Our Summer Cocktail Menu
This is how we freshen up our guests after a hot stroll along the Ta’ Xbiex promenade.
Defined not just by our elevated dishes but also by our curated inhouse beverages, Shakinah is proud to present a spanking new cocktail menu for Summer 2022. With every season comes a blank canvas for our ingredients to be shaken, stirred, crushed and chilled, all to be served in a theatrical selection of glassware. The latest collection from our mixology team is no exception. Good luck with trying to pick a favourite:
Banana & Coconut Elegance
A tropical match made in heaven, the Banana and Coconut Elegance is a cocktail that shows up in Cinderella’s glass slipper. Served in a ceramic stiletto, we’ve cut through the mellow sweetness of banana and coconut with white rum and a good squeeze of fresh lime juice. There’s also a savoury kick to this cocktail with a cumin & tamarind syrup, adding to the cocktail’s creamy texture. The coconut makes its grand entrance on top of the glass in a foam fur coat.
Aperol Foam Bomb
No Aperol, no party. No self-respecting Mediterranean would leave Aperol out of their summer itinerary, so we’ve engineered our own take on the Italian bitter, lest anyone complains. We’ve infused our Aperol with a good sprinkle of cinnamon, and merged it with tequila and Chambord. This has been delectably diluted with an indulgent passion fruit purée, and fried up with a hint of red chilli. We’ve also made use again of our inhouse coconut foam as a topping, garnished with a mini raspberry kebab.
A King’s Beer
Who said beers don’t belong on a cocktail menu? The King’s Beer is an elevated Corona, and his queen is tequila. These two alcohols are mixed with a passion fruit purée, as well as our cumin & tamarind syrup. Topped with a slice of passion fruit, the liquid is seasoned with a pinch of salt and red chilli. And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten the lime. The final flurry includes a good squeeze of fresh lime juice.
We’ve kept it quite simple with this one. Of course, we couldn’t not make use of our beloved signature watermelon at Shakinah; it’s simply timeless. We’ve essentially juiced the freshest watermelon slices and shaken with some good quality prosecco and vodka. It’s minimal, but a winning combination nonetheless. In keeping with the tropical theme, the Watermelon Martini is served in a pink flamingo glass.
“Tastes like strawberries on a summer evening…” That’s because they are fresh strawberries, Mr Styles. We’ve sourced the best local strawberries in Malta, and juiced them with vodka. We’ve also added an aromatically sweet layer with elderflower, basil and mint. And in case you haven’t had enough pink, we garnish this cocktail with candyfloss on ice and serve it in a giant ceramic strawberry.
Shakinah’s Raspberry Fizz
Sweet and sour is one of our go-to sensations when curating our cocktail menu, and Shakinah’s Raspberry Fizz is certainly one of those beverages. The sweetness comes from the matrimony of Chambord and raspberry purée, but we’ve zested it up with gin, fresh cucumber, lime juice and soda water. We did also go a step further by adding red chilli, to keep things interesting.
It’s back. We just couldn’t let go of our bestseller, and we feel it’s here to stay. If you haven’t tried it already, the Watermelon Dishoom is sure to give you a sugar high, but in the right way. We mix freshly crushed watermelon with tequila, and infuse it with fresh mint leaves and squeezed lime juice.
The Gin Cucumber is our signature cocktail of the season. We’ve created a balanced flavour that is refreshing but mildly spicy. Our gin of choice is dressed with apple juice, mint, fresh cucumber, coriander leaves and green chilli. Very zen.