Every bar in London has a Christmas cocktail list, but here are a few of my favorites!
Orion | The American Bar at The Savoy
There are few places in London that deck the halls as exquisitely as the five-starred The Savoy hotel, with its iconic Christmas tree and festive menus at the myriad luxury outlets. This Christmas, guests can indulge in a tipple or two at the renowned American Bar, where the team has concocted a menu of sparkling cocktails and festive drinks. The ‘Orion’, a twist on the classic eggnog, is served with stencilled cinnamon stars, and features Michter’s 10 Year Bourbon, Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum, Vintage Port, Earl Grey, Egg and Cream (£26).
What Could Be | St James Bar
Step inside Sofitel London St James’ plush, jewel toned St James Bar and experience some mixology magic from the latest menu ‘Imagination’ which combines both molecular techniques and refined flavours. This year’s festive tipple consists creamy, nutty and citrus elements, both complex and unique, and forms the ‘What Could Be’ cocktail featuring Beluga Noble Vodka, Mezcal, Creme de Cacao Blanc, Citrus & Pistachio (£17).
Chocolate & Red Wine | Coupette
As the richness of golden Autumn tumbles into Winter’s spicy sharpness, the season calls for comforting classics such as red wine and chocolate in front of a roaring fire. Bethnal Green bar Coupette has encapsulated the very essence of this warming duo in its festive tipple ‘Chocolate & Red Wine’ featuring Flor De Cane 18yrs, Chocolate Wine, Winder Chocolate Cacao x3 and Minus Cream (£10).
After Eight Martini | Skylight Tobacco Dock
Skylight’s Christmas tipple draws inspiration from the After Eight chocolate, the perfect treat to finish off a festive day at one of London’s most loved rooftop venues. For those looking to skate the night away or get toasty in one of Skylight’s igloos, the After Eight Martini is the ultimate tipple to sip whilst enjoying London’s iconic skyline and features vodka infused with chocolate and mint for an icey finish (£11).