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Kicking Off Hotel Cocktail Week with Autograph Collection's Signature Jim Beam Cocktails

August 12, 2013 at 1:34 PM | by | ()

It's no secret that we love drinking in hotels here at HotelChatter. In fact, hotels might be our favorite "local" bar. So all this week, we'll be pouring out some drinks for you during our first-ever Hotel Cocktail Week. We'll be posting specialty drinks, booze trends, mixology tips and most importantly, drinks recipes so you can recreate your favorite hotel drink at home. Everyone will be getting tipsy this week! But don't forget to tip your bartenders, in this case, us.

If you've had a rough Monday today, that can only mean one thing: It’s time for a tipple.

To help you with that, Marriott’s Autograph Collection has teamed up with the folks at Jim Beam to create some small batch bourbon recipes and they’ve put them in a convenient guide just for you -- the hotel cocktail lover.

Each cocktail was inspired by one of the Autograph Collection’s properties, from Savannah to Minneapolis and, further out, to the British Virgin Islands. Select hotels chose a Jim Beam bourbon that they felt best represented the hotel and created their own elixir with the bourbon as the base.

The twelve-drink Autograph Collection Hotels Signature Cocktail Guide is available at every Autograph Collection hotel and select cocktails will be available for you to try at each of these hotels:

• The Algonquin Hotel Times Square

• Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront

• Casa Monica Hotel

• The Glenn Hotel

• Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

• Hotel Duval

• Turnberry Island Miami

• Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina

• The Hotel Minneapolis

• Hotel Blackhawk

• The Saint Hotel

• Union Station Hotel

If you just can’t wait to get your hands on the guide or you can't make it down to one of the aforementioned hotels, here's a recipe to whet your appetite for the libations:

Thirsty Commodus from the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando (inspired by the Italian marble sculpture in the hotel’s bar depicting the bloody Roman Emperor Lucius Aurelis Commodus)

1.25 oz. Jim Beam Bourbon

0.75 oz. Lemon Juice

0.5 oz. Triple Sec

1 oz. Simple Syrup

1 Dash Blood Orange Juice

2 oz. Gran Reserva Malbec

Shake all ingredients and serve over ice in a 16 oz. glass. Garnish with an orange wheel.

[Photos: Autograph Collection]

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