"Fifty Shades" Fantasy Getaway
While fans eagerly await the film adaptation of erotic book phenomenon, the real hotel featured in the steamy bestseller is offering readers a chance to indulge in their own Fifty fantasy.
At the Heathman Hotel in Portland, Ore. – where lovers Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele share many a sexy romp in the series – hotel guests looking to splurge on a romantic getaway or bachelorette party can opt for the "Charlie Tango" package ($2,750), which includes a helicopter ride and dinner for six at The Heathman's restaurant and bar.
While at the bar , guests can cool off with a "Fifty Shades of Gin" cocktail created by The Heathman's bartender Brian Hilby.
Here's the ingredients in case you want to whip one up while reading the book
Fifty Shades of Gin
1 oz. gin (recipe suggests Nolet's Gin)
3/4 oz. rhubarb puree* (Heathman restaurant pastry chef John Gayer creates his own)
3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Lime wheel garnish
Directions: In a shaker, combine rhubarb puree, lime juice, simple syrup and gin. Add ice and shake well. Rinse a martini glass with cranberry bitters. Strain cocktail into glass and top with sparkling wine, either Cava or Prosecco. Garnish with lime wheel or twist.