I couldn’t stay away for too long from One Aldwych, after such a warm welcome. Christmas has been made even more beautiful thanks to the five-star hotel. This holiday season, take the time to visit their luxury lobby bar for seasonal cocktails right underneath their Champagne tree. Designed by the hotel’s resident florist Mark Siredzuk, the towering 25 foot tree is adorned with 140 Champagne bottles covered with thousands of pearls, decorative leaves and glitter. Lobby Bar guests can relax by the Champagne Christmas Tree while enjoying five specially created festive classic cocktails including the bubbly Mistletoe Punch and the Christmas Royale, which are both topped up with Perrier-Jouët Brut Champagne.
I have never seen a more dapper mixologist. It was fascinating to see how all the cocktails came together, like each drink was being dressed. The bubbly Christmas Royale which is sweet but sharp, is served in an elegant coupette glass, topped with a floral lavender kir mix. There is something for everyone from the rich Bloody Mary, to the Mulled White which was delicious, warm and comforting.
The One Fashioned has a sense of fanfare as it is served on a trolley at the table. Watch as the bespoke One Fashioned is made with a choice of Woodford Reserve, Patron or Bacardi. The bitters and homemade syrups, are infused with citrus essential oils, before being mixed. There is still time to have your festive season with a sparkling start as the festive cocktails will be available until New Year.
Just in case we don’t speak before then, please have a great Christmas break!