When you can’t go traveling and you need a taste of distant lands in your life, consider mixing up some exotic cocktails that have a strong association with a particular destination. Many of the world’s best-known cocktails were invented in the USA out of necessity. Before prohibition, most people drank their liquor straight. When quality became less dependable in the time of bootleggers, cocktails rose up in the speakeasies: you needed to mask the harshness of the inferior booze. People liked the resulting taste and presentation, however, so what seemed like a temporary craze turned into a worldwide preference. Even
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