Summer has arrived. Time for some serious business in this months’ blog. Cocktails! You like them or you don’t, but one thing is for sure: A cocktail at the end of a hot summer day is one of the best things one could wish for (I swear I’m not a full-time alcoholic *wink*)
The world knows probably over a hundred kinds of cocktails, but we don’t have time to take a look at all possible cocktails, unfortunately. Plus we’d be drunk after the first 10, ‘cause yeah, we need to try what we’re talking about.. But especially for you, we will take a look into two of our favorite cocktails at this moment.
One with alcohol – and one without alcohol. Because not all cocktails have to contain alcohol, right?
Okay, enough chitchat, sit back, relax & prepare yourself for a drive to our bar! (Or the supermarket to shop alcohol, but what’s fun about that, just visit our hotel’s lounge bar and enjoy)
My personal favorite, summer or no summer. A Long Island Iced Tea is a cocktail with at least 4 kinds of alcohol in a long drink glass. Refreshing and with a nice kick.
Basically, a Long Island Iced Tea is a unique combination of soda and spirits, which create a delicious thirst quencher.
But how do you make the perfect Long Island Iced Tea, you ask? Sit back, and relax. Here we go:
Prepare your long drink glass with some ice cubes. Slice a lemon into two parts. Squeeze one half into the glass, keep the second half aside. Now it’s getting exciting, alcohol time!
Get 15ml of Bacardi, 15ml of Gin, 15ml of Vodka, 15ml of Cointreau and 15ml of Tequila. Stir them into your glass and finish off with a bit of Coca Cola until the glass is full.
Decorate your glass with a straw, a slice of lemon and a fancy umbrella, if you have one.
If you don’t like alcohol, not allowed to drink any or if you’re just not in the mood for a cocktail, there’s always the alcohol-free cocktail: A mocktail! ‘Cause not all good stories start with alcohol. Quite a few of them do, but not all. Anyhow, you get the point. Time to talk about this delicious mocktail.
You don’t need much for this drink, just you - yourself - and some ingredients. How to? How to:
Grab one of your long drink glasses. Fill the bottom with some ice cubes and pour in orange juice till half the glass approx. Now add some sparkling water till about 3/4th of the glass, to add an excitement point to the drink. Slowly pour in one splash of grenadine syrup and you’re done!
If you want to spice things up, you can also add one splash of vanilla syrup and a bit of Gin. Oh wait, this was a non-alcohol drink. Try to ignore the Gin, if possible *wink*
Visit our lounge bar between 7AM (okay, maybe this is a little early) and 11PM to try one of the above-mentioned cocktails! We hope to see you soon. And don’t worry, if you like them – we can always order you a taxicab back home!
Team Leopold Hotel Antwerp wishes you a nice summer *hiccup*
NOTE: LEOPOLD HOTEL ANTWERP DOES NOT SERVE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT 18 YEARS OLD. OUR BAR TEAM CAN REQUEST IDS OR PASSPORTS AT ANY TIME AND CAN REFUSE TO SERVE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AT ANY TIME.