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10 Summer Cocktail Recipes From The Restaurants and Bars Of Luxury Hotels

Posted: 08/08/2012 2:05 pm

A few fine hotels agreed to share what goes into their star summer sippers, so you could try mixing them up at home and whet your parched palates to tap the source when you're next in, say, Belize or Berlin.

Click through the slideshow for the drink shake-down, including the details on a special concoction served at the Mondrian SoHo hotel's new invitation-only rooftop lounge in the penthouse, and a non-alcoholic creation from Hyatt Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi for those who prefer their punch with less, well, punch.

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Lemon-Basil Jalapeño Tequila Cocktail
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The Ka'ana Boutique Resort in Belize has a garden on the premises, which is ripe with fresh, local ingredients to inspire libations. Whether you’re a guest who’s returned from a long day of zip-lining in the jungle or back home pounding the pavement in your own urban jungle, this is quick to refresh:

1 scoop ice
7 lemon-basil leaves
1 oz fresh lime juice
3 oz fresh pineapple juice
1.5 oz Infused Jalapeno Tequila


Preparation: Add a generous sprinkle of granulated sugar to lemon-basil leaves and muddle well. Pour ice, juices and muddled leaves into cocktail shaker; shake well. Slice jalapeno pepper wedge, garnish glass and serve.
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