The Beaufort Bar at the Savoy Introduces Character Cocktails
London, June 24, 2013
Character Cocktails introduces a touch of theatre to the already dramatic surroundings of the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy. Four new cocktail creations pay tribute to four of the most famous personalities to have resided at The Savoy; Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Charlie Chaplin and Frank Sinatra.
Each cocktail has been created in a collaborative effort by the award-winning team of mixologists at the Beaufort Bar. Adding an element of surprise and intrigue to the service, the cocktails are served in era-specific vintage glassware and garnished tableside, in front of the guest to reflect the inspiration behind the drink.
Character Cocktails are available in the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy, priced at £25 per drink.
The Never Ending Story, Ernest Hemingway
Created by Lorenzo Antinori and inspired by Hemingway’s time in Cuba and his love of Daiquiri’s. In short, a drink he would approve of.
A Cuban inspired mix of Bacardi 1909, Dark Crème de Cacao, lime juice, caster sugar and two dashes of Absinthe. Served in a 1930’s coupette and presented with a hand wrapped cinnamon cigar.
Coco, Coco Chanel
Created by Chris Moore and Fabrizio Fiorito. Coco changed the course of fashion history and she also loved to drink. She was known for believing that red wine and caviar would keep her young. Champagne was also a favourite tipple.
Grey Goose infused with rose and jasmine, Lillet Blanc, Red Wine and Blackberry Reduction, Moët & Chandon 2004. Served in an 1890’s wine glass and garnished with jasmine and rose tea spray and black sugar pearls presented in a small caviar tin.
The Gold Rush, Charlie Chaplin
Created by Aaron Jones and Lorenzo Antinori. Chaplin was not a big drinker but this cocktail is homage to the characters he played on the big screen and his contribution to cinema.
Popcorn-infused Woodford Reserve, Amaretto Disaronno, Vintage Van der Hum, lemon juice, pineapple juice, smoked maple syrup, egg white. Served in a 1920’s Hamilton Pall Mall coupette and garnished with a touch of the cinematic.
Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra
Created by Chris Moore and inspired by Sinatra’s declaration that ‘orange is the happiest colour’ and his love of Jack Daniels, so much so that he was buried with a bottle of it.
Jack Daniel’s Savoy Silver Select, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, Vintage Benedictine, Cocchi Americano. Served in a 1950’s whisky tumbler, garnished with a flamed orange and presented on a rare Frank Sinatra 7” vinyl.
The Beaufort Bar
The Beaufort Bar provides a theatrical, art deco setting in which to enjoy Champagne, cocktails and cabaret. The jet-black and burnished gold décor exudes the glamour of a time when such luminaries as Carol Gibbons, The Savoy Orpheans and George Gershwin graced the cabaret stage at The Savoy. Today, from a bar that stands on this very same stage, award-winning head bartender Chris Moore and his expert team offer classic and new cocktails made with an element of drama, and one of the most extensive choices of Champagne by the glass and by the bottle, including rare vintages from Louis Roederer and Cristal. The tradition of live entertainment continues to this day in the Beaufort Bar with nightly performances by both renowned and up and coming talent, and a scintillating Cabaret & Burlesque night hosted by Holly Penfield and Dusty Limits on the first Sunday of every month.
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