Synonymous with elegance, and sophistication, Orchid is unsurprisingly also the birthplace of some of the most unique cocktails. In 2011 we published our first cocktail book, The Spirits of Orchid, inspired and infused by the tastes and flavors of Orchid. Punches, Sangrias, Mojitos and a variety of international cocktails, classically prepared or revisited to give them Orchid’s spirit. Each drink is rare in its individuality, originality and passion.
From the classic to the modern, the book mixes up a variety of drinks and serves them up to the reader in a simple and easy way. In addition to documenting the origin of many cocktails and mixed drinks, it also chronicles the background of their creation. Recipes are user friendly and the techniques are straightforward.
The Spirits of Orchid is more than a reference guide; it's a concocter's companion and a source of enjoyment… We like to think of it as a little bit of Orchid that you can keep with you all year round.
Orchid’s distinctiveness did not merely set it apart from other resorts in the region, it went all the way to inspire prominent artists to privilege it in their own way. In May 2010, Guy Manoukian* released “Orchid”, a music CD mixed by Benjamin Joubert, that evokes Orchid’s mood and feel, a music that moves you and reminds you of what Orchid is all about, an auditory experience that captures the spirit of Orchid.
The CD was an instant success and its music is played not only in the lounge bars and night clubs of Lebanon and the region, but all around Europe as well.
*Guy Manoukian is a renowned Lebanese-Armenian musician, composer and pianist whose music reached an international scope. Manoukian also produces music and sound design for films, artists, concept albums and advertisements.