Timed to coincide with the new film adaption of Murder on the Orient Express, a classic who-done-it, one London bar has created some murderously good era-inspired cocktails.
Celebrating the forthcoming release of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express with Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot, the Manetta’s Bar at London’s Flemings Mayfair hotel has created a series of era-inspired cocktails well worth murdering for.
Named after the original 1930s Flemings bar, Manetta’s recaptures the spirit of Christie’s crime novels by creating a place where spies can swap secrets and covert tête-à-tête can take place. The hotel itself has a historic association with famed author Dame Agatha Christie, who based her book At Bertram’s Hotel, on Flemings Mayfair.
The four new cocktails are named for the carriages on the Orient Express and include the L’Oriental, a potent, scarlet-red aperitif with Calvados, Dubonnet and Lillet Blanc; and the Cote D’azur, a fragrant combination of Grey Goose L’Orange, fresh lemon juice, blue almond syrup, and violet liqueur, which features a deep colour inspired by artist René Lalique’s luxurious glass sculptures which adorn the 1st class carriages of the Orient Express.
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