“One Martini is alright. Two are too many. And, three are not enough.”
And tonight is definitely going to be more than that…
Driving past the city’s eventful bedlam, I envisioned another terrific Story being ‘Crafted’ at one of my most favorite hotels in Delhi- NCR, Westin Gurgaon.
Extending a warm reception, the nightclub, Story welcomed us with affability, as always. Story is known for the conception of fine cocktails and concoctions – delectable drinks that draw awe under the attentive and deft shake of Jitender Singh, the Resident Senior Bartender at the Westin Gurgaon. He believes that cocktails infused with flavor from natural ingredients are unique and impart a very fine and soothing texture to the cocktails.
What were we here to witness?
Crafted at Westin, a new signature cocktail menu that invites guests to choose well behind the bar. Taking inspiration from fresh natural ingredients, local flavors and craftsmanship, Crafted at Westin is the Westin brand’s newest food and beverage program.
You could now have the luxury of choosing your own flavor and letting your bartender whip up a miraculous drink for the evening. From the eight handcrafted cocktails that were demonstrated, my favorite was Monk’s Sapphire amongst other sensational tipples like Pomegranate Green Tea, Camomile Mule, and Whisky Punch etc.
Trivia on Local Cocktail Creation:
• Monks’s Sapphire: Monk’s Sapphire is prepared by infused old monk with cucumber slices for a whole week; reducing the bitterness of rum and providing it with a refreshing and light flavor, muddled with cucumber slices along with sugar syrup, lemon juice and a dash of rhubarb bitters.
What started as an interactive launch and cocktail making session, continued as a fun soiree!
Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Area General Manager, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., added, “Together with Westin hotels and resorts across the globe, The Westin Gurgaon is proud to introduce Crafted at Westin. This signature beverage program allows our guests to have some fun while at the same time, enjoy a premium and natural cocktail -a great way for our guests to unwind after a day at work or when relaxing with family and friends.”
Crafted at Westin is part of the Eat Well pillar as part of the Westin Well-Being Movement, that encompasses programs across Westin’s six pillars of well-being -Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well, to promote a comprehensive approach to healthy lifestyles.