Your Monday Morning Coffee… Cocktails
It's no secret that we love drinking in hotels here at HotelChatter. In fact, hotels might be our favorite "local." So all this week and next, we'll be pouring out some drinks for you during our second Hotel Cocktail Week(s) -- newly-expanded because there’s just so many drinks to share. We'll be posting quirky cocktails, boozy trends, unique menus and even recipes so you can recreate your favorite hotel drink at home. We expect everyone will be getting a bit tipsy over the next couple of weeks! But don't forget to tip your bartenders, in this case, us.
Tea-infused cocktails have been very “in” the past couple of years, and they still are, but now there’s something for all us coffee lovers to enjoy apart from the after-dinner Spanish Coffee: iced coffee cocktails. So kick start your day or night with one of these caffeine-spiked cocktails when your energy starts to wane.
The New York Palace’s team at their French pastry shop, Pomme Palais, teamed up with illy’s Master Barista, Giorgio Milos, to create a cold brew using illy’s single origin Mono Arabica Coffee from Brazil. In honor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the hotel combined this exclusive cold brew with cachaça to create an idyllic summer cocktail that couldn’t be simpler to make.
The Brewzilian at Trouble’s Trust and Tavern on 51 at The New York Palace
4 oz cold brew
3 oz coconut water
1 oz cachaça
1/2 oz coconut syrup
Combine cold brew, coconut water, cachaça and coconut syrup in a shaker and pour over ice. Garnish with fresh coconut.
Cost to drink: $19
Cost to sleep it off: $493
New York’s Refinery Hotel in the city’s Fashion District serves a more complex coffee bevvie in their clubby signature restaurant, Parker & Quinn.
The Craic Iced Coffee at Parker & Quinn at Refinery Hotel
2 oz Jameson's Black Barrel Irish Whiskey infused with vanilla beans, coffee beans, and raw sugar
8 oz Kobruck's Coffee double-brewed in house
Topped with house made Grand Marnier whipped cream and sprinkled with shaved chocolate
Shake whiskey and coffee over ice and pour into a pint glass. Top with Grand Marnie- infused whipped cream and garnish with shaved chocolate.
Cost to drink: $14
Cost to sleep it off: $459
In Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel is serving a Starbucks-style, Iced Frappuccino-type beverage but with alcohol instead of flavored syrup, the Shakerata on Ice. Like the Frappuccino it comes with whipping cream on top, and we say have the cream: save the Skinny Latte for another day.
Shakerata on Ice at Fornelletto Cucina & Bar at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
1/4 oz Absolut Vodka
1 oz Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
1 oz espresso
1/2 oz heavy whipping cream
Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes, vodka, Frangelico and espresso. Shake(erata). Strain into highball glass filled with ice. Top with the heavy cream.
Cost to drink: We didn't hear back so maybe they're busy drinking cocktails?
Cost to sleep it off: $262
[Photos: The New York Palace and Refinery Hotel]