Cookies

At Journey Latin America we use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website.
Find out more


February 21st, 2014

Latin Cocktails We Love

Ileen

By Ileen Baiden
Product and Marketing


My Enquiry is for
*
Contact details
*
*
*
*
Enquiry
*
*
We've selected our favourite cocktail recipes that conjure brilliant memories of our adventures in Latin America.
  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cook: 1 hour
  • Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Recipe serves: 8

Strawberry Daiquiris from Cuba transport me to the Plaza Mayor, Trinidad and watching salsa in the living square

Ingredients

  • 35ml white rum
  • 4 strawberries
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp strawberry liqueur
  • 25ml lime juice

Instructions

  1. Blend or thoroughly mash the strawberries and add to the other ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well – for at least 3 minutes.
  3. (Optional) Pour a small amount of sugar onto a clean surface such as a chopping board, wet the rim of your cocktail glass and trace the edge through the sugar until the rim is evenly coated before serving.

 

Margartia from Mexico reminds Megan of watching the sun set over a stunning beach in Isla Mujeres

Ingredients

  • 2 measures tequila
  • 1 measure cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 measure freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions

  1. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well and pour into a chilled cocktail glass, coating the rim with salt (see daiquiri method above) if desired.

 

Caipirina from Brazil takes Tom back to the vivid colours and vibrant dancing at Olinda Carnival

Ingredients

  • Approx. 2 measures cachaça
  • 1 lime (whole)
  • Approx. 1 tbsp refined sugar

Instructions

  1. Quarter the lime lengthwise, then cut each quarter in half crosswise and add to a tumbler.
  2. Add a generous tablespoon or two of sugar, then muddle the lime pieces by pounding and pressing with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved into the lime juice.
  3. Top up the glass with crushed ice and then pour cachaça over the ice until the glass is almost full. Mix with a cocktail stirrer.
  4. If the flavour is too strong, add more sugar to taste.

Other holidays you may be interested in

Market life in Bolivia

Signature Bolivia: The final frontier

Private journey

14 days from £3,935pp

Tico Tico

Tico Tico: Culture of the Northern Andes

Group tour

14 days from £2,528pp

Mexico colonial towns road

Self-drive Mexico: Colonial cities to Pacific coast

Private journey

12 days from £2,772pp

Long shadows over the Uyuni salt flats, Boliva

Discover Bolivia and northwest Argentina

Private journey

15 days from £3,745pp

Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/JLA/Home/travel-inspiration/food-and-drink/latin-cocktails-we-love

Page ID: {0AAAB106-7CE6-4E7C-B796-2A1ECD4F8102}

Page Name: latin-cocktails-we-love

Page Display Name: Latin Cocktails We Love

Page Template Name: T027-Recipe

Page Template ID: {E95BC9BC-C28D-478C-8A17-9189F2E4BDBA}

Parent ID: {7F1A77A3-15A4-459E-BFDE-E4C0A0C461A5}

Parent Name: food-and-drink

Parent Display Name: Food & Drink

Parent Template Name: T029-PapagaioCategoryListing

Parent Template ID: {4D163066-ED7E-48E6-AF31-34B6C47536CD}