In my experience, the best history lessons come straight out of a bottle, into the shaker, and poured into an artful glass. These five cocktails and mocktails are some of the world's most loved sips, easily found at pubs, clubs, and home bars throughout the planet. Keep reading to learn more about the famous names behind these delicious sips and find out how to make them yourself at home.
1. Charlie Chaplin
Undoubtedly one of the world’s best-known performers, Charlie Chaplin was an English comedian and actor who was renowned for his work throughout the age of silent film. Despite his reluctance to do so, Chaplin eventually caved and ventured beyond silent film, leading him to write and star in movies like The Great Dictator - a 1940 satire about Adolf Hitler that attracted much controversy.
The cocktail named after the famed comic is quite easy to create, but you may have to do some digging to find the ingredients it requires. The Charlie Chaplin is made with sloe gin (a red gin-based liqueur made with sloes, a plum-like fruit), apricot brandy, lime juice, and ice, plus some apricot or a lime peel to garnish. Find the recipe here.