Here at the Hotel Andaluz, we strive to create memorable experiences – complete with bold flavors, beautiful surroundings, and impeccable service.
More than just a hotel, the Andaluz is typically buzzing with locals who crave nightlife in many different forms, from tapas-style dining at MÀS to our lobby casbahs, for a unique and glamorous take on private dining. And there’s Ibiza, our rooftop bar, which is a happy hour destination and a must-visit for craft cocktails with a view.
The bar at Ibiza is the official workshop of our in-house mixologist, Weston Simons. Weston heads up the creation of Ibiza’s adventurous cocktail list, using fresh juices, house-made syrups, and infusions. Each cocktail is meticulously crafted and designed to accent a leisurely evening on the rooftop deck. To accommodate drinkers who love bold flavor and a little spice, Weston created the Sandia – Sauza Blue tequila shaken with fresh lime and watermelon juices, and a half chili salt, half sugar rim. Or try our easy drinking Horchata Punch – house-made horchata and house-made spiced rum –while relaxing with friends and taking in the sunset.
So, are you a “Spanish Barber” or a “Gin-You-In”?
To give you an exclusive taste of the Ibiza experience, Weston, has adapted recipes for the Gin-You-In and Spanish Barber so you can whip up a few at home.
Here are the recipes:
1 ½ oz Beefeater Gin
¾ oz orgeat
2 oz pineapple juice
3 oz ginger beer
Pineapple wedge and brandied cherry for garnish
Combine first three ingredients in a shaker and shake. Top with ginger beer, strain ito glass over ice. Garnish with pineapple wedge and brandied cherry.
1 ½ oz Makers 46
¾ oz Pedro Ximenez sherry
3-4 drops Laphroaig scotch (your favorite scotch will also do nicely)
Orange twist for garnish
Combine all ingredients, stir over ice. Strain into small rocks glass over a single, large cube. Garnish with an orange twist.
We hope this has piqued your interest and appetite for an exciting night out in Downtown Albuquerque. There’s a lot to see and do at the Hotel Andaluz. We’d love to show you all that we have to offer, so text or call us for more info at 505-388-0088. Whether you end up enjoying a rooftop cocktail refreshment, or an intimate gathering in the casbahs, we think your night out at the Andaluz will be a memorable one.