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The Best Cocktails From Around The World

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    After a long workweek or a particularly stressful Monday, we totally get the appeal of a nice beer-and-shot combo or a liberally poured glass of red wine. These options are true classics and they're all simple ways to get from point A (queued up at the crowded bar) to point B (pleasantly buzzed and ready to de-stress with friends in your cozy booth). Still, there's a big, wide world out there, and it's filled with exotic libations that deserve to be tasted.

    With this in mind, we've rounded up the best cocktails from around the globe — from the decadently frothy Chilean Pisco Sour to the Sanpellegrino® Sparkling Fruit Beverages-infused Italian spritz to the surprisingly medicinal British G&T. Think of it as a means to turn your next happy hour into an epic, multi-country vacation that is — bonus — all but guaranteed to cost far less than an international plane ticket.

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    England: Gin & Tonic
    Created by the British East India Company as means to make antimalarials go down easily, the G&T is as simple to create as the name suggests. The drink doesn't prove medicinally effective these days, but it is icy, refreshing, and a surefire way to keep it both classy and classic.

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    Korea: Subak-Soju
    The bright-looking — and equally bright-tasting — Subak-Soju combines fresh watermelon juice with Soju, Korea's most popular alcoholic beverage. Local tip: Serve it straight out of a chilled watermelon.

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    Italy: Winter Spritz
    Equal parts celebratory and cozy, this fresh take on the popular aperitif is made with Sanpellegrino Aranciata Rossa, bitter liqueur, lemon juice, sparking wine, and more. Hailing from northeastern Italy, it's also a low-alcohol option, so go ahead and sip down a few. Saluti!

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    Peru: Pisco Sour
    The Pisco Sour is so mouthwatering that both Chileans and Peruvians claim it as their national tipple. The Peruvian version, however, is a touch more deluxe, thanks to its blend of key lime, bitters, pisco brandy, and a frothy egg-white base.

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    Canada: The Caesar
    Much like the Bloody Mary, The Caesar beefs up America's brunch mainstay with a big splash of clam juice. It's said that the original mixologist was inspired by the success of clams and tomato sauce in cuisine — hence the ultra-Italian name. Sounds...fishy, but our Great White North neighbors swear by it.