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Drinks in Asia (and a bit of the Mideast) on Our World Cocktail Tour

Drinks in Asia (and a bit of the Mideast) on Our World Cocktail Tour

The world cocktail experience continues with drinks from Asia.
By Cari Jorgensen

As we journey around the world by way of the cocktail, we invite you taste drinks from various countries. For our fourth stop on the World Cocktail Tour, we leave the Americas for the Asian continent. Try one or all – just be sure to enjoy the journey.

WORLD COCKTAIL TOUR STOP FOUR: ASIA

Country: Japan
Cocktail: Hokkaido Cocktail
Ingredients: 44 ml gin, 15 ml triple sec liqueur, 30 ml sake, ice cubes
Directions: Shake the gin, triple sec, sake and ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.

Torii gate, Miyajima, Japan Neale Cousland/iStock

Torii gate, Miyajima, Japan Neale Cousland/iStock

Country: Israel
Cocktail: Midnight Search
Ingredients: 2.5 oz light rum, 3.5 oz orange juice, 1 oz lemon juice, 1 tbsp sugar, ice cubes
Directions: Shake all the ingredients along with the ice. Then strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Serve.

Old City Jerusalem, Israel silverjohn/iStock

Old City Jerusalem, Israel silverjohn/iStock

Country: India
Cocktail: Bombay
Ingredients: 60 ml cognac, 10 ml dry vermouth, 10 ml sweet vermouth, 3 dashes crème de cacao, ice cubes
Directions: Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass, then serve.

Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India f9photos

Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India f9photos/iStock

Country: Thailand
Cocktail: Monk’s Madness
Ingredients: 20 ml strawberry liqueur, 60 ml cream, 30 ml crème de cacao, 60 ml Benedictine liqueur, crushed ice
Garnish: Chocolate shavings
Directions: Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the chocolate shavings. Serve.

Andaman Sea, Thailand IakovKalinin/iStock

Andaman Sea, Thailand IakovKalinin/iStock

Country: China
Cocktail: Last Emperor
Ingredients: 30 ml Canadian whisky, 30 ml white vermouth, 30 ml orange juice, 15 ml Grand Marnier, 1 dash angostura bitters, ice cubes
Garnish: Orange zest
Directions: Put the ice in a mixing glass. Pour in all other ingredients. Lightly stir and then strain into a cocktail glass. Add the orange zest and serve.

Great Wall of China Tatyana Pavlova/iStock

Great Wall of China Tatyana Pavlova/iStock

Country: Philippines
Cocktail: Manila Fizz
Ingredients: 2 oz gin, 2 oz root beer, juice of ½ a lemon, 1 egg, 1 tsp powdered sugar, ice cubes
Directions: Shake all the ingredients, including the ice, in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a highball glass after putting two ice cubes in the glass.

City of Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines fazon1/iStock

City of Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines fazon1/iStock

Country: Mongolia
Cocktail: Mongolian
Ingredients: ½ oz vodka, ½ oz gin, ½ oz rum, ½ oz orange liqueur, ½ oz banana liqueur, ½ oz melon liqueur, 1 oz orange juice, 1 oz grapefruit juice, 1 oz apple juice, 1 splash grenadine syrup, ice cubes
Directions: Put all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass.

Tempelanlagen von Karakorum Mongolei, Mongolia heckepics/iStock

Tempelanlagen von Karakorum Mongolei, Mongolia heckepics/iStock

Country: Syria
Cocktail: Arak Punch
Ingredients: 3 cups water, 8 cloves, 2 cinnamon (small sticks), 4 cups dry red wine, 1 cup arak, ice cubes
Directions: Boil water, cloves and cinnamon sticks in a pot. Keep the pot covered while boiling for 10 minutes. Remove the cloves and cinnamon sticks and allow to cool. Pour into a punch bowl along with the dry red wine, arak and ice cubes. Stir. Serve in an ice-filled lowball glass.

Palmyra, Syria Meinzahn/iStock

Palmyra, Syria Meinzahn/iStock

Country: Saudi Arabia
Cocktail: Third Degree
Ingredients: 90 ml gin, 10 ml pernod, 30 ml dry vermouth, ice cubes
Garnish: Lemon zest
Directions: Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon zest.

Corniche Mosque, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Almuhammady/iStock

Corniche Mosque, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Almuhammady/iStock

Country: Malaysia
Cocktail: Sing Sing
Ingredients: 60 ml Scotch whisky, 30 ml sweet vermouth, 30 ml orange curaçao liqueur, ice cubes
Garnish: Orange zest twist
Directions: Shake all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass. Serve with an orange zest twist as garnish.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia szefei/iStock

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia szefei/iStock

Next Stop: Oceania

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