The Handbook
The Handbook

If you ever needed an excuse to visit the elegant 5 star Athenaeum Hotel on Park Lane, the launch of their Cocktail Catwalk Collection must surely be it.

In a nod to September’s London Fashion Week SS15, the bar team has created 5 new cocktails with inspiration taken from the patterns, colours and combinations of style that they saw on the catwalk. All of the drinks are served in martini glasses except for my favourite; The Barbara Casasola, a refreshing mix of Cachaça, Martini Bianco, Lime Juice, Sugar, pineapple Juice and Rosemary. All of the drinks should be enjoyed in the glamorous Whisky Bar, thusly named because of the 300 strong collection of whiskies it holds. With its dim lighting and plush sofas, it makes for the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city streets only a wall away.

Drinks can also be served to your table in the neighbouring restaurant, which if you’ve made the effort to get glammed up for the bar you should definitely pay a visit to next door to indulge in some fine dining.

The food, as you would expect, is all of a high standard but the stand out dishes were the Soup of the Day (potato and garlic) – a garlic lover’s dream, the Wild Chestnut and Mushroom Pie which was an excellent vegetarian alternative to cottage pie, and the divine White Chocolate Cheesecake.

The Cocktail Catwalk Collection is available until the end of December.