The St James Bar at Sofitel London St James are launching their new musically- themed cocktail menu – a series of drinks designed by each member of the expert bar team, drawing on their love of music and inspired by their favourite songs. Whether Beyonce?’s your favourite singer, you’re a fan of Daft Punk, or love Bob Marley’s music, this unique and daring menu is sure to become your new favourite playlist.
The stunning menu has been designed as a CD case – with the lyric book showcasing the different recipes and the teams’ take on the album cover. To make the experience even more immersive, the case contains an actual CD as a coaster – a little something to make you feel like you are in the studio with the artists. The team have also worked with designers to create a stunning array of glassware to showcase the cocktails – from a rock ‘n’ roll themed box which pours out smoke to a jazzy feather strewn martini glass, you’ll find something completely unique at the St James Bar.
Head bartender, Re?mi Garcia, comments, “We have engaged not only your senses of taste and smell but of hearing and sight too. The musical themed menu combined with the ambience of the St James Bar ensures that enjoying a cocktail is a full sensory experience.”
Creativity, melody and tempo provides the rhythm of this cocktail playlist. Step into the St James Bar and pick the cocktail that suits your palate from the different musical dynamics showcased in the menu; intense, soft and light. Let every sip take you into the rhythm of the artists, through the skills of the very talented bartenders. Bitter, sweet, smoky or dry – our mixologists will help you find your own beat!
For those feeling daring and looking for something intense to start the evening with a bang, look no further than the ‘Spice of Californication’. A spicy, smoky and intensely vibrant cocktail inspired by the classic song from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers – you’ll be instantly transported to the sunny skies of California. With Vida Mezcal, Cointreau, Green Chartreuse, lime juice, chilli syrup and agave syrup this cocktail packs a tasty punch.
If you’re feeling a bit more mellow, maybe try their twist on a French Martini – updated with fresh floral and herbal flavours. Containing Fair Vodka, Fair Pomegranate liqueur, cherry tomato shrub, lime juice, tangerine oil, plum bitters and a homemade floral foam this short drink is dubbed ‘One More Time’ after the iconic song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. Decorated with flashing lights in a distinctive metallic martini glass, this drink mimics the eccentric visual stylisation of the duo.
Finally, for a lighter touch – take your inspiration from the ‘King of Pop’ with a refreshing wine-based cocktail inspired by the legend Michael Jackson. His favourite tipple was a glass of white wine which the team have mixed here with Galliano, dry Noilly Prat, sugar syrup and lime oil – combining to give an unsuspecting jelly cola bottle candy flavour.
With 14 new cocktails on the menu, there’s something to suit all palates – pop by to the St James Bar to find your favourite now.