Cocktail of the Week: Flex Out on This $1000 Philanthropic Drink


If you want to feel good about drinking something really good, then you need to head to the Montage Laguna Beach, which is offering up an exclusive philanthropic drink that gives back this summer. The $1,000 Cinque Stelle is concocted from The Balvenie 40-year-old Scotch whisky and Disaronno Riserva Amaretto poured over hand-chipped ice in a cut crystal double rocks glass. This high-end affair is served in the Orange County resort’s Lobby Lounge. But this libation isn’t just for the luxury enthusiast—it’s also perfect for someone who wants to give back. For each Cinque Stelle ordered, Montage Laguna Beach will donate $500 to one of the following charities, chosen by the guest: Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, School Power Laguna Beach, J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding or Laguna Food Pantry.

Mosaic pool, daytime
Mosaic pool, daytime

If the $1000 price tag isn’t in your range, there are a plethora of other new cocktails now available at the resort including:

Summer and Smoke (served in The Loft): This drink is made of basil-infused Ketel One Vodka, lime juice, smoked peach nectar and ginger beer and garnished with white peach and garden basil.

Honeysuckle (served in Lobby Lounge): This sweet sensation is concocted with Grey Goose La Poire Vodka, lime, and honey syrup with a lemon twist.

Five O’Clock Somewhere (served in Studio): A twist on the whiskey sour by combining housemade IPA syrup, an ale float, along with a shot of whiskey and a hop bud as an aromatic garnish.

A Rose by Any Name (Served in Lobby Lounge): The summer-centric egg white, lemon and raspberries join Belvedere Vodka and Amaro Montenegro and then fragrantly garnished with a miniature rose bud.

Brooke’s St. (served in The Loft) inspired by the summer classic Pimm’s Cup, highlighted by Lillet Blanc along with Grey Goose Vodka, lime juice, soda water and a fresh cucumber slice and strawberry for garnish.