Rather than just one day of Party, make it a weekend and spend Thanksgiving at Acqualina Resort & Residences in our beautiful beachfront setting. From In-Suite Thanksgiving dinner and the prix fixe multi-course menu to family activities on our beautiful lawn and Theme events by the sea, our team has everything planned so that you […]

Rather than just one day of Party, make it a weekend and spend Thanksgiving at Acqualina Resort & Residences in our beautiful beachfront setting. From In-Suite Thanksgiving dinner and the prix fixe multi-course menu to family activities on our beautiful lawn and Theme events by the sea, our team has everything planned so that you can spend your time with your loved ones and make this vacation unforgettable.

A generous feast in your suite

Enjoy an in-room Thanksgiving dinner in the dining room of one of the resort's luxury suites or on the private balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. You and your family will be served a vacation meal with all fixings prepared by the culinary team at Il Mulino New York. The suites are spacious and richly appointed with modern touches, separate living rooms, large kitchens and stunning water views. Choose from one, two or three bedroom suites and enjoy your Thanksgiving meal in beautiful surroundings.

Thanksgiving dinner in the suite is priced at $ 125 per person plus taxes and tip (also includes a choice of red or white wine) and available to guests booking a one-bedroom oceanfront suite or higher. Guests must book five days in advance and there is a minimum of 4 people to book the suite experience.

To reserve your suite, please contact our reservations team at (877) 312-9742.

Book a table with a view

You and your family can enjoy a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu at Il Mulino New York. Dine in the elegant restaurant or al fresco on the expansive terrace overlooking the pools and the sea.

What is on the menu?
Organic roast turkey
Fresh cranberry sauce
Nut and sausage stuffing
Sauteed green beans with grilled almonds
Mashed potatoes
Pumpkin cheesecake

Price at $ 60 per person (taxes and tips are not included).

To reserve your table, please contact the restaurant at 305.466.9191.

Here you will enjoy watching Executive Chef Michele Mazza of mel Mulino New York make the perfect and tasty Thanksgiving turkey.

The celebration continues

The Acqualina team has prepared a range of activities for the whole family throughout Thanksgiving weekend. Sure Friday November 27, the Costa Grill's culinary team serves a beach Barbecue while Saturday November 28 enjoy the Acqualina Taqueria with delicious tacos and margaritas all afternoon.

For younger children, themed arts and crafts are scheduled, from beading and decorating to painting with a twist. Additionally, we have a plethora of sporting activities ranging from basketball and soccer to water relay races, kite flying and more. There is so much for children to do and enjoy in Acqualina.
Our marine biology-inspired kids program AcquaMarine is renowned for its fun and innovative hands-on activities around the ocean. Each family can book an exclusive 90-minute marine biology experience where your kids will discover and learn about super sea storms, squishy stingers, Feisty fish, sea turtles and more.

Calendar of holiday activities for children:

These activities will take place on our Large lawn of 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

11/23 Pearl and keychain creations
11/24 Drawstring Bag Designs
11/25 Stuffed Animal Crafts
11/27 Paint with a twist
11/28 Water bottle decoration

Something for you

Acqualina Spa by ESPA offers you the perfect retreat to de-stress, rejuvenate and recharge. Indulge in an Inner Calm massage, facial or try one of our highly specialized treatments such as the Sound Care Ritual infusing music therapy in this deeply relaxing experience.

Now is the time to relax, enjoy and make wonderful memories together at Acqualina. I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

A little time put into preparation makes for an enjoyable evening. Drinking cocktails should be a fun and relaxing experience, so take a while to think about ingredients in advance, to avoid any rushing around last minute.

One of the foundations of many cocktails is sugar syrup. This can be prepared in advance. Here’s my tip for easy to prepare simple syrup : Add 200 gm white sugar to 200 ml boiling water. Stir till sugar is dissolved, and liquid is clear. Allow to cool then bottle

If you mix lemon juice 50 : 50 with simple syrup, you should have a solid mid-line sweet-sour balance. But remember, every palate is different. tera find your own point of balance, mix 15ml fresh lemon juice with 15ml simple syrup, and then dilute the mix with up to 90ml water. Congratulations, you’ve just made fresh lemonade ! If this tastes too sweet or too sour, adjust by adding a little more citrus or syrup. Using this method of calibration, you can adjust any petit cocktail recipe to suit your own palate.

Ice is the solo most over-looked ingredient at any home bar - you’ll be surprised how much you can go through. Cocktails need ice like baking needs ovens. If popping to the boutiques for ice isn’t an option right now, keeping a freezer bag topped up with ice will ensure you don’t run out unexpectedly. For best quality home-made ice, try using a silicone ice tray with a lid, to prevent your ice from absorbing unpleasant odours. And wash your ice tray after each use.

Where possible always go for premium spirits, the freshest herbs, and the best juices you can get your hands on. For instance, the taste difference between cheap juice and pressed juice is more than worth the small extra expense.

Try to use glassware appropriate to your drinks. It’s entirely possible to drink a martini from an old coffee mug, but that misses the point of drinking a martini !

If you can make a Whiskey Sour, you can make a Daiquiri. If you make a mean Negroni, you can riff on a Boulevardier. Once you’ve mastered the Manhattan, have some fun in Brooklyn on your way to Martinez. Cocktails exist in family trees. Once you are comfortable the basics of each category the world is your oyster !

You can pre-mix punches in advance - an old trick from the godfathers of bartending in the 19th century. You can bottle punch and store it in the fridge, ready to use on the day, or later that week. If done properly, quality and consistency are assured. If your punch has a fizzy ingredient, such as prosecco, only add this your glass just before serving.

If you follow the Punch Ratio, you can’t go far wrong : 1 part sour ( citrus ) 2 parts sweet ( simple syrup ) 3 parts strong ( spirit ) 4 parts weak ( juices etc ) And don’t shy away from warm spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and mace, to make that punch really sing. Don’t have those spices to hand ? No problem, a few dashes of Angostura bitters will do the trick.

We all have a few unloved ingredients lying around that need using up. For instance, that last bit of red wine in the bottle ? Try drizzling it over your Whisky Sour, and voila, you’ve got yourself a delicious New York Sour ! Do you have some nice but neglected spice mix in the kitchen ? Try mixing a teaspoon or two into your simple syrup as it cools to give your next cocktail an added dimension. Seasonal fresh herbs make a wonderful aromatic cocktail garnish.

So now, you’ve hit your stride and you’re getting creative in your home bar. Great ! Our top tip for petit cocktail creation ? Write down the juste specifications as you are making it. It’s not always easy to perfectly recall the recipe for that killer petit cocktail the next day !

If all this sounds like a bit of a chore, then keep an eye open for delivery services available from many local cocktail parcs. After all, with the finer things in life, it’s nice to sit back, relax and let the professionals do all the work.


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