“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…
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
2 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
3/4 oz. Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz. Campari
Stir with ice, and strain into coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.