Four Seasons’ Sunset Lounge Wins Celebratory Rum Cocktail Competition

Inspired by Anguilla’s 50th Anniversary, Anguilla Life Magazine together with Tropical Distributors and Angostura, invited bartenders to participate in a special Celebratory Rum Cocktail Competition. Three ladies and four gentlemen from Cap Juluca, CuisinArt, DaVida, Four Seasons, Malliouhana, Straw Hat and Zemi Beach House created colorful concoctions which required Angostura 7 Rum as well as their Bitters as partial ingredients.

The winner, Four Seasons bartender, Joann Phillip, was just announced!

Joann’s cocktail, “PASSIONATE” garnered 142 out of 150 points from judges Ron Webster, Lavon Richardson and Jacquie Ruan.

joann four seasons cocktail competition winner

An unusual and refreshing cocktail, it is topped with passionfruit, orange, almond flavored foam and flamboyant flowers.

Creating cocktails is an artistic process for Joann. She starts off by thinking about the appearance, what garnish would be different and eye catching and of course how the flavors balance and work together.

For her, “PASSIONATE” is a true statement of Anguilla’s past, present and bright future… a drink created to represent our passion for life. “The golden-orange color symbolizes Anguilla emerging victorious from years of hardship. The foam elevates the presentation but also depicts how Anguilla continues to elevate in unity and strength,” Joann explained.

Joann’s winning recipe will be detailed in the coming Summer issue of Anguilla Life Magazine.

For a taste of the winning PASSIONATE cocktail, drop into Four Seasons’ Sunset Lounge today.

Scenes From Four Seasons’ Sunset Lounge

Any time is a perfect time to visit Four Seasons’ Sunset Lounge… 😉

Overlooking the beautiful blue of Barnes Bay, the setting takes your breath away whether it’s mid-day, sunset or after dark when the beach’s villas are all a-glow.

four seasons sunset lounge view

What pairs perfectly with this view?

Two of the bar’s most refreshing cocktails, including the Frozé…

four seasons froze drink

And the Dragon’s Breath (made with dragon fruit and Hendrick’s gin)…

four seasons dragons breath cocktail
Sunset Lounge’s updated Summer 2017 menu can now be found on Menus.ai. A few favorites include the Tempura Rock Shrimp, with agave chipotle aioli and sesame chili oil (Mom’s pick)…

four seasons shrimp tempura
The veggie-loaded Spring Rolls, with carrots, broccoli, celery, cabbage, bokchoy, beansprouts and a tangy sundried tomato and sweet chili sauce (my sister’s favorite)…

four seasons spring roll
And the Mona Lisa (a new personal favorite). Avocado and cucumber are rolled together, the sushi rice dusted with deep-fried panko. The entire creation is topped with “crazy crab,” tobiko and mango aioli. A true work of art!

four seasons mona lisa roll

Five star in every way, Sunset Lounge always gets it right.

To see the summer menu, visit Menus.ai

Sunset Lounge is open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks.

Save The Date For July 7-9th on Rendezvous Bay

This July 7th-9th, Anguilla’s Rendezvous Bay is all things BLUE!…

Join us for the first annual Rendezvous Folk & Blues Festival taking place at The Dune Preserve from 7th – 9th July 2017, including an opening party at CuisinArt Resort & Spa on Friday July 7th, followed by two blues picnics at The Dune Preserve on the 8th and 9th, ending with the mother of all blues jam sessions on the evening of the 9th!

Beloved Garvey will be part of the fun with a Blues Bonfire on Saturday, July 8th.

For updates & event info, visit…

https://www.facebook.com/events/306520306443562/

It is Nesting Season in Anguilla!

The annual nesting season is upon us once again, and we are excited to see so many breeding pairs on Anguilla’s wetlands.

nesting season anguilla

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Nature Explorers Anguilla and experience this special time of year!

Book your tour today and show your Anguilla Card for a 10% discount.

Email: jackiec@natureexplorersanguilla.com

or Call: 1.264.584.0346

NEW From Tropical Treats

Just in time for Anguilla’s 50th Anniversary is a special NEW flavor from Tropical Treats…

tropical treats ice cream

(Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUM_jkRBvE9/?taken-by=tropicaltreatsaxa)

Coconut Tart ice cream with a spiked caramel sauce, loaded with chunks of tart made by Mrs. Vera Hodge in Rey Hill.

What will Tropical Treats’ owner, Kyle think of next? Kyle, we are on our way!

Tropical Treats is open Monday-Thursday 12-9pm, Friday 12-7pm, Saturday 6-9:30pm, Sunday 2-9:30pm.