From oriental bellinis to mojitos with Coca-Cola, here’s our definitive list of SW1’s must-try drinks.
‘You Rang M'Lord’ at Browns
Browns’ most refreshing potion twists Tanqueray gin with lychee liqueur, fresh lemon and elderflower cordial. Delicious at any time of year.
'Yuzu Bellini' at Kouzu
Japanese joint Kouzu’s acclaimed chef, Kyoichi Kai is a major draw, but its bold cocktails are top-notch, too. This oriental twist on a class bellini fuses Casanova Prosecco with homemade yuzu (a Japanese citrus fruit) syrup and lemongrass-infused vodka.
‘Jeremy Mojito’ at The Goring
The drinks menu of the distinguished luxury hotel lists the favourite cocktails of four generations of the Goring family, who have owned it since 1910. This ‘shouldn’t-work-but-does’ mojito successfully combines rum, limoncello, lime juice and, yes, Coca-Cola.
‘The Bushman's Delight’ At BBar
South African-influenced Bbar offers a range of classic British cocktails and inventive original concoctions. The Bushman’s Delight mixes premium South African Klipdrift brandy with honey liqueur, fresh nutmeg and thyme for a taste of the Kalahari.
'After Seven' at All Bar One
In need of a serious pick-me-up? Here’s the solution: a heady combination of Havana 7-year rum, mint and sugar syrup, flavoured with crushed coffee beans. Talk about rocket fuel...
Framboise Royal at The Rubens
Who can resist a champagne cocktail for the ultimate indulgence? At the Leopard Champagne Bar in the Rubens Hotel, you’re positively spoiled for choice. We love this raspberry version of a classic royale.
'Peruvian Connection' at Tozi
If Tozi’s excellent Italian small plates aren’t enough of a draw, its cocktails will be. Like a holiday in a glass, the Peruvian Connection is a zesty fusion of Pisco, Chambord, pink grapefruit, lime juice and vanilla syrup that packs a mighty punch.
'Basil Fawlty' at The Thomas Cubitt
It’s no surprise that the place taking its name from the Pimlico grid’s eminent designer would have a menu full of modern British classics. Topping our list is the ‘Basil Fawlty’, a delectable blend of Grey Goose vodka, apple juice, passion fruit and homemade basil syrup.