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Food & Drink

Salvatore Calabrese’s Vintage Honey Bee Cocktail

Master mixologist Salvatore Calabrese is renowned for his infectious passion for vintage spirits. From 18th century cognac to gin bottled in the 1960s, Salvatore’s drinks cabinet is a thing of wonder, filled with rare and extraordinary bottles.

For a remarkable gift, treat the cocktail aficionado in your life to a private consultation with Salvatore. Taking place in the Donovan Bar, named Best Bar at Virtuoso’s Best of the Best awards this year, Salvatore’s Bespoke Cocktail Experience involves a one-on-one meeting with the cocktail maestro himself, who will then create a cocktail inspired by you.

For something a little less bespoke but no less delicious, savour the sweet simplicity of Salvatore’s vintage Honey Bee cocktail. Containing only three ingredients, the Honey Bee is a wonderfully uncomplicated cocktail from the 1930s. Some 90 years on, it’s a much-loved fixture on the menu at the Donovan Bar, where its flavour and charm delights a new generation of drinkers.

INGREDIENTS

40ml 1950s Martinique Rhum

20ml lemon juice

2 tsp organic honey

Vintage cut glass coupe

METHOD

1)     Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and add all the ingredients. Shake and then strain

2)     Serve in a vintage cut glass coupe

To book Salvatore’s Bespoke Cocktail Experience or reserve a table in the Donovan bar, call +44 207 493 6020 or email thedonovanbar@roccofortehotels.com

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