Fill your fridge, stock your bar and dust off your cooler. No emergency trips to the store should come between you and your holiday schedule: sip, dip, repeat.
Add a refreshing twist to your weekend plans with these delightful cocktails. Whether you're feeling experimental or just seeking something new, we've rounded up the very best drink recipes to celebrate with your loved ones. Here are our top picks by Ali Hamdan, Head Mixologist and Beverage Manager at Hilton Maldives Amingiri and his team, Yangdup Lama, Mixologist - Budweiser Magnum Double Barrel Whiskey and Ami Shroff - Mixologist, Smoke Lab Vodka.
These are easy-to-mix, uniquely flavoursome and the perfect way to channel your inner mixologist
Few American Gin - 40 ml
House-made chamomile citrus oil syrup - 30 ml
Freshly squeezed lemon juice - 10 ml
Lychee syrup - 5 ml
Cocktail enhancer - 4 drops
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill it with ice.
Shake well, and fine strain into the glass.
Garnish with a Berry Tuile and serve in a coupe glass.
Beefeater 24 - 40 ml
Clarified melon, grapefruit and yuzu blend - 40 ml
Mint cordial - 5 ml
Elderflower syrup - 5 ml
Finger lime - 1 tsp
First, muddle the finger lime in a shaker.
Add the rest of the ingredients and fill the shaker with ice.
Shake well, strain, and pour over ice.
To garnish use a banana leaf and finger lime, finished with a pump of house-made sakura perfume- serve in a Kes-sho Geber.
Curry leaves - 3
Passion fruit puree - 20 ml
Pressed lemon juice - 20 ml
Simple Syrup - 15 ml
Beefeater 24 Gin - 60 ml
Tepache, fermented in the Cocktail Lab - 90 ml
Muddle and shake.
Garnish with dehydrated pineapple and curry leaves and serve in a highball glass.
50 ml Smoke Lab Saffron Vodka
50 ml brew of jasmine & orange zest
10 ml honey-apple (or as per taste)
Approx. 75ml tonic
Jasmine-orange tea- Make a strong brew of dried jasmine flowers & orange zest and leave to cool.
Honey apple- Dilute organic honey with apple juice equal parts (1:1)
Built up - add all ingredients over ice in a wine glass or tall glass.
Garnish with a jasmine flower or any edible flower & smoke.
60ml Budweiser Magnum Double Barrel Whisky
10ml mint cordial
10ml fresh lime juice
3 drops vegan foamer
Shaken and served straight up.
Garnish with an orange peel and fresh mint sprig.
60 ml Budweiser Magnum Double Barrel Whiskey
60 ml apple juice reduction
10 ml maple syrup
10 ml fresh lime juice
Shaken and strained into a stem glass.
Dehydrated apple and grated cinnamon powder.