For my dear friend Lou’s 27th we are going to the famous and glamorous American Bar at the Savoy Hotel.
Open since 1889, The Savoy’s heyday were the swinging 20s, when cocktails were made for all times of day or night and all moods, from party starters to pick me ups to help-me-im-dying to let’s-do-it-all-again!
Blurb from the website:
THE AMERICAN BAR
This is the oldest surviving cocktail bar in England. It opened in 1893 in the original riverside part of the
hotel, and moved to this spot in 1904. Its devotion to the transatlantic style has attracted generations of stellar visitors from Hollywood to mix with the grand, gracious and notorious of London. New heights of fame were reached in the 1920s and 30s under its most famous bartender, the irrepressible Harry Craddock, who made the White Lady cocktail famous and compiled The Savoy Cocktail Book, which remains in print to this day.
The American Bar has followed the 20s art deco style and I can’t wait to see it for myself! The Savoy Cocktail Book is legendary and I’m looking forward to sampling a few classics…
Look at these taken from the Menu!
American Bar Tribute Champagne Cocktails
Drinks created or made famous at the American Bar, as well as re-visited classics inspired by the Savoy Cocktail Book.
All at 16.50
Created by Joe Gilmore to mark the original moon landing in 1969. This drink features in a conversation between NASA HQ and Neil Armstrong, in which Joe is invited up to the moon to create his cocktail, A champagne cocktail made with Grand Marnier, grapefruit bitters and orange flower water.
The Royal Tribute
Created to commemorate the Royal wedding of Prince William of Wales to Catherine Middleton, this champagne cocktail follows a long-standing tradition of creating drinks for special Royal occasions at the
American Bar. This most festive champagne and Bombay Sapphire gin concoction, combines fresh winey notes with the subtle sweetness of cherries and Chartreuse.
The Restoration Celebration
A glamorous gin-based champagne cocktail, which brings together the fruity flavour of cherries, cinnamon sugar, lemon and pineapple juice, all topped up with Louis Roederer Premier Cru champagne.
This lovely man describing the American Bar has got me all excited!!! Can’t wait for Saturday night!