This was my first time at The Connaught for cocktails. I usually stay on the periphery of Mayfair for hotel bars. So my first peruse through the cocktail menu was slightly overwhelming … in a very good way. What to pick?!
In the end, I opted for the Connaught Collins for Round 1 and my old fave, a Dirty Martini for Round 2. As I’ve probably blogged in the past, I like to order my staple drink when I discover somewhere new. It helps me grasp the measure of the bar. And on both counts, old and new choices … I loved!
The Connaught Collins was a refreshing drink and I do love a cocktail with bitters. The Dirty Martini went down smoothly. The martini wasn’t drowned in olive brine, neither was the the olive completely missing from the drink: both circumstances are quite familiar when ordering this drink.
Upon leaving the bar, everyone was offered recipe cards for the cocktails they ordered. Such a major win and a great souvenir. Here is the recipe for the Mayfair Delight which Mr. Mayfair thoroughly enjoyed. And likewise, the whole experience was exactly that: a veritable Mayfair delight!