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Cocktail of the Week

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Cocktail of the Week: International Champagne Day

By Emma Reynolds

There’s nothing quite as exquisite as a crisp glass of bubbly champagne, and (like everything else) there’s now an entire day dedicated to this effervescent spirit. At Elite Traveler, we think that International Champagne Day should be celebrated all weekend, which is why we we’re highlighting one of the most elevated experiences you can have to celebrate the global day. In […]

Cocktail of the Week: Secret Garden, Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

By Emma Reynolds

Secret Garden at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul Top glass: 100ml orange juice 50ml Hennessy VS 20ml honey 1ml Disaronno liqueur Bottom glass: 200ml hot water 2 dried orange slices 2.5g dried rose leaves 2.5g rose hip To make the Secret Garden cocktail, first stir all ingredients into a fishbowl-shaped container that will be the bottom glass. Then, in a mixing glass […]

Cocktail of the Week for National Vodka Day

By Emma Reynolds

Belvedere Vodka’s Smogóry Forest Remember The Grain 1.5 oz Belvedere Smogóry Forest 20ml Heering Cherry Liqueur 10ml sweet vermouth 2 dashes absinthe 2 dashes chocolate bitters To make, stir all ingredients over ice cubs in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled glass over a large ice cube. It’s not often that ‘terroir’ and ‘vodka’ are in the same […]

Cocktail of the Week: National Coffee Day

By Emma Reynolds

Cayman Pick Me Up, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Coconut Diplomatico Flor de Cana Spresso Espresso Vanilla While National Coffee Day certainly gives you an excuse to treat yourself to your favorite latte, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman wants to celebrate the famous bean in a delicious, chilled cocktail. Even if you won’t be at the Caribbean resort, celebrate the holiday this […]

Cocktail of the Week: Taittinger Champagne at JW Marriott Venice

By Emma Reynolds

From now through the rest of fall, sip on some bubbly at the chic San Marco Terrace atop JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa. Located just a 20-minute boat ride from St Mark’s Square on its own private island, the hotel is the perfect serene escape from the city. Enjoy sips of Champagne Taittinger from 6 to 8 p.m. while […]

Cocktail of the Week: Sport Pilot at Rare Bird, Nashville

By Emma Reynolds

Sport Pilot, Rare Bird at Noelle Nashville 1.5 oz reposado tequila .5 oz Montelobos Mezcal 1 oz cinnamon falernum (2 parts cinnamon syrup, 1 part Velvet falernum) .5 oz lime 1.5 oz puréed coconut cream 2 dashes Angostura bitters Shaved nutmeg Lime wheel To make shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice to chill. Strain into a pilsner […]

Cocktail of the Week: Honey Deuce

By Emma Reynolds

Honey Deuce, the official drink of the US Open 1.5 parts Grey Goose vodka 3 parts fresh lemonade 1/2 part raspberry liqueur (we like Chambord) 3 honeydew melon balls to garnish To make, chill a Collins glass in the refrigerator or freezer. Fill with ice and add vodka, lemonade and raspberry liqueur. Garnish with honeydew melon balls on a skewer. […]

Cocktail of the Week: Grey Goose East Breeze at The Surf Lodge

By Emma Reynolds

Grey Goose East Breeze, The Surf Lodge 1.5 oz Grey Goose 1 oz St-Germain .75 oz fresh lemon juice .5 oz fresh blackberry purée Mint sprig To make, shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into a coup or martini glass. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve. Summer is winding down, but it sure isn’t over – […]

Cocktail of the Week: Aloha Old Fashioned, Wynn Las Vegas

By Emma Reynolds

Aloha Old Fashioned, Tower Suite Bar at Wynn Las Vegas 1.5 oz Bacardi Gran Reserva 10 Year Rum 1 oz Giffard Pineapple Liqueur 0.5 oz Smith & Cross Navy Strength Rum 0.25 oz Lustau East India Sherry Barspoon of Fernet Branca 3-4 dashes of Angostura Aromatic itters Dehydrated pineapple chip Purple orchid To make, pour all ingredients over a large […]

Cocktail of the Week: Baccarat Hotel New York’s $5,000 Cocktail

By Emma Reynolds

Last Word, Baccarat Hotel New York 1 oz Nolet’s Gin Reserve 1 oz 1920s green chartreuse .75 oz cherry oak aged maraschino liqueur 2.5 oz beluga cocktail caviar pearls 1 oz lime juice Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s gold Amarena cherry and saffron garnish You might be thinking: How can the Last Word cocktail served exclusively at the Baccarat Hotel New York […]