Refreshing Fridays: Head to the City with a Cosmopolitan

- Melanie Zieba,

Cities are full of hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered and life is too short to not take advantage of all that the great cities of the world have to offer. Full of culture, art, and great events if you want to keep your finger on the pulse, the city is where you need to be.

cosmopolitanAnd what could be more fitting when getting ready to head off to the densely populated areas of the world than sipping on a cosmopolitan? Easy to make and even easier to drink, a cosmopolitan will kick start any night on the town.

Make your own Cosmopolitan:

-1 ½ oz Vodka
-1/2 oz Triple sec
-3 oz Cranberry juice
-A squeeze of fresh lime

In a martini shaker add ingredients, shake,  strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

Where to get your own cosmopolitan in some of the best cities on earth:


The Regent Beijing:
If you are looking for a city adventure, The Regent Beijing is the place that is in the center of it all. With one of the most convenient luxury locations in Beijing, you’ll be close to all of the great tourist attractions as well as the secret local hangouts. This hotel has also been voted as one of the world’s best business hotels and one of Asia’s best city hotels so whether your visit here is for business or pleasure, you are guaranteed to have an amazing experience.


The St. Regis Grand Hotel, Rome:
Standing out like a golden palace with an imposing façade and eye-popping interiors, The St. Regis Grand Hotel, Rome is precisely what discerning guests expect from an Italian luxury hotel. Within walking distance of many historic sites, art galleries and fine stores, you will soon discover why this city is one of the greatest on earth.


Mine Hotel:
Located in the Palermo Soho neighborhood of Buenos Aires and close to all of the major attractions, Mine Hotel is perfect for those who love design and desire and intimate setting. Come here and be in the heart of the new Argentine design surrounded by art galleries, unique clothing shops, design stores, cafes, bars and restaurants.


Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta:
Created and restored to capture the spirit of Indonesia in the heart of its capital city, Hotel Indonesia Keppinski Jakarta showcases the country’s rich culture and offers absolutely amazing city views. And with nine restaurants and bars on location at the hotel, this place is perfect for socializing and sipping on your cosmopolitan. However if a martini isn’t your style, why not indulge at their bar Paulaner Brahaus, Jakarta’s only German-style microbrewery for a nice cold one?


St. George Lycabettus Hotel:
Known as the birthplace of the western city, a visit to Athens will be full of rich history and amazing culture. And if you want to fall in love with the breathtaking views this city has to offer, look no further then the St. George Lycabettus Hotel where the Acropolis is always visible. Situated in Kolonaki, the most exclusive quarter of Athens, this luxury boutique hotel is a chic hideaway designed for the discerning traveler.


The St. Regis Mexico City:
Located in the midst of Mexico’s Historic city center is the St. Regis Mexico City contained within the 31- story Torre Libertad. Each suite offers panoramic views of the city and overlooks the Paseo de la Reforma, one of the city’s most distinct zones modeled after the great boulevards of Europe. And as one of the largest cities on earth, Mexico City will defiantly have a little something for everyone.


Hotel Villa Magna:
Located in the heart of Madrid, Hotel Villa Magna is a stunningly beautiful Spanish getaway sounded by aristocratic palaces, internationally renowned museums and exquisite designer boutiques. And if you want to get some nightlife in, this city is known to be one of the liveliest in the world where there’s always a party for every type of person.


The Sukhothai Bangkok:
The Sukhothai is one of the most unique hotels in all of Thailand. It’s home to world class dining featuring four restaurants, and the world’s best pad Thai. Come and sip your cosmo pool side or head out and see all of the major sites within walking distance. Or, if you don’t feel like walking, take advantage of their fleet of Mercedes Benz Limousines accompanied with a chauffeur available around the clock.

Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva:
Located right on the beautiful Lake Geneva with views of the Jet d’Eau, Mont-Blanc and the French Alps, the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is a premier address for travelers around the world. With three restaurants, a bar, lounge and a night club at this hotel there will be plenty of opportunities to sip your cosmopolitan and take in all that the city has to offer.

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