We opened a can of worms when we launched our New Year digital cocktail book back in December, featuring mouthwatering concoctions, courtesy of the world’s best hotels and resorts, to see us into 2021. With Spring on the horizon, we’ll be crafting another collection of mixed drinks for the season (out later this year) and have been inundated with recipes. Some of the ones we have received are so good – particularly ones from the members of Small Luxury Hotels of the World – we just couldn’t wait to try some of these SLH cocktails and just had to release them early…
We’ve chosen some of our favourite SLH cocktails – to give you a flavour of things to come – handpicked from destinations that we think are likely to be welcoming OutThere travellers later this year. Lest to say, holidays are so close, we can almost taste it!
First date, from The Norman, Tel Aviv, Israel
50ml Norman gin (or other aromatic gin)
30ml grapefruit juice
20ml date syrup
10ml lemon juice
Pour ingredients into a chilled cocktail shaker, shake vigorously, show us just how much you want to get out into the world and travelling again.
Recipe and photography courtesy of The Norman Tel Aviv
EGV mojito, from Elounda Gulf Villas, Crete, Greece
200ml pineapple rum
50g pineapple pieces
50g chopped mango
3 limes , chopped
2 tbsp light brown soft sugar
2 mint sprigs , leaves picked
600ml sparkling waterIce
Tip the pineapple, mango, limes and sugar into a large jug and muddle together. Bruise and add the mint leaves, then top with ice. Stir in the raki , pineapple rum and sparkling water.
Recipe and photography courtesy of Elounda Gulf Villas
Vesper Martini Unique, from DUKES London, United Kingdom
A few drops of Angostura bitters
15ml of Sacred DUKES Exclusive Amber Vermouth
25ml Potocki Vodka
70 ml No.3 Gin
Finish off with large zest of Organic Orange, squeeze the orange zest to extract the fragrant oils which makes the DUKES Vesper Martini Unique.
Finally, discharge Orange zest inside the glass and enjoy your DUKES Vesper Martini!
Recipe and photography courtesy of DUKES London