The best cocktails to enjoy this summer in Mallorca by Rafa Martín, the mixologist who designed the Zafiro Palace Hotels cocktail menu.
If Mallorca were a cocktail, it would be “something very Mediterranean, very citric, very cosmopolitan. Something sweet, easy to drink and full of fun. Maybe a classic Gin Fizz or a Tom Collins”. That’s how the mixologist Rafa Martín, bronze medallist at the World Cocktail Championships and designer of the cocktail menu at Zafiro Palace Andratx, imagines it.
Piña Colada, Cosmopolitan, Daiquiri, Bloody Mary... there are so many alternatives and so many different flavours. In this article we will suggest some of the best options you have for raising a glass to the summer and celebrating all those unforgettable happy moments shared with others on the shores of the Mediterranean. Rafa Martín has helped us with some of his personal recommendations for the summer menu and also revealed the secrets behind how they are prepared.
Would you like to know which are the coolest cocktails this year at Zafiro Palace Andratx? Keep reading and start imagining the aroma and flavour of summer through some of the most refreshing and elegant signature cocktails for this year.
The coolest cocktails for this summer
To the delight of all cocktail lovers, the menu designed by Rafa Martín for Zafiro Palace Andratx includes tasty signature cocktails and creative reinterpretations of traditional favourites. Rafa adds the personal touch that earned him a bronze medal at the World Cocktail Championships to them all, creating a world of surprises in every sip.
When asked about which cocktails he thinks will be most successful this summer, he has no need to think twice:
The Zafiro Cocktail (gin, lemon, blue curaçao, ginger beer and grapefruit foam)
Rafa explains that this cocktail perfectly reflect the colours and essence of Zafiro: hotels on the beach in an exclusive and beautiful natural environment, with a Mediterranean and tropical climate and the most elegant and refined decoration. The combination of ingredients makes all the difference: blue curaçao adds colour and a hint of aphrodisiac with bitter orange; the grapefruit foam is very attractive visually and also adds flavour; and ginger has that spiciness that makes it more fun and, above all, very easy to drink.
The Moscow Mule (vodka, lime, fresh ginger and cucumber, sugar and ginger beer)
The signature touch added to this international favourite comes with the cucumber, which also adds a lot of freshness. The key is to mash the fresh cucumber in the shaker together with the ginger. The result is a very peculiar flavour, full of fun but also with an elegance you cannot fail to enjoy.
The Pina Colada (rum, pineapple juice, coconut milk, cream and coconut foam)
Rafa Martín's creation for Zafiro is a twist on the classic recipe, adding a special coconut foam that accentuates the tropical influences. A cocktail that is full of flavour and with an elegant appearance.
A cocktail for every moment
There’s no such thing as a perfect cocktail, but there is "a cocktail for every moment". That is how Rafa Martín sees it when asked to review the signature cocktails he has designed to inspire magical moments for guests at the Zafiro Palace Andratx.
“Every moment has its different needs. The body asks you to give it what it most needs, and you have to listen to it. Something sweeter, spicier, fresher…. and also why and with whom are important”, adds Rafa.
In the process of creating a cocktail, Rafa is influenced by many different sources: a perfume, a name, a love, a customer, a theme... and current trends also indicate the way forward. For Zafiro, the author of the menu has always kept in mind the tastes of the most discerning travellers and the Zafiro commitment to excellence, a hallmark of our exclusive “Palace” on the coast in Camp de Mar.
The result must also be savoured accompanied by genuine Mallorcan calm. For example while lying on one of the Bali beds that look out over the sea on one of the splendid terraces at the Zafiro Palace Andratx.
All of our signature cocktails are included in All Inclusive Redefined®, the luxurious holiday experience offered only by our 5-star hotel in Camp de Mar. A new world of happiness just one click away if you book direct on our official website.