Toasting To Spring: Hidden Doorways’ Cocktails

April 7, 2022 by Hidden Doorways


Photo Courtesy of Heckfield Place


Toast to spring with Hidden Doorways! Spice up your virtual happy hours and entertaining at home with refreshing cocktails and mocktails that are shaken, stirred and mixed from our favorite mixologists at some of our properties around the world.


Heckfield Place’s Moon Bar

Hampshire, England

Pretty in Pink (Mocktail)

What You’ll Need:

  • 45 ml. Non-alcoholic Citrus Spirit (Seedlip)
  • 15 ml. House-made Blackcurrant Cordial 15ml
  • Lemon Squeeze
  • 100 ml. Soda Water


The Method:

  • Pour non-alcoholic spirit over ice, followed by Blackcurrant cordial.
  • Squeeze lemon over, and stir
  • Top with soda water, and mix once more.
  • Garnish with a beautiful edible flower of your choice.

Smoke on the Lake 

What You’ll Need:

  • 45 ml. Peated Vodka
  • 22.5 mlSweet Vermouth
  • 22.5 ml. Rose Liqueur
  • 7.5 ml. Maraschino Liqeuer
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
  • Smoked with Cherry Wood


The Method:

  • Layer ingredients into ice and stir
  • Pour into a sealable vessel (Heckfield Place uses a beautiful olive oil glass bottle)
  • Smoke with Cherry Wood and place cork in bottle.
  • Allow to sit for a moment, before pouring over ice in a tumbler glass.



Daios Cove’s Crystal Bar & Ocean Bar

Crete, Greece

The Celery Fiz

What You’ll Need:

  • 30 ml. Mastiha Liqueur
  • 30 ml. Gin
  • 20 ml.  Honey (1/1 with water)
  • 80 ml.  Fresh Celery Juice


The Method:

  • Add all ingredients into a shaker, fill with ice.
  • Shake for 10 seconds and strain in a glass over ice.
  • Top off with soda water.
  • Serve in a frosted glass, straight up with a stick of fresh celery.


Bob’s Bar at The Brando

Tetiaroa, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The Scorpion

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 oz.  Brandy
  • 1 shot Myer’s Dark Rum
  • 1 oz. Tanqueray
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1 shot of Passionfruit Syrup
  • ½ oz. Amaretto


The Method:

Blend together and pour into a fun tiki glass.


The Dirty Old Bob

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 oz. Jack Daniel’s
  • 1.5 oz. of Pineapple Juice
  • 0.25 oz. of Lime Juice
  • 3-4 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Half of an Egg White
  • 3 drops of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 oz. of Honey


The Method:

  • Shake all of the ingredients together and serve on the rocks.



The Cheyenne Club at Brush Creek Ranch

Saratoga, Wyoming

The Harvest Sour

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 oz. Brush Creek Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • .5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz. Winter Spice Simple Syrup
  • .5 oz. Lemon Ginger Oleo Saccharum
  • Egg White from One Egg
  • Garnish with a Dehydrated Citrus Wheel


The Method:

  • Combine all ingredients besides the garnish into a cocktail shaker tin.
  • Without adding ice proceed to “dry shake” all ingredients vigorously for about 10 seconds.
  • Add ice and shake all ingredients again until contents are cold and dilution meets your palate.
  • Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with Dehydrated Citrus Whee.



The Beaumont

Mayfair, London, England

Refashioned Old-Fashioned

What You’ll Need:

  • 60ml Hazelnut-washed bourbon
  • 10ml Cascara vermouth
  • 5ml Pedro Ximenez sherry
  • 5ml Demerara sugar syrup
  • 2 drops Aphrodite bitters


The Method:

  • In a tumbler glass, add the Aphrodite bitters, sugar syrup, Pedro Ximenez sherry, Cascara vermouth and the bourbon.
  • Gently stir to combine.
  • Fill the glass with a large ice cube.
  • Garnish with a lemon zest and a dehydrated blood orange.

The Blank Signature 1965

What You’ll Need:

  • 15ml. Don Alvaro Blanco
  • 10ml. Green Chartreuse
  • 10ml. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 15ml. Light Agave Syrup
  • 3 drops D.R. Harris Pick-Me-Up bitters
  • 60ml. Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs Sparkling


The Method:

  • Add all the ingredients to a shaker, and shake well.
  •  Pour all the ingredients into a champagne flute.
  •  Garnish with dehydrated flowers and sugar paint.



The Goring

Belgravia, London, England

The Jubilee Fizz

What You’ll Need:

  • 30 ml. Ysabel Regina (infused overnight with banana)
  • 10 ml. Licor Beirão
  • 10 mil. Creme de Peche
  • 3 dashes of Chocolate Bitters


The Method:

  • Add all the contents to a shaker with some gold leaf and shake.
  • Pour into a martini glass without straining, allowing the gold leaf into the glass.
  • Top up with Bollinger Champagne.
  • Garnish with orange zest.



Ellerman House

Cape Town, South Africa

Ellerman High Tea

What You’ll Need:

  • 50 ml. Botany Bay Gin
  • 100 ml. Rooibos Aperitif
  • 25 g. Lemongrass and Thyme Syrup
  • 15 g. Fresh Lemon
  • 100 ml. Tonic Water
  • Garnish: blackberry, slice of orange, and rosemary

The Method:

  • Half fill the Bohemia glass with ice.
  • Insert blackberries, slice of orange and rosemary in glass.
  • Build Botany Bay Gin, Rooibos Aperitif, Lemongrass and Thyme Syrup and Fresh Lemon in glass and stir well.
  • Top with Tonic Water until glass full.



The Dupont Circle

Washington D.C.

Classic Gin & Tonic:

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 oz. Tanqueray Gin
  • Handful of blueberries
  • 2 Basil Leaves
  • 2 Lime Wedges
  • Splash of Simple Syrup
  • Splash of Tonic Water


The Method:

  • In a mixing glass or martini shaker, muddle fruit, then add the gin and combine.
  • Put all the other ingredients (apart from the tonic) in the martini shaker with plenty of ice. Shake heavily until the outside of the shaker is frosted – this means the cocktail will be perfectly chilled inside.
  • Pour into rock glass, leaving all of the muddled ingredients in the cocktail.
  • Add a splash of tonic, to taste.
Malibu Beach Inn

Malibu, California

The French 75

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
  • .75 oz. Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz. Simple Syrup (1:1)
  • 2 oz. Prosecco or Champagne


The Method:

  • Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  • Strain into a Champagne flute.

  • Top with the Champagne.

  • Garnish with a lemon twist.



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