100 Mile Cocktails: Four Seasons Drinks With a Local Twist
Four Seasons mixologists in North, Central and South America got to work on a concept you could call “farm to glass.”
The “farm to table” concept has quickly grown from a trend to a way of life. More and more restaurants, including Four Seasons restaurants, are sourcing a lot of their ingredients locally. And now, thanks to a creative contest idea from the Four Seasons beverage committee, that concept is moving from the dish to the glass.
The committee, arranged by Marco Zanolari, director of food and beverage at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, was inspired to challenge Four Seasons hotel mixologists in North, Central and South America to create a cocktail using only ingredients, including the alcohol, sourced from within 100 miles of their hotel. And so the 100 Mile Cocktail was born.
Zanolari explains that the growing importance of using local products is significant to Four Seasons because it promotes community outreach, and adding the contest element to the idea makes it a bit more competitive and exciting. So bartenders got mixing, and cocktail recipes were created and submitted for beverage committee members to sip and sample. Winning specialty drinks were selected based on creativity of the recipe, taste and appearance.
For the full recipe of each of these 100 Mile Cocktails, be sure to visit our Facebook page and view the photo album dedicated to these creative concoctions.
Browse our photo galleries by cocktail type for all 37 of the 100 Mile Cocktails.
100 Mile Cocktails: The Vodka Drinks of Four Seasons
100 Mile Cocktails: The Gin Drinks of Four Seasons
100 Mile Cocktails: The Whisky Drinks of Four Seasons
100 Mile Cocktails: The Beer, Rum, Tequila and Other Drinks of Four Seasons
Or, find a cocktail by participating hotel:
Chicago (Four Seasons Chicago)
Chicago (The Ritz-Carlton)
Hawaii, Lana‘i at Manele Bay
Los Angeles (Four Seasons Los Angeles)
Los Angeles (Beverly Wilshire) (submitted two cocktails)
Los Angeles Area (Westlake Village)
Palo Alto, Silicon Valley
Punta Mita, Mexico
San Diego, Aviara (Residence Rental)