A Summer Cocktail At The Londa Hotel | AΦRODITE's KITCHEN | A Cyprus Food Blog

What: Londa Summer Cocktail 2014
Where: The Londa Hotel, Georgiou Gennadiou St, Limassol, Cyprus
Contact: Telephone: +357 25 865555. Email: info@londahotel.com
Social Media: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus

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Everybody deserves to treat themselves once in awhile, right? Especially when the temperatures begin to soar over 35 degrees Celsius, which really does happen in Cyprus during the summer. On days like this I want to do nothing else but find a beautiful beach or pool to lie next to and indulge in magazine reading with a refreshing drink. One of my favourite places to do this in Limassol is the Londa Hotel. It is sort of a well-known hidden gem. It is the ultimate combination of elegance and service. It is a Cypriot boutique hotel (there are very few) in Limassol where you can feel that attention to detail has been paid on everything from the beautiful marble floors to the home-made hazelnut biscotti.

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I recently heard that their head barman, Harris Pericleous, was launching a summer cocktail. So when it became very hot and I craved a little bit of pampering after a long two weeks of speech writing, photography, a new partnership agreement, broken down cars, new used cars, traveling and house-move planning I took off to The Londa. I relaxed by the pool and ordered The Londa’s new summer cocktail. It was perfect.

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Refreshing with a slight kick of alcohol. It felt as though it was meant to be enjoyed on the Mediterranean sea side. In addition, it came with an ample serving of fresh fruit, which was a welcome snack in the heat. After indulging in my day, I was lucky enough to speak with the hotel who kindly spoke with Harris Pericleous who agreed to provide Afrodite’s Kitchen with the recipe. So I am very pleased to share this cocktail with you. It is a great cocktail to serve at a summer party, or simply to make and treat yourself with something special.

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There is a nice balance between the fruit and the alcohol, so that it doesn’t really feel like you are enjoying anything too alcoholic. It is a drink which refreshes you and feels special at the same time. I have written the recipe below, but I would suggest – only in this circumstance – that if you are in Cyprus you should truly pay a visit to this gorgeous hotel. …. and if you want company, I am always around! 😉

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What: Londa Summer Cocktail 2014
Where: The Londa Hotel, Georgiou Gennadiou St, Limassol, Cyprus
Contact: Telephone: +357 25 865555. Email: info@londahotel.com
Social Media: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus

akstampLevel of Difficulty: 2/5
Preparation Time: about 10 minutes
Cooking Time: n/a
Makes one cocktail

ingredients

Bacardi 2cl
Triple Sec 2cl
About 15cl orange juice (fresh or not)
About 15cl pineapple juice (fresh or not)
Juice of 1 fresh lime
Dark Rum 2cl
Crushed ice
A splash of Amaretto on top
Fresh summer fruits (watermelon, pineapple, strawberries) for decoration

recipe

1. Begin by filling a glass with crushed ice.

2. Add the Bacardi, Triple sec, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and dark rum. Mix gently with a mixing spoon.

3. Add a splash of Amaretto on top.

4. Decorate the glass as you wish with pineapple, strawberries and/or watermelon.

5. Kick back and enjoy!

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4 Comments

    • afroditeskitchen

      Thank you! It really is a wonderful cocktail so I would recommend visiting – a beautiful setting with a beautiful cocktail!

  1. This drink is so beautiful I want to “grab” it from my screen. That mini vacation of yours seems so perfect for this kind of weather, well, what am I saying, any kind of weather 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing, Christina. I will definitely let you know when I am ever in your town. We definitely need to go get a cocktail (or two) at that fantastic hotel. 🙂

    • afroditeskitchen

      Thanks Pang – that would be so wonderful to go together! I hope our paths might cross in future one day! … Yes, I am sort of wafting into vacation mode at the moment with beaches and a friend visiting …though I still want to bake an apple pie and some chocolate chip cookies!!! Speak soon, xx

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