Top 5 Girls Getaways in The U.S. & Mexico — Andiamo Luxury Travel
Fall has always been a favorite of ours here at Andiamo as the air gets a bit crisper, the leaves a bit brighter, and the drinks a bit more decadent! We love checking in with friends all over to see how they celebrate the changing seasons and what better way to do so than to share a drink! If you’re out traveling, you can stop by some of our favorite locations and request one of these bespoke cocktails, and if you’re at home, feel free to recreate them for yourself. Try your hand at mixology at home or treat yourself to a night out at any of these locations and let us know what you think!
The place: Yuta Bar at the Lodge at Blue Sky in Park City, UT
The cocktail: "The Bowlegged Miner"
The story: Park City is known to be an old miners town. There is history and ghost stories throughout Main Street. There's an old tale told that just before several mine accidents, a man dressed in a yellow slicker would appear....the sight of him was seen as a bad omen...and for good reason; it has been documented that something bad would occur shortly after he'd appear and soon vanish. As the leaves change from green to yellow, sightings of this man have also been reported around Main Street. I created The Bowlegged Miner to tell the story or myth of the man in the yellow slicker...the drink is light yellow in color and spiced just right to help you get in the cozy or "creepy" fall mood; gathering friends together to find out more about this mysterious legend. Enjoy the Bowlegged Miner at The Lodge at Blue Sky this fall.
Start with a mixing glass
Add 5 whole green cardamom seeds (one crushed)
3-5 dashes of Bitter Lab's Blueberry cardamom bitters
1.5 oz HighWest Double Rye Whiskey
.75oz Yellow Chartreuse
.5 oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice
Stir contents over ice, pour over one large rock, garnish with three cardamom seeds and a flamed lemon peel
The place: Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle in New York
The cocktail: Madeline’s Vesper
The story: The Madeline's Vesper martini is inspired from our murals that were created by Ludwig Bemelmans.
3 oz Bombay Saphire
2 oz Grey Goose
½ oz Cocci Americano
Shake over ice until well chilled, then strain into a martini glass.
The place: Twin Farms in Vermont
The cocktail: Pera Frizzante
The story: While fall is arguably the most magical time in Vermont, the early fall days can still be quite hot and while mulled wines, hot toddys, and hot ciders can be great, sometimes a cool refreshing glass of bubbles can be just the ticket. The Pera Frizzante incorporates the delicateness of a nice glass of bubbles with the warmth of cinnamon spice on a fall day.
1 bottle Cocchi Rosa
400g pear spheres
8g of cinnamon sticks
Place all items in an airtight bag and vacuum seal
Sous vide the ingredients for 2 hours at 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the water and place in the fridge until cool. Once cool, open and strain out the pear spheres and Cinnamon.
Combine 1.5 oz of pear & cinnamon infused Cocchi Rosa topped with champagne (we prefer Louis Roederer), and garnish with the Cocchi Rosa compressed pear spheres.
The place: Z bar at the Peninsula Chicago!
The cocktail: Oak & Apple
The story: Macallan and its reputation are well known but what’s less know is Z Bar was selected as one of the Spiritual Homes for Macallan. Z Bar and their previous Director of Cocktails and Culture were selected to create a cocktail and design the presentation. He wanted to create a “tree” made from leather (implying it was an apple or oak tree). Everything about the presentation was intentional. As you can see below, the final product did not disappoint! To this day, this cocktail is served with just as much classic flare as the day it was created.
Oak & Apple Batch Mix for 500ml:
500ml Apple Acid Mix
42ml Pear Liqueur
21ml Domaine De Canton
1 Drop of Green Food Dye
500ml East India Sherry
Pour all the ingredients into a bowl and stir until ingredients are blended.
Oak and Apple Cocktail:
2 oz of Macallan 12
2.25 oz of Oak & Apple Mix
Build all the ingredients in a stirring cup and stir well for 45 seconds. Strain into designated glass.
The place: Home
Through a global pandemic, some had to get creative and recreate past favorites right at home. This next cocktail was inspired by previous travels and born in the home of one of our team members.
The cocktail: Blazing Saddles
The story: One of my favorite bars in the quaint town of Port Douglas in North Queensland offered up a similar drink that quickly became a favorite of mine and my partner’s. Of course they had far more pizaz and flare (and exotic ingredients) but we channeled that cocktail in creating a new at home favorite. Our hats are off to Jimmy Rum’s Bar as the original will forever be longed for!
.5 oz Amaro
.5 oz Grand Marnier
1 oz Bourbon (Knob creek works for us!)
1 oz Woodford Reserve Rye
1 bar spoon of real maple syrup
2 dashes of charred cedar & currant bitters (black walnut bitters work nicely as well)
3 coffee beans (for garnish)
1 cinnamon stick (for garnish)
1 orange peel (for garnish)
Shake bitters into designated glass with coffee beans, flamed orange peel and cinnamon stick. Heat all other liquid ingredients in a small pot over medium heat. Do not heat to a simmer. Heat only until the first wisp of steam comes off the liquid then remove from heat. Immediately add the warm liquid to the glass and let steep for about 5 minutes, then enjoy.
Andiamo just spent a week in Paris, brushing up on our French and re-acquanting ourselves with the plush Parisian lifestyle. With an action-packed trip of visiting hotels, restaurants, galleries, and museums, intermittent cocktail hours were a must. Read on for a short list of Andiamo’s favorite cocktail bars where elegance, exclusivity and Parisian glamour are shaken, stirred, and flowing.
With an iconic interior that's dripping in red velvet and gold finishes, Hôtel Costes is one of those spots that has a recognizable and often imitated aesthetic. With some of the world’s greatest dj’s spinning at such an intimate setting, Costes draws a lively and on-trend crowd. THE hotspot for it girls and guys alike, artists, and celebrities, Costes is the perfect venue for people watching.
Between its upbeat, unpretentious personality and its refined and elegant vibe, Balagan - literal tranlation of “joyful mess” is a great destination for any type of celebration. Sparklers, shots, and smiles are a dime a dozen at this Parisian hotspot. The décor is light and airy with stone floors and touches of wood and cerulean blue to evoke the Mediterranean sea. The music is electric and the food is spectacular - need we say more? Think Bilboquet vibes but with Parisian and Mediterranean flair.
There’s so much history tucked in to this tiny and historic bar at the Ritz Paris at Place Vendôme. Walls filled with memorabilia of newspaper clippings, shark jaws, and business cards of a-listers. The bartender, Mr. Field is known for being an expert in his field, and has been referred to as “the LeBron James of liquor, the Matisse of martinis, the Yves Saint Laurent of gimlets.” This is a bucket list destination for anyone and everyone, best friends, a first date, or a solo traveler.
You’ll feel like you can reach out and touch the Eiffel Tower while seated on the terrace of Girafe, the ultra-trendy brasserie located outside the 1937 Art Deco Palais de Chaillot. Expect the most from Girafe - an extensive wine list, addicting cocktails, and instagram-worthy views of the Eiffel Tower.
The Fari Islands, the newest development of ultra-luxury resort islands in the Maldives, will see three new hotel openings throughout 2021 and 2022. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands and Patina Maldives have already opened their doors to travelers looking for an exclusive getaway and Capella Maldives is slated to open early 2022.
In addition to the three separate resorts, the Fari Islands will also feature a communal social area with tons of high-end shopping, beachfront bars and restaurants. Within the Fari Marina Village, there will also be a full marina with restaurants and beach clubs, taking a page from the buzzy destinations of Mykonos, St. Tropez, and Ibiza.
How to get to the Fari Islands:
Travelers will fly into either the Maldives capital airport in Male or the Velena International Airport. From there, you will take a short 50-minute speed boat ride to your chosen resort.
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This 100-villa property has endless options to make your stay memorable and experience the "circle of island life". Guests can choose to book overwater villas or beachside villas and we don’t think you can go wrong with either choice as each villa has a private infinity pool overlooking amazing ocean views! As soon as you check into the hotel, an island butler is assigned to you for the duration of your stay. The property features an overwater spa with treatment rooms, relaxation lounge and salon for maximizing R&R during your stay. The Ritz has seven different dining options on property, allowing guests to experience fine dining, casual, and beachside restaurants without even leaving the resort. Many different cuisines are featured on the menus to create a worldly vibe, including restaurants inspired by Cantonese, Japanese and Southern Italian cuisine.
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This unique resort features 90 villas and 20 studios, mixing between overwater and beachfront accommodations. Each accommodation features a pool, outdoor shower, and butler service. The team behind Patina Maldives worked with experts in the field and created a Spotify playlist specifically for the resort’s vibe. MAV and the resort's team created something that would engage guests. Dining venues consist of vegan cuisine, Michelin star establishments, and "farm to table" style with produce coming directly from their local garden. Flow, the standalone spa on property, features individual treatment pods, open air loungers and a koi pond. There is also a kids club where kids can enjoy indoor and outdoor activities while adults enjoy a day at the beach club and all that the Fari Marina Village offers.