A celebration of cocktails and mixology throughout the years
Café Royal has been serving London since 1865, creating ‘spirited’ memories through unique experiences (and a tipple or two). The Green Bar cocktail list is an invitation to explore tastes throughout the ages, divided into four eras spanning over 100 years.
Our team is inspired by the Café Royal Cocktail Book, written and published by W.J. Tarling, a former bartender at Cafe Royal’s fabled Grill Room, for the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild in 1937. With a focus on the 1920’s and 1930’s, the book until today remains a staple for budding bartenders and contains a number of pioneering recipes including some of the first to incorporate vodka and tequila and the first recorded recipe of the 20th Century and the Margarita, then known as the Picador.
A number of today’s popular classic cocktails originate from these recipes and continue to inspire bar menus globally. In the hope of creating new memories and experiences for our guests and patrons today, our passionate bar team have composed a collection of drinks for you to explore.
Exploring the Café Royal cocktail book
Published in 1937 by the head bartender of the Café Royal, William J Tarling, the Café Royal cocktail book has since acted as a beacon for bartenders near and far. The Green Bar pays homage to this rich heritage with the launch of a new menu featuring reimaginations of key recipes from historic decades. From the Old Fashioned to the Martini, classic tipples are referenced along with brand new creations, giving patrons a taste from every age.
Find out more about the Café Royal cocktail book on our blog.
London Cocktail Week
London Cocktail Week is the biggest, most vibrant celebration of our capital's fantastic cocktail scene. With 300 bars signed up to Cocktail Tours and a week-long cocktail village at it's heart, this year the Green Bar joins forces with London's very best in mixology.
Our signature serve for LCW is the refreshing Mint Fizz, our twist on the classic Ramos Fizz, created with Haymans Old Tom gin, lime juice, lemon juice, creme de menthe verte, creme de cacao, sugar syrup, double cream, egg white and mint oil topped with soda.
1 - 7 October 2018
12pm to midnight daily
If you would like to find out more about the Green Bar or speak to a member of the team please email us or call +44 (0)20 7406 3310.