$1000 Swarovski Cocktail “The Getaway” Gives Back to Charity

$1000 Swarovski Cocktail “The Getaway” Gives Back to Charity

This holiday season, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts is offering cocktail aficionados a variety of festive and delicious concoctions perfect for every occasion. From caffeinated cocktails created by baristas around the world to a Swarovski cocktail that gives back to your charity of choice, there are many reasons to celebrate the holidays at Le Méridien.

In connection with Swarovski’s “Get Caught in Your Swarovski” campaign currently running throughout Philadelphia, the jewelry company has partnered with Le Méridien Philadelphia and created The Getaway, an exclusive high-end cocktail made with citrus vodka, crème de violette, and sparkling wine kissed with edible flowers. Served in a limited edition, custom-crystalized Swarovski martini glass, the $1000 beverage benefits the charity of the imbiber’s choice. Guests who purchase the special drink will also receive a set of glasses and two pieces of sparkling Swarovski jewelry. For more information, visit www.getcaughtphilly.com.

To support Le Méridien’s coffee culture program and to celebrate the holidays in the highest spirits, Le Méridien is also offering a selection of caffeinated cocktails worldwide.

Created by Franz Zauner of Le Méridien Piccadilly in London, the Frangelico Froth incorporates hazelnut-infused dark rum as the base, with a double illy espresso on top, ensuring a jolly evening for all! A dash of homemade sugar syrup and Frangelico, an Italian hazelnut liqueur, add a unique flavor to this sweet treat.

$1000 Swarovski Cocktail “The Getaway” Gives Back to CharityFrangelico Froth

  • 45ml hazelnuts infused dark rum
  • 20ml Frangelico
  • 5ml homemade sugar syrup
  • Top up with double cream


  1. Double strain in a pre-chilled tulip glass.
  2. Pour double cream over a mixing spoon.
  3. Garnish with crushed and caramelized hazelnuts.

Whisky lovers will rejoice once they try the Jack Be Nimble, Jack be Mint cocktail. Created by Ahmet Ozeren, the Master Barista at Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler, the chocolate-infused concoction features Jack Daniel’s and mint leaves, as well as chocolate covered almonds and powdered chocolate.

Jack be Nimble, Jack Be Mint

  • 2 cl Jack Daniel’s
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 8 cl milk
  • 2 bar spoons powdered chocolate
  • 2 chocolate covered almonds
  • Double espresso


  1. Pour all ingredients in a shaker full of ice.
  2. Shake well and pour the mix into an on the rocks glass

For holiday revelers hoping to keep their waistline in check without losing an ounce of seasonal cheer, the Holiday Fruitcake, also created by Ahmet Ozeren, is the perfect guilt-free way to whet your appetite this season. Made with mango, gooseberries, oranges and mint, the fruity cocktail is refreshing and light, and caffeine cravers will appreciate the Espresso Doppio!

Holiday Fruitcake

  • 4 gr mango puree
  • 3 cl safari liqueur
  • 2 leaves fresh mint
  • Espresso Doppio
  • 1 cl Mint liqueur
  • 2 grape gooseberry
  • 1 slice orange


  1. Mash mango puree, 1 grape gooseberry, safari and mint leaves in an on the rocks glass.
  2. Add orange on top of the mix.
  3. Mix the coffee and mint liqueur in a cup and pour it on the other mix gently.
  4. Garnish with a grape gooseberry.

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