It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and while the meaning of that is the same around the world (happy hour), what people imbibe at this time varies.
From Pisco Sours in Peru to Kir Royales in France, we took a look at what helps people from different countries unwind at the end of the day.
BERMUDA: Dark 'N Stormy -- a blend of rum and fizzy ginger beer. The drink is actually a trademark of Gosling's rum, which is based in Bermuda.
GERMANY: Aperol Spritz -- this refreshing drink, which hails from nearby Italy, is made with Aperol and a spritz of prosecco.
BRAZIL: Caipirinha -- Brazil's national cocktail consists of Leblon Cachaça, sugar, and a splash of lime.
CHILE: Borgoña -- also known as the 'Chilean sangria,' this popular punch is a simple blend of red wine and strawberries.
CUBA: Mojito -- the blend of white rum, mint, lime, and soda water is said to have been born in Havana.
ENGLAND: Pimm's Cup -- the combination of Pimm's No. 1, a British herbal-based liqueur, ginger, mint, and cucumber is a quintessentially English summer drink.
FRANCE: Kir Royale -- the iconic French cocktail is a simple blend of crème de cassis and champagne.
USA: Margarita -- surprisingly, this tequila-based drink is one of the most popular cocktails in America.
GREECE: Ouzo -- Greeks make happy hour happier by drinking their ouzo (a local anise-flavoured aperitif) straight.
PUERTO RICO: Piña Colada -- the tropical blend of pineapple juice, rum, ice, and coconut cream is said to have been invented by a Puerto Rican pirate.
IRELAND: Hot Toddy -- Irish whisky, honey, lemon and a dash of cloves is both a happy hour fave and a cold remedy.
ITALY: Negroni -- a mix of gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, and an orange twist is the Italian drink of choice.
MEXICO: Paloma -- forget margaritas, this white tequila, grapefruit soda, and lime juice concoction is a local fave.
PERU: Pisco Sour -- while its birthplace is sometimes cited as Peru, sometimes as Chile, one thing is for sure: Peruvians love the unique blend of pisco, sugar, lime juice, and an egg white.
SINGAPORE: Singapore Sling -- this mix of gin, Cointreau, pineapple, lime, and a dash of grenadine hails from Singapore's famous Raffles Hotel.
SPAIN: Tinto de verano -- a variation of sangria, this drink is made with Spanish red wine, lemon-lime soda, and diced fruit.
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