No one does hotel bars quite like London. Besides the old school glamour and indulgence, I particularly love how they seem to always bring hospitality to a whole new level.
Last night was my first visit to Rivoli Bar at The Ritz, but it will definitely not be my last.
Spritz has been my go-to-drink all summer, so it was no surprise that The Blush caught my eye on the menu. It was so delicious, the perfect start to any evening, but particularly a late summer evening.
At some point during the last couple of years, I’ve realised that I really, really love tequila. However, with a few exceptions, I haven’t been a big fan of stirred tequila drinks. More often than not, I find them flat or not packing enough tequila punch. I mean, if you’re going to make a drink with tequila – why hide it?
This drink, Lord of Jalisco, is not one of those drinks. This was amazing!
One of the Signatures at Rivoli is the Ritz Manhattan. It comes in a beautiful vintage shaker, made especially for the hotel in the early 1900s, with the garnish resting on the side in a small silver jewellery box.
You can choose between 3 different aged finishes, orange& vanilla, red berries or allspice, all of them made in house.
They also have a selection of vintage spirits, and I was lucky enough to taste both Martini Rosso, Campari, Maraschino and Angostura Bitters from the 1940-1960’s. Very cool.