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Enjoy the Local Libations at These Hotels

by Holly Riddle

Apr 15, 2019

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Love a good libation while you’re on the road? Check out the local options at these hotels, where a drink at the hotel bar isn’t just a convenience — it’s an experience.

 

andBeyond Bateleur Camp

This property’s new gin bar channels the classic gin and tonics of colonial East Africa. The cocktail was a favorite and believed to help ward off malaria (hey, if it’s for health’s sake, you might as well have another). The gin bar offers 16 varieties of craft gin and other ingredients are sourced from the property’s organic vegetable garden.

 

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

This hotel was the site of the invention of the Bellini, Venice’s signature cocktail. The delicious peach juice and Prosecco concoction was created by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of the hotel. Make your own at the on-site bar, or just kick back and relax and ask the veteran bartender to make one for you.

 

Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Across the globe, Peru’s signature cocktail is the Pisco Sour. Learn how to make the cocktail with the barman at Belmont Hotel Monasterio. Guests also enjoy Pisco tastings and learning the history behind the unique liquor.

 

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

In St. Lucia, enjoy a rum tasting while learning all about the island’s history of rum distillation. Sugar Beach has its own in-house “rummelier.”

 

Nayara Springs

In Costa Rica, enjoy the local rum-style spirit, guaro. Whip up your own Guaro Sour with the help of the resident mixologist at the adults-only Nayara Springs, then embellish your beautiful cocktail with edible flowers and herbs from the on-site garden.

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