The surprising history of the cocktail

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  1. rwoman
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    11,070 The surprising history of the cocktail

    While I do not drink alcohol, most friends do, and some of them really like their cocktails. Given London's history, I'm not surprised it surfaced in the UK.

    What are your recommendations and favorite places to grab a drink?


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    A few recommendations would incl.

    The Aquarium Bar @ Alfred Dunhill, Ginza, Tokyo.
    Mighty drinks with the largest ice cubes I have ever seen, beautiful surroundings and a superb host.

    The Mint Bar, Westin Hotel, Dublin.
    I love the Toblerone, Aviator and Rush Hour cocktails, no wonder the Bar has been voted the best in Ireland.

    Dorchester Bar, Dorchester Hotel, London.
    Beautiful and sultry, excellent Martinis and service. Non-alcoholic ie. their superb pear juices.

    The B-Lounge, Penha Longa Spa / Resort, Sintra Mountains, near Lisbon.
    The fantastic Pearl Martini is a must which comes with a Mango shot included, a taste sensation.

    The Lobby at the Empire Country Club, Bandar Seri Begawan.
    No alcohol here, it's a dry country, but I loved their watermelon / ginger juice served in a martini glass.
    Don't forget to try their homemade chocolate creations, awesome.

    The Lobby Lounge @ The Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.
    Their Half Moon Cocktail is unforgettable, as is their food and surroundings.

    6PM Bar @ The Hyatt Regency, Casablanca.
    Opens straight at 6PM, I can remember super quality drinks and superb little sliders to go with them.


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