Harry’s Decadence

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Dorchester Bar travel London

The Martini, the Manhattan, and the White Lady at The Bar at The Dorchester are secret concoctions left by Harry Craddock, one of the most famous barmen of the 1930s (he invented the White Lady and popularized the Dry Martini). When the bar was rebuilt in 1938, Harry sealed his recipe for the three phials and set them into the wall of the bar for posterity. When the bar was reconstructed in 1979, the recipes were found, scrolls intact. Find yourself among the rich palette of black, browns, and aubergine for one of Harry’s cocktails, which still set London alight today. If you need more whet for that whistle buy Harry’s book, The Savoy Cocktail Book, originally published in 1930 and featuring 750 of his most popular recipes from the Sling, Smash, Fizz, and Flip. Confidential Tip: Take the Cocktail Masterclass at The Bar at The Dorchester to learn how to make bespoke cocktails. Call ahead to reserve.

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