5 Exotic Cocktails Made with Rare Ingredients

We’ve decided to put together a list of some of the world’s most exotic cocktails made with the rarest of ingredients. Some of these drinks originate from the far corners of our globe. Others include the whackiest recipe combinations and ALL of them look delicious. They’re certainly once in a lifetime type drinks that should be experienced by all cocktail lovers.

Lychee Martini

Rare Ingredient: Lychee

What is a Lychee? Lychee is a sweet and a very fragrant fruit, which is usually available in the summer. This fruit originated in China but today is found in most of the South East Asian countries.

Ingredients
Ice cubes
6 oz. vodka
4 oz. lychee juice
Splash of vermouth
2 lychees for garnish

Directions
Pour ice into shaker. Add the vodka, lychee juice and vermouth. Shake until contents are chilled. Pour contents into martini glass and garnish with lychees. For the real restaurant experience, add an orchid.

Source: eHow

Blue Lagoon

Rare Ingredient: Laraha Fruit

What is Laraha Fruit?

Laraha is a citrus tree that grows on the island of Curaçao, and the fruits of this tree are one of the primary ingredients in Curaçao liqueur.  A descendant of the domesticated orange, the fruit of the Laraha is too bitter and too fibrous to be considered edible.

 

Ingredients
Ice cubes
2 oz. vodka
2 oz. blue curacao liqueur
Lemonade
Maraschino cherries for garnish

Directions

Pour the vodka and curacao over ice in a highball glass. Top it off with lemonade and garnish with cherries.

Source: AskMen

Caesar Madness

Rare Ingredient: Everything

What?!? You need to watch the video to understand! This is definitely one of the world’s most exotic cocktails!

This drink comes loaded with a whole chicken, two burgers, a hot dog, hot wings, onion rings and a brownie! You don’t need a recipe for this one….let’s be honest – you aren’t making it at home.

Source: Tipsy Bartender

Caipirinha

Rare Ingredient: Cachaça

What is Cachaça? Cachaça is a distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice. Also known as aguardente, pinga, caninha or other names, it is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil.

Video by: Leblon

Ingredients
1 lime
1 tablespoon superfine sugar
2 ounces Cachaça*
Crushed ice

Directions

Cut up a lime into 8 wedges. Muddle the wedges in a rocks glass with sugar. Add Cachaça and top with ice. Stir and serve.

Recipe courtesy Bobby Flay

 

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