The lavish art deco setting and innovative drinks aren’t the only reasons to make a trip to The Beaufort Bar at London’s The Savoy hotel.
We love bar itself, which stands on the hotel’s former cabaret stage, where names like Carol Gibbons and George Gershwin once performed. A tradition of live entertainment continues to this day with nightly performances by both renowned and up-and-coming talent, as well as monthly evenings of Cabaret and Burlesque.
Today’s news, however, isn’t about a performance or a new renovation. The bar just launched a new cocktail menu. Featuring beautifully hand-drawn and painstakingly cut illustrations, the menu doesn’t just illustrate the cocktails, it brings them to life in a pop-up book.
Combining traditional and contemporary styles and techniques and working with ink, pencil and digital color, artist Joe Wilson and paper cutting expert Helen Friel took mixologist Chris Moore’s creations and brought them to life on the page.
Beginning with light spirits, florals and zesty citrus, the menu then touches on fruit based spirits and sweet ingredients before concluding with dark spirits, spicy notes and rich flavors.
Included in the menu are the Beaufort Bar’s popular ‘Character Cocktails’ and other entirely unique creations such as the ‘Impressionist,’ a dramatic cocktail dedicated to Claude Monet and served with a smoking rose and Ratification, incorporating Martini Rosato pressure infused with strawberries.
Can’t help but want to recreate the drinks at home? The limited edition menu is for sale for $80, but there are only 1,000 copies, so shop fast.