When Cocktail Hour Strikes

posted by VR 24th August 2017 0 comments
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Nothing gets you in vacation mode faster than a chilled, refreshing cocktail. Veranda Pointe aux Biches, in particular, has mastered the art of crafting the perfect cocktail for each day – it is no coincidence that #MimosaMondays, #TipsyTuesdays, #WineWednesdays, #TequilaThursdays, #FirewaterFridays and #SmashedSaturdays are running trends.

Because packing your own mini-bar in your suitcase sadly isn’t an option, our mixologist takes it upon himself to quench your thirst at the hotel bars, Footloose and Sandy Lane. He infuses spirits with bursts of flavors, perfectly balances sweet and sour and sprinkles each drink with subtle touches of Mauritius.

Now, we are passing the torch on to you with these local favorites. We’ve picked out 4 of our not-to-be-missed alcoholic drinks, barring the classics like a Pina Colada or Sex on the Beach. If you can’t visit us, go ahead and recreate them at home. For those who aren’t a huge fan of cocktails, we highly recommend that you think of vodka as potatoes and wine as grapes. (But if you would really rather steer clear from alcohol, we also offer a variety of mocktails.)

Home-made rum at Veranda Resorts

1. Passionfruit Mojito

  • 5 cl Local Rum
  • 3 dashes Angostura
  • 1 tsp Raw Sugar
  • Passion Fruit Puree
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Top with Sparkling Water

Seafood aficionados will especially be pleased at the pairing of their meal with this twist-on-a-classic mojito.

2. Coco Punch

Coco punch

  • 5 cl Dark Rum
  • 2 cl Cacao Cream
  • 2 cl Coconut Liqueur
  • 1 cl Sugar Cane Syrup

Coco Punch is best served alongside roasted meat. The boldness of the rum, combined with grilled meat, is a heavenly pair.

3. Ti Punch

  • 5 cl Local Rum
  • 2 cl Lemon Juice
  • 2 cl Sugar Cane Syrup
  • ½ tsp Grated Ginger
  • Crushed Lemongrass

Ti Punch is the ideal drink to wash down a spicy curry. The tangy flavor enhances your meal, while also cooling off your mouth.

4. Soleil Couchant

Cocktail soleil couchant

  • 5 cl Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 2 cl Apry Liqueur
  • 6 cl Peach Juice
  • 6 cl Passion Fruit Juice

A Soleil Couchant, paired with grilled meat, is a match made in Veranda-paradise. Gin’s deep flavor works great with red meat.

Other funky names include the Dodo, Ravinal (the French term for Ravenala, also known as Traveler’s Tree) and Mauritian Kiss, which go down smoothly at any time of the day. Spoiler alert: you might find yourself ordering more than just one of these, to the dismay of your bartender.

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