The Best Cocktails to Celebrate World Cocktail Day

10th May 2019 // By Emma Reynolds

Bottom’s up! On May 13, you have all the reason to pour yourself your drink of choice because it’s World Cocktail Day. No matter what side of the globe you’re on, make (or order) one of these delicious and thoughtfully crafted libations.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Tableside Infusion

  • 6 oz bourbon
  • 3 apples, sliced
  • Chocolate
  • Nuts
  • Berries

To make, add three apples (sliced) into the top section and then ingredients such as chocolate, nuts and berries for added flavor. While you might not try this at home, have your mixologist here at The Lobby Bar add your preferred fruits and spices for flavor. Pour over a large ice cube in a rocks glass.

The Lobby Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island in Florida is stepping up its cocktail game. Tableside Infusions are inspired by bourbon legends and the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky. Flavors in the form of spices and fruit or nuts and dried fruit are added to the top while bourbon is added at the bottom. The burner heats up the gadget and the vapor forces the liquid up to the dry ingredients, where the flavors infuse the liquid.

American Bar at The Savoy, London

Playing in the Stars

  • 30 ml Grey Goose Vodka
  • 15 ml Crème de Violette
  • 20 ml lemon
  • 15 ml Martini Ambrato
  • 20 ml orgeat
  • 5 ml yuzu wine
  • Top with champagne

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and top with champagne. Garnish with moon spray.

Inspired by Frank Sinatra’s song “Fly Me To The Moon,” the Playing in the Stars cocktail is inspired both by the legendary musician, as well as the 1969 Apollo moon landing. The hotel has a strong connection to Neil Armstrong (guests can see a thank you letter hung on the American Bar’s walls). This year, the moon landing will celebrate its 50th anniversary, so raise a glass to Armstrong, Sinatra and all of the history between now and then.