California is popular for Hollywood, the beaches, good weather, a chill environment. We’ve all watched movies filmed in CA such as La La Land and Blade Runner 2049, and it goes to show that Californians sure know how to make the most out of their day. You could say that a week isn’t even complete without brunch and all the more without a cocktail to go with the eggs and hash browns. Some of the most ordered cocktails in Cali are: Bloody Mary, Mimosas and Tequila Sunrises. These drinks are match perfectly well with brunch so it’s no wonder why Californians look forward to drinking and breakfast at the same time!
Did you know that California is responsible for inventing the Martini? Though it is no longer considered a cocktail on its own but rather a class of drink nowadays, it’s still pretty awesome knowing that this state came up with a timeless drink; a favorite to icons such as Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, and James Bond! Other notable cocktail inventions include the Sidecar and Mai Tai. The “Sidecar” is a cocktail made traditionally with cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice while a “Mai Tai” is a cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur, orgeat syrup, and lime juice, associated with Polynesian-style decor. Although the Mai Tai became a popular cocktail that themes with anything “Tiki” such as in Hawaiian restaurants, it was claimed to be invented in Oakland, California.
Whichever cocktail you prefer to quench your thirst with, one thing’s for sure that in California, it’s never too early for a cocktail – it goes great with your breakfast too! Whether in the day, brunch or night time fun, there are plenty of cocktails to choose from! Whether you prefer it on the rocks or with some fresh juice, it’s the company you’re with that truly counts. Cheers!