Something special to slurp, straight from Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives

Put on your beach slippers and pretend bar hopping on an Island with Yadhu Krishna Sivan of Lily Beach Resort & Spa Maldives. The expert mixologist takes you on a journey to every side of the island (which, conveniently, corresponds to each of its four bars)

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AQVA: LILY SUNRISE (Bartender’s special)

Ingredients:

Arrack 50ml

Passionfruit puree 20ml

Fresh lime juice 15ml

Method: Well shaken

Garnish: Lime slice

Glassware: Martini Glass

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lily beach maldives cocktails sangria

VIBES: CLASSIC SANGRIA

Ingredients:

Red Wine 120ml

Brandy 10ml

Cointreau 10ml

Amaretto 10ml

Orange juice (fresh) 10ml

Method: Mix and stir

Garnish: Cut fruit — apples, cucumber, orange, pineapple andice cubes, as desired

Glassware: Wine glass

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VIBES: GREEN LILY (Bartender’s special)

Ingredients:

Midori melon 50ml

Lime juice 60ml

Pineapple juice (fresh) 60ml

Orange wedges 3

Lemon wedges 3

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Pineapple wedge, green maraschino cherry

Glassware: Tiki mug

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lily beach maldives cocktails gin and tonic

SPIRIT BAR: MANGO, BLACK PEPPER, AND THYME INFUSED GIN & TONIC

Ingredients:

Gin 50ml

Tonic water 200ml

Mango slice 3

Ground pepper as desired

Ice Topped-up

Method: Stirred

Garnish: Mango fan, Thyme 1 sprig

Glassware: Large wine glass

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Turquoise-Experience

AQVA: SIGNATURE TURQUOISE EXPERIENCE

Ingredients:

Malibu 40 ml

Blue Curaçao 10ml

Lime wedges (muddled) 3

Crushed ice Top-up

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Lime slice, Mint leaves

Glassware: Cocktail glass

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BEACH BAR: WATERMELON COOLER

Ingredients:

Gin 40ml

Watermelon juice (fresh) 60ml

Pineapple juice (fresh) 60ml

Ginger puree 15ml 

Lime wedges (squeezed) 4

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Ginger fan, Mint leaves

Glassware: Long cocktail glass

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lily beach maldives cocktails citrus cooler

BEACH BAR: CITRUS COOLER (Bartender’s special)

Ingredients:

White rum 45ml

Blue Curaçao 15ml

Cinnamon syrup 5ml

Pineapple juice (fresh) 100ml

Lime wedges 2

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Orange slice, Mint leaves

Glassware: Cocktail glass

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SPIRIT BAR: ESPRESSO MARTINI

Ingredients:

Vodka 30ml

Kahlua 20ml

Espresso 30ml

Method: Well-shaken and strained

Garnish: 3 coffee beans

Glassware: Martini glass

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lily beach maldives cocktails classic mojito

AQVA: CLASSIC MOJITO

Ingredients

Bacardi rum 45ml

Soda Water 50ml

Brown sugar 1 teaspoon

Lime wedges (muddled) 4

Crushed ice as needed

Method: Mixed

Garnish: Lime fan, Mint Leaves

Glassware: Tiki Mug

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YADHU KRISHNA SIVAN: Bartender at Spirit Bar, Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives

Originally pursuing a career in hotel management, Yadhu switched gears six years ago to follow his passion of directly serving others. He discovered that he loved making drinks, and trained at the Indian Institute of Bartending (IIBT). After working in Chennai to hone his mixology skills, Yadhu is now in his true element at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives, living the ultimate island life while offering 5-star service. A favourite with guests, Yadhu is known for his friendly demeanour, flawless service, and trusted spirit recommendations. His favourite part of being a bartender is creating and customising drinks and making guests happy. As a result, he is not just a familiar face at the resort, but a recognisable and integral part of the Lily Beach experience

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