Wow your Thanksgiving guests with a signature drink. Wine and beer are always a staple, but giving a seasonal option kicks up your feast just a tad more. From drinks with appetizers or a dessert cocktail to end the night, try these during your holiday season.
Mountain Brook Cold Brew from Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook
1 ¼ ounce Basil Hayden Bourbon
2 ounces cold brew coffee
¼ ounce Bailey’s
¼ ounce Frangelico
¾ ounce heavy cream
Prepare the cold brew coffee to your liking. Add in all other ingredients over ice in a coupe glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Autumn Sour from Streamsong Resort
2 ounces Streamsong Select Makers Mark 2019 Bourbon
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce demerara sugar syrup
1 bar spoon Fernet Branca
Combine bourbon, lemon juice, demerara sugar and Fernet Branca in a Boston shaker with ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with the mist of the bitters and anise.
Pumpkin Spiked Shake from Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa
1.25 ounces spiced rum
2 tablespoons pumpkin purée
Vanilla ice cream
Crushed graham cracker
Splash of milk or cream
Combine spiced rum, pumpkin purée, vanilla ice cream and splash of milk or cream to a blender. Blend until combined and to preferred thickness. Add more milk if needed. Coat rim of glass with caramel sauce. Pour blended drink into the glass and garnish with graham cracker, cinnamon and whipped cream.
Cinnamon Apple-tini from Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
½ cup apple cider
¼ cup cinnamon vodka
1 tablespoon caramel sauce
Sugar cinnamon rim
Spiced star anise and cinnamon stick
Combine apple cider and cinnamon vodka with ice and stir. Strain into chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar and cinnamon. Garnish with star anise and cinnamon stick.
Nobu Barbuda is underway in the Caribbean, the newest installation to the Nobu Hospitality portfolio. The Nobu restaurant, all conceived by actor Robert DeNiro, debuted in 2021, and Nobu Barbuda’s first beach club opened this year.
Aimbridge Hospitality announced it will open two brand-new resorts at Frenchman’s Reef in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef and The Seaborn at Frenchman’s Reef, Autograph Collection, are expected to open in fall 2022. The new properties are part of a $350 million rebuild project on Frenchman’s Reef.
Birds on the brain these days? Head to the Columbia Valley, located between the towering Rocky and Purcell mountains in southeast British Columbia. The newest addition to the BC Bird Trail is marked by friendly communities surrounded by wetlands, featuring a burgeoning avian population. In spring, watch for the striking plumage of horned grebes, as well as songbirds and Lewis’s woodpecker.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
Upon our triumphant in-person return to Los Angeles in December 2021 to celebrate our annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, the FXExpress Publications, Inc. team also revisited one of our favorite city hot spots: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for dinner at the on-site Riviera 31 bar lounge.
Turkish Airlines offers premium travelers something new. After signing an agreement with fashion brands Coccinelle and Hackett, the carrier introduced redesigned premium amenity kits for its business-class passengers flying eight hours or more on long-distance flights. The new kits were introduced April 29.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
Lisbon’s popularity has soared in recent years, but within an hour’s drive of Portugal’s capital city, lots of quiet towns and interesting regions that are still somewhat off-the-beaten path await.