Bar Portofino

Bar Portofino - Portofino Dry Gin

We are delighted to present “Bar Portofino” a carefully crafted guide to the best Portofino Dry Gin cocktails created by Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel’s mixologist, Paolo Gastaldo.




Ava Gardner


In the first chapter, let us transport you to the Ava Gardner Suite at Splendido Mare. Named after the American actress who fell in love with Portofino when filming "The Barefoot Contessa" with Humphrey Bogart in 1954, the suite perfectly captures the glittering spirit of old Hollywood. Can you think of a better place than this stunning, panoramic terrace to enjoy a timeless cocktail?

In the first chapter, let us transport you to the Ava Gardner Suite at Splendido Mare. Named after the American actress who fell in love with Portofino when filming "The Barefoot Contessa" with Humphrey Bogart in 1954, the suite perfectly captures the glittering spirit of old Hollywood. Can you think of a better place than this stunning, panoramic terrace to enjoy a timeless cocktail?






The Ava Gardner

2,5 cl Portofino Dry Gin
2 cl Raspberry liqueur
1,5 cl Orange liqueur
1,5 cl Lemon juice

1. Decorate one side of a Champagne glass with raspberry powder.
2. Add all the ingredients except for the Champagne in a shaker filled with ice.
3. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into the glass.
4. Top with Champagne and enjoy.

The Ava Gardner

2,5 cl Portofino Dry Gin
2 cl Raspberry liqueur
1,5 cl Orange liqueur
1,5 cl Lemon juice

1. Decorate one side of a Champagne glass with raspberry powder.
2. Add all the ingredients except for the Champagne in a shaker filled with ice.
3. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into the glass.
4. Top with Champagne and enjoy.









La Piazzetta


The second chapter of our Bar Portofino series takes place in our beloved glamorous main square, famously known as "La Piazzetta". Overlooking the main harbour with its traditional fishing boats rocking on the water and surrounded by art galleries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques, this truly is the heartbeat of our village. After a day exploring Portofino there is no better place to relax than DaV Mare Bar's terrace at the charming Belmond Splendido Mare, where the hotel's mixologist Paolo Gastaldo can be found creating delicious cocktails. Join us here for an aperitivo and enjoy La Dolce Vita at its best.

The second chapter of our Bar Portofino series takes place in our beloved glamorous main square, famously known as "La Piazzetta". Overlooking the main harbour with its traditional fishing boats rocking on the water and surrounded by art galleries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques, this truly is the heartbeat of our village. After a day exploring Portofino there is no better place to relax than DaV Mare Bar's terrace at the charming Belmond Splendido Mare, where the hotel's mixologist Paolo Gastaldo can be found creating delicious cocktails. Join us here for an aperitivo and enjoy La Dolce Vita at its best.






Negroni “La Vela”

4 cl Portofino Dry Gin
3 cl Campari
1,5 cl Pine Nut Vermouth
1,5 cl Amaro Camatti

1. Add the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir for 15 seconds.
2. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
3. Garnish with a twist of orange peel and enjoy.

Negroni “La Vela”

4 cl Portofino Dry Gin
3 cl Campari
1,5 cl Pine Nut Vermouth
1,5 cl Amaro Camatti

1. Add the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir for 15 seconds.
2. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
3. Garnish with a twist of orange peel and enjoy.







DaV Mare Bar


For the third chapter of our Bar Portofino series, we head inside the iconic DaV Mare Bar at Belmond Spendido Mare. Take a seat at the bar and watch in wonder as the hotel's mixologist, Paolo Gastaldo surprises and delights you with concoctions featuring the flavours, colours and fragrances of the Liguria. A true haven in the heart of the Piazzetta, the DaV Mare Bar is the perfect spot to meet for an aperitivo, and to relax with a digestivo after a wonderful evening in Portofino.



Portofino Bay Martini

6 cl Portofino Dry Gin
1 cl Pine Nut Vermouth infused with lemon
Lavender bitters spray

1. Add the gin and vermouth into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir for 15 seconds.
2. Strain into a Martini glass.
3. Garnish with lemon peel and a spritz of lavender bitters to the top of the drink.

Portofino Bay Martini

6 cl Portofino Dry Gin
1 cl Pine Nut Vermouth infused with lemon
Lavender bitters spray

1. Add the gin and vermouth into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir for 15 seconds.
2. Strain into a Martini glass.
3. Garnish with lemon peel and a spritz of lavender bitters to the top of the drink.




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