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Friday Cocktail: Escape with IHG's new Mojito

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is shaking and stirring up its hotel beverage offerings with new drinks created by world renowned, Pernod Ricard.

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is shaking and stirring up its hotel beverage offerings with new drinks created by world renowned, Pernod Ricard.

BAR150 programme will see hotel bars serve up an exciting new menu of signature cocktails complemented by a range of appetising bar snacks.

IHG bartender with drinks

Pernod Ricard’s new drinks are made up of a mix of Aperitif, Whisky, Scotch Whisky, Cognac, Gin, Vodka, Rum and other liqueurs. The French wine and spirits group also sets a high standard for bartenders at IHG hotels in making and serving cocktails to ensure its originality.

Already launched across InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn properties through Asia, the Middle East and Africa, IHG’s Phil Broad said new drinks provide guests with exceptional options made with renowned spirits and liqueur brands.

“There’s so much history and heritage behind the region’s most loved cocktails so we are celebrating the best of these with BAR150 – from the Mint Julep which was popularised at what is now InterContinental The Willard Washington DC, to the Mojito, which can trace its history back to the explorer, Sir Francis Drake.”

Phil Broad, IHG Vice President of Food and Beverage

The refreshed cocktail menus are accompanied by a wider revamp of the hotel’s bar snack menus.

KarryOn managed to get its hands on three of IHG’s new cocktail recipes.

We’ll be sharing them with you owned the next three weeks, but to kick off your Friday, here is one of our faves – the Mojito.

 

Recipe and method

IHG cocktail

Make your own or try one at your nearest IHG hotel.

Cuba is the undisputed birthplace of the Mojito, although the exact origin of this classic cocktail is subject to debate. One story traces the Mojito to the 16th century when the cocktail was known as “El Draque,” in honour of the English sailor Francis Drake.

Fresh mint is at the heart of this. The drink of Cuba should only be enjoyed with a true Cuban rum.

 Ingredients, cocktail mix:

  • 2 Parts Havana Club 3Y Rum
  • ¾ Part Simple Syrup
  • ¾ Part Lime Juice
  • 8 Whole Mint Leaves
  • Soda Water

Method

  • Muddle mint leaves and simple syrup in a highball glass.
  • Fill with crushed ice.
  • Add light rum and lime juice.
  • Stir.
  • Top up with soda water.

And enjoy!

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