Hidden Doorways Cocktail Recipes

April 15, 2020 by Hidden Doorways


As we are adjusting to staying at home, we’re delighted to share with you some guest-favorite mixed, stirred and shaken cocktails from our client’s talented mixologists. We hope that this assists in enhancing your next Zoom happy hour while reminding you of some of our favorite hotels from around the world.

 

The Beaumont

London, United Kingdom

 

The roaring twenties are back at London’s 1926 grande dame The Beaumont situated in the heart of Mayfair. An Art Deco-era delight and a privately-owned five-star hotel, there’s always something special awaiting for guests at The Beaumont. Unwind with the hotel’s spin on classic signature cocktails at the Magritte Bar or the Cub Room.

Photographed by: David Loftus

 

Brooklyn 

First written about in 1908, the original Brooklyn recipe called for equal parts rye whiskey and Italian vermouth, plus small amounts of maraschino liqueur and Amer Picon—a French bitter orange liqueur. For a while it was surpassed in popularity by the Manhattan. At The Beaumont, they prefer the slightly more esoteric outer suburbs.

 

What you’ll need:

  • 60 ml rye whisky
  • 15 ml dry vermouth
  • 8ml maraschino
  • 8ml Amer Picon
  • Orange zest

 

Method:

  • Add all ingredients in a mixing glass.
  • Then add ice and stir until ice cold and dilution meets your palette.
  • Strain in a Martini glass and garnish with an orange zest.

Photographed by: David Loftus

 

Clover Club 

Named for the Irish businessmen’s club that met at the Belleville-Stratford Hotel, then the best place in town, in 1880s Philadelphia, it is not known when and by whom the Clover Club was originally made, but by 1910 it was being sold far and wide. The drink is now very popular but at one point it tumbled from favor, when in 1934 Esquire Magazine named it one of the ten worst cocktails, calling it a drink for “pansies”.  At The Beaumont, they have chosen not to use grenadine, as some do, but add homemade raspberry syrup for a fresher taste. Also, don’t skip the dry shaking part. It’s crucial for that lovely frothy head.

 

What you’ll need:

  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml raspberry syrup (homemade, if possible) 50ml gin
  • 10 drops of Miraculous Foamer Bitters (vegan) or 15ml egg white, approx. ½ white of a large egg (optional alternative)
  • 3 raspberries

 

Method:

  • Put the egg white to the Dry- shake hard without ice to make a froth.
  • Pour the rest of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  • Shake vigorously (more than normal to properly mix the egg with the rest).
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the raspberries or raspberry powder (optional).

Photographed by: David Loftus

 

Manhattan 

Some legends suggest the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s, where it was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston) but other references can also be found to similar cocktail recipes, and some think it was invented by a man named Black, who ran a bar near Houston Street on Broadway. What is remarkable is that the formula has not changed much over the intervening 150 years. At The Beaumont we like to serve a ‘Perfect’ Manhattan.

 

What you’ll need:

  • Rye Whiskey 60ml Dry Vermouth 15ml
  • Sweet Vermouth 15ml Angostura Bitter 2 Dashes Garnish with Orange Zest.

 

Method:

  • Add all ingredients in a mixing glass.
  • Then add ice and stir until ice cold and dilution meets your palate.
  • Strain in a Martini glass and garnish with an orange zest.

Photographed by: David Loftus

 

Moscow Mule 

In the 1940s, vodka was not a popular spirit in the US yet John G Martin took a leap of faith and bought the rights to the French Smirnoff brand. He found he couldn’t shift his stock and lamenting his fate with the owner of the Cock ‘n Bull Bar in LA, who had a similar problem with his stocks of ginger beer, they concocted the Moscow Mule to solve their problems. Marketing this refreshing drink like crazy, it took off. The name? Probably Moscow for vodka, and mule because of its kick. The Beaumont prefers to serve their Moscow Mule in a glass while the original cocktail was served in a copper mug (another hard-up business man – this time one with an abundance of copper!)

 

What you’ll need:

  • Lime juice 15ml Vodka 50 ml Ginger Beer Lime Wedge
  • Angostura Bitters – 2 Dashes

 

Method:

  • Pour the lime juice directly into the glass.
  • Then add ice and pour over the vodka.
  • Fill up with cold ginger beer, add 2 dashes of bitters and garnish with a wedge of (mint leaf optional)

The Brando

Tetiaroa, Tahiti

 

Venture off the grid and escape to Marlon Brando’s private island in Tahiti at The Brando.  Experience what makes his former playground so spectacular and a leader in sustainability. After a day of exploring the island, cool off with a refreshing signature cocktail at The Brando’s beloved Bob’s Bar.

The Dirty Old Bob

Enjoy a little bit of The Brando and Tetiaroa Private Island at home with our signature cocktail, the “Dirty Old Bob.”

 

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz. Jack Daniel’s
  • 1.5 oz. pineapple juice
  • 0.25 oz. lime juice
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • Half of an egg white
  • 3 drops of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 oz Tetiaroa honey

Daios Cove-Luxury Resort & Villas

Crete, Greece

 

The largest and southernmost of the stunning Greek Isles, Crete is a vibrant mix of white-washed ancient ruins, sunny beaches, crystalline waters, and quaint towns and villages. Daios Cove-Luxury Resort & Villas is the perfect home base for a fabulous Cretan vacation tucked away in a quiet bay on a secluded curve of the northern coastline. Catch the stunning sunsets over the cove while enjoying unique cocktails at the Crystal Bar or Ocean Bar.

Mexican Familia

As we perfect our cocktail making skills at home, it is a pleasure to bring the Cretan sunshine by mixology superstars, The Clumsies (awarded 6th in the World’s 50 Best Bars) who curate the famed cocktail list at Daios Cove. A guest favorite for its invigorating kick of tequila and soothing aloe vera finish to quench your thirst. 

 

What you’ll need:

  • 60 ml tequila blanco 100% agave
  • 35 ml mexican familia cordial

 

Method:

  • Add all ingredients into a shaker.
  • Fill with ice and shake for 10 seconds.
  • Serve in a frosted coupette glass straight up.
  • Garnish with salt or any aromatic salt with herbs and lime zest.

 

Mexican Familia Cordial Recipe

 

What you’ll need:

  • 350 ml aloe vera juice
  • 2.11 cups of sugar
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 6 tablespoons dried figs

 

Method:

  • In a plastic container add the 2.11 cups of sugar, zest of 2 limes, zest of 1 lemon, zest of 1 orange, 6 tablespoons of dried figs.
  • Use the muddler mix to press all ingredients until the citrus releases the oils into the sugar.
  • Rest for one day in the fridge.
  • Add the aloe vera juice, combine all the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Strain through a fine strainer or a cheese cloth.

Daios Spritz

A playful twist with Cretan flair on the classic Aperol Spritz as we dream of being on the beach with the sea breeze.

 

What you’ll need:

  • 25 ml Cretan Mountain Tea, Throumpi (or fresh oregano) cordial
  • Top up with sparkling water or soda water

 

Method:

Add all ingredients into the glass with ice cubes and stir upside down gently in order to combine the sparkling water with the rest of the ingredients. Serve in a white wine class and garnish with a lemon peel and a long cucumber peel.

 

Cretan Mountain Tea Cordial Recipe:

  • Brew 8 gr of dried Cretan mountain tea and 4 gr of savory / throumpi (or fresh oregano) for 10 minute in approximately 4.2 cups of hot water at 176 degree farenheit)
  • Then strain through fine strainer or paper coffee filter.
  • Add 500 gr sugar and stir until it melts.
  • Finally, add 14 gr of citric acid.

Heckfield Place

Hampshire, England

 

Housed in a thoughtfully restored 18th century Georgian home, Heckfield Place offers an idyllic countryside retreat with contemporary style tucked away on a 438-acre estate just outside London. Retreat to the Moon Bar, one of the most intimate meeting spaces in the home. Inspired by the lunar phases, the Moon Bar Cocktails are unique to Heckfield in concept, presentation and – most importantly – flavor. Their unique list of handcrafted cocktails uses liquors, tinctures and infusions created with fresh ingredients from their Home Farm and gardens. Their spirits range from exceptional classics through to incredibly rare small batch discoveries.

Immunity Boosting Cocktails

The Drinks’ Team at Heckfield Place has been busy conjuring up great cordials for these unprecedented times using ingredients that help boost your immunity to help protect from the coronavirus. There are lots more ingredients that you can consider from green tea to elderberry.  

 

What you’ll need | Cordial:

  • Lemon, ginger, turmeric cordial
  • Sparkling water
  • Build in Hi-Ball and fill with ice
  • Garnish with three (3) sticks of fresh ginger

 

What you’ll need | Mocktail:

  • 35 ml golden shrub (Ginger, turmeric, lemon juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, and black pepper)
  • Top off with chilled still water
  • Pour into a Nick & Nora glass
  • Garnish with a fresh sage leaf

Malibu Beach Inn

Malibu, California

 

Malibu Beach Inn is an oasis situated on an exclusive strip of Malibu’s Carbon Beach nicknamed “Billionaire’s Beach.” Boasting 47-rooms with terraces leading to infinite Pacific Ocean views and a show-stopping art collection throughout the hotel. Don’t miss signature cocktails at their award-winning Carbon Beach Club Restaurant or enjoying them from your balcony overlooking breathtaking ocean views and listening to the serene soundtrack of the ocean waves crashing along Malibu’s Carbon Beach.

Playa Access

 

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • ¾ oz fresh squeezed cucumbers

 

Method:

  • Place all ingredients in cocktail shaker
  • Add Ice and Shake (x5)
  • Strain into a chilled coupe glass
  • Garnish with a skewered cucumber wheel
  • Kiss-of-salt on the rim of the glass

 

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