Join us this week, as we bar hop across Europe with some of our favourite cocktail recipes. Whether you are a martini connoisseur, prefer something fruity or if your first choice is something non-alcoholic, we have a great selection for you. Whilst we stick close to home this week with our selections, next week we hop the Atlantic for something a bit more exotic, keep your eyes peeled for our next post.
We start our voyage in the UK, or more specifically, at the top of Piccadilly, in London’s Mayfair, at the famous Ritz hotel. Here’s the recipe for this refreshing homage to the original Ritz founder…
Not a martini fan? Why not try this fruitier non-alcoholic cocktail, more reminiscent of the classic summer Pimms drink. Still want something with a little kick? Just add a measure of vodka or gin to the recipe below…
If you want to visit London and explore more, why not plan a pre-cruise stay before they embark Crystal Serenity on her round Britain cruise next summer: Fjords & Castles | OCY210606-07 | 6 – 13 June 2021 | 7-nights
For our next drink we head over to the emerald isle, where the craic is guaranteed. This delicious classic cocktail makes a great after dinner choice.
You can visit Dublin, as well as Cork, Waterford & Belfast in Northern Ireland on Crystal Serenity’s voyage, setting sail from Dover: Emerald Isle Immersion | OCY210813-07 | 13 – 20 August 2021 | 7-nights
Just across the Channel, our French neighbours favour a more sophisticated tipple. The classic vodka martini is a great recipe to have under your belt.
Who doesn’t fancy sitting at a chic French bistro, martini in hand? We recommend Crystal Serenity’s Cultural Wonders voyage where she visits the beautiful Honfleur – gateway to Paris – and St Malo: Cultural Wonders | OCY210827-07 | 27 August – 5 September 2021 | 9-nights
Heading round into the Mediterranean now, the Spanish sunshine calls for something fruity and served by the jug – step up, Sangria
For something non-alcoholic, but just as fruity and delicious, try this sin-free version of a classic sidecar cocktail.
You can enjoy not only some delicious Sangria, but also some delicious Portuguese wines and Moroccan sun, when you join Crystal Symphony as she visits Spain, Portugal, the Canary Islands and Morocco in early Spring: Canary Island & Iberian Intrigue | OCS210413-11 | 13 – 24 April 2021 | 11-nights
We now arrive in Italy, and are plumping for something creamy and chocolatey with a little kick of Italian espresso – delicioso!
Many of you may have a bottle of Aperol at the back of the cupboard from your last trip through Italian duty-free. Well, if you are tired of the classic spritz why not try this cocktail featuring grapefruit juice.
Cruising to Italy is high on many travellers lists, and there are a wealth of itineraries to choose from – we like the look of this late August voyage aboard Crystal Symphony: Renaissance & Royalty | OCS210821-07 | 21 – 28 August 2021 | 7-nights
As we leave Europe, we head out across the Atlantic with those glorious sea days ahead of us to enjoy. A favourite onboard at the moment is the simplest of cocktails – Gin & Jam.
You can look forward to some lazy days at sea on this classic crossing from Southampton to New York City: Across The Atlantic | OCY210905-12 | 5 – 17 September 2021 | 12-nights
We hope you enjoyed our bar-hop around Europe – join us next week as we discover more delicious cocktails and wonderful ports of call stateside. And until then – cheers!