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29 . 11 . 2019

Introducing the Spirit of Adventure Festive Edition


It’s time to grab your warm coats, woolly mittens and cosy scarves as we take you on an exciting journey to some of the world’s most wonderful destinations with the Lobby Bar's festive edition of our Spirit of Adventure cocktail list

Getting into the Christmas spirit, our drinks whizz Pedro Paulo and his talented team of mixologists have taken on the role of Santa’s elves to find the inspiration behind the five seasonal additions to our adventurous collection of cocktails. 

Spirit of Adventure Festive Edition

Whizz west to get a taste for the creamy full-bodied flavours of White Christmas, a smooth blend of Crown Royal whisky, vanilla liqueur and sweet maple syrup which will have you dreaming of the snow-topped peaks in Canada.  

Feeling chilly? Warm up with the rich and fruity flavours of winter in Jamaica with Christmas Sorrel, a Caribbean twist of Appleton Signature Blend rum, Plantation pineapple rum and hibiscus wine that will urge you to drift away and imagine sunshine, sea and sand.   

Heading closer to home, be captivated by the twinkling lights, bubbly atmosphere and warming scent of apple strudel filling the air in Wenceslas Square with Sugar & Spice, a classic combination of Plymouth gin, Becherovka, Everleaf, apple juice. It is the Lobby Bar’s love letter to the Czech Republic.   

Be taken on a magical journey through the fairy tale cottages of a German market with Black Forest Berries, a festive fruity twist of Monkey 47 gin, Beefeater Pink gin, pomegranate juice and Black Forest berries. 

Celebrate wonderful traditions at the most magical time with the Norwegian Spruce, an indulgent combination of Linie Aquavit, Antica Formula and apple cider that will have you envisaging much-loved festivities such as Christmas carols, presents and large Christmas trees.  

Each exclusive cocktail is topped with Perrier-Jouët Champagne for an added touch of Christmas charm. So whether you are enjoying a visit to a West End theatre, braving some last minute Christmas shopping or fancy meeting some friends or family for a fun celebration, the Lobby Bar at Covent Garden’s One Aldwych is the perfect location to enjoy one of our fabulous festive cocktails. 

For those who would like a taste of Christmas at home, Pedro Paulo has shared the secret of how to recreate the Forest Berries cocktail yourself – the perfect way to impress your guests when entertaining this holiday season.

Ingredients: 

35ml Monkey 47 gin
15ml Beefeater Pink gin
20ml pomegranate juice 
10ml lemon juice
20ml raspberry cordial 
15ml Black Forest berries purée 
30ml Champagne 
Sprig of mint and redcurrants to garnish 

Method:

Shake all ingredients (excluding Champagne) in a cocktail shaker with cubed ice
Double strain into a flute glass and top with Champagne 
Garnish with mint sprig and redcurrants if desired 

Enjoy the Festive Edition of Spirit of Adventure in the Lobby Bar until 5 January 2020.