It’s two decades since Tom Cruise inspired us all to get creative in the hit film ‘Cocktail’. So why not bring out your inner mixologist this weekend for National Cocktail Day on 24th March.  See the Luxury Restaurant Guide’s list of the greatest new and classic drinks from leading lights in the spirit and restaurant world. Some with measures, some without, to add to the fun of making and sampling:

TOKYO JEREZ

Tokyo-Jerez Street XO

Tokyo Jerez by StreetXO, 15 Old Burlington St, Mayfair, London W1S 2JR

StreetXO the high octane Mayfair eaterie from Dabiz Munoz, the three-Michelin starred Madrid chef known as the ‘enfant terrible’ of Spanish gastronomy.

  • Shiso infused Sherry Palo Cortado
  • Homemade shiso syrup
  • Lime cordial
  • Yuzu
  • Homemade smoky tea soda
  • And…
  • ….to stir??!!
  • ….a caramelised prawn.

Delicious, and StreetXO brings the Motril prawns in from southern Spanish waters as they are so special

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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ZILICIOUS

Zilicious by The Hari Hotel, 20 Chesham Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 8HQ

Belgravia’s glamorous hotel location with the super-stylish il Pampero Italian restaurant providing informal dining luxury and The Hari bar and glassed topped garden terrace the go-to place for drinks.

  • Banana infused bourbon (50ml)
  • Peach liqueur (20ml)
  • Ginger and pepper syrup (15ml)
  • Fresh lemon Juice (15ml)
  • Dried banana garnish on top

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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CASINO ROYALE

Casine Royale St James's

Casino Royale by St James’s Hotel & Club, 7-8 Park Place, St James’s, London SW1A 1LP

Follow in the footsteps of film stars, celebrities, authors and diplomats who have all enjoyed St. James’s Hotel & Club, one of London’s most desirable addresses.

  • Rye whiskey
  • Chambord liqueur
  • Cranberry juice
  • Pink peppercorn
  • Champagne rose

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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VODKA SOUR

vodka sour with rose and raspberry Bird of Smithfiled

Vodka Sour by Bird of Smithfield, 26 Smithfield, London EC1A 9LB

A very stylish emporium of hospitality set over five floors with basement cocktail bar, ground floor bar and lounge, first floor dining, private dining and event space, leading up to its popular roof terrace.

  • 50ml of vodka
  • 3/4 fresh raspberries
  • 20ml lemon
  • 10ml sugar
  • 10ml of Rose petals liqueur

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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HENDRICK’s CLEANSE

1 HENDRICK_S CLEANSE cocktail Boisdale

Hendrick’s Cleanse by Boisdale of Bishopsgate, Swedeland Court, 202 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2M 4NR

This cocktail is designed to wake up your senses, just like a day at a Thai spa, only at a fraction of the price.

  • 50ml Hendrick’s gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 15ml honey syrup (honey & boiling water mixed and chilled in advance)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 inch fresh red chilli
  • 8 leaves fresh coriander

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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THE KENTISBURY BUBBLE PUNCH

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The Kentisbury Bubble Punch by Kentisbury Grange, Kentisbury, North Devon EX31 4NL

What’s not to love about this boutique hotel – perfectly set on the edge of Exmoor National Park in a stunning location, with Michael Caines, one of the UK’s most talented and awarded chefs as the governing chef inspiring all things gastro. What’s more they have designed this cocktail specifically for Luxury Restaurant Guide diners.

  • Muddle in a shaker 1/2 kiwi, 45 grams poached rhubarb, 12.5ml gomme syrup and 25ml Kwai feh
  • Fill shaker with ice and add 25ml koko Kanu rum and 25ml pineapple juice
  • Shake and double strain into coupette glass
  • Top with champagne and garnish with a kiwi wheel and rhubarb segment

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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CHAI TEA MARTINI

Chai Tea Martini Blakes

Chai Tea Martini by Blakes Hotel, 33 Roland Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 3PF

Blakes is probably the most excitingly fashionable small hotel in the world. It was conceived by Anouska Hempel when the ‘couture’ hotel did not exist. Timeless and beautiful since its opening in 1978, it plays the balance of Anouska Hempel’s theatrical excess and warm hospitality.

  • 40ml Saffron Gin
  • 10ml Heaven Sake
  • 20ml Lemon Juice
  • 10ml Apple Juice
  • 25ml Egg White
  • 15ml Chai Tea Syrup
  • 2 Drops Paychauds Bitters
  • Method: Double Shake & Fine strain
  • Glass: Retro fizz
  • Garnish: Chait tea powder, gold flake
  1. Method: Stir
  2. Glass: Rocks
  3. Garnish: Edible flowers

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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NEGRONI

Negroni great fosters

Negroni by Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Near Virginia Water, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR

The Michelin-starred grand country house from Henry VIII times just on the outskirts of London with cocktail bar/ conservatory overlooking the stunning gardens and a moat!

  • 1/3 Great Fosters London Dry Gin
  • 1/3 Campari Bitters
  • 1/3 Lustau Vermut Rojo
  • Stir , add ice and garnish with a twist of lemon peel

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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BLACK PEARL

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Black Pearl by Claridge’s, Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR

Perhaps one of London’s finest hotels, an art deco landmark and English institution loved by movie stars and statesmen, fashion designers and global dignitaries. Looking for pure luxury for cocktails, then head to Claridge’s Bar.

Fresh blackberries and blueberries muddled with:

  • Zubrowka Bison Grass vodka
  • Chambord
  • Creme de cassis
  • Pink grapefruit and lemon juice

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SAM FIRE

1 SAM FIRE COCKTAIL Jamavar

Sam Fire by Jamavar, 8 Mount Street, London W1K 3NF

One if the UK’s finest new breed of Indian openings and awarded a Michelin star in its first year for a discerning palate of flavours from across India.

  • Konik’s Tail Vodka infused with pink peppercorn: 50ml
  • Chai Tea: 25ml
  • Egg White: 10ml
  • Gomme Sirop: 10ml
  • All above are shaken, pour into glass and top with Peychaud’s Aromatic Bitter

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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LEMONICIOUS

1 Lemonicious Ginza Onodera

Lemonicious by Ginza Onodera, 15 Bury Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6AL

The highly fashionable London outpost of Tokyo’s Onodera where the sushi and sashimi is unrivaled.

Description: Bergamot, yuzu and lemon joins very smoothly with a pinch of sage.

  • East London Gin Batch #2
  • Italicus
  • Yuzu liqueur
  • lemon juice
  • sage

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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HIGHLAND MOJITO

1 HIGHLAND MOJITO cocktail Boisdale

Highland Mojito by Boisdale of Belgravia, 15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9LX

Take the style of a gentleman’s club and mix with the ambience of a classic 40’s jazz bar and restaurant – that’s the great Boisdale.

The Classic Mojito is made with rum but we have replaced it with whisky for more intellectual stimulation.

  • 50ml Glenfiddich whisky (50ml Havana Club rum for a classic version)
  • 1 lime cut in quarters
  • 7 fresh mint leaves
  • Dash of soda water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 drops of Angostura bitters
  • Mint leaves for garnish

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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BLOOD & WALNUT SAND

1 Blood and walnut sand Ginza Onodera

Blood & Walnut Sand by Ginza Onodera, 15 Bury Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6AL

Description: Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve stirred with bitter sweet liqueur and with black walnut bitter. Served on clear ice.

  • Yamazaki whiskey
  • Cynar
  • Cherry Heering
  • Walnut bitter

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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PATREE COCKTAIL

1 Patree Cocktail Bombay Bustle

Patree Cocktail by Bombay Bustle, 29 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London W1S 2PA

Sister restaurant to Jamavar above, Bombay Bustle is inspired by the retiring rooms of olden days seen at Indian railway stations, the first class railway carriages and the strong art deco presence in the city. You’ll love it.

  • Patree cocktail
  • Portobello Rd. Gin
  • Plum Sake
  • Elderflower
  • Peach and some Bitters

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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SCIENCE & INDUSTRY

Science and Industry Grafene 1 mB D8369 Grafene

Science & Industry by Grafene, 55 King Street, Manchester City Centre, Manchester M2 4LQ

Grafene is the uniquely British eating and drinking experience, showcasing eccentricity and cleverly constructed classic dishes with dedicated cocktail bar of the same characteristics.

“Grafene’s answer to the Cosmopolitan. A perfectly balanced twist on one of the world’s favourite classics. This is Manchester. We do things differently here”

 

Vodka – 25ml

Amaretto – 10ml

Solerno Blood Orange – 10ml

Lemon juice – 10ml

Cranberry – 25ml

Gomme – 5ml

*Shake and strain into glass bottle*
*Dry ice*

 

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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ESPRESSO MARTINI

Espresso Martini HHH

Espresso Martini by Hurley House Hotel, Henley Road, Hurley, Berkshire SL6 5LH

Hurley House is the spotlessly beautiful boutique restaurant and bar with ten rooms where the food, drinks and destination are worthy of any journey.

  • 35 ml belvedere vodka
  • 25ml Illy coffee liquore
  • 1 x single espresso
  • 5 ml sugar syrup
  • 3 x coffee beans to garnish

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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PINK EMOTION

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Pink Emotion by Morton’s Club, 28 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6EN

From one of London’s most exclusive private members clubs and restaurants in the enviable Mayfair location of Berkeley Square.

  • 35 ml Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 15 ml apricot brandy
  • 10 ml red port
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 5 ml sugar syrup
  • 5 ml homemade rose liquor
  • 2 dashes orange bitter
  • 15 ml egg white

Serve in a martini glass, with grated nutmeg on top

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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COTSWOLD DRUNKEN MONKEY

Lygon Arms Drunken Monkey

Cotswold Drunken Monkey by The Lygon Arms Hotel, High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7DU

The Cotswold’s most iconic hotel – a must to revisit since its significant refurbishment last year. The Lygon Wine Bar is a cosy location for whiling away a relaxed afternoon indulging.

Place ingredients directly into wine glass :

  • Ice cubes to the top
  • 20ml Monkey 47 Gin
  • Half a bottle of Pedrino
  • 3 dashes of smoked water
  • Stir for 5 seconds
  • Garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit & a lavendar stalk

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING

Easy Like Sunday Morning Aviatior by TAG

Easy Like Sunday Morning by Aviator Hotel, Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6EL

Named as one of the sexiest airport hotels and built in the shape of a propeller, the Aviator looks more like a beautiful Armani store than your usual out-of-London hotel…perfect for arriving by private jet or motor.

  • Marmalade
  • 80ml Chamomile Tea
  • 50ml Monkey 47 Gin
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • Lemon juice
  • Shake and pour over ice
  • Finish with crushed ice

This cocktail was created by Amy, one of Aviator’s top employees who is participating in the first heat of the Matthew Clark – Stir It Up Cocktail Competition in London today (21st March 2018). Good luck Amy!!!!!!!

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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LOST IN MARRAKESH

Lost In Marrakesh Marcus

Lost in Marrakesh by George’s Bar, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London NW1 2AR

The beautifully redesigned bar at the Gilbert Scott Restaurant within St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, has been relaunched by Marcus Wareing as George’s Bar, as a further tribute to the buildings original architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott.  The cocktails, like the restaurant, offer all the culinary creative flair from one of the country’s finest master chefs.

Ingredients:

  • Bacardi rum
  • Rose liqueur
  • Cinnamon syrup
  • Fresh orange
  • Lime
  • Mint
  • Bitters
  • Orange blossom

A Luxury Restaurant Club recommended destination – enjoy Club benefits here

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