F&B Experts from notable hotels and resorts share their favorite recipes for evoking that ’travel state of mind’ from the comforts of home
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Mahekal Beach Resort, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1½ oz silver tequila
1 oz pineapple Juice
½ oz lime juice
½ oz simple syrup
2 oz hibiscus juice
Flavor rim. Shake all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and serve immediately.
Nestled between the dense Riviera Maya jungle and Playa del Carmen’s longest stretch of beach, lies Mahekal Beach Resort an authentic and intimate oasis — unlike other high-rise, corridor hotels — elevators are not found at Mahekal, and the buildings are not much taller than the palm trees surrounding them.
Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Key West
2 oz Bacardi Superior rum
1 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz lime juice
½ oz cane syrup
½ oz Maraschino liqueur
Combine and strain over crushed ice in a double old-fashioned glass
and garnish with a grapefruit slice.
Capturing the breezy, subtropical climate, laid-back lifestyle and celebrated history and charm
of Key West, the Hemingway Daiquiri takes readers to Ocean Key Resort & Spa, a luxurious oceanfront property located in the heart of America’s Southernmost island. Nestled between
Key West Harbor and Mallory Square, where historic Duval Street begins the old town experience, the resort’s signature cocktail delivers the perfect mix of warm breezes, sunset celebrations, relaxation and revelry with an easy-to-make recipe from home.
Peaches & Bourbon
Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC
1½ oz Maker’s Mark
3 oz lemonade
3 oz peach cider
Peach or lemon wedge for garnish
Combine all ingredients into a shaker and
mix vigorously. Pour into a Collins glass filled
with ice and garnish with a slice of peach or
Served in the intimate River House Lounge at Montage Palmetto Bluff, a classic cocktail that
can be made at home is the delectable Peaches & Bourbon. Providing the perfect balance,
the peach cider adds a little sweetness, while the bourbon offers a touch of warmth.
The Peaches & Bourbon cocktail is the ideal libation to sit around a backyard fire pit, while “porching” at home — socializing while relaxing on an outside patio — or inside while day-dreaming of your next vacation.
Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1½ oz Patron Silver tequila
¾ oz lemon juice
¾ oz cane syrup
3 slice kiwi
Muddle the kiwi, lemon juice, cane syrup and add tequila. Shake and strain over ice in a double old fashioned glass with a sugar rim. Garnish with kiwi slice.
Delivering the flavor of paradise, wanderlust seekers can sip the Tropical Tease in style,
picturing Pelican Grand Beach Resort, the sun-drenched boutique resort set amongst the soothing sights and sounds of the ocean. A popular tropical libation with guests, resort general manager TJ Pierri highly recommends this concoction for those looking for bring some sunshine to their everyday life.
The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach, FL
2 oz Stolichnaya vodka
1 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur
¾ oz white cranberry juice
½ oz lime juice
1 orchid ice ball
In a shaker, combine liquid ingredients with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a carafe. Place orchid ice ball in a martini glass. Pour and enjoy!
For Orchid Ice Ball:
Place 1 pesticide-free orchid in
2” ice ball mold. Fill with filtered water and freeze.
Nestled in the heart of the iconic Brazilian Court Hotel lies one of Palm Beach’s most coveted dining destination — Chef Daniel Boulud’s award-winning Café Boulud. Inspired by the original cosmopolitan and perfect to make at home, Tart, yet refreshing at the same time, this cocktail is slightly sweet and full of aroma.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, FL
1 part pineapple juice
1 part cranberry juice
1 part orange juice
1 part Captain Morgan Spiced rum
1 part Parrot Bay rum
Mix ingredients and serve chilled. Garnish with fresh coconut.
For an extra kick, marinate the coconut garnish in 151 Rum.
Perfectly capturing the essence of the resort’s “Get Lost” motto the tropical Gumby Slumber
is the signature cocktail at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, the 4-acre, private island resort located discreetly off the fabled coastline of the Florida Keys. A best-kept secret among U.S. presidents and celebrities alike, the resort recently reopened on March 1, unveiling a complete design makeover.