Sometimes the name of a cocktail provides inspiration enough to encourage ordering it. At London's glamorous Berner's Tavern, floor to ceiling oil modern and antique oil paintings, mirrors and soft lighting create an ambiance worthy of sipping drinks for hours. In fact, this gorgeous gastronomic gem is noted for its “outrageously brilliant design, appearance and character.” When the unassuming recycled paper drinks menu arrives at the table it may be difficult to determine what may be the perfect recipe to begin an evening of imbibing. No worries! Plan to stay long enough to enjoy at least two libations and some extraordinary noshing to boot. Drinks with inspired names such as "Ageing Hipster", "Tuxedo", "Intellectual Martini", and "Late British Shake Off" provide plenty to ponder and fodder for conversation. Always a sucker for a room with a view, this sparkling, light and splendidly beautiful cocktail jumped off the page. Sipping this luxurious treat in the iconic Soho neighborhood amongst what GQ editors describe as "a world of elegance, grandeur and pure fantasy" may be all the inspiration needed to dream about spending some time across the pond.
Bramley & Gage Quince Liqueur is worth seeking out and worth paying the exorbitant shipping costs from the United Kingdom. It is made using rare and fragrant quince fruit varieties. This particular brand has a soft ‘honey’ nose with aromas of dates and figs.