Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: The Holiday Inn Iced Tea

All the things to get you into the holiday spirit.

By Hannah Wallace December 21, 2016

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This week: The Holiday Inn Iced Tea at the Holiday Inn Sarasota-Bradenton Airport

The drink: Vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, sour mix, cranberry juice and Sprite. Tastes like my early 20s. It's actually a decent take on a Long Island, with cranberry instead of Coke, and the mix is a nice balance of liquors and citrus. And fizz. I do like the fizz.

The bar: Surprisingly hopping. Groups of professionals staying at the hotel as well as older locals. It does still have that corporate hotel vibe, but it's not un-welcoming.

Other notable potables: All the classics from cosmo to mule, with some tropical fruity originals thrown in for good measure. Props for the array of local draughts, too--a great way to introduce visitors to the Sarasota-Bradenton brewery scene.

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