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Loews Hotels share ‘Getaways in a Glass,’ because we all need a virtual vacation

by Susan and Simon Veness

Whether you have a Universal Orlando vacation booked or you’re dreaming of your next getaway, Loews hotels have the perfect antidote for your pre-trip wait, with two iconic cocktails you can recreate at home.

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“Getaways in a Glass” is Loews Hotel’s newest brand-wide offering, featuring signature cocktails you can create at home. These handcrafted delights are inspired by recipes from properties around the country, and each is a subtle nod to its destination, including 2 based on Universal Orlando’s deluxe hotels.

Mark Weiss, senior vice president of food and beverage for Loews Hotels & Co. says, “Our food and beverage is seamlessly and deeply intertwined into our hotels. In sharing our ‘Getaways in a Glass’ cocktails, we hope to give guests a chance to have a taste of the incredible destinations where our hotels are located, while still delivering that locally, handcrafted hospitality that Loews is known for.”

And nothing says “sun-kissed” like fresh fruit flavors combined with 2 titillating rums, which is where Loews Royal Pacific Resort’s “Golden Dawn” handcrafted cocktail comes in. Find it at the hotel’s newly renovated lobby at Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar.

Then, the refreshing flavor of muddled cucumber combined with the delicate perfume of Elderflower evokes the blissful contentment of a garden in summertime in Loews Portofino Bay Resort’s “Cool as a Cucumber,” available at the hotel’s Thirsty Fish wine and beer bar and poolside Splendido Bar & Grill, starting December 1 when the hotel re-opens to guests.

Make them at home and dream of your next Universal Orlando getaway with the following recipes:

Golden Dawn

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

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  • ¾ oz.  Bacardi Light Rum
  • ¾ oz.  Plantation Pineapple Rum
  • ½ oz.  Triple sec
  • ½ oz.  mango puree
  • ½ oz.  lime juice
  • ½ oz.  Giffard Orgeat
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake. Strain and serve over fresh ice. Garnish with a Yuzu gummy dipped in togarashi.


Cool as a Cucumber

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

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  • ¼ oz. St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
  • 1 ¼ oz. Tito’s Vodka
  • 2 cucumber slices
  • Lemonade
  • Club soda

Muddle two slices of cucumber. Fill glass with ice, add Elderflower liqueur and vodka. Add splash of lemonade and club soda. Cover with shaker tin and gently shake. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a lemon wheel.


Ready to book your Universal Orlando stay? Browse the resort’s special offers available for the holiday season and beyond, ideally with a Golden Dawn or Cool as a Cucumber cocktail in hand!

For more information, visit UniversalOrlando.com. To review Universal Orlando Resort’s current health and safety measures, check out their Safety FAQs.

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