Expect plenty of crafty tipples on the menu as classic combinations take on a creative spin. G&T fans will love the Summer Chill, a fresh blend of Tanqueray gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, celery, sea salt and a touch of black pepper, balancing between sweet and savoury. The bar’s signature Poire Basil is another firm favourite, blending fresh pear, basil, vodka, lime juice, spiced syrup and a touch of grapefruit bitters. If you’re looking for a kick, order Hot Melons – a deceptively refreshing yet incredibly spicy mix of watermelon, dark rum and a sinister addition of chilli padi. Counterbalance the burn with a lick of the large scoop of soursop sorbet that floats in the glass!
Soak up the alcohol with plenty of bar bites too. Opt for the sinfully delicious Battered Cauliflower dippers (with cheesy béchamel sauce) or split a portion of Truffle Polenta Fries that comes with a heart-stopping dollop of house-made truffle mayonnaise. Their cheesy flatbreads (we loved the Crabmeat and Artichoke) are a guaranteed hit too and are perfect for sharing with friends. If a snack simply won’t do, you cannot go wrong with an order of their delectable ‘Dirty’ Steak, a generous charcoal grilled tenderloin fillet.
• For more information on the cocktail bar Aqua Luna, visit: parkhotelgroup.com/alexandra
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