Dressed to the nines? It’s time to lift up your spirits. Grab a cocktail
& get the party started. The modern cocktail scene is filled with modern
classics and innovative look, but there are some evergreen favorites that have
whetted the palates of generations of cocktail lovers. What about some
signature cocktails for your next pool party? Whip up a few age-old classy
cocktails to add a dash of class to your party.
So, tipping our hat to the drink of the season, here are some elegant &
classy cocktails to serve at your next pool party.
The Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo was a Swedish-born actress who rose to fame during the era of
silent films. But this cocktail packs a loud punch! Want to try? Add a splash
of maraschino liqueur, lime juice, and a pinch of sugar to light rum, &
shake well with ice. Serve in a martini glass.
The Charlie Chaplin
Try the Charlie Chaplin, a drink which was one of the classic cocktails of the Waldorf-Astoria, New York. The perfect blend of lime, sloe gin
& apricot brandy, was referred from A.S. Crockett’s “The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book”. The drink is for
sure, a perfect gentleman’s mix. Serve it in margarita glasses.
The Red Carpet
Served at the New York restaurant Daniel to celebrate the Academy
Awards, The Red Carpet is made with smooth vodka, Campari & Pomegranate. In
New York, the bartenders finish the drink by sprinkling bitters on its foamy
top in the shape of an Oscar statue. What if I say it was topped with a
gold-dipped red carpet tuile on the side? Oscar night is coming up. What a
great way to celebrate!
Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer
This dazzling drink has got the simplicity of a pool party and the
sophistication of a high tea. Whipped up with blueberry-lavender syrup, lime
juice & vodka, this soda spritzer is a comforting cocktail that everyone
The Last Word
This age-old drink has equal parts of maraschino liqueur, gin, and lime juice. Want to serve several drinkers
at once? Mix up a quadruple batch.
Ready to roll with the whiskey cocktails? Then Sazerac is your go-to drink.
Originally made with Cognac, the Carthusian Sazerac is now shaken with rye,
chartreuse, syrup, and ice. This charming
drink is traditionally topped off with bitters and lemon wedges.
Classic French 75
An old-school drink in the cocktail scene, the French 75 dates to World War
I. The primitive form of this drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar.
The Cocktail 75, also called Soixante Quinze (Seventy-Five in French), is made
with gin, Champagne, lemon juice & sugar.
There are many accompaniments to any cocktail, but the best ones are always
a good company and a great view. Phoenix Kessaku offers both. It is the coming
together of diverse perspectives in a beautiful balance. So, why wait? Get your
party started at the most iconic and artful property in the garden city.