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THE AMERICAN BAR AT THE SAVOY LAUNCHES ‘COAST TO COAST’ COCKTAIL MENU

The world-renowned American Bar at The Savoy has launched its brand new cocktail menu, ‘Coast To Coast’. The new menu is a journey across Britain from South to North, and a vivid reflection of the island’s verdant landscapes, timeless folklore, illustrious history and distinctive characters. Beginning in the Garden of England and finishing at Castle Rock, the cocktail menu will use visually-striking serves, explorative ingredients and nuanced flavours to imaginatively capture the spirit of a nation.

The journey begins in the Garden of England, Kent, where drinks representative of the blooming and abundant growth of this lush pocket of the South East draw from Kentish ingredients such as cobnuts, hops and apples. Light and fresh, this section will feature long drinks served in beautiful bespoke plate glass terrariums.

From here the route travels through London, taking its guests back to the elegant sophistication and fluid lines of the Art Deco era and the birth of cocktail culture at the American Bar. Classic and heady, each cocktail will be served in an elongated coupe on a silver Art Deco tray. Enchantment then touches the path as the menu journeys into Sherwood Forest. Drawing from woodland ingredients and ancient myth, drinks in this section are served in a silver goblet with a wooden base.

'Kentish Cob' credit: Rob Lawson

‘Kentish Cob’
credit: Rob Lawson

The Pennines are often described as the backbone of England, with Yorkshire and Lancashire inhabitants on either side very much key drivers in an industrial revolution that caught the attention of the world. This section of the menu will use flavours from a burgeoning empire, such as teas and exotic ingredients, and will feature drinks served on a cog design holding garnishes and intricately cut glass.

To end the Coast To Coast journey, the drinks take a deep and thoughtful move onwards and upwards to Castle Rock, on the peak of which Scotland’s Fortress, Edinburgh Castle, sits. With a focus on whiskies, Scottish legends and wild flavours, this rocks glass serve is perched high on shards of slate.

At the American Bar, the cocktail experience is always centred around the guest, from the moment they arrive, to their very last sip.   In this vein, each section in the new American Bar menu is accompanied by a key to the ingredients to help navigate through each recipe. This demystifying cocktail glossary will explain the recipes and allow guests to enter fully into the tasting process.

Oast House Fizz. Coast to Coast Menu. Credits to Rob Lawson

‘Oast House Fizz’ credit: Rob Lawson

Examples from the menu include:

Kentish Cob – £20.00 – The Garden Of England

Bacardi 8-year-old rum, Potash Farm roasted hazelnut soda, berry syrup and falernum

 

Basil Ionides 25.00 – The Art Deco American Bar

Ron  Zacapa  rum,  smoky  whisky,  mastiha,  salted  cacao  liqueur,  cocoa  infused  Cocchi  Vermouth  Di  Torino and Peychaud’s Bitters

 

A Frosty Reception 18.00 – Sherwood Forest

Mezcal, birch liqueur, pink peppercorn honey, egg white, fresh lime, eucalyptus and an acorn

 

Spinning Jenny 18.00 – The Pennines – The Backbone Of England

Bombay Sapphire gin, Cocchi Americano aperitif wine, pear eau de vie, yerba mate soda, citric acid and berry syrup

 

Arthur’s Seat 30.00 – Castle Rock

Royal Brackla 16-year-old malt whisky, wild honeysuckle Cocchi Rosa aperitif wine, honey water, raspberry vinegar and blossom bitters

 

Created in collaboration by American Bar manager Declan McGurk and head bartender Erik Lorincz, Coast To Coast takes inspiration from each location and its people, so that through sensory experience these tales may be retold.

McGurk says of the new menu;

“The penny dropped whilst Erik and I were reviewing what we wanted to achieve with the new menu. We decided that the focus should be on the table, to see how we can enhance the guest experience; and from this a journey of character and content was born.”

www.fairmont.com/savoy-london/dining/americanbar

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The American Bar operates a no reservations policy.

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11:30 am – 12:00 am – Sundays: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dress Code: Smart Casual, No Sportswear

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