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Published on : Friday, April 8, 2016
For those who like to mix drinks with other drinks, then take note, as for the very first time Lisbon will have an event dedicated to the art of the cocktail. From April 22 to May 1, 2016, Lisbon Cocktail Week (LCW) will celebrate and promote the world of cocktails, in what is the first edition of an event of this kind in Lisbon, and that promises to energise the city every year.
For 10 days, LCW will present an itinerary through the city’s best restaurants and bars and, of course, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon had to participate. Three LCW cocktails will be priced at EUR 17, and a two-for-one promotion will be in place daily at Ritz Bar from 6:00 to 11:00 pm.
LCW also challenged the barmen at each of the participating bars to create a signature cocktail that would compete for “Best Cocktail in Lisbon,” and which will be judged on flavour, aroma and presentation. Hasta La Vista, Basil was the entry chosen by the Ritz Bar, and Bar Manager Ricardo Felgueiras has total confidence in its success: “It’s a very well-balanced cocktail, and fresh for spring,”he says. The fun name was chosen by the team at the Ritz Bar and highlights the use of basil – one of the stars of this cocktail, with its intense aroma and flavour.
The refreshing Hasta La Vista, Basil will be available at the Ritz Bar during LCW. Ricardo also shares the recipe, below, for those who want to make it at home:
Hasta La Vista, Basil
4 measures Don Julio tequila
2 measures St-Germain
2 measures lime juice
10 basil leaves