This summer, tequila, mezcal and aloe vera are the star cocktail ingredients at La Terraza del UrbanAuthor: Derby Hotels Collection
'Health, tradition and celebration' is the title that the Food and Beverage Team at the Hotel Urban, has given this summer's cocktail menu for Hotel Urban's terrace. A description that includes pioneering combinations featuring tequila, mezcal and aloe vera as the star ingredients. Once again setting new trends in the world of mixology with innovative textures, aromas and essences. These are original recipes devised by the hotel Urban team, ranging from refreshing margaritas to non-alcoholic fruit cocktails. Surprising combinations such as the blend of Casera, mezcal, aloe vera and grapefruit; the Blue Margarita with peach liqueur, lemon, blue curacao and agave worm salt; and the Minerva cocktail, mixed with tequila, aloe vera, strawberry, tomato and spice salt, to name but a few. There are a total of 27 new cocktails to select from, which, added to the mezcal and tequila drinks, offer 'a new world to discover', as the menu puts it.
Catering for more conservative tastes: 30 creations mixed with a range of the best English, Spanish, American, French, Scottish and German gins. There are also plenty of classics available at La Terraza del Urban (daiquiris, piña coladas, Manhattans, cosmopolitans, champagne mojitos...), along with a choice of champagnes and non-alcoholic options.
The perfect accompaniment
Every day from 12 noon you can now enjoy views of the Madrid skyline while sampling a menu very similar to that offered in the hotel's Glass Bar. A great selection of its salads and tapas (salmorejo, Iberian cured ham, croquettes...), its famous sandwiches and pizzas, as well as its acclaimed beef burger. Makis and niguiris, bluefin tuna bites, salmon mi-cuit, in addition to fresh pasta, and homemade, handcrafted desserts complete the gastronomic delights available during the day on La Terraza del Urban.
In the evening, there is a very extensive tapas menu on offer to accompany your drinks: 'for dipping and eating', such as cod brandade and piquillo pepper marmalade with crunchy oil; 'from the sea', from fritters to chilled monkfish; and hearty 'knife and fork' or lighter 'finger' foods. Small freshly prepared dishes including a selection of cold options, mini hamburgers or hot dogs and, of course, oysters and caviar with blintzes.
With all you would expect from a Grand Luxe 5-star hotel, La Terraza del Urban once again provides the perfect setting for enjoying Madrid's buzzing nightlife, a decadent secret full of surprises.