Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts Across Europe, The Middle East And Africa Launch “Jet Fuel” Beverages To Celebrate Next Four Seasons Private Jet Departure
With the engines revving up for the next Four Seasons Private Jet Experience Around The World Tour,Four Seasons hotels and resorts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa are bringing the excitement to guests with a range of new Jet Fuel cocktails and mocktails.
The next Four Seasons Private Jet Experience world tour sets off on August 16, 2015. Departing from Seattle, the tour will include stops in must-see destinations such as Tokyo, Beijing, the Maldives, the Serengeti, Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Marrakech and New York. Guests will stay at Four Seasons hotels and resorts along the way, enjoying a wide range of extraordinary experiences at each destination. Imagine a private tour of Beijing’s Forbidden City, with exclusive access to areas that are usually off-limits to visitors, or a private dinner located literally on top of the Great Wall of China, catered by the team from Four Seasons Hotel Beijing. Or how about a lesson in samurai sword skills with Tetsuro Shimaguchi, the choreographer from the Quentin Tarantino movie Kill Bill, with Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi? Or a private cruise on the waters of the Bosphorus, where Europe meets Asia, with Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet? The list of extraordinary experiences goes on.
But even if a trip on board the Four Seasons Private Jet is not on the cards, there are still plenty of ways to share the excitement. Four Seasons hotels and resorts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa have created Jet Fuel cocktails and mocktails to inject some of the excitement of the journey into their properties, whether they’re actually part of the itinerary or not. A selection of the cocktails for wanderlusting guests to try includes:
Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay – the Flame of Fame
Beverage specialist Samuel Talampas at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay jumped at the chance to create a Jet Fuel cocktail, and has created a beverage that represents new heights of luxury travel. Both the recently openedFour Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay and the Four Seasons Private Jet take the luxury travel experience soaring to new heights, and the Flame of Fame, a blend of blue curaçao, Campari and Ciroc vodka, sets travellers up perfectly for a trip around the world. The blue curaçao base represents the breathtaking Bahrain Bay and the blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, the amber Campari symbolises the dazzling Bahrain sunset, and the topping of fresh grapes infused with Ciroc vodka, along with the rosemary garnish, add a refreshing finish to the cocktail, representing the Hotel’s lush palm trees, plants and flowers. The perfect tipple to elevate a travel experience, whether in the air or on the ground.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence – The Egyptian Martini
A blend of vodka, Cointreau and hibiscus flower syrup – a great source of vitamin C and minerals – the Egyptian Martini is bound to provide a shot of energy to world travellers. Hibiscus, known in Arabic as karkadeh, was used traditionally as a mild medicine by the ancient Egyptians, and is today used in numerous different drinks. A preparation of the plant’s petals gives a red-coloured beverage that should be enjoyed cool. The Egyptian Martini adds another punchy element to the traditional concoction, resulting in a tasty and energising cocktail.
Four Seasons Hotel Doha – The Sky High Martini
The mixology team at Four Seasons Hotel Doha has come up with the perfect cocktail for pre-departure or post-arrival relaxation. The smooth, fresh flavours of the Sky High Martini reflect the enjoyment of a smooth flight on board the Four Seasons Private Jet. Made with vanilla vodka that has been infused with green tea and peppermint, the soothing green colour is designed to impart a sense of calm. The perfectly chilled cocktail to be imbibed before or after a long journey.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach – The Mercury Martini
Created by the mixology team at Mercury Lounge, the crowning glory of Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, the Mercury Martini is inspired by the vibrant Dubai skyline, visible not only from the Lounge itself, but also from the window seat of a flight arriving or departing this vibrant city. A blend of violet liquor, pineapple juice, vodka and bitter orange juice incorporating molecular mixing techniques, the cocktail aims to give guests the sensation that they have have taken a journey far from this world, really on a different planet. According to the Mercury Lounge team, the punchy flavours will give those enjoying it the rocket fuel they need to begin any journey.
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze – The Anti-Jet Lag Mocktail
Yoghurt, strawberries, banana, orange juice and almonds combine together in the Anti-Jet Lag Mocktail atFour Seasons Hotel Firenze, created by mixologist Luca Angeli to fight the effects of long hours spent on board planes with a powerful blend of vitamins and antioxidants. The perfect fruity pick-me-up after a long journey.
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon – The Cloud9
Scientists claim that tomato juice is the best tasting beverage at 38,000 feet, but the team at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon argues that it’s also the best base for a cocktail at sea level. Introducing the Cloud9, created by Luis Mendes, Bar Manager at the Ritz Bar, who took these scientific findings into consideration when looking to create the perfect beverage. Tomato, with its rich umami flavour, is claimed to be relatively resistant to white noise whereas other flavours can be affected in different ways by a noisy plane, which perhaps explains why so many fliers order Bloody Marys on board. Packed with anti-oxidants, vitamins, calcium, potassium and magnesium, and finished with a few drops of Tabasco, the Cloud9 mocktail’s blend of cucumber, celery, orange, tomato and carrot juices is sure to leave the taste buds feeling on, well, cloud nine.
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech – Jet Fuel
A true work of imagination at Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, the Jet Fuel’s rich brown colour represents the fuel that powers the Four Seasons Private Jet, with a topping of milk foam representing the fluffy clouds that the Jet passes through as it soars above the Earth. A blend of gold rum, coffee liqueur, Chartreuse (for an extra boost of energy) and a secret Moroccan coffee recipe, the bar team is confident that the Jet Fuel cocktail brings a touch of Moroccan authenticity, which is what guests flying on the Jet will experience when they visit Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech on the upcoming Around the World Tour.
The Jet Fuel cocktail series will be available at select Four Seasons hotels and resorts in Europe, Middle East and Africa from August 16, 2015.