Being stuck at home making you stir crazy? We get it. During this era of self-isolation, it’s time to indulge your inner travel-bug by way of your home bar. From margaritas from Mexico City to Espresso Martinis from Iceland, stamp your imaginary passport, prepare your liquor and garnishes and recreate these 12 cocktails from bars around the world at home.
Laranja from Renaissance São Paulo Hotel in São Paulo, Brazil
This handcrafted signature drink, made by talented mixologists at Renaissance São Paulo Hotel features Glenfiddich 12 Years single malt and is garnished with edible flowers. This cocktail offers guests a flavorful escape to be enjoyed anywhere in the world.
8 ml Aperol
8 ml Grand Marnier
20 ml Drambuie
2 Dashes Of Orange Bitters
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
30 ml Pasteurized Egg White
60 ml Glenfiddich
30 ml Orange Shrub (made with 30 ml Simple Syrup, 30 ml Raspberry Vinegar, 60 ml Orange Juice Reduction)
In a cocktail shaker, add Aperol, Grand Marnier, Drambuie, bitters, syrup, pasteurized egg whites, Glenfiddich and orange shrub. Beat well to emulsify the egg white. Add the ice and beat eight times. Strain twice when pouring into a bowl. Add an edible flower of the season. Squeeze a lemon peel over the foam.
Alameda Santos, 2233 – Jardim Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil, marriott.com/hotels/travel/saobr-renaissance-sao-paulo-hotel/, @renaissancesaopaulo
Margarita Al Pastor From Le Meridien in Mexico City, Mexico
This margarita found exclusively at the Le Meridien Mexico City is a tribute to tacos al Pastor, a traditional Mexican dish. The property incorporated a house-made pineapple juice into the margarita and rimmed the glass with axhiote salt.
45 ml Tequila
30 ml Cointreau
15 ml Yellow Lemon Juice
45 ml Pineapple Juice
5 Coriander Leaves
1 tsp Finely Chopped Cilantro
Chill glass and rim with axhiote salt. In a shaker, add all ingredients and fill up to ¾ of ice. Shake vigorously and serve double cast. Pour drink into chilled glass and add some chopped cilantro at the end and place the orange wedge on the rim.
Av. Paseo de la Reforma 69, Tabacalera, Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México, marriott.com/hotels/travel/mexdm-le-meridien-mexico-city, @lemeridienmex
Ranga Espresso Martini from Hotel Ranga in Iceland
Indulge your sweet tooth while wearing sweatpants. A recipe straight from Hotel Ranga in Iceland, this Espresso Martini is a sinfully rich dessert twist on a classic cocktail with a perfect pick-me-up extra.
1 oz Katla Vodka
1 oz Orange/Chocolate Syrup
1 oz Espresso
Chocolate & Orange Zest Garnish
Add all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until frothy. Fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with chocolate and orange zest.
851 Hella, Iceland,. hotelranga.is, @hotelranga
Liz’s Rum Punch from Round Hill Resort & Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica
A classic welcome drink at the resort, Round Hill Hotel and Villas’s signature Rum Punch recipe will transport you to Jamaica and help you forget you are stuck at home.
0.75 Appleton Rum
0.75 Coruba Dark Rum
0.5 Lime Juice
0.25 oz Clear Syrup
1 oz Pineapple Juice
0.25 Diced Scotch Bonnet Pepper
Shale all ingredients together and serve over ice. Garnish with a pineapple slice.
John Pringle Drive, Montego Bay, Jamaica, roundhill.com, @roundhillresort
Bar Jack Piña Colada from Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman
Enjoy flavors of fresh pineapple, rich coconut and white rum, swirled to perfection in Bar Jack’s signature cocktail, straight from The Caymans. Best part? This cocktail is 100% dairy-free and gluten-free.
1.5 oz Diplomatico Rum
Fresh Pineapple Juice
Cream Of Coconut
Combine ingredients until smooth. Swirl together the mixture with added rum for an extra kick, serve in a hurricane glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.
Seven Mile Beach, KY1-1209, Cayman Islands, ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/caribbean/grand-cayman, @ritzcarltongrandcayman
Polly Want A Scorpion from Interncontinel San Diego
A favorite for many guests and locals alike, the Polly Want A Scorpion cocktails speaks to San Diego both from a craft beer and craft distillery perspective. Utilizing two iconic local beverage producers – Cutwater and Stone – this cocktail symbolizes San Diego’s endless summers through fresh and tropical flavors.
2 oz Rum
2 oz Orgeat
Cutwater and Stone IPA
1 oz Lime
Pour the rum and orgeat into a mixing glass over crushed ice, stir and top off with IPA. Give one last quick stir and add garnish on top.
901 Bayfront Ct., San Diego, CA, ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/us/en/san-diego/sanhb/hoteldetail, @intercontinentalsd
Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel in Singapore
We’ll have you dreaming of Singapore with this recipe for their iconic national drink, the Singapore Sling. First created in the famous Long Bar at Raffles Singapore, the gin-based cocktail was designed as a drink for women to have in public and 105 years later, the historic hotel continues its proud tradition of serving the iconic cocktail. Enjoy a taste of Singapore from your own home by recreating their recipe and dream of tossing peanut shells on the floor of the famous Ling Bar – as tradition states.
1 oz London Dry Gin
10 mil Dry Curacao
Splash Of Benedictine
Splash Of Grenadine Syrup
Dash Of Bitters
10 ml Cherry Liquor
2 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
Slice Of Pineapple
Start by filling a cocktail glass of ice and lining up the ingredients. In a mixer, add the gin, dry curacao, Benedictine and splash of grenadine syrup, followed by 10 ml of cherry liquor and dash of bitters. Finally, add the juice of one lime and pineapple juice. Shake well. Pour into your cocktail glass and finish off with a garnish of pineapple.
1 Beach Rd., Singapore, rafflessingapore.com, @raffleshotelsingapore
Fleur of the Valley from Moxy Chelsea in New York City
This cocktail is found exclusively at Moxy Chelsea’s Fleur Room in New York City. Enjoy flavors of strawberry and lemon topped with prosecco for a sweet and refreshing cocktail. It’s normally made with strawberry puree, but has been substituted for a more DIY-friendly strawberry jam during this time.
1 tsp Strawberry Jam
0.75 Lemon Juice
Top With Processo
Measure liquid ingredients, minus the Processo, into a mixing tin. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass and top with prosecco. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf.
105 W. 28th St., New York, NY, marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycos-moxy-nyc-chelsea, @moxychelsea
Hakkatini from Hakkasan in Dubai, UAE
One of the most popular drinks at nightlife hotspot Hakkasan Dubai is the signature Hakkatini. The sexy yet simple sipper is made with four ingredients and packs a well-balanced punch with sweet, tart and bitter notes.
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Orange Liqueur
0.25 oz Campari
0.75 oz Pressed Apple Juice
Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake to mix ingredients and fine strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.
Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Rd., Dubai, United Arab Emirates, atlantis.com/dubai/restaurants/hakkasan, @hakkasandxb
Arizona Sunset at Civana Wellness Resort & Spa
Featuring a vibrant red hue reminiscent of Arizona’s color sunsets, this wellness-driven cocktail features jalapeños (rich in vitamin A & C) and carotene, an antioxidant that helps fight damage to your cells), orange-infused vodka and more. The capsaicin that provides the heat in the jalapenos helps increase metabolism by burning fats and reduces diabetic insulin spikes.
10 oz Orange Infused Vodka
5 Sliced Jalapeño (Muddled)
5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
5 oz Agave Syrup
5 oz Cranberry Juice
Muddle and shake ingredients and then strain into martini glass. Garnish with a thin slice of jalapeño or lemon wheel.
37220 Mule Train Rd., Carefree, AZ, civanacarefree.com, @civanaresort
Calafia Queen from Solaz Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The Queen Calafia is a legendary figure from the Baja region having ruled over a kingdom of only women living on the Baja California Peninsula. Calafia was valiant, cunning and brave so Solaz, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Los Cabos decided to honor her with a cocktail.
40 ml Sotol
20 ml Damiana Liquor
30 ml Coffee Cordial
2 Dashes Of Orange Bitters
Garnish of Dehydrated Orange and 3 Coffee Beans
Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass, fill it with ice and stir. Pour into an old fashioned glass with ice and add the garnish on top.
KM 18.5 Carretera Trans Cabo Real, 23405 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sjdlc-solaz-a-luxury-collection-resort-los-cabos, @solazresortloscabos
Teddy’s Planters Punch at Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
This cocktail is a signature welcome drink at Jamaica Inn. Named after the late and beloved team member Teddy Tucker, this delicious drink will put you on island time no matter where you are.
.5 Dark Rum
.5 Lime Juice
.5 Simple Syrup
2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Stir and serve in a highball with ice and garnish with sliced orange and cherry.
Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, jamaicainn.com, @thejamaicainn
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