Liquid Assets

A good drink is more than taste. It's class, history, and technique.

Let some of Hilton's fine bartenders take you through the pride and process of some of the fine drinks available at our hotel bars. Experience the tropical relaxation of the Piña Colada, invented at the Caribe Hilton in 1954. Tanya Shevloff shows how to make the perfect Manhattan. Or, see the wonder behind the classic Martini.

Liquid Assets

Winter Old Fashioned

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In our frostiest edition of Liquid Assets yet, we'll show you how to make a cocktail sure to warm up your spirits during the coldest time of the year, while also keeping your taste buds singing. Without further ado, here’s the recipe for the Classic Wintertime Old Fashioned: Ingredients 2 oz. Rye Whiskey 2 dashes Chocolate Bitters 2 dashes Orange Bitters ¼ oz. Simply Syrup Garnish of Lemon Peel and Cherry Directions Combine all ingredients with ice and mix well, then strain into

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Hemingway Daiquiri

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This rum-grapefruit drink was named after author Ernest Hemingway, who used to drink up to a dozen in just one sitting. A mix of rum, grapefruit and lime juice, and maraschino liquor make for the perfect reading cocktail.

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Hot Toddy

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Spring is right around the corner, but it’s still chilly on the east coast! That’s where the hot toddy comes in. A straight-forward mix of bourbon, honey, lemon juice and hot water is all you need to mix this soul-warming cocktail. Feeling extra fancy? Pin a few cloves into a lemon wedge and stir inside your mug. Photo credit: Shutterstock

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The Cosmo

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Certain classics never need to change—like the Cosmo. Sophisticated and elegant, this drink combines a vodka base with fresh lime and cranberry juice for the perfect happy hour special or Saturday night treat. Enjoy!

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Gin Gimlet

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Looking for an easy cocktail to make? Say hello to the Gin Gimlet. Just combine three every day ingredients—gin, lime juice, and simple syrup—and you have drink that’s ideal for after-work happy hour or a lazy Sunday at home.

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The Moscow Mule

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Nothing is quite as refreshing as a Moscow Mule. Just three ingredients—vodka, lime juice, and the essential ginger beer—elevate this cocktail from bar staple to must-drink. Mix, shake, pour, and enjoy.

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The Margarita

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Whether or not you were able to travel to Mexico this summer, bring a flavorful sip home with a classic margarita. Sometimes the best drinks never change: tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and salt are all you need for this timeless summer cocktail. Main page margarita photo by Robb1e / CC BY 2.0

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The Mojito

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Dreaming of the beach? Dip your toes in the sand with the Mojito. This rum-based cocktail is light and refreshing, with plenty of sweet mint and tangy lime flavor. There is also just a touch of soda added for that extra carbonated hop and balance. The Mojito might be the best way to take a delicious sip of summer.

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The Michelada

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Spice meets carbonation in this classic cocktail! Combine Mexican lager, tomato juice, and a shake or two of Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce, with a pinch of chile powder and a squeeze of fresh lime. A few shakes later and you’ll have a delicious Michelada in hand. For the complete experience, pair the drink with any Mexican dish, from breakfast tacos to Pollo con Mole.

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The Bellini

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Sunday brunch is not complete without a Bellini. It is one of the easiest cocktails to make, with just a simple combination of three ingredients: peach purée, peach schnapps, and of course, champagne or Prosecco. The drink is fruity and light, and pairs perfectly with any breakfast fare. Think of the Bellini as the Mimosa’s BFF (but arguably a tad more delicious).

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