Cultural Cocktail

Creating a distinct regional reference, exotic ingredients are added to spirits

Implications - Showcasing an element of regional pride, both consumers and local brands are using exotic ingredients as a means to convey a sense of authenticity. This adds more of a taste experience to alcoholic beverages that takes drinking from a pastime to a more sophisticated hobby, which speaks to a bigger consumer desire for expertise in all aspects of life.
SCORE: 3.1
Untested Top 6 Examples: 5,093 Total Clicks Jul 13 - Jul 15
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Spicy Thai Cocktails - Erin Hayes' Cocktail Challenge Takes Inspiration from Tom Yum Soup
SCORE: 4
Mild 1,128 Clicks Pub: Nov 15, 14
Spicy Thai Cocktails
Erin Hayes' Cocktail Challenge Takes Inspiration from Tom Yum Soup
As part of a cocktail challenge, bartender Erin Hayes of Perennial Virant was tasked with creating a drink that made use of fish sauce. Although distilled fermented fish is pretty tasty in Thai food,... [More]
Sugar Cane Spirits - Avua Cachaca is a Brazilian Drink Venturing North of the Equator
SCORE: 2.8
Mild 758 Clicks Pub: Oct 30, 14
Sugar Cane Spirits
Avua Cachaca is a Brazilian Drink Venturing North of the Equator
The national spirit of Brazil happens to be a deliciously sweet sugar cane spirit, which is only natural considering how common this plant is south of the equator. Yet the sugar cane spirit is... [More]
Creamy Camel Milk Cocktails - The Abu-Dhabi Ritz-Carlton Created Some Nutritiously Delicious Drinks
SCORE: 3.7
Mild 1,990 Clicks Pub: Jul 15, 13
Creamy Camel Milk Cocktails
The Abu-Dhabi Ritz-Carlton Created Some Nutritiously Delicious Drinks
Abu-Dhabi’s Ritz-Carlton has upped its luxurious status once again with its addition of camel milk cocktails to its drink menu. In fact, the hotel even has its own in-house camel milk mixologist,... [More]
Brazilian Alcoholic Beverages - Talante Mixes National Spirit Cachaca with Regional Flavors
SCORE: 2.6
Untested 772 Clicks Pub: Jul 25, 14
Brazilian Alcoholic Beverages
Talante Mixes National Spirit Cachaca with Regional Flavors
Talante offers Brazilian alcoholic beverages that mixes the national spirit, Cachaca, with regional flavors including cocoa, banana, cinnamon and mint. Perfect options for the summer months, they... [More]
Tropical Booze Smoothies - This Super Summery Rum Beverage Contains a Variety of Exotic Fruits
SCORE: 1.7
Untested 37 Clicks Pub: Jul 28, 15
Tropical Booze Smoothies
This Super Summery Rum Beverage Contains a Variety of Exotic Fruits
This refreshing rum beverage is an alcoholic smoothie you will want to try before the end of the summer. Created by Sugar and Cloth, the Watermelon Papaya Rum Smoothie contains lots of exotic fruit,... [More]
Worldly Cocktails - Mal Spence's Commonwealth Cocktail Has 71 Ingredients from Around the Globe
SCORE: 1
Untested 408 Clicks Pub: Aug 4, 14
Worldly Cocktails
Mal Spence's Commonwealth Cocktail Has 71 Ingredients from Around the Globe
Inspired by the Commonwealth Games, Scottish mixologist Mal Spence from the Kelingrove Café created the Commonwealth Cocktail, a mixed drink featuring 71 ingredients from multiple countries around... [More]