Updated: Dec 14, 2020
EDITOR NOTE: Latinx Heritage Month is already passed, but it's not too late to pay tribute to these delicious creations. Amplify your virtual hosting game with these unique cultural libations, at your next Zoom Happy Hour.
Latinx Heritage Month is winding this week. The rich culture of Latinos can be celebrated with flavorful Latin cocktails.
Amid the pandemic, you might be worried about where to buy Latin cocktails that would satisfy your taste bud. However, there are drinks that you can make while you are spending your days at home.
According to mixologists, even without bartending experience, you could still try making a cocktail, especially a couple of classic Latin cocktails containing only two ingredients.
Here are the six Latin cocktails you can try to create, as per The Zoe Report:
1. Pisco Sour
To Lynnette Marrero, Bar Director for Brooklyn's Llama Inn and Co-Founder of female bartending competition Speed-Rack, Peruvian Pisco Sour is an ultimate Latin cocktail than the other cocktails. The beverage experts explained that Pisco Sour is all about the technique. Marrero says, "I find using a blender or hand blender with a little bit of ice works best, but I also like to use 'gum' syrup, which you can buy that adds to the texture."
To create a Pisco Sour, Marrero gets 2 ounces Pisco, ½ ounce lime juice, ½ once lemon juice, ½ ounce egg white, 1 ounce Gumbo syrup, and Angostura bitters. Mix all the ingredients but not the bitters to a mixing tin without shakes and ice until it turns frothy. Add ice and shake again until chilled after you achieve your desired foaminess. Into a couple of glass, double stain, and garnish the cocktail with a dash of bitters.
If you want to try a new tequila-spiked beverage, a classic Paloma is perfect. Follow the advice of Código 1530's head mixologist Collin DeLaval to achieve a definitive version. He whips him up with 2 ounces tequila Blanco, 2 ounces fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, 2 ounces club soda, and ½ ounce fresh lime juice.
Michelada is an authentic version of beer-and-tomato-juice based beverage in Mexican-style. To make Michelada, you will need Mexican beer, lime juice, chilled Clamato, hot sauce, Maggi seasoning, and Worcestershire. This Latin cocktail won't be complete without putting your glass a mix of salt and chili powder.
Caipirinha is a Brazilian staple that mojito lovers would also indulge. However, Caipirinha will introduce mojito lovers to some new flavors. Caipirinha has the spirit of Cachaca and fresh lime wedges muddled with sugar. Through scooping in some of the tropical fruit's flesh, you may make Caipirinha a passionfruit-spiked version of Williams Sonoma.
5. Cuba Libre
Another beverage loved by drinkers is a combination of rum and coke. Cuba Libre is a Cuban version of it. But Marrero explained that subtle ingredients addition could make Cuba Libre more interesting. The mixologist opts for a spiced or aged rum to add more nuance and says that a little amount of Amaro would not hurt.
Maybe you have memorized the basic margarita recipe. To give it a little twist, you may add cucumber and mint flavors like DeLaval. To make a Latin cocktail version of Margarita, start by muddling two new ingredients, then add 1-ounce triple sec, ½ once agave nectar, ½ ounce lime juice, and 2 ounces tequila to a shaker filled with ice. Prepare a salt-rimmed glass and pour the Latin cocktail into it.
Originally posted on Latinpost.com