London has got some of the best cocktails in the world. Most of these classic cocktails were invented by bartenders. That said, let’s look at three of the most famous cocktails visitors can enjoy while in London.
The Breakfast Martini – enjoy this classic cocktail
Created by the legendary bartender Salvatore Calabrese in 1996, The Breakfast Martini was inspired by his English spouse, who liked taking marmalade on toast for breakfast; this clever Cointreau cocktail uses orange marmalade, one of the most iconic ingredients used in breakfast.
The Vesper Martini – try James Bond’s drink of choice
Originally made of vodka, gin and Kina Lillet, the Vesper Martini was invented by author Ian Fleming when he wrote Casino Royale, the James Bond novel published in 1953. Ian loved the cocktail so much and named it after Vesper Lynd, a secret agent and Bond’s tragic paramour. When Bond orders the Vesper Martini, he gives the bartender strict instructions.
The Collins – a super refreshing cocktail
Made from gin, carbonated water, sugar and lemon juice, the Colins was invented in the mid-19th century by bartender John Collins. This classic cocktail was once honoured in a limerick poem and made its debut in the neighbourhood of Mayfair. Here is a site with more details about where you can enjoy the most famous cocktails in London.
Visitors who would like to taste these London cocktails while in the British Capital can find the nearby cocktail bars. There are loads of cocktail bars near Hyde Park known to take things to the next level in terms of mastering mixology.