In celebration of the summer sunshine, we’ve outlined the top cocktails and rooftop venues abroad for our world travelers. From Italian rooftops to seaside in the Cayman Islands to sweeping views of African lagoons and wildlife, guests from near and far are encouraged to sit back, relax, and sip on sweet summertime.
Rome’s newest five-star address, The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel, is a modern addition to the Eternal City and steps away from historic landmarks including The Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. Six stories above street level, Divinity Terrace Lounge Bar invites guests to soak in 360-degree views of the surrounding rooftops, seven domes including The Pantheon, and the beauty of the city beyond. It’s a stylish setting for socializing and relaxing, with an impressive wine collection and a light, informal menu of dishes. Serving as a nod to the city’s history, Divinity Terrace Lounge Bar celebrates the seven planetary divinities to which The Pantheon is dedicated. A different divinity is celebrated each day of the week, reflected in the lounge bar’s cocktail menu. Try the Jupiter’s Martini, the king of all cocktails, created for the supreme divinity of Roman mythology. The Feu De Cheminèe is infused with Grey Goose Vodka and “Acconciato” Vermouth, and served with smoked salmon fait maison, Normandy butter, and croutons.
Sagra Rooftop at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
Located on its own private island, Isola delle Rose, Sagra Rooftop sits atop the luxury resort JW Marriot Venice. Just a 20-minute complimentary boat ride from St. Mark’s Square, guests and travelers can enjoy unobstructed views of one of the world’s oldest cities. Next to Sagra guests can also enjoy an adult-only rooftop infinity pool, as well as a menu showcasing classic Northern Italian flavors. While taking in Venice’s utmost beauty, guests must sip on the classic Sagra Zombie – a signature taste with Appleton Rum, Bacardi Carta Blanca, and pineapple juice mixed with passion fruit syrup and all topped with a splash of lemon and lime.
London, United Kingdon
At the quintessentially British DUKES LONDON, sip on of a selection of cognacs with a fine cigar of choice (including a few Cuban favorites) in the Cognac and Cigar Garden. The secluded space offers an open-air sanctuary to enjoy a warm summer evening in the heart of St. James Mayfair with the comforts and luxuries of an indoor space. Guests can also opt to experience the famed DUKES martini crafted by Alessandro Palazzi, word-renowned for inspiring Ian Fleming’s “shaken, not stirred” line.
Fairmont Southampton invites guests to the newly opened Veuve Clicquot Lounge to enjoy a Strawberry Champagne Mojito while gazing over the beautiful, turquoise waters of the Atlantic. Bermuda garden patch strawberries, Bacardi Silver, fresh mint and zesty limes are all brought together and then cooled down with a Veuve Clicquot float in this refreshing rendition of this classic summer cocktail.
Westin Grand Cayman
Experience breathtaking Cayman sunsets with a cocktail in hand from the most expansive stretch of the famed Seven Mile Beach. Guests at the recently renovated Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa can opt to sip on the Message in a Bottle, a cocktail inspired by the tropical paradise surrounding the bespoke resort featuring Seven Mile Rum, born of a unique collaboration between The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Cayman Spirits Co., the Cayman Islands world-renowned craft distillery. The cocktail is crafted exclusively to elevate guests’ sensory experience while basking in the Cayman sun, and mixes the signature rum with pineapple juice, fresh sweet and sour mix, and sparkling wine garnished with a sprig of rosemary and orange wheel.
Country Club Lima Hotel
The historic Country Club Lima Hotel’s English Bar has long been known as the home of the best Pisco Sour in Peru, serving up sixty glasses of the signature drink each day. English Bar offers a warm, intimate ambiance spilling out onto the outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy a famed Pisco Sours al fresco. Guests can also savor one of the seasonal cocktails including a refreshing Bianca Julep, creamy Negrita garnished with coffee beans, and Dulce Tormento topped with a dehydrated orange.
Surrounded by a lush mangrove forest intersected by crystal clear navigable water canals and a white sand beach, the 45-acre Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya offers refreshing signature cocktails that set the mood for an unforgettable stay at this AAA-5 Diamond luxury resort. Delight with a Habanero Cucumber Margarita and say “salud” with the resort’s rendition of this classic Mexican drink, or try a flavorful Mango Mojito or a luscious Mezcalita Yucatan while enjoying five distinct ecosystems.
The InterContinental Montréal
Located at the gateway of downtown and Old-Montreal, The Intercontinental Montreal boasts a magnificent terrace with unmatched views of the city. Located on the sixth floor, Terrasse Nordheimer offers expansive views onto Rue Saint-Jacques, an area of Montréal renowned for its historic architecture. The luxe outdoor space offers a spectacular venue to enjoy specialty cocktails or sip on absinthe on a summer evening..
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Patio season is in full swing at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and the Emerald Lounge is serving up its ultimate ‘Mountain Caesar’ (garnished with an “iconic rocky mountain view”). Guests are invited to indulge in this classic Canadian staple cocktail with all the fixings while viewing the awe-inspiring glacial fed waters of Lac Beauvert and impressive Whistler Mountain as it’s backdrop.
Indulge under the sun with a Grand Fizz, a fresh Grey Goose vodka cocktail, on Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac’s very own Grey Goose Terrace. Take in the amazing view of the architecture of the Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while sipping the perfect sparkling summer drink with a touch of lime, a splash of elderflower liquor, and just the right amount of Grey Goose vodka. Cheers!
The Bushcamp Company
Founded by Andy Hogg, The Bushcamp Company is a small collection of camps in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. As the only safari operator in this southern section of the park, they have six 3-4 tent camps (accommodating 6 to 8 guests ), and one lodge with 18 thatched chalets. At Mfuwe Lodge, the accommodations are arranged around the banks of two lagoons where an endless stream of wildlife will keep you enthralled as you lounge on the open deck or take a dip in the swimming pool. In addition, guests are invited to partake in sundowners each night in different surprise locations in the bush featuring delicious snacks and flowing glasses of wine, beer, and cocktails.
Situated in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, the newly-rebuilt Mombo and Little Mombo Camp offer travelers the ‘original Mombo’ experience while embodying the most sustainable luxury. World-renowned as “the Place of Plenty,” guests will experience an enormous number and variety of animals while playing a vital role in the ongoing biodiversity protection of this remarkable concession. Guests are invited to take in the sweeping views via a 12.5-metre lap pool (with cocktails in hand, of course). Sundowners — an al fresco drinking experience like no other — also provide guests with an exciting and unique experience taking place each night as the sun sets, complete with sweeping views of the Delta skies and wildlife.