When dreaming of vacation, many discerning travelers imagine a chaise lounge on the beach and an umbrella drink in hand. Cocktail culture is often the DNA of a fun-filled holiday, and at Exclusive Resorts’ flagship property in Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica, Member-inspired, hand-crafted drinks are the order of the day. As such, a pre-dinner martini or post-meal nightcap celebrates pura vida—aka, the good life. And take note: You may just spy resident bartending monkey, Poncho (right), peaking behind a bottle of your favorite spirit.

“These cocktails, created by Exclusive Resorts Members, really make a unique experience at the Poro Poro Clubhouse Bar,” says Executive Chef Nicolas Devenelle. “It’s all about creating an emotional connection between our staff and the Members, having Members feel more connected to their Club in Costa Rica. You can enjoy a mixology class at Poro Poro or at your private villa, which is unique and makes your vacation even better.”

Member-Inspired Cocktail Culture

The following cocktails at the Poro Poro Clubhouse Bar at Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica are named after and inspired by specific Club Members. Cheers! 

Your Sneaky Mom

Inspired by: Robinson Family

Ingredients: Rum, fresh pineapple, mint leaves, simple syrup, and lemonade

Glassware: Tulipan Glass 

Shaken + Stirred: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and mix. Strain the liquid into a glass. Garnish with a rosemary stick and a splash of local rum.

Green Eyes

Inspired by: Barefoot Family

Ingredients: Guaro Cacique, Midori liqueur, mint leaves, gum syrup, and lime

Glassware: Martini Glass

Shaken + Stirred: In a shaker, combine all ingredients, add ice and mix. Strain the ingredients into a martini glass.

The Don

Inspired by: DeCarlo Family

Ingredients: Espresso, Grey Goose vodka, and Kahlua liqueur

Glassware: Martini Glass

Shaken + Stirred: In a shaker, combine all ingredients, then add ice and mix. Strain and pour all ingredients into the glass. Garnish with coffee beans.

POG

Inspired by: Meckfessel Family

Ingredients: Captain Morgan rum, Malibu rum, passion fruit, orange juice

Glassware: Collins Glass

Shaken + Stirred: Place all the ingredients in a shaker, add ice, and mix. Strain and pour all ingredients into the glass. Garnish with two orange slices and a splash of rum.