The Margarita is, almost certainly, the most common tequila-based cocktail in the US and worldwide. It’s served shaken, blended or straight up, and even has its own glass. But what’s the history behind this famous drink? As with most drinks, nobody really knows their exact origin, and a lot of people have taken credit!
Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça (sugar cane hard liquor), sugar and lime. Cachaça is Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage (also known as Pinga or Caninha). Although both rum and cachaça are made from sugarcane-derived products, specifically in cachaça, the alcohol results from the fermentation of fresh sugarcane juice that is afterwards distilled, while rum is usually made from by-products from refineries, such as molasses. Known back in the days as a poor man’s drink. This cocktail has now conquered the world.
The Vanilla Berry Crush
A Bols Classic. One of the most popular cocktails at the House of Bols. Per day a minimum of 50 of these are made and more important enjoyed by our guests. It is, in a way, a variation of course of the Brazilian cocktail the Caipirinha. Bols Genever 21 replaces the Cachaça and the tartness of the lime is substituted by lemons. To make it more summery we added the Bols Strawberry and all this will make sure you will get a crush on this heavenly potion.
A grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavoured, after-dinner drink. The name of the drink derives from its green colour, which comes from crème de menthe. The drink reputedly originated at Tujague's, a landmark bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, and was invented by its owner, Philip Guichet. The drink gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the American South.
The Bloody Mary
The Bloody Mary is a drink that always gets that personal touch of a bartender. There is lots of room to add a special ingredient that gives a Bloody Mary your personal twist. The choice of additional ingredients is yours, but if a guest comes to your bar and asks for a Bloody Mary it is your duty to know the right base ingredients and preparation.
The only thing many people know about the martini is that it should be shaken, not stirred and when they finally taste the drink they will give you a look like you just served them a hellish drink. The question is how to make your martinis taste good with your available products, tools, ice, fruits, and preferences we have today.
The Sidecar is made according to different recipes all over the world. The choice of recipe will determine the character of this cocktail. Many stories claim that the Sidecar was born in a French bistro restaurant and named after the motorcycle sidecar in which a captain would be driven to his favourite restaurant.