Cocktail Lounge

The impressive shelving of the Happy Cretan Bar, with its bottles collection, is itself a statement of purpose.

Try some of the classic cocktails -such as Dry Martini, Cosmopolitan or Manhattan- or some of the excellent cocktail creations, depending on your preferences:

fresh, sweet, aromatic or intense drinks, elaborated by expert hands, to seduce the even the most refined or curious palates.

The Happy Cretan Bar also offers an innovative selection of deluxe snacks, that accompany the artisan cocktails.

It presents an original menu of exquisite finger food bites, made with fresh local products, that guests can enjoy while having a drink and spending unforgettable moments on the pool all day.

The Happy Cretan Bar blends a menu of Premium cocktails and a selection of delicate snacks, with an exclusive interior and outdoor design: a spectacular combination in our luxury hotel.

Enjoy a pre-dinner drink or coffee and we invite you to try our tasteful cocktails. Our bartender will make his own recipes just for you.

Classic Cocktails :

BELLINI

Inspired from the famous Giuseppe Cipriani, owner of Harry’s Bar in Venice. With a very special pink shade, it reminded him of the toga in
one of the paintings from the Italian artist XV century, Giovanni Bellini.
Prosecco, Peach Mix

AMERICANO

Only great fans know that this is the cocktail ordered by James Bond in the very first novel published by Ian Flemming in 1953. In chapter 5 of “Casino Royal”, the most famous secret agent of all time makes it clear that he has excellent taste for refined drinks. Campari, Vermut Rosso, Soda

MOJITO

We all know that it was popularized by Ernest Hemingway in “La Bodeguita del Medio” from La Habana. But, did you know that its origin was a beverage called “El Draque” in honour of the famous Francis Drake? We didn’t either, until we researched it. But rocks. It was a pirate. Oh, well a sea captain. White Rum, Sugar, Lime, Mint, Soda

APEROL SPRITZ

Originally from Venice and Trieste during the years when the northern Italy was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The soldiers mixed the best of both worlds: classic white wines of southern Germany and Austria, with intense Italian bitters. The story tells that the soldiers sought to lighten their spirits and added bubbles to make them more like beer. Aperol, Cava, Soda

COSMOPOLITAN

This cocktail has become so popular -so fast- that it even has a nickname: Cosmo. And no, we are not gonna make any references about her. Don’t you know who we are talking about? Fine, so fine. It works. Vodka, Cointreau, Blueberry juice, Lime juice.

BLOODY MARY

There are a lot of versions about its origin, many more about the origin of its name. Was it in the Harry’s Bar from Paris or in a Club
in New York? Was it named for Mary I Queen of England, Mary Pickford or a lady called Mary, who was seated everyday in the counter of one of those bars? What we surely know is that you have to taste it even once. Vodka, Pepper, Lemon Juice, Tomato Juice

NON ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILS

SAN FRANCISCO

Story tells that during 1970 in this Californian city, the owner of a bar found out his employee was totally drunk and, to preserve his job, said he was making the cocktail which will make them famous. He proved it making the famous San Francisco. Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Lemon Juice

VIRGIN MARY

Famous Bloody Mary without any alcohol. Smoothie spicy tomato juice. Tomato Juice, Pepper, Tabasco, Lemon Juice

VIRGIN MOJITO

A variation of the popular Mojito: For the ones who are looking for something refresh and alcohol free. Mint, Lime, Sugar.

GIN & TONICS

Beefeater 24
London Dry.
The traditional recipe plus new ingredients, like green Chinese tea and sencha Japanese tea.

Bulldog
London Dry.
Tasting notes of hazelnut, juniper and citrus.

Hendrick’s
Scottish Dry Gin.
Rose petals and cucumber infusion mixed with juniper, citrus peel and coriander.

Tanqueray Ten
London Dry.
Four times distilled adding citrus botanicals and camomile flower.