PHOENIX, Arizona, December 7, 2012 – From a twist on a hot tottie that has 500-year-old Italian roots to a martini prepared with the favorite cookies of the season, the Arizona Biltmore ( is creating a splash this Holiday Season with creative new party drinks – that you can easily mix up at home.
1408750_15154382The Tuaca Hot Tottie combines the vanilla citrus liqueur with fresh lemon juice and honey for a delicious new version of the traditional drink. Tuaca was created in the 16th century for Lorenzo de Medici, the legendary ruler of Florence and visionary benefactor of Renaissance art and architecture. It was rediscovered in Italy in 1938, and was introduced into the U.S. by servicemen returning from WWII.
1 ½ oz. tuaca
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. honey
Hot water
1275664_14428939The Gingerbread Martini is a marriage of popular spirits and the iconic cookies of Christmas, delivering a burst of nostalgic flavor. It combines Belvedere Vodka and Bailey’s with Gingerbread Monin Syrup and crushed gingerbread cookies on the rim.
1 ½ oz. Belvedere
1 oz. Bailey’s
½ oz. Gingerbread Monin syrup
Crushed gingerbread cookie for the rim
1414456_73751003The Nuts & Berries Cocktail turns the holiday gift basket into something exceptionally delicious to sip, combining Chambord black raspberry liqueur, Frangelico hazelnut liqueur and a splash of cream.
1 oz. Chamboard
1 oz. Frangelico
Splash of cream
The Arizona Biltmore, the historic Grand Dame of Phoenix heralded for its dramatic Frank Lloyd Wright style architecture, has an 83-year tradition of creating iconic drinks and culinary experiences. The Tequila Sunrise was born at the Biltmore’s bar circa 1940. Since 1929, the hotel has poured traditional Afternoon Tea, updated annually with the latest teas, tea sandwiches and desserts. The Arizona Biltmore Wine & Spirits Festival is four days of exciting beverage and culinary activities including tastings, cooking demonstrations, and mixology and wine seminars. The Winemaker Dinners series is in its 23rd season of preparing incredible monthly epicurean evenings. The Inside the Chef’s Studio” cooking classed are conducted by noted cookbook authors and food writers. Hollywood & Wine is a summer-long festival themed around the many celebrities who have frequented the resort over the years.
The Tuaca Hot Tottie, Gingerbread Martini, and Nuts & Berries Cocktail will be served at Wright’s Bar at the Arizona Biltmore through January 1, 2013.
About the Arizona Biltmore
The Arizona Biltmore has been an Arizona landmark since opening in 1929, when it was crowned the “Jewel of the Desert.” The legendary Grand Dame remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style, luxurious facilities, and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous. Nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the legendary resort offers: 740 guest accommodations; full-service Spa, Salon and Fitness Center; two 18-hole golf courses; six restaurants and lounges including Wright’s at The Biltmore, preparing classic dishes updated with today’s culinary perspective, and Frank & Albert’s serving Arizona comfort food; eight swimming pools including the Paradise Pool with a 90-foot waterslide and swim-up bar; and seven tennis courts. The Arizona Biltmore is a Waldorf Astoria Resort®.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand’s namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.
Images courtesy of MMNoergaar (honey),  Arianne van Noordt (Gingerbread), Galina (berries).