Celebrate the Apocalypse with Mayan Doomsday Cocktails at Renaissance Hotels

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Mayan Doomsday” is just around the corner!

Whether you’re celebrating the apocalypse or drowning your sorrows for the impending end of the world, Renaissance Hotels is serving up some decadent doomsday libations to make December 21st a little tastier.

Available at participating Renaissance Hotels across the U.S., these ancient Mayan-inspired cocktails will help you survive the storm or at least go down with style…

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The Last Meal

The Last Meal
The Last Meal

4 oz. Drinking Chocolate

1 1/4 oz. Red Stag by Jim Beam

A selection of chocolate desserts determined by hotel

1 Tbsp. Chocolate Shavings

Prepare drinking chocolate according to package specifications or recipe below. In a coffee cup, add the Red Stag.  Fill remaining with drinking chocolate. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Drinking Chocolate

1 2/3 C Cream

1/2 vanillla bean, split length-wise

1 dried red chile, split and seeded

One 2-3 inch cinnamon stick

Pinch of salt

2 1/2 oz bittersweet chocolate

In small saucepan over low heat, bring cream, vanilla bean, chili, cinnamon and salt to a gentle simmer.  Let simmer about 2 minutes.  Add chocolate and whisk until completely melted.  Once melted, turn off the heat and let the flavors infuse.

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Mayan Sacrifice

Mayan Sacrifice
Mayan Sacrifice

1/3  oz. Patron Silver Tequila

1/3 oz. Bacardi 151

1/3 oz. Grenadine

2 Dash Creole Bitters

Mix ingredients together in a mixing glass over ice.  Shake and strain into shot glass.  Ensure shot has sufficient red coloring.

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Survival Punch

Survival Punch
Survival Punch

2 oz. Death’s Door White Whiskey

1 oz. Peach Schnapps

1 oz. Orange Juice

1 oz. Cranberry Juice

¼ oz. Velvet Falernum

Blood Orange Bitters, to taste

Rosemary Sprig

In a shaker over ice, combine all ingredients and shake.  Strain using funnel into bottle.  Serve full bottle with 2 rocks glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

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Hallucination Celebration

Hallucination Celebration
Hallucination Celebration

1 1/2 oz. Lucid Absinthe Superieure

5 oz. Champagne (fill glass)

Gold Flakes or Leaf

Sprinkle desired amount of gold flakes in champagne flute.  Carefully add Absinthe. Fill glass with champagne. Garnish with gold flakes.

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Apocalyptical

Apocalyptical
Apocalyptical

2 oz. Bulleit Bourbon

3/4 oz. Lillet Blanc

1/2 oz. Campari

Lemon Twist

Stir with ice, and strain into coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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