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cocktails

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.

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  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

    It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Consultant

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

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