Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics at Hotel Café Royal, London

Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics at Hotel Café Royal, London
The selection includes the Clover Club with Tanqueray Red, fresh raspberries, lemon, sugar, and egg white; and the Royal Summer Cup, a concoction of Pimms, Cherry Heering liqueur, Napoleon liqueur infused with star of anise, nutmeg and Turkish cherries served with a choice of gin, vodka, or whiskey and topped with Fever-Tree lemonade or Prosecco.

Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics is a distinctive gin bar celebrating London's history of using botanicals in gin production and mixology, as well as the various styles in which gin is served internationally. Created by the bar's expert mixologists, the Gin Journey menu features unique takes on the favored gin and tonic cocktail, made from a wide range of gins, tonics and garnishes from all around the world with a particular focus on their personality and the history behind them.

This union of local and international traditions and flavors is seen with combinations such as Dodd's Gin with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic, fresh chillies and lemon peel. Hand-crafted in Battersea, Dodd's Gin is made by distilling the lion's share of organic ingredients in a traditional copper alembic named Christina, with the more delicate botanicals reserved for the contemporary cold vacuum still, Little Albion. The result is a tribute to Ralph Dodd, a brilliant entrepreneur, schemer and engineer, and the gin a perfect partner to the Green Bar as a champion of innovation.

Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics also features an impressive range of six Tanqueray gins, including some rare limited editions:

  • Tanqueray Old Tom Gin - a classic sweeter style of gin with high proportions of juniper, angelica root, coriander and liquorice, that sees founder Charles Tanqueray's 1835 recipe revived in the present day

  • Tanqueray Malacca - a sweeter gin with less juniper emphasis and more citrus than the classic style

  • Tanqueray Bloomsbury - based on Charles Waugh Tanqueray's 1880s' recipe when the distillery was located in the eponymous London district. With prominent juniper notes and botanicals including cassia bark, winter savory and angelica, this lends itself to adding extra oomph to classic gin-based cocktails

  • Tanqueray Rangpur - the rare Rangpur lime traditionally used to smooth down the gin brings an exotic bold flavor to the already perfect combination of Juniper, Coriander, Bay leaves and Ginger

One cocktail using a Tanqueray blend, and staying true to the local and international inspirations of Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics, is the Kumquat Bubble, a signature cocktail of Tunes Bar in Café Royal's sister hotel, The Conservatorium in Amsterdam, and combining Tanqueray 10 with Kumquat liqueur, Fever Tree Lemonade, grapefruit and mint.

Further concoctions include, Portobello Road No.171 with Fever Tree Indian Tonic, blood orange and rosemary; Half Hitch with 1724 Tonic and cinnamon; Elephant Gin with Thomas Henry Indian Tonic, fresh ginger and lemon grass; and Monkey 47 Sloe Gin with Fever Tree Indian Tonic and orange peel. Carefully crafted to celebrate the individual character and history of the gin, with the perfect garnish selected to complete the experience, each cocktail is served in a balloon-style glass, said to trap the aromas and accentuate the taste of the gin.

Celebrating the diverse history of the location and the bohemian intellects who notoriously frequented Café Royal, Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics also features an 'Absinthe Experience', where guests can sample a selection of spirits and cocktails including La Fée, Jade and Pernod. Furthermore, guests will also be able to enjoy the Hotel Café Royal signature range, including the Mezcal Royal with Mezcal, Carpano Antica Formula, DOM Benedictine, crème de caçao, Angostura bitters and a twist of lemon; and the Royal Blazer with Baron de Sigognac VSOP Armagnac flambéed with a wild berry liqueur and served with caramelized raspberries and blackberries.

Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics also serve a menu of small plates to accompany the cocktails, with dishes such as Tuna tartare cones; Salt and pepper squid; Parma ham croquettes with aioli; and Caviar aged with pink Himalayan salt, served daily from midday to 10:30PM. Light lunches are also available from midday to 6PM, with a selection of freshly made salads and sandwiches including the Cornish lobster club sandwich; Grilled sirloin steak and Dijon mustard baguette; and Tuna niçoise salad.

Inspired by the Café Royal Cocktail Book compiled in 1937, the Green Bar at Hotel Café Royal is a luxurious and vibrant environment for contemporary Londoners and hotel guests alike to experience a unique range of outstanding drinks, expertly fashioned with a botanical twist.

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