Connaught marks 11th birthday with new cocktails

One of London’s most celebrating drinking dens, the Connaught Bar, has marked its 11th birthday with a new cocktail menu inspired by the venue’s famous guests.

Created by the hotel’s director of mixology, Agostino Perrone, and head mixologist, Giorgio Bargiani, the list, dubbed ‘The Vanguard’, is split into three sections: Enigma, in ode to the hotel’s signature Martini; Strata, inspired by the bar itself; and Verve, after the bar’s iron gates.

Each section features five cocktails listed from the strongest to the lightest, with each chapter including a Champagne cocktail and a mocktail.

“It has been a labour of love of the bar team for the past nine months, and while we’re constantly inspired by our travels and backgrounds, we have the luxury of being constantly motivated by our immediate surroundings of the bar,” Perrone said.

“All of the drinks are representations of deep research into each and every ingredient and how we transform them to create the best taste and experience. We want to create flavours that are persistent on the palate,” he added.

The drinks on the Vanguard menu are priced between £13-25 and went on sale this week at The Connaught Bar.

Click through to explore some of the highlights from the menu…

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