Recipe

A Cocktail for Every Scene

From city-chic hotspots to hidden garden oases, Belmond has a pool for every style—and a cocktail to match every pool. Here are just five of our favourites.






Rosemary Rooftop

Do you love a chic city getaway, soaking up the cool and cosmopolitan atmosphere by the pool? This is the cocktail for you—something classic and civilised, with just a dash of the unexpected.

  • 40ml gin
  • Half a spring of fresh rosemary
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 15ml simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Sparkling water

Muddle together the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and rosemary. Add ice and shake well. Serve in a long glass and top with sparking water. Garnish with lemon and fresh rosemary.

Enjoy this cocktail at Belmond Charleston Place, an icon of Southern charm in the heart of historic Charleston.

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Raspberry Gin Fizz

For you, a life well lived is a life in motion. You love the appeal of a luxury river cruise, taking you to new unseen spots every day, but letting you float in a luxurious pool on your downtime. We recommend this cocktail for you; something layered with fresh flavours for the well-heeled explorer.

  • 50ml gin
  • 40ml fresh lime juice
  • 20ml raspberry syrup
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Fresh mint
  • Soda water
  • Ice

Muddle together some fresh raspberries with the raspberry syrup and ice in a long glass. Add the lime juice, then the gin, and finally top the glass up with soda water. Stir, and garnish with a the sprig of fresh mint.

Savour this cocktail aboard Belmond Road to Mandalay, an enchanting river cruise experience along the Ayeyarwady in Myanmar.

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The Very Old Fashioned

Do you long for a garden getaway, floating in an azure pool shaded by palms and serenaded by birdsong? You’ll want something simple and truly timeless, perfect to sip slowly and make the most of those tranquil hours.

  • 40ml añejo tequila
  • 15ml agave syrup
  • 3 drops of angostura bitters
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Ice
  • Orange peel

Muddle together the bitters and agave syrup before slowly adding the tequila. Serve over ice in an Old Fashioned glass, stir with cinnamon stick and garnish with a thin slice of orange peel.

Enjoy this cocktail at Belmond Jimbaran Puri. Positioned beside the sparkling Indian Ocean and hemmed by lush greenery, it’s one of Bali’s most indulgent hideaways.

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Garota de Portofino

Your pool fantasy always comes with a side of stunning views, whether that’s an endless ocean, a dramatic coastline or hazy mountains in the distance. For the true aesthete we recommend a cocktail with a strong visual pop, and bold, confident flavours to match.

  • 30ml Campari
  • 20ml violet liqueur
  • 10ml lemon and cardamom syrup
  • Gentleman’s Soda
  • Fresh rosemary and fruit to garnish
  • Ice

Combine Campari, violet liqueur and syrup. Add ice and shake well. Serve over ice in a lowball glass. Top with Gentleman’s Soda and garnish with fresh rosemary and your favourite fresh fruit.

This cocktail is best enjoyed at Belmond Hotel Splendido, which commands spectacular views down across picture-perfect Portofino.

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Pacific Pearl

Perhaps your ideal indulgence is time spent solo, drifting in your own personal pool—solitude punctuated only by a butler bringing you something delicious? Here’s the drink for you. Something decadent and rich but packed with bold South American flair.

  • 25ml Plantation Original dark rum
  • 25ml Havana Club 7 rum
  • 25ml Peruvian corn orgeat syrup
  • Fresh pineapple pulp
  • Half a lime
  • 2 dashes of angostura bitters
  • Ice

Mix together the two types of rum, corn orgeat, fresh pineapple and lime and shake well together over ice. Serve in a long glass, ideally one made of bamboo for a unique alfresco vibe, and finish with the bitters.

Sip this cocktail at Belmond Miraflores Park in Lima, Peru. The Presidential Pool Villas each have their own plunge pool, the perfect place to soak up the scenery.

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Dive into Belmond

Cocktail in hand, dive in and discover your perfect pool fantasy. Whether you’re looking to make a splash in a cosmopolitan city, stretch out in serene gardens or soak up some stunning views, we have an escape for you.

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