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Cocktails and Dreams

COCKTAILS & DREAMS

By Laura Martínez

Tom Cruise’s incredible flair bartending skills in the film “Cocktail” provide the inspiration for this article, dedicated to one of the summer’s greatest pleasures (cocktails are great whatever time of year, in my opinion). The combination of spirits with other ingredients rose to fame in the U.S.A during the Roaring 20s, where bars quickly discovered that adding fruit juice and sweetened drinks helped to disguise the taste of poor quality bootleg alcohol.


They have since been perfected into a cult drink, with their own myths that have given rise to memorable on-screen moments such as James Bond ordering a Martini “shaken, not stirred,” Donald Draper sedating himself on Mad Men with the Old Fashioned cocktail, and the Cosmopolitan that Carrie Bradshaw held in her hand while she developed theories about men in Sex and the City.

Concept has six different personalities, one for each hotel, so accordingly, we have six cocktails for you to enjoy the spirit of each one.

If you want to take a tour of our hotels, then take the passport with you and you’ll receive a stamp for each visit, enabling you to enjoy a 2 for 1 cocktail. Visit all six hotels and you will receive a free night’s stay. Fancy a drink?

AIN’T NO SAINT
Mezcal, lime, cucumber, Curaçao, elderflower and ginger beer
At Santos Hotel our rooms are dedicated to an artist who had a relationship with the island… but none of them was exactly a saint.

FINESTRA RECORDS
Whisky, amaretto and Cointreau
Our hotel that is dedicated gold records has its cocktail named after the fictitious “golden boy” of the record industry, Richie Finestra, from the TV series “Vinyl,” produced by Scorsese and Jagger. It is one of our simplest yet strongest cocktails.

FLANAGAN
Vodka, Passoa, passion fruit, pineapple and lime
Brian Flanagan is an aspiring bartender who ends up being a true master mixologist. One of the 80s best films, Cocktail, provides the inspiration for our most colourful hotel, Tropicana. Bottle flipping, 80s style dialled to the max and Tom Cruise. Imagine all that summed up in one cocktail.

LA FLACA
White rum, Curaçao, vermouth and passion fruit
The essence of Cuba is in this cocktail named after a song called La Flaca (The Skinny Woman) by Spanish artist, Jarabe de Palo. He sings about how the woman in question has captivated his attention. Take a sip and let your imagination run wild.

BASQUIAT BOOST
Rose gin, pasteurised egg, lemon juice and grenadine
Jean Michel Basquiat is one of our favourite artists, so for our Art Hotel we have designed this partystarter in his honour. We suspect that it would have blown Warhol’s wig off.

LOLITA
Vodka, cava, lime juice, red berries, mint and grenadine
A large chunk of the story between Humbert and Lolita
in Nabakov’s classic novel takes place in road motels where they hid their idyll. A bittersweet story that we have reinvented exclusively for your palate.

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Eat to the Beat Chicho

Umami aterriza en Santos Coast Club

Por Paula Durán

Así es, señoras y caballeros, esta temporada, la espectacular cocina japonesa de Umami llega a Santos Coast Club a partir del 22 mayo para hacerse cargo de la cocina del Coast Club todos los días desde las 19:30h hasta la medianoche. Ofrecerán una réplica de la cocina de Umami que les ha hecho famosos en la isla, añadiendo algunos platos calientes que no están disponibles en su restaurante (tempura, sopas…) Esta novedad amplía la oferta gastronómica de Santos Coast Club con una carta de noche totalmente distinta a la de día, y, además, ofrece al publico (huéspedes de nuestros hoteles y público en general por igual) una opción de restaurante con la gran relación calidad precio que caracteriza Umami en el entorno único que que ofrece Santos Coast Club: Frente a la playa, con vistas a Dalt Vila y la brisa del mar en tu cara.

NUEVOS SABORES SOBRE LA MESA

Por si no era suficiente con los greatest hits clásicos de la cocina de Santos y Dorado (el sandwich club, la ensalada césar, las hamburguesas, los famosos pokes…), este año el señor Chicho García, jefe de cocina de Concept, está que se sale y pone sobre la mesa una buena colección de novedades destinadas a hacer rugir tus tripas como el león de la Metro: Salmón con puré de apionabo trufado y berros, una espectacular carne de lomo alto de ternera de pasto gallega, tartare de salmón marinado con sake y yuzu… Y para Cubanito hacen su estreno delicias cubanas como la ensalada de aguacate, piña y parmesano o el sandwich cubano en pan de maíz con carne de paleta macerada y con toques de naranja. ¿Ya se ha despertado tu apetito?

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