For spring and summer, Montage Laguna Beach bartenders are taking their cues from around the world with these delicious cocktail recipes.
Lobby Lounge, Montage Laguna Beach
At the Lobby Lounge at Montage Laguna Beach, splurge on the $1,000 Cinque Stelle Cocktail, which includes a Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey from the Balvenie distillery in Dufftown Scotland combined with the newest version (the first in 500 years) of the Italian Amaretto Disaronno Riserva.
1 1/2 oz Balvenie 40 yr
1 oz Disaronno Riserva Amaretto
In a cut crystal double rocks glass, place a hand chipped large cube of ice, add measured liquors and stir gently.
Loft, Montage Laguna Beach
At the Loft at Montage Laguna Beach, the Argentinian style Mendoza Mojito tastes as good as it looks.
1 1/2 oz Bacardi Silver Rum
3/4 oz lime
1 oz simple
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz malbec
Splash club soda
In a mixing tin with ice, add rum, lime, simple, mint and pineapple. Shake vigorously and add soda. Strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass rimmed with shichimi togarashi. Add malbec over the top.
Studio, Montage Laguna Beach
Order the European Vacation at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach which mixes gin from the remote Scottish Isle of Islay with a famed French aperitif, an Italian lemon liquer and an aperitif wine produced by Giulio Cocchi Spumanti in the Asti province of Italy.
2 oz Botanist Gin
3/4 oz Suze
1/2 oz limoncello
1/2 oz Cocchi Americano
2 dashes orange Bitters
Candied lemon peel
In a mixing glass with ice, add all ingredients and stir for 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice, express lemon oil over the top and garnish with the candied lemon peel.
All photos by Pacific Dream Photography