Enjoy the “spirits” of the season with these holiday drink recipes from The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.
Hot Buttered Toffee
1 ¼ oz. Baileys
½ oz. butterscotch schnapps
Hot chocolate, topped with whipped cream and crushed toffee
After Dinner Mint
1 ¾ oz. peppermint schnapps
Hot chocolate, topped with whipped cream, crushed candy canes and mint
Province, the Latin-inspired American restaurant at The Westin Phoenix Downtown, now offers “The Great Downtowner,” happy hour available on the Province Patio from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday. “The Great Downtowner” encourages locals to bring their four-legged friend along to enjoy a complimentary, homemade dog biscuit buffet, while pet owners enjoy specials on tapas, entrees and desserts, as well as a selection of five doggone drinks!
The drinks are normally $9, but during “The Great Downtowner” happy hour on Fridays, they are only $5. Every First Friday of the month, a Flamenco trio performs from 7 to 9 p.m., while all other Fridays, Spanish guitarist Chris Burton and Flamenco dancer Lena Jácome perform.
Enjoy these doggone drinks at home with the following recipes. (For humans, not for dogs.)
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- 1 ounce Rasberry Stoli
- 1 1/2 ounces orange juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
- Fresh raspberries
Preparation: Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 20 to 30 seconds. Pour liquid into martini glass carefully making sure no ice crystals escape. Garnish with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup and fresh raspberries.
Pool season has officially arrived! Enjoy these frosty cocktails while you're lounging poolside this summer.
2 oz. Effen Cucumber Vodka
8 oz. Clamato Tomato Cocktail
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
Dash of Tabasco
Salt + Pepper
Shake well, pour into a 14-oz. glass with ice and a salted rim, garnish with a lemon wedge and Spanish olives.
New Orleans Hurricane
1 ½ oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1 oz. Myers’s Dark Rum
4 oz. Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice
4 oz. Pineapple Juice
Splash of Grenadine
Shake well, pour into a 14-oz. glass with ice, garnish with an orange wheel and cherries.
2 oz. Stoli Vodka
2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur
1 ½ oz. Kahula Coffee Liqueur
Blend all ingredients, pour into a 16-oz. glass and garnish with an orange wheel.
Sit back, close your eyes, and pretend you are enjoying this margarita while taking in the beautiful view at El Chorro in Phoenix.
El Chorro Margarita
1 1/2 ounces Casadors Repo Tequila
1 3/4 ounces fresh lime juice
1 3/4 ounces triple sec and sprite
Shake and serve in a 12 oz bucket glass with a short straw and lemon wedge.
Watermelon Agave Margarita
2 oz. Tequila (we recommend a reposado such as Siete Leguas or Anjeo such as Tonala)
1 – 1 ½ oz. agave nectar
Fresh muddled watermelon
Squeeze of lime
This Valentine's Day mix up this sweet cocktail for your sweetheart.
Makes 1 serving
1 oz. Godiva White Liqueur
1 oz. Svedka Cherry Vodka
1 oz. Crème de Cacao
Mix all ingredients in a martini shaker. Strain into a stemless martini glass (bottom of the glass filled with crushed ice and two fresh rose petals). Garnish with three Svedka Cherry infused cherries, half dipped in chocolate.
Recipe courtesy of Sassi