Element 79 is the atomic number for gold. It is a simple, sophisticated, alcohol-free sparkling grape cocktail served with a sugar cube and effervescent golden cloud.
'SO JENNIE' SPARKLING BEVERAGE • ABSINTHE FLAVOURING • ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY • GINGER DROPLETS • GOLD PEARLESENCE
An ancient name for the Dubai Creek, ‘The River Zara’ historically divided the city into two main sections – Deira and Bur Dubai. This river would have seen the first deliveries of such ingredients as mandarin, ginger, lemon, pomegranate.
ZAATAR LEAF • PASSION FRUIT • LEMON-LIME OLEO SACCHARUM • SODA
The wisdom of pearls refers to the line of thought that led the drive to diversify the economy beyond pearls and the pearling industry which in turn acted as the genesis of Dubai as the fastest growing city in the world.
STRAWBERRY • ROSEMARY • SPICED DATES • PRESSED APPLE CITRUS • YOGHURT PEARL
Ancestral home of the Bani Yas tribe, Liwa sits on the Saudi border, the last outpost before the endless sands of the Empty Quarter.
MANGO PURÉE • BASIL LEAF • ‘SO JENNIE’ SPARKLING BEVERAGE SODA
An homage to the flame monument and the discovery of oil that underwrote Dubai’s initial rise to greatness, this cocktail explores the concept through the use of rich, oily ingredients such as Islay whisky and foie gras, garnished with several drops of charcoal infused truffle oil.
LAPHROAIG 10YR • MACALLAN 12YR FINE OAK • FOIE GRAS •SAFFRON HONEY • TRUFFLE OIL • ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
A tiki-style cocktail acknowledging the resonance of the palm tree as an emblem of paradise – whether that be coconut palms in the South Pacific, date palms in desert oases or the Palm Jumeirah in the tourist paradise that is Dubai.
WHISKY • BLOOD ORANGE • PEAR & LIME LEAF OLEO SACCHARUM GRENADINE • ESSENCE OF GINGER • CHOCOLATE BITTERS
This cocktail evokes the ambience of Dubai’s famous souks through the use of fragrant herbs and spices and an active aromatic Oud Oil lamp.
DRIED APRICOTS AND FIGS INFUSED GIN • BAHARAT SYRUP • MASTIC LIQUOR • LIME • 3 WISHES
Sabkha is the name for the crust on the surface of the salt flats that are prevalent throughout the UAE both along the coasts and in the desert; the cocktail channels the concept through the use of salted and coastal ingredients.
BUTTER-WASHED TRADICIONAL TEQUILA • PINK PEPPER CORNS • RUBY GRAPEFRUIT • ACACIA HONEY • HIBISCUS •PROSECCO • DESERT SALT SOLUTION
Based on the incredibly fast rise of Dubai; Kohl is the charcoal Dubai villagers would wear ‘mascara-like’ on their eyelashes to protect their eyes from the sun and Crystal refers to the wealth and opulence that Dubai now offers.
VODKA • GIN • VERMOUTH BLANC • WHITE TEA LIQUEUR • ZA'ATAR LEAVES • SUMAC
Rub' al Khali or ‘The Empty Quarter’ is the World’s longest continuous stretch of sand desert, this cocktail is based on Dubai’s home at the end of this desert through the use of ingredients synonymous with nomadic desert life such as dates and spirits aged in a goat skin bag reminiscent of the type Bedouins used to carry.
GOAT SKIN RUM • FRANGELICO • PINEAPPLE-SUMAC PURÉE • SPICED DATES • CITRUS
Until electricity arrived in the 1960s, the best method of cooling water was to fill an earthenware jug, cover and wrap it in wet sackcloth or palm fibre and then lower it into a well where it would dangle in cool dampness. The cocktail is conditioned in stone jugs in the style of this traditional cooling method.
BRANDY • PORTER REDUCTION •MIXED BERRIES • ACACIA HONEY • LIME
A testament to creativity of Dubai, this marvel of ingenuity can be found in the Mall of Emirates. Not only a ski slope but also a haven for penguin conservation.
GIN • GALLIANO AUTHENTICO • APPLE SMOKED HONEY • CITRUS PLUMB BITTERS
The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it and execute it. While others try to predict the future, we create it. Inspired by the future museum this drink draws techniques fit for the future but being used today in our laboratory. Rotovap | Sous Vide | Centrifuge.
PEANUT BUTTER RYE • HOMEMADE GRAPE MARMALADE • TOAST BITTERS
Referring to the nickname often given to Dubai, the cocktail promotes the décor of the bar and the prevalence of gold throughout the hotel.
BANANA RYE WHISKEY • BENEDICTINE • PEDRO XIMENEZ • RHUBARB ANGOSTURA ORANGE BITTERS
The vision of donkey carts delivering water and fruit over the sand is all but a distant memory now in light of the tremendous infrastructure built after drillers found an aquifer of fresh water at Al Aweer, and the underground pipes fanning out throughout the city.
JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL • CHERRY HEERING • CARPANO PUNT E MES • LEMON OLEO SACCHARUM • RUBY GRAPEFRUIT • KUMMEL
The cocktail is based on the “dust devils” that are seen often around Dubai; specially towards the interior and in the desert. In Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Kazakhstan and Jordan, dust devils are referred to as djin, which means "genies" or "devils".
APEROL • VODKA • BLOOD ORANGE PURÉE • EARL GREY • ORANGE BLOSSOM • CITRUS • GOLD
It's 150 meter-high, 93 meter wide and quite literally frames a beautiful image of Dubai. From one side the landmarks and building of Sheikh Zayed Road can be seen to symbolize the modern Dubai. While the view from the other side shows landmarks such as Deira, Umm Hurair and Karama which symbolize the old Dubai.
HOMEMADE SAFFRON & JASMINE GIN • QUINETUM CORDIAL
After the discovery of offshore oil in Dubai in 1967, a problem arose of where to store it. Kazzans were built not more than 100 metres from where you are sitting now. Named after the undersea storage tanks that would contain oil collected at sea. This pioneering methodology lends its technique to the process we use of infusing flavours into your drink.
CRISP APPLE VODKA • CARPANO CLASSICO • CAMPARI CITRUS PRESSED APPLE • DESERT SALT
In Arabic culture, a camel is assigned a different name every year. For example, a one-year-old camel is called ‘Hewar' while a two-year-old camel is called ‘Fateem'. The name keeps changing and the camel is known as ‘Haj' at three years of age. Made using three rums, this drink also draws inspiration from the animal famously known as the ship of the desert. Its walk, which is much like the motion of a ship at sea.
RUM & OVERPROOF • BANANA FALLERNUM • CITRUS • ESSENCE OF TONKA BEAN • ESSENCE OF SPICE
Dubai's merchant community has always been cosmopolitan in nature. A vast mix of nationalities adorn the city borders receiving and sending goods on a daily basis. The sun begins to rise over Dubai and the ports begin to flourish with activity as the ‘The Merchant Coast’ comes to life.
BARREL AGED RUM • BARREL AGED MAPLE SYRUP • ORANGE & CHOCOLATE BITTERS