Le Méridien Sparkling Happy Hour: Serving Global Cocktails Unique to Local Areas
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts are putting back the sparkle in happy hour this fall and winter. The trendy, European-inspired hotels in the Starwood Brand, have tapped into local flavors to curate spritzers and cocktails unique to its local area as part of the new global beverage program called Le Méridien Sparkling . During one of the most festive times of the year, guests and visitors of Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts are invited to have a taste of French sophistication in the hotel lobby space, the Hub. Each evening, all Le Méridien Hubs transform from coffee bars into swanky ‘Sparkling’ lounges, featuring an eclectic playlist from French Bossa Nova band Nouvelle Vague. Here are some of the divine cocktails being served up globally, from Charlotte, N.C. to Budapest, and places in between. Le Méridien Stuttgart is creating the Mexican Snowman in Germany. This cocktail is made with tequila coffee liquor combined with cherry liquor, topped with Rose’s lime juice, hazelnut syrup and finished off with Laurent Perrier. You can find Santa’s Rosy Cheeks at Le Méridien Chicago Oakbrook-Center. This is a festive vodka-based cocktail with peppermint-infused syrup, crushed peppermint and mint leaves. The Le Méridien Budapest is serving the Autumn Spritz. This fall-inspired cocktail consists of vodka and apple juice with freshly sliced pear and apple, topped with soda In my home state of North Carolina, the Le Méridien Charlotte is offering guests the Charlotte Sling. I asked for the recipe so that you can have it at home, too. Get the ingredients and taste a little bit of North Carolina with me. The Charlotte Sling 3 dashes of bitters 1.5 oz. Queen Charlotte’s Reserve 1.5 oz. fresh orange juice 1 oz. club soda .5 oz. maple syrup Stir, add ice and garnish with orange peel As you whip up a travel-inspired cocktail, listen to this playlist that you would hear if you were at the Le Méridien. Bring resort inspired cocktails in your own home is one way that you can experience travel year-round. Katja has been living the #SPGLIFE in Bali this week. Be sure to check her Instagram feed for beautiful photos in the Starwood Collection. The St. Regis just looks dreamy.