Violets, beetles, chili…in a cocktail? Marbella Club’s award-winning mixologist, Xavier Almeida, has designed a new, refreshing menu of cocktails at MC Beach. Inspired by the colours and fragrances found throughout the hotel during the creative process, Xavier has managed to transmit the hotel’s essence in every sip.
MC Beach is a Mediterranean twist on the classic chiringuito.
Some time ago, Xavier shared some of his favourite mixer recipes served at El Patio. Here, Xavier shares his notes and the thought process behind each of the new cocktails served at MC Beach:
La avioneta, a Gin Tonic inspired by a regular guest.
A Gin Tonic, inspired by the fragrant violets at the Marbella Club
A blend of: Gin, Marrasquino licquor, lemon, violets, rose pepper tonic
Where does it come from? This drink came about thanks to a client that is a Gin Tonic fanatic. He’s a pilot, so ‘La avioneta’ was fitting. This is a variation of the classic “Aviation,” converted into a gin mixer.
Perfect for: Daring Gin-Tonic lovers looking for a twist.
Bright green hues is the characteristic touch of the Junebug.
Vibrant and refreshing, tangy and fun
A blend of: Malibu, Midori, Pisang, sugar, lemon juice, pineapple
Where does it come from? A junebug is a vibrant green beetle that comes from North America, but oddly enough is seen throughout the Marbella Club.
Perfect for: Those who want a tropical drink with low alcohol content.
Tropical Storm, spice and exotic flavours.
A mix of daring flavours by the beach
A blend of: Rum Añejo, maracuyá, lime, orgeat, ginger ale, chili
Where does it come from? An adaption of the classic “Dark and Stormy”, adding tropical fruits from our garden and chili for an extra kick.
Perfect for: Brave souls looking for a twist on a classic.