Greece’s nightlife and bar scene
"Greeks love a good night out and make some of the best cocktails in the world"
Cretan tomatoes are famous all over the world, same as the olives and the olive oil, and what about the unique Cretan herbs. Oh yes, if you are looking for cool summer cocktails, classic or with a local twist, this is definitely the place to be. Whether you choose to stay within the premises of your resort or explore nearby villages and cities, you will for sure find a bar to meet your expectations. In Elounda Gulf Villas we pay much attention to detail and we make sure that anything you eat or drink in our restaurants and bar is created using only the best of our local produce or with products from our own gardens. Imagine a classic Bloody Mary created with ripe local tomatoes and lemons from our own lemon trees or a cool Mojito with aromatic spearmint from the resort’s private gardens. In Argo Lounge Bar you can take your pick from a perfectly prepared classic to a sophisticated signature cocktail, all meticulously created by our experienced bar team. Either you desire a midday refreshing daiquiri with local melon or you are up for a strong strawberry margarita at sunset time or you would prefer a more creative approach from our signature cocktail list late at night, the magical ambiance, the lounge music and the impeccable service in Argo Bar will surely satisfy your taste and mood. And if, as you are reading these lines at this moment, you have a sudden cocktail crave, no problem! Here is the recipe to a cool mojito with a Greek twist:
The Greek Mojito
-2 teaspoons brown sugar
-10ml fresh lemon juice
-40 ml Greek mastiha spirit
-20 ml white rum
-fresh spearmint leaves
Put the sugar, the lemon juice and the spearmint in a tall glass and crush them with a muddler. Half fill the glass with soda and add the ice (preferably crushed). Add the mastiha spirit and the rum, garnish with one or two spearmint leaves.