The Milestone Shakes Up London Cocktail Week

The Milestone Shakes Up London Cocktail Week
From October 5 through 11, 2016, The Milestone's head bartender, Plinio Veloso, will share some of his best-kept secrets on how to make the best martinis, cosmos and, really, any cocktail attendees have been dying to learn, at the hotel's Stables Bar. Among the cocktails that can be mastered is the signature Breakfast at The Milestone, made with Chase Marmalade Vodka, Drambuie, apple juice, lemon juice, and topped with Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Guests can also try their hand at preparing The Milestone's signature take on the Old Fashioned, which is served in a glass dome that is filled with smoke infused with apple molasses and orange peel.

London Cocktail Week is a seven-day festival celebrating the best of the city's vibrant cocktail scene. Taking place in October each year, the festival hosts events and exclusive offers in more than 200 bars across London, and hosts an entire cocktail village in Old Spitalfields Market.

The Milestone's Cocktails Master Class, served with canapés such as maple-cured bacon scones and mushroom tartlets, is priced at at £55 (approx. US$72) per person; the cocktail class paired with a two-course meal is priced at £85 (approx. US$112) per person; the Champagne Cocktail Master Class, paired with caviar and blinis, is priced at £150 (approx. US$197) per person.

Pre-booking for each class is required and can be made by emailing There is a maximum of six attendees per class; however, larger groups or parties may be accommodated in other spaces in the hotel, subject to availability. Attendees will be able to select which cocktails they would like to learn in advance of the class. Find more details here: Room rates for this period start at £380 per night (approx. US$510).

The multiple award-winning Milestone Hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. It is ideally situated with impeccable views of Hyde Park and Kensington Palace and Gardens, and is close to London's many iconic attractions and shopping. The unique five-star hotel offers unparalleled service and 44 rooms, 12 suites and six two-bedroom apartments, each of which has been individually designed and decorated.

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