Legends Behind The Most Famous Cocktails!

It’s party time! And, party means drinks. We bet, you didn’t know anything about the legends of your favourite cocktails. So, VenueMonk discloses this. Have a look:


1. Pina Colada

pina colada

The piña colada is a sweet cocktail made with rum, coconut cream or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with either a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry, or both. It was more than anything a mark of success for a businessman named Don Ramon Lopez whose company sold Coco Lopez, a permade cream of coconut. And, it was further given in the hands of bartenders which created a delicious history.

2. Cosmopolitan


Vodka plus cranberry juice along with a touch of lime juice to it, cosmopolitan is one of a drink. Considered to be feminine, the legends say that the drink was created by the gay community in Massacheutts in the 1970s. Variations today, continue to take place with gin instead of vodka, the drink is considered to be ironic and has achieved a very high status.

3. Zombie


The name says it all. The drink was originally invented by a man called Don the Beachcomber and he was popular enough so he kept his recipe a secret and shared just bits of it to any bartender. Hence, experiments have been done and now it usually includes rum and some kind of fruit juice. So, basically you believe yourself to be a zombie before you drink ‘the Zombie’.

4. Mojito


The famous cocktail was born in Cuba, is rum based and is popular with sailors. The drink uses mint leaves which leave their flavour first and then lime juice is added along with sugar and soda water. It is a popular drink to fight off scurvy and hence became common amongst the soldiers.

5. The Manhattan


It is basically a Martini for all those who like whiskey over vodka. It consists of vodka or gin, vermouth and is served with an olive. According to the legends, its birth dates back to New York to the time when Winston Churchill’s mother was pregnant with the future personality that everyone admires.

6. Harvey Wallbanger

harvey wallbanger

This drink was dates back to the 50s and its history is very interesting. A dude named Harvey dropped almost every day into the bars. He apparently liked to add Galliano to his screwdriver and then would stumble and smash into things inside the bar. And, therefore the drink came to be known as the Harvey Wallbanger. The cocktail is a combination of vodka and orange juice with Galliano, a yellow liquor added to the mix.

7. Gin and Tonic

gin and tonic

In order to fight Malaria, the Britishers mixed their tonic water, which had a compound of quinine along with gin to make it more palatable. After the war, many British men ordered the famous cocktail and this is how it was actually born.

8. Screwdriver


The drink is a mix of orange juice and vodka and is as simple as cocktails can get. As the miners or the blue collar workers started mixing vodka and orange juice with their screwdrivers, the cocktail was invented then.


As you know this now, it’s another reason to party! Book the most happening venues near you for your celebration, by visitng www.venuemonk.com

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