Recipes from Travels: Capa Gin&Tonic

June 11, 2015 Leigh Powell Hines

Refreshing Gin and Tonic from Four Seasons Orlando

Our goal for Skimbaco Lifestyle this summer is to bring an element of our travels into your home. We can dream a little about places to go.  Last month, Katja shared a Strawberry Chrysanthemum Elixir from the Umstead Hotel and Spa, which is my five-star neighborhood hotel in Raleigh.

One of my favorite drinks is a simple gin and tonic. I think they are wonderful on my screened porch on a hot, Southern day.  The Four Seasons Orlando, which is on my list to visit at some point, shared with me its recipe for the Capa Gin & Tonic. Capa is the resort hotel’s signature Spanish-influenced restaurant on its rooftop.  The Capa Bar serves signature cocktails with an amazing view. I’ve now decided that I want to sit on this balcony with a Capa Gin and Tonic, and enjoy this view of Magic Kingdom.

Four  Seasons Orlando

Recipe for Capa Gin & Tonic

2oz Caorunn Gin

1 btl Tonic

Apple, juniper, key lime, flower, sage


Put 1 Ice sphere in Red Wine Glass. Add Gin. Using tweezers add garnishes (grab flowers by the pistol and rest them in the gin like a lily pad). When serving place the glass in front of guest and pour entire contents of the tonic btl into the glass.


  • 1 Red Apple Slices
  • 3 juniper berries
  • 1 Key Lime
  • 1 Raspberry
  • 1 Fennel Frond
  • 3 microflower marigolds

The Four Seasons Orlando honestly has me dreaming of Disney World again. The lakeside 26-acre (10.5 hectare) resort, heralded as a “kids’ paradise,” offers amenities and activities for all ages to enjoy even the adults. The Experience More – Resort Credit package at Four Seasons Orlando offers a daily resort credit for guests to maximize their on-property experience. For a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort in perfect balance, guests can enjoy the Disney parks along with the many on-site recreational activities at Four Seasons. Parents can enjoy a break while children ages 4-12 are invited to spend just a few hours, or the whole day, at Kids For All Seasons, a complimentary kids camp open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Four Seasons Orlando

Hmm, hello. Did you say Kid’s Club? I’ll be right there as quick as you can say, “check-in”.

If you can’t get there this year, you can at least make yourself a Capa Gin & Tonic, and dream a little.

Post by Leigh Hines

Leigh Hines, hotel and family travel expert | Skimbaco Lifestyle

“I live like a tourist in my hometown and my dream is to travel the world one luxury hotel at the time. If you love traveling as much as I do, subscribe to Skimbaco Travel, and never miss any travel content from our site.” Leigh Hines of Hines Sight Blog

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Leigh Powell Hines

Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels in and around North Carolina, where she resides. Leigh knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. Luxury hotels are Leigh’s passion, and she is ready to travel the world, one luxury hotel at a time. Connect with Leigh on Twitter @Hinessightblog, Facebook and check out Hines-Sight Blog on Pinterest.

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