the rugged Scottish Highlands comes a cocktail embodying the heather-covered landscapes’ essence.

    The Heathered Highland Hike combines Scotch whisky with heather honey and a touch of Drambuie, garnished with a sprig of fresh thyme. It’s a taste of Scotland’s untamed beauty.

    Scotch whisky2 oz
    Heather honey1 oz
    Drambuie0.5 oz
    Fresh thyme sprig (for garnish)
    Ice cubes

    Alpine Glacier Punch (Swiss Alps)

    Imagine sipping a cocktail while gazing at the breathtaking Swiss Alps.

    The Alpine Glacier Punch combines Swiss absinthe, elderflower syrup, and zesty lemon juice with sparkling water. It’s a refreshing and mountainous delight that captures the essence of the Swiss landscape.

    Swiss absinthe2 oz
    Elderflower syrup1 oz
    Lemon juice1 oz
    Sparkling water
    Ice cubes

    Pharaoh’s Fizz (Egyptian Pyramids)

    Travel back to the land of pharaohs and pyramids with the Pharaoh’s Fizz. This exotic cocktail marries anise-based liquor, fresh lemon juice, and fragrant rosewater, creating a drink fit for royalty. It’s a sip of ancient Egypt’s mystique.

    Anise-based liquor (e.g., Arak)2 oz
    Fresh lemon juice1 oz
    Rosewater1 oz
    Ice cubes

    Kiwi Crush (New Zealand)

    Venture to the lush landscapes of New Zealand with the Kiwi Crush cocktail. This vibrant concoction combines Kiwi liqueur, fresh kiwi puree, and a hint of lime juice, all topped with sparkling soda. It’s a taste of Kiwi paradise in a glass.

    Kiwi liqueur2 oz
    Fresh kiwi puree1 oz
    Lime juice0.5 oz
    Soda water
    Kiwi slice (for garnish)

    Prickly Pear Margarita (Arizona Desert)

    In the arid landscapes of the Arizona Desert, the Prickly Pear Margarita blooms with flavour.

    This cocktail features tequila, triple sec, and the exotic touch of prickly pear juice, garnished with a refreshing lime wedge. It’s a taste of the Southwest’s natural beauty.

    Tequila2 oz
    Triple sec1 oz
    Prickly pear juice1 oz
    Lime wedge (for garnish)
    Ice cubes

    Andean Avalanche (Patagonian Andes)

    From the heights of the Patagonian Andes comes the Andean Avalanche, a cocktail that captures the rugged beauty of the mountains.

    This drink combines Pisco, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and a frothy egg white, delivering a taste of South American adventure.

    Pisco2 oz
    Elderflower liqueur1 oz
    Lemon juice1 oz
    Egg white
    Ice cubes

    Outback Sunset (Australian Outback)

    Step into the vast Australian Outback and witness the spectacle of an Outback Sunset.

    This cocktail features outback-themed spiced rum, orange juice, and a drizzle of grenadine syrup, creating a sip of the fiery and serene outback horizon.

    Outback-themed spiced rum2 oz
    Orange juice2 oz
    Grenadine syrup1 oz
    Ice cubes

    Northern Lights Hot Toddy (Arctic Circle)

    In the Arctic Circle, where the Northern Lights paint the sky, there’s a cocktail to keep you warm – the Northern Lights Hot Toddy.

    This comforting drink combines Arctic cloudberry liqueur, Arctic honey, hot water, and a touch of cinnamon. It’s a cosy sip of Arctic magic.

    Arctic cloudberry liqueur2 oz
    Arctic honey1 oz
    Hot water1 cup
    Cinnamon stick (for garnish)

    Rocky Mountain Sazerac (Colorado Rockies)

    From the towering peaks of the Colorado Rockies comes the Rocky Mountain Sazerac, a cocktail as bold as the mountains themselves.

    This drink features Colorado rye whisky, a hint of absinthe, a sugar cube, and dashes of Peychaud’s bitters. It’s a taste of the rugged American West.

    Colorado rye whiskey2 oz
    Absinthe0.5 oz
    Sugar cube1
    Peychaud’s bitters
    Ice cubes

    Enjoy these unique and exotic cocktails, each with its intriguing backstory and flavours that transport you to far-off destinations. What is your favourite?

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