To mark eleven years of the legendary Connaught Bar in Mayfair, the team have revealed a new menu of innovative cocktails all inspired by the famous bar itself – the David Collins Studio design, the signature Martini and of course... the guests. Named 'The Vanguard', which means a person or group who lead in new ideas and advanced research, nodding to the conception of this new menu - a lovely collaboration by the whole team.
They've created three chapters of cocktails each paying homage to different elements of the space – Enigma which nods to their iconic martini, Strata which was motivated by the bar itself and Verve for the two hand-hammered iron gates that stand either side of it. The chapters follows a consistent pattern of five different drinks, ordered from strongest to lightest, including a champagne cocktail and a mocktail in each.
Patron Reposado Tequila, Walnut oil, Spicy Sancerre, St. Germain Liqueur.
Tapatio Blanco Tequila, Veritas Rum, Citrusy Beer shrub, Session Ale Small Beer, Italicus Rosolio Bergamotto.
Plantation Pineapple Rum, Martini Ambrato, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Nepitella Syrup.
Grey Goose Vodka, Connaught Bar Gin, Martini Ambrato,Amalfi lemon oil, Chateau La Coste wine, distillation of five bitters (cardamom, tonka bean, ginseng and bergamot, lavender, coriander seeds).
Avallen Calvados, Blood orange and Grain of paradise sherbet, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Muyu Vetiver Gris Liquor, Electric Bitter.
Coconut and coffee Yaguara Cachaça, Muyu Jasmine Liquor, Korerima infused Kleos Mastiha, Riesling Verjus, soda water.
Havana Club Selección de Maestro Rum, Chinotto Muyu Liquor, Martini Rubino, Galliano Ristretto Liquor, Amaro Lucano, Coconut milk, London Essence Grapefruit Rosemary Tonic.
Roku Gin infused with Sesame, Honey cress and Agave water, Amaro Montenegro.
Bacardi 8 Rum, Michoacan Mezcal, Sangue Morlacco liquor, Chocolate malt Chablis, Galliano L’Aperitivo, Cardamon Bitter, Fig molasses.
A HINT OF PURPLE
Hendricks Gin, Cocchi Americano Rosa, Blueberries and Fennel, Abavas Rhubarb sparkling wine, Galliano L’Autentico.
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
Konik’s Tail Vodka, Empirical Spirits Fallen Pony, Opoponax syrup, Clarified Pineapple juice, soda water.
Old Duff Genever, Fords Gin, Lagavulin 16 Whisky, Belzasar Red , Chateau La Coste wine, Port, Milk Jam, Fix 8 Strawberry Tulsi Kombucha.