If you love cocktails
on the beach, then you definitely love relaxing. Did you know that the cocktail
you order tells a lot about your personality? For example, there are cocktails loved by the people who love the finer things of life and others loved
by people who value simplicity. Others will indicate that you love your feet
being on the ground and being in control and many other things. So as you place
your order, your personality will be revealed based on your choice of drink.
It is therefore
important to always know your cocktails and order with a lot of caution to
avoid sending the wrong message to the bar tender or the lovely woman or man
watching you somewhere nearby. However, it you don’t care what message you send
across, by all means go ahead and order your favorite cocktail and enjoy
yourself! But, it wouldn’t hurt to know your type of cocktail for the beach and
what it says about you. The information has been collected from experienced bar
tenders from various beach bars and beach cocktail stands on various beaches
around the world.
A few cocktails and
their countries of origin, to pique your interest are as further outlined below;
yours might or might not be in the list.
The Mai- Tai
This is a Polynesian
drink; a cocktail of orange curacao, rum, or geat syrup(created from almonds)
and lime. The name is said to have come about when a guest from Tahiti who
after drinking the cocktail exclaimed loudly in Tahitian that it was amazing. The words included "Mai Tai” , and that became the name. Its fame spread further when it appeared in "Blue Hawaii” which was Elvis’s hit movie?
So if you happen to like ordering this drink
you are definitely a lover of exotic places, people and are a party
animal. In your wardrobe you probably
have one or several Hawaiian shirts.
The Pina Colada
This is a very popular
cocktail that originated from Puerto Rico. It consists of pineapple, rum and
coconut slurry. For a hundred years, this drink has been very popular until it was perfected using coconut cream in
a certain bar in Puerto Rico back in 1950s.Today Pina Colada is ordered
worldwide, but it usually tastes better
when taken at the beach. If you are ordering a Pina Colada, then you must have
two personalities within you; a part of you is refined and cultured while the
other part is wild and carefree.
The Brazilian Caipirinha
This is a Brazilian
cocktail that is prepared using sugar, cachaca which is a fermented spirit
created from sugarcane juice and lime.
This cocktail is common in most Brazilian seaside cafes and cocktail
stands in Brazilian beaches. There are variations of this cocktail, but the
most popular one is the caipifrutas which includes one or several of the
regions fruits like passion fruit, caju, or kiwi. If you love the Caipirinha
Brazilian cocktail, you probably love warmer climates and will never wear more
clothing than you should. In fact your personal policy might be, "the less
clothing, the better” .
The Cuban Daiquiri
Many cocktails in Cuba
are made from lime, sugar and rum which are the main ingredients for the Cuban
daiquiri. The daiquiri was named after a
this beach which is located near Santiago in Cuba. The first ever daiquiri
cocktail was created by some American engineers who worked in the area. It was
created out of necessity since the gin supply of these engineers had run out. Americans
love the cocktail more than Cubans especially when it is frozen or chilled. If
you love this cocktail, chances are you love mixing business and pleasure and
as much as you take your job seriously, you are always on the prowl for some
fun on the side.
The Jamaican Red Stripe
This beer was first
brewed in Kingston, Jamaica and it is very popular in the Caribbean lands. A
couple of times it was unsuccessfully marketed in the US, but eventually it hit the markets with a boom.
It is actually a very popular drink when it comes to Caribbean beers drank in
America. If you love the Jamaican red stripe, then you love taking it easy and
are a very optimistic person.
The Mexican Margarita
It is not clearly
known whether the one who invented the margarita was a Texas socialite who resided in Acapulco
and wanted to rejuvenate her hot afternoon party; or if it was a bartender who served in a
restaurant in Tijuana and wanted to impress a certain lady named Margarita
Cansino with a drink to honor her. The margarita stories are many but it
doesn’t change the uniqueness of the margarita. It is made with tequila, lime
juice, and cointreau and has to be served in a glass that is rimmed with salt
for best effect. This drink is actually a bestseller worldwide. Most people who love margaritas are competitive,
but even though sometimes they can be aggressively competitive, often times
they prefer to indulge in fun-filled competitive activities. One such activity
is competing with friends to establish who can drink the most margaritas!
The Cape Coder
This drink is a
popular drink in Massachusetts thanks to the wide availability of the
cranberries which is a major ingredient.
A combination of cranberry juice and vodka makes this awesome drink. It
was given the name, Cape Coder to honor the Massachusetts region, the home of
cranberries. If you love this drink you are probably from Massachusetts and
love cranberries. If you aren’t from
Massachusetts and still love this drink then you are probably a nature-lover or very patriotic.
The Italian Limoncello
It is a common Italian
drink, thanks to the wide availability
of lemons in Italy. It is made by grain alcohol with lemon peels soaked in and
sugar added. It is usually sweet and
taken after dinner. It has been used around most Italian beaches as a base for
various cocktails and it is commonly enjoyed in Amalfi Coast in those seaside
vistas. If you love all things Italian, then you will love this cocktail. If
you love it already, then you are a passionate person and probably apply
passion in everything that you do including drinking this cocktail!
The Rose Drink
This is a drink that
is very common in the seaside cafes of Cote d’ Azur in France. It is a chilled and pink colored drink that
absolutely tantalizes. It is prepared by the removal of the skins on red grapes
and crushing them. It is often recognized as the less-potent counterpart of the
red and white wine. It is one of the best beachside drinks. If you love this
drink then your personality is mostly careful in everything you do. You are
probably one of those people who always question if their Rose cocktail is
really pink or more of red.
The Indian Gin & Tonic
Gin was mixed with tonic in the first place in order to tone down
its bitter taste. The British who were Indian residents during that time and couldn’t
stand the bitter taste. This is why they introduced the gin and actually
perfected it with a wedge of lime. The drink became very popular way past the
exit of the British in India. It is a common drink at the sunny beaches in Goa.
Lovers of the Indian Gin are thought to be resilient and fun loving.
The Long Island Iced Tea
This cocktail is made using vodka, light rum, tequila, gin, triple
sec and cola. It is named iced tea, thanks to it looking the color of an actual
iced tea. This drink has a high alcohol concentration and most people refer to
it as the "strong stuff”. Chances are
you didn’t drink when you were younger
if you love this cocktail. Lovers of this cocktail are thought to be very
conservative and always careful not to be caught doing the "bad stuff”.
The Bloody Mary
This cocktail is common around the world. It is a cocktail that is
made using tomato juice, vodka, some spices, flavorings such as celery, cayenne
pepper, horseradish, lemon juice, salt and many others. It is actually known as
a complex cocktail since many countries make it differently. A bloody Mary
cocktail in France is very different from one in England or United States.
Lovers of this cocktail are usually music and art lovers. They also probably
love solitude once in a while in the form of taking walks on the beach.
This cocktail is casually referred to as the cosmo drink. It is made
using cranberry juice, vodka, sweet lime juice and triple sec. It is known as a
modern drink, but the truth is it was in
existence back in the 1930s. It became
the trend in the late 90s when
the ladies in the series " Sex and the City”
ordered it in that show. It became a symbol of being sexy and free. Many people who love this drink are known to
love trends, are more outgoing and love celebrities.
So, from the above cocktails what is your type of cocktail for those
times when you go to laze around on the beach cafes? Whatever it is, as long as
you are enjoying it and it makes your day at the beach better, it doesn’t
matter what it describes you as, in the end you are who you are regardless of your
choice of drink.