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Published on March 16th, 2015 | by admin


Cheers! St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails from Hilton Caribbean & Latin America

When March 17 rolls around, everyone may be justified for feeling a little Irish—that’s because St. Patrick’s Day, with its parades, parties and green libations, is a welcome usher to spring and warmer weather. This St. Paddy’s Day, Hilton’s sunny hotels and resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America are serving travelers green cocktails for the inspiration to dig out of the snow and celebrate.

Bartenders at two top hotels in the Caribbean — the Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico, Hilton São Paulo Morumbi in Brazil and Hilton Santo Domingo and Embassy Suites by Hilton in the Dominican Republic — have been good enough to share their favorite St. Patrick’s Day cocktail recipes. Cheers!

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Kiwi Piña Colada at Caribar, Caribe Hilton
The original piña colada, the official drink of Puerto Rico, was created at Caribe Hilton just over 60 years ago. This St. Patrick’s Day twist on the world-famous cocktail comes as the hotel anticipates its brand new bar—Caribar—opening in March 2015, promising new takes on the old classic.

Kiwi Piña Colada Recipe:
-2 oz. rum
-1 oz. coconut cream
-1 oz. heavy cream
-6 oz. fresh pineapple juice
-½ cup crushed ice
-6 oz. Kiwi tropical fruit

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Leprechaun’s Treasure, at Hilton Santo Domingo
Created in a heated mixology competitionFrancisco De Los Santos for Sol & Sombra Bar at Hilton Santo Domingo, Leprechaun’s Treasure includes a variety of green ingredients, complementary flavors and slushy ice for a too-tasty way to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint and the beginning of spring.

Leprechaun’s Treasure Recipe:
-1.5 oz. Midori Liquor
-1.5 oz. White Dominican Rum
-½ oz. key lime juice
-½ oz. liquid sugar
-Splash of sprite

-0.5 oz. Green crème de menthe
-Crushed ice snowball (this is the treasure!)
-Rocks or margarita glass
-Half a key lime (muddled)

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Deschamps Green, at Bar Perle Noire at Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo
From Hilton Worldwide’s newest hotel in the Caribbean (opened in June 2014), comes the delectable Deschamps Green, a sweet and sour drink created by Lewis Deschamps that looks and tastes like adult candy.

Deschamps Green Recipe:
-2 oz. White Rum
-½ mint
-1 ½ oz. lemon juice
-2 oz. Passion Fruit Juice
-1 oz. liquid sugar
-Serve in frosted margarita glass, garnished salt and lemon twist

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St. Patrick’s Day Sin at Canvas Bar, Hilton São Paulo Morumbi
Created by Rodman Paixão for Canvas Bar, this cocktail is described as an audacious blend of Jameson Irish Whiskey, sour Midori and sweet sugar syrup. Canvas Bar’s St. Patrick’s Day cocktail is a sinfully delicious homage to Ireland’s favorite liquors.

St. Patrick’s Day Sin Recipe:
-25 mL Freshly grated Basil and Lemon Juice
-20 mL sugar syrup
-10 mL Chartreuse
– ½ mL Midori
-1 shot of Jameson

Foam Ingredients and Presentation Instructions:
-Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice
-Dry shake and double strain into a cocktail glass
-Add egg white foam—1 egg white for every 16 oz. of lemon juice

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