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Destinology's hotels have some of the finest bars, in the most exotic locations serving delicious cocktails inspired by history, location and local ingredients.

The Hurricane

Served at the Rangali Bar, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Ingredients

2 oz light rum
2 oz dark rum
2 oz passion fruit
Dash of lime
1 tablespoon of grenadine

 

Shake over ice and strain.

For an authentic look serve in a Tiki mug.

A sweet cocktail sure to imbibe on a hot or windy day!

Tanah Gajah Purple Basil

Best tasted at the Chehi Club, Ubud, Bali

Ingredients

2.5 oz vodka
1 oz lime juice
1 oz sugar syrup
10 purple basil leaves – some muddled

 

Muddle some basil. Mix all the ingredients together. Strain and serve over ice.

 

If you can’t find purple basil in the supermarket try the garden centre as the plant is pretty in your garden.

 

We think this is the perfect summer cocktail.

The Green Flash

To be tasted at The Turquoise Beach Bar, The Landings Resort and Spa, St Lucia

Ingredients

1 oz vodka
0.5 oz peach schnapps
0.5 oz blue Curacao
3 oz orange juice
3oz lemonade

 

Mix all the ingredients and serve over ice.

 

Blue Curacao is a favourite at Destinology. If you can’t find a beach, it won’t affect the taste.

 

Warning, it's not pretty in colour, but it's delicious.

Vertigo Sunset

Drink at sunset in the Vertigo and Moon Bar, The Banyan Tree, Bangkok

Ingredients

2 oz white rum
2 oz Malibu coconut rum
2 oz cranberry juice
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz lime juice
1 oz sugar syrup

 

Start by putting your ice into a martini glass. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well for 10 seconds.

 

Taste it and add more sugar or lime.

 

Strain into your glass.

 

Garnish with a cube of pineapple.

Arabian Snapper

A Bloody Mary styled cocktail to be tried at The Manhattan Lounge, St Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.

Ingredients

5 oz tomato juice
1.5 oz vodka
1tsp cumin
6 tsp za’atar (found in the spice section of your supermarket)
4 dashes of Angostura bitters
4 dashes tabasco sauce
2 dashes Worcester sauce
Black pepper to taste
2 tsp lemon juice

 

Combine the tomato juice, vodka, cumin and 4tsp of the za’atar in your cocktail shaker.

 

Add the Angostura bitters, sauces, pepper and lemon juice and ice cubes.

 

Shake hard and pour into a large straight glass.

 

Garnish with remaining za-atar, lemon, cherry tomato and a celery stick.

 

They say this one is the perfect hang-over cure. I wouldn’t know, honest!

Once tried and tested at home you will need to compare your efforts with the real thing. Get tasting and travelling.

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