Created by legendary bar manager, Giuliano Morandin, and his team of expert mixologists, the Going for Gold cocktail is a unique and memorable drink made in celebration of the city’s momentous year. Inspired by the symbolic laurel wreath, mixed with a little patriotism, the cocktail uses London-made Gilpin’s Gin – notable for its extra dry and surprisingly complex taste, Laurel liquor, Lillet Blanc, freshly squeezed lemon juice and Morandin’s own sugar syrup. The tall-glass cocktail is topped with ginger ale and served over crushed ice for a zesty, refreshing finish.
Bar Manager Giuliano Morandin commented; “It felt appropriate to garnish the cocktail with fresh Laurel leaves and red chilli rondelles add a sporting kick.”
Gilpin’s Westmorland Extra Dry Gin is a new five-times distilled London Gin using the traditional pot still method where botanicals are steeped in quadruple-distilled English Grain Spirit. Once essential oils and other flavours have infused into the spirit, it is then distilled once more to produce the final gin ready for blending, settling and bottling. For the distillation Gilpin’s use water from the Holy Well Spring at Cartmel in the English Lake District. This water, which originally fell as rain over the Lakeland fells has spent years filtering through limestone and a bed of ancient willow-peat. Only 7000 bottles of the gin exist in the world.
Priced at £16 ‘Going for Gold’ will be sold at The Bar at The Dorchester from July 2012 until September 2012.
The Bar at The Dorchester’s ‘Going For Gold’
14 ml Gilpin's Gin
20ml Laurel Liquor
20ml lemon juice
15ml chili agave
15ml Lillet Blanc
Topped with ginger ale
Garnished with Laurel Leaves and Chilli Rings
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The Dorchester is situated in the heart of London’s Mayfair on Park Lane, with rooms and suites affording expansive views of Hyde Park. The Dorchester Spa reopened in May 2009 after a multimillion transformation to offer indulgent pampering in a glamorous art deco setting. A wide range of dining is available to guests in The Promenade, The Bar and The Grill. China Tang offers traditional Cantonese cuisine, while three Michelin star Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is one of London’s finest contemporary French dining experiences.
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