Dear Minou,minou wrote:I agree with you McQueen. I find it irritating that one receives great food, premium liquor and then some drinks 'APPEAR" to be made with drink mixes and "slushies". One of the things that attracted me to other resorts (other islands) was the fact the drinks were made with "fresh" ingredients (pina colada). The slushies are easy to serve for the staff, but are extremely inferior in taste. Also, there seems to be a difference between drinks at different parts of the resort (drinks on the resort drink menu).
The pina coladas at hemmingways are superior to the RST pool bars (perhaps a different method of preparation). Some of the bar staff lack the awareness of how to make bar menu drinks. Some partons have found this frustrating.
Solution: ensure bar staff are aware of drink preparation for all bar menu drinks; consider less "bar pre-mixes" and more fresh ingredients.
Just a suggestion. Minou
Most of the times, using one product or another is a question of keeping costs under a certain level. There are other resorts that do serve national produced alcoholic drinks and only serve international brands at an extra cost. Others, like us, just offer international brands at no extra cost. And there are others that offer international brands at no extra cost but what you pay for a stay is much more expensive to what we charge. It's all a question of balance, I am afraid.
I agree with what you mention about the differences between the same cocktail prepared in two different places. This is something Ray and his team are aware and, as a matter of fact, there are training courses going on right now at the resort to improve this. I have to admit it is not always easy. A hotel is not an exact science but, for sure, trying to offer a better service and to be better is one of the most important things any resort has to do.
Many thanks for your suggestion.