You’ve got: Whisky
You can make: A hotel-fashioned
Grab two sugar cubes and some orange slices from the continental breakfast, and ask for some wooden chopsticks. Combine the sugar and four drops of bitters (a good all-purpose option is Angostura) in a glass, then add the whisky, stir with a chopstick, and garnish with the orange slices.
You’ve got: Bourbon
You can make: minibar julep
Fill a clean pillowcase with ice, then crush it by using the iron like a mallet. Mix a packet of sugar with about two ounces of bourbon. Add the ice and toss in a few sprigs of mint from the continental breakfast.
You’ve got: Vodka or gin
You can make: Suite tea
Warm vodka or gin in the coffee pot with a couple bags of tea until the tea has infused the spirits. Let it cool, then mix with soda water, 7UP or Limonata.
You’ve got: Vodka and Kahlúa
You can make: A Frosted Russian
Nab a little box of a sugary cereal like Frosted Flakes from the breakfast service, and let the cereal sit in milk for 30 minutes. Then pour the flavoured milk over ice and add vodka and Kahlúa.
* PRO TIP
Always travel with a mini-bottle of bitters – buy sample packs from Berg & Hauck, or Scrappy’s for a variety of flavours.