The cocktail world elite love the Connaught
Want to shake or stir in the world’s greatest cocktail bar? Well, then it’s time to head to London. The city’s Connaught Bar was named the world’s best cocktail bar.
We originally published this article in the fall of 2016. And to our amazement, The Connaught Bar has managed to stay on top for three years. In light of the fact that this bar stays a the top of the heap in the world’s crowded spirits industry, we thought this would be a great time to rerun this feature story on the world’s best cocktail bar. Looking for a grand destination for a holiday party or a great winter escape? We think you should head to London!
What makes the Connaught Bar so special? Opened in 2008, it is the signature bar of the famed Connaught in London’s Mayfair, a hotel known for some of the finest service in the world.
What makes this London cocktail bar the world’s best cocktail bar?
So, of course, the Connaught Bar is held to the same extraordinary standard. But rather than an inaccessible home to the gentrified elite, this hotel bar attempts to create an atmosphere of convivial hospitality.
It is a place where guests shake off jet lag the hair of the dog and no judgement.
It is a place where you can seal a business deal with a tumbler of single malt Scotch, (or perhaps the finest Japanese whisky), and a handshake. But this quiet, candlelit cocktail lounge is also an appropriate setting for romance.
The Connaught cocktail menu
London locals come to this bar for the balance of trend-driven and traditional cocktails. The Connaught Bar staff is noted for their ability to make classic cocktails with expert flare. But the bar also boasts one of the most unique cocktail menus in London.
Drinks like Ellipses challenge the senses with layers of flavor. This particular drink contains a mind-blowing combination of rum, Reposado tequila, armagnac, vermouth, Fino sherry, Chablis, ginseng and bergamot kombucha. And on the lighter side, Juno combines gin, Acqua Bianca Liquor, cocoa husk cream, jasmine and peppermint tea, lemon juice, mint soda.
And these are just two of more than a dozen innovative cocktails on offer at the Connaught Bar that will challenge and delight your senses in ways you’ve never dreamed. There is no question that these are the best cocktails in London.
Still not sold on the notion that this Mayfair bar offers the world’s greatest experience for cocktails and conversations? There are just two words left for you: Martini trolley.
So cheers to the bar on its grand, new title! We’ll see you at the Martini trolley!
For more information on the internationally celebrated hotel and its world’s best cocktail bar, visit the Connaught website.
How to make a great cocktail at home
Can’t make it to London? You can make great cocktails at home with our collection of cocktail recipes.
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