Grey Goose Cocktails three ways…
Yauatcha – Soho
An evening experiencing the versatility of Grey Goose Vodka began at the stunningly cool cocktail bar, transformed from the once pastry room, sitting discreetly at the back of the equally stunning contemporary Chinese restaurant, Yauatcha. This modern, sleek blue-hued interior was once an old teahouse and provides the perfect ambience to enjoy an evening experiencing the highly renowned dim sum. Its sister restaurant Yauatcha City, Broadgate Circle, as equally stunning, provides a terrace with outside bar with soft blue seating and cherry blossom trees.
For this evening Yauatcha has teamed up with the equally renowned makers of Grey Goose Vodka and as a result, we are in for a treat…
We begin with the Pink and Tonic, the very delectable Daniel has worked for two years to perfect a range of cocktails culminating in this super summery long glass of Raspberries freshness, distilled Grey Goose vodka, Liqueur de Litchi and Crème de Pêche with just the right amount of fresh lime, provides a subtle sweet and sour flavour that enhances the natural aroma of the fruit. Perfectly decorated with a tiny rose that compliments the raspberry hue.
Then on to the Early Martini, this time, Earl Grey tea infused Grey Goose Vodka, a twist on an espresso martini but using tea befitting to a tea house. The vodka was perfectly mixed with dark chocolate liquor subtly blended with liquor al cafe, walnut bitters and jasmine syrup to create the perfect alternative to the more traditional vodka martini. Yauatcha has clearly got the art of Chinese cooking, ambience and sumptuous cocktails right as the place was packed with people enjoying their evening. Staff, setting and cocktails were a delight but we had to say our farewell to move onto our next venue…
The Nickel Bar at The Ned
Grandiose, sumptuous and truly glorious, if you want to experience the very best of London at its most glamorous then pop in here for a cocktail before heading off or be lured by the decor, seven bars, and excellent service with an effortless smile and stay for the duration.
It’s a fusion of 30s glamour combined with classic America in a beautifully restored old banking hall that was once the Midland Banks Headquarters.
Walking in, your eyes feast on the luscious decor with a grand marble centre font filled with a trio of musicians and an accomplished singer providing a perfect backdrop for an entertaining evening. Sat in the Nickel Bar, we were delighted to be met by Dan Berger, Head of Bars who has a wealth of experience and cut his teeth working with some of the greats in the industry. There must be something about the name Dan and the art of making cocktails that is synonymous with greatness as we’re welcomed with a Sunshine Spritz; Grey Goose Vodka, peach liqueur, turmeric, citrus, smoked salt and soda, tasting wonderfully fresh, yet slightly smoky with a very moreish appeal.
Suffice to say the teaming up of Grey Goose, served in such deliciously inventive cocktails in the equally contrasting beautiful settings of Yauatcha and The Nickel Bar, is a winner all round.
15-17 Broadwick Street.
Soho, London, W1F 0DL
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