Hotel Cocktails Eclipse The Pillow Mint
We’ve started noticing that every hotel we visit these days immediately thrusts a free beverage into our hands… not that we’re complaining. The “complimentary cocktail” is quickly becoming ubiquitous. To keep up, Loews Hotels has devised a signature drink for every one of its hotels. Awhile back, an industry trade magazine got the details on some of these elixirs.
In L.A., the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel mixes up the Raspberry Mojito with 10 Cane Rum, mint leaves, brown sugar, lime juice, a top-off of Sprite, and a float of Chambord Liqueur Royale. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson features the Ventana Stargazer, made with Grey Goose L’Orange vodka, Grand Marnier, freshly squeezed orange juice, and Desert Pear, a Monin syrup. Caribbean Sunshine is Loews Miami Beach Hotel’s choice cocktail, with Bacardi Coco Rum, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur, and orange and cranberry juices. Loews Philadelphia offers the Philly Gin Blitz, made with Beefeater Gin, Midori Melon Liqueur, DeKuyper Pucker Watermelon, and pineapple juice.
Man, could we use a drink. Complimentary, preferably.