Salvatore Calabrese’s Vintage Honey Bee Cocktail

Food & Drink

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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