Insider Secrets: Holiday Cocktail Recipes From a Pro

Marriott Cocktals

When I stayed at the Marriott Union Square in San Francisco, I had the chance to sample some of their wines and cocktails, including two drinks that can only be found at the hotel. The Marriott Union Square mixologist doesn’t just pour the normal potent potables for guests; he has created a lineup of tasty beverages that you can only find there. Amongst the creations are two great drinks that I think are perfect for the upcoming holiday season. The fine folks at the Marriott Union Square were kind enough to let me share the previously unpublished recipes, with the promise that you all don’t tell.


Sweet & Spicy Martini

This surprising drink with a spicy kick is the perfect start to any night with friends or family.

  • Kappa Pisco (1.5 oz.)
  • St. Germaine Elderflower Liquor (.5 oz.)
  • Mango puree
  • Muddled Fresh Cilantro and Jalapeno pepper
  • Fresh Lime juice

Shake with ice and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh Jalapeno.



Maple Manhattan

This was my favorite of the Marriott cocktails and is a recent addition to their menu. Thanks to the Maple Crown Royal this cocktail screams roaring fire and comfy chairs.

  • Maple Crown Royal (2 oz.)
  • M&R Red Vermouth (.5 oz.)
  • Blood Orange Bitters (.5 oz.)

Shake with ice and serve in a martini glass.


Please note: This post is the latest in a collaborative partnership with Marriott Hotels and Resorts. I was compensated for my time but as always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

7 thoughts on “Insider Secrets: Holiday Cocktail Recipes From a Pro”

  1. i appreciate this cocktail recipe sharing, cant wait to try them. the pictures are adorable increasing my longing for these drinks.

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