Hot, lazy days and cool breezy nights call for cocktails inspired by summertime. At luxury hotels around the world, we found five such drinks that you should put on your summer itinerary before it’s too late.
This Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star gem, situated just around the corner from London’s famed West End theaters, tips its hat to the area’s dramatic surroundings by serving up show-stopping stunners at its glamorous Lobby Bar.
Inspired by A Midsummer’s Night Dream, the Fairy Garden Infusion is one of our favorite pours, as it blends Hendrick’s Gin, Taylor’s Chip Dry White Port, coriander bitters and rose lemonade for a refreshing drink.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
When an island resort like this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended property in St. Lucia has a “rummelier” on staff, you can expect killer tropical drinks like the Sugar Beach Traditional Rum Punch.
The concoction features two different rums (a strong one for oomph and a softer one for taste) blended with grenadine, pineapple and orange juices — all poured over ice and topped with freshly ground nutmeg.
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
This sexy Cabo San Lucas hotel features Manta, a sleek Mexican seafood eatery and bar with spectacular ocean views. Take in the vistas while lingering over a Yajasi, a sophisticated pink cocktail made up of raspberry, spiced syrup, yuzu, egg whites and Pisco Quebranta.
The St. Regis Mexico City
Does anything say summer more than a margarita? Decide for yourself by grabbing a tasty, elevated version of the seasonal staple at this Four-Star Mexico City hotel’s J&G Grill.
The Ginger Margarita tastes as light and refreshing as it looks — it’s a smooth blend of Herradura Reposado Tequila, ginger syrup and Cointreau rimmed with ginger salt and garnished with a lime wedge.
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
If you thought the Moscow mule trend was dying down, think again. If anything, it’s gone international. At this northern Thailand resort, get a local spin on the popular libation with the Chiang Mai mule, created by renowned mixologist Javier de las Muelas.
At the Ratree Bar, contemplate the lovely vistas overlooking terraced rice fields while sipping the exotic cocktail. It’s made with red-hot chili and fresh ginger droplets, palm sugar syrup, lime juice, vodka and ginger ale, all garnished with red chili, a Kaffir lime leaf and a cucumber slice.