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We all know how important food is to travel, but what about the drinks! These are many of the best international drink recipes from around the world that you can recreate at home. International cocktails, tea and coffee and refreshing non-alcoholic beverages to bring those travel vibes into your home!
Just as dessert is an essential part of our international cooking experience, so are the drinks we serve with them.
Whether we are making international cocktails for the adults. Or a non-alcoholic beverage for the whole family, these signature drink recipes from around the world are sure to have you thirsty!
Some of Our Favourite International Drink Memories
Staying at all-inclusive resorts and getting cocktails and freshly squeezed juice delivered, without getting out of the pool, will always be a memorable experience in Punta Cana and Mexico. The kids still talk about their fancy pool juices!
But there are many other delicious drink memories that remind us of places we have been.
Drinking hot spiced Glühwein at the European Christmas markets is one of my earliest travel memories, back in 2009. We still have several souvenir mugs from Germany and Poland.
And there are those endless vodka shots and Mad Dogs that make up every trip to Poland.
Although after a hot day exploring the sights of Vietnam, nothing quite compares to the delicious freshly squeezed fruit juice or sugar cane juice, to cool you down.
Planning Your Around The World Food & Drink Menu
When you can’t travel, that’s no reason not to enjoy your favourite around the world drinks from home.
Make these around the world drink recipes at home with signature cocktails for adults to enjoy and non-alcoholic refreshing beverages from different countries. You will have fun mixing up a storm in the kitchen with these international drinks. There are even tea and coffee recipes from your favourite countries for those of you who prefer hot drinks to warm the winter days.
Non-Alcoholic Drinks From Around The World
These non-alcoholic beverages from around the world include signature recipes, refreshing drinks and frozen delights that will make you feel like you've stepped into another country.
Norway - Hot orange juice with chilli and cinnamon is a Norwegian drink commonly enjoyed on cold nights. A tasty way to enjoy orange juice, and it is a delicious alcohol-free drink that the whole family can enjoy!
Morocco - We fell in love with refreshing Moroccan mint lemonade while visiting the Fes Medina. The beverage is frothy due to the lemon peels being used in the preparation of the lemonade. Psst... try it with vodka!
Peru - Chicha Morada made from dried blue corn, pineapple skin, apple skin, cinnamon and cloves is perfect to practice no waste with your fruits. In Peru, it is often fermented to make an alcoholic version, but this non-alcoholic version is just as delicious.
USA - This tropical Homemade Hawaiian Punch recipe is a delightfully easy and refreshing non-alcoholic fruit punch that is perfect for any party or luau! You’re going to want to make this all summer long!
Indonesia - Suriname has a large Indonesian population. As such, many Indonesian foods are adapted with local ingredients. This Suriname version of Dawet - a vegan drink made with coconut milk, lemongrass and rose is refreshing and delicious on hot summer days!
India - Kashmiri Kahwa Tea is a fragrant, mild green tea made with whole spices, saffron, almonds and originally from the Kashmiri cuisine. It refreshes, rejuvenates, relaxes, soothes, calms and makes you feel good.
Vietnam - Vietnamese Coffee with Condensed Milk (Cafe Sua Nong) is delicious yet simple to make. The blending of strong coffee and condensed milk makes this traditional Vietnamese drink so aromatic and intense.
Turkey - This deep, rich, Turkish Coffee Recipe, is also known as Greek Coffee and Arabic Coffee. The espresso used to make this coffee is blended with ground cardamon, which gives this coffee its wonderful flavor.
Israel - Cafe hafuch - "upside down coffee" - is a milky espresso based drink from Israel. Similar to a latte, but with layers of milk, coffee and foam, it's a popular on-the-go drink.
Alcoholic Drinks From Around The World
The alcoholic cocktails from around the world and drink recipes for adults only will give you the chance to feel like you are sipping drinks at a swim-up bar in an exotic location or sailing the oceans far away on a luxury cruise - all without leaving home!
And if you want to get the kids involved, many of them would work great as cocktails too. Skip the alcohol and let them enjoy delicious international flavours in a kid-friendly alternative!
Brazil - Caipirinha is a delicious and easy to make Brasilian drink. It’s made with cachaça (Brazilian spirit), limes, sugar, and ice. It’s so refreshing and well balanced. You can taste the sourness from the lime and sweetness from the sugar. We absolutely love it!
Brazil - This coconut cocktail is a classic of Brazilian cuisine! Made of tropical ingredients, this Brazilian cocktail, called Batida de Coco in Portuguese, is perfect for sipping on a warm day. You and your guests will love it!
Europe - Gluhwein, or Mulled Wine, is a hot spiced wine drink from Europe that is prepared by heating red wine with sugar, orange and warming spices like cinnamon, cloves and star-anise. In this recipe, I use the Instant Pot to make AND serve this fragrant and flavorful drink.
Germany - Experience the cozy German Christmas markets without ever leaving the comfort of your home with this Blueberry Gluhwein recipe! With only 5 ingredients, this is a simple mulled red wine to warm your bones this winter.
India - There is nothing more refreshing than a Jaljeera Mojito (Indian Spiced Mojito) on a hot summer day. Jaljeera is an Indian spiced beverage, which is an extremely popular summer drink in Northern India.
Italy - Originating in Venice, this Italian sparkling wine and peach cocktail is like sunshine and summer in a glass. It's super simple to make and works beautifully as a drink for brunch, afternoon aperitive or sunny BBQ refreshment.
South Africa - Don Pedro is a traditional dessert cocktail from South Africa. Cream and ice cream for the base and if you can get hold of Amarula, which is a cream-based liqueur made from the African Marula tree, even better. If not, fret not. You can use your favourite spirits such as whisky or brandy to complete the job. Easy and super indulgent!
Spain - Ever wanted to get the whole of Seville during the orange blooms in a glass? Now you can with this amazing Triple Sec based Cocktail. With delicate tomato water and citrus, this is an amazing low-alcohol cocktail for the summer
Jamaica - This Gorgeous Jamaican Rum Punch is the kind of fun exotic sipper you whip up for guests and parties. Just 5 everyday classic ingredients come together in one delicious drink that takes you back to warm Caribbean sunsets all year long.
Peru - This Peruvian pisco sour recipe is one of my favourite cocktails! Peruvian pisco is shaken with fresh lime juice, simple syrup, angostura bitters, and egg whites for an impressive drink recipe that everyone will love!
Canada - The Caesar drink is Canada's national drink and very popular to have on weekend brunches where pubs and restaurants often have a garnish bar. It's made with Clamato juice, vodka and a number of spices and supposedly also helps with hangovers.
Puerto Rico - Coquito means “Little Coconut” in Spanish and is a traditional Christmas cocktail which is basically a Puerto Rican Eggnog. If rum cocktails with a hint of sweetness rank high on your list, this recipe will be a perfect one to add to the menu.
USA- A Cosmopolitan Drink is perfect when you want to serve a really classy cocktail with some sweetness and colour to your menu! Triple sec orange liqueur, shaken not stirred with cranberry juice, fresh lime and vodka
Allow your food and drink at home to take you back to places you’ve been before or to take you to new places you dream of visiting. It’s amazing how powerful the experience of food is for bringing travel to you!