Elegant Lavender Fields cocktail from The Preserve Resort & Spa featured in bar setting

5 Hotel Cocktail Recipes to Make for National Cocktail Day

Published on March 20, 2024

GT Global Traveler showcases The Preserve's Lavender Fields martini.National Cocktail Day takes place March 24. Hotels around the country celebrate with classic and modern cocktail recipes.

Lavender Fields © The Preserve Resort & Spa

Enjoy a floral martini courtesy of The Preserve Resort & Spa in Richmond, Rhode Island. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Combine Empress Gin (2 oz.), Luxardo Maraschino liqueur (0.5 oz.), crème de violette (0.25 oz.) and lemon juice (0.75 oz.). Shake well. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist and cherry.

Élevé Sour © Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston’s rooftop restaurant serves up an Élevé Sour, a modern, vegan take on the whiskey sour. Combine Knob Creek Rye (2 oz.), Aquafaba (1 oz.), lemon juice (1 oz.), orange tea syrup (1 oz.) and a dash of bitters in a shaker and shake vigorously. Double strain into a glass and garnish with an edible flower.

Scarlett O’Hara © Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park

Inspired by the character from Gone With the Wind, this drink from Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park features Southern Comfort. In a Collins or old-fashioned glass with ice, add Southern Comfort (2 oz.), lime juice (0.5 oz.) and cranberry juice (2–4 oz.). Stir and garnish with a lime wedge.

The Carver Up © The Kimpton Brice

The Kimpton Brice in Savannah, Georgia, offers this whiskey cocktail, inspired by George Washington Carver. Combine Uncle Nearest peanut-infused whiskey (1.5 oz.), peach vermouth (0.5 oz.), peach syrup (0.5 oz.) and lemon juice (0.75 oz.). Add a splash of amaretto and peach vinegar and strain into a glass. Garnish with a dehydrated peach.

Tipsy Turtle © Marriott Harbor Beach Resort

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a cocktail as blue as the ocean. Combine Malibu Rum (2 oz.), blue curacao (0.5 oz.), sour mix (1 oz.) and pineapple juice (2 oz.) in a shaker. Pour into a highball glass and garnish with an orange slice, cherry and coconut flakes.


SOURCE: GT Globar Traveler