The Best Countries For A Summer Drinking Getaway, According To Bartenders

07.16.19 1 month ago

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Day-long road trips are easy. All you need is a car with a full tank of gas, a few good friends, and a destination. Short jaunts to go hiking, camping, or to visit a brewery are exactly what summer dreams are made of. You don’t have to take time off from work and you definitely don’t have to spend a month’s salary on a plane ticket. No need for delays; get busy living, kid.

Sometimes, of course, you want to go big. Like “halfway around the world” big. Now let’s add a wrinkle: What if the destination was specifically for alcohol drinking purposes? Would that change things? You could enjoy an Aperol Spritz in Rome, a dram of Scotch in Edinburgh, or a Guinness in Dublin.

We asked some of our favorite bartenders to tell us the one world destination they long to visit this summer to get their proverbial drink on.

Cuba

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Daniel Condliffe, bartender JSix in San Diego

Cuba has been somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. A crazy mix of old culture and modernizing slowly it seems like a place with a lot of personality. A perfect spot to relax on the beach and be lazy with a bottle of rum.

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