Shaken and Culturally Stirred.
Spicy Middle-Eastern concoctions, molecular specialities sipped by the riverside and tropical sundowners savoured barefoot on softs sands; cocktails conjure up images of incredible destinations and you can create the holiday atmosphere at home with our Beer Jar Margarita recipe.
In an inventive bid to scintillate our taste buds, Anantara Mixologists are constantly seeking new inspirations with travel-inspired cocktails to bring unexpected blends of sweet, spicy, zesty and powerful indigenous ingredients into the mix. Guests who prefer a flavourful local adventure can shake up their journey with cocktails that evoke stories of Anantara destinations; of indulgent discoveries with luxury beach, city, jungle and desert hideaways across Asia, the Maldives, the Middle East and Africa.
THE TROPICAL ISLAND OF KHO SAMUI IN THAILAND
Lychee Sphere served at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa.
Mixing Ketel One vodka, lychee liqueur, lychee juice, lime juice, sugar syrup and Perrier, this refreshing tropical cocktail is the perfect companion while drinking in ocean views at the pool bar.
THE WORLD FAMOUS PARADISE OF THE MALDIVES
Tom Ka Gai Colada served at Anantara Kihavah Villas.
Blending ginger, Monin coconut syrup, Coco Lopez coconut cream, milk, Smirnoff vodka, lime leaves, lemongrass, basil leaves, coriander and red chilli, this lively concoction blends a touch of Asian culture with tropical Maldivian ingredients.
A DESERT OASIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Spice Route Nog served at Quasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.
Inspired by ancient Arabian spice trails, a mixture of Bacardi 151, nutmeg powder, sugar, dates, Arabic coffee, Monin vanilla syrup, green cardamom, star anise, cloves, cinnamon sticks, Le Gourmet Seven Spices, camel’s milk, honey and eggs.
RIVERSIDE TRANQUILITY IN BUSTLING BANGKOK
Shade of Shore served at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa.
A molecular speciality, with the lovely purple shade of Thailand’s butterfly pea flower, served by pouring infused Tanqueray gin, lime juice and elderflower syrup over ice before topping up with tonic water. Tea fog is poured over the cocktail to further entice the aroma.
SHAKE IT UP AT HOME
Beer Jar Margarita served at Anantara Kihavah Villas.
- 40ml Fresh Lime Juice
- 50ml Sugar Syrup
- 20ml Tequila Gold
- 30ml Grand Marnier
- 330ml Beer
- 40ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- 40ml Tequila White
- 5ml Bitters
- 10ml Fresh Orange Juice
- Pink Himalayan Salt
- Slice a lemon and lime in two and squeeze out the juice into a cocktail shaker.
- Add in the sugar syrup, bitters, tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh orange juice and some ice
- Shake hard for 5-7 seconds.
- Pour the mix straight into a jar and fill with ice cubes and the beer.
- Sprinkle on some pink Himalayan salt to finish or round the rim.
- Sit back, sip and dream of the Maldives!
[Source: Footprints Minor Hotel Group / Issue 5 / 2014]
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