Ritz-Carlton’s Spirited New Year’s Treats

I don’t usually write about hotels I haven’t been to, but when the Ritz Carlton PR rep approached me with New Year’s Specials and unique drinks at her hotels, I couldn’t resist passing the information along – especially since she’s sharing yummy cocktail recipes!

Happy New Year, everyone!

from the The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Ten Arts by Eric Ripert
“Green Tea White Chocolate Martini”
Created by Steven Diaz
2 oz. green tea mint infused Godiva White
2 oz. vanilla vodka
1 oz. white crème de cocoa
House made green tea mint simple syrup
Swirl the green tea syrup and green tea mint infused Godiva White around a martini glass
Add vanilla vodka and white crème de cocoa
Garnish with a strip of white chocolate.

from the The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Degrees Bar & Lounge
“The Sparkling Melange”
Created by Christine Moore
Veuve Clicquot Champagne
St Germain Elderflower liquer
Mix and serve up in champagne flute.

from the
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
Westend Bistro by Eric Ripert
“Sparkler of the House”
Created by General Manager Amy Troutmiller
1 oz. of persimmon puree
3 dashes of cinnamon bitters in a flute
Prosecco
Add persimmon puree and 3 dashes of cinnamon bitters to a champagne flute glass
 Fill glass with Prosecco.

from the
The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
“Midnight Martini”
Created by Melissa Rivera
½ oz. crème de cassis
1 oz. cream of coconut
2 oz. Sky vodka
Rim the martini glass with coconut flakes to resemble stars
 Add ingredients to mixing glass, strain and serve in martini glass. 

and the
“New Year’s Toast on a Cloudy Sky”
½ oz. vanilla ice cream base
1 oz. orange juice
4 oz. ginger ale
Mix ingredients and shake lightly
 Pour over a pilsner glass and garnish with slices of star fruit                    

from the
The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing Financial Street
“Asian Mao-Tai”
Created by bartender Jessica Yuan
1 ½ oz. herbal Maotai
½ oz. Aperol
¼ oz. orange juice
¼ oz. syrup.
The trick to this Chinese drink is infusing Chinese liquor, or baiju, with local flowering herbs
After you have done that, add it to a freshly pressed whole orange with the aromatic bite of Aperol
Stirred with ice cubes and pour into a glass.

from the
The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, Ireland
Sugar Loaf Lounge
“The Celt Cocktail”
Created by bartender Kevin Bunick
2 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey
¾ oz. Irish Mist Liquor
1 ¼ oz. apple juice
l fresh apple
½ vanilla pod
Place apple and vanilla in a shaker and mix
 Add whiskey, Irish mist, and apple juice and shake vigorously
Serve in a martini glass poured through a double strainer
 Top off with apple cider and garnish with sliced fresh apple.

from the
The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
O2 Bar
“Snegurochka’s Winter Passion”
Created by senior bartender Artiom Emelstein
2 oz. Mandarin vodka
1 oz. Bombay Sapphire
½ oz. Martini Gold
½ oz. 02 thyme syrup. 
Pour, stir and strain all ingredients into a chilled martini glass
Top off with a Mandarin orange.  

from the
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
Spago by Wolfgang Puck
“The Ritz 75”
Created by bartender and local celebrity Scotty Moises
2 oz. organic Colorado Cap Rock gin
¼ oz. lemon juice
l/8 oz. simple syrup with ice
Shake and strain into a champagne flute
Top with The Ritz-Carlton champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

and the

“Homemade Hot Cocoa”
1 oz. vanilla vodka
l oz. Grand Marnier
Mix together and top off with baby marshmallows

from the
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
“Black Eyed Pea Cocktail”
2 oz. Absolut Black Vodka
1 oz. dark chocolate liqueur
Drop of dark chocolate
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass
 Place a drop of dark chocolate in the middle of a glass
Garnish with five black eyed peas on a cocktail stick.

and the
“Pecan Pie Martini”
1 oz. Captain Morgan special rum
¾ oz. Castnes peanut liqueur
½ oz. Amaretto
½ oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
½ oz. Godiva caramel liqueur
1 oz. cream.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled martini glass
Garnish with candied pecans and rim with sweet toasted pecan crusts.

Contact these hotels directly to see if there’s any rooms left for these special packages:
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
Starting at $799 for December 31st
The Wayne Foster Premiere Dance Orchestra showcases dancers and specialty performers, along with a variety of musical styles.  Reception followed by a  four-course dinner  and midnight champagne toast.  Package includes overnight accommodations and two tickets to the gala.
Ritz –Carlton Dallas
Starting at $359 for December 31st
Receive deluxe accommodations, breakfast for two (in-room or at restaurant),  a $50 gift card to Stanley Korshak and VIP store privileges, including complimentary gift wrapping and shipping, champagne upon arrival, a mini-makeover, garment bag  and jewelry cleaning.  Also receive overnight valet parking.

Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach

Holiday Hangover Package
Starting at $569, January 1-17th
Rejuvenate after the busy holidays with daily breakfast for two (including Bloody Marys) and detox at Eau Spa by Cornelia.  The Hangover package also includes overnight accommodations with a private balcony,  two Scrub and Polish Bar experiences at the Spa and a detoxifying bath treatment.

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