What’s Your Poison

When sipping a beautifully presented cocktail do you ever think about how it was created? For me the world of mixology has become a fascinating one. Drinking at some of London’s best cocktail bars has allowed me more of an insight into how these fine creations are perfected.

Pulling into the hotel’s enterance which sweeps around the front facade is always pleasing on the eye. The stunning architecture of this magical building will never ever get old, It simply marks the start of memories to be made whether dining, staying at the hotel or heading on a journey further afield.

From everything like colour to the finishing garnish I always find cocktails great to photograph (and of course enjoy). No one place is the same, all having their own distinct menu with signature tastes according to the season. Of course there’re always the favourites but with mixology the possibilities are endless.

In this post I’m heading to one of my favourite hotels (if the images haven’t given it away already) St Pancras Renaissance for a pre holiday tipple at Booking Office.

Booking office sits directly within the stations concourse which I always think is a perfect spot for pre Paris dining, but with no outbound Eurostar waiting for me this time I’m enjoying the surroundings of this beautiful building.

Welcomed by the hostess, coats taken and I take my seat. It’s early afternoon but this place is always a buzz of hotel guests, passing travellers and locals so I’d recommend reserving a table.

”I watched my next drink being prepared not knowing I’d be the one putting in the finishing touches”!

With a detailed choice on the menu I’m starting with a signature drink St Pancras Mule. A two parts Stoli red vodka, 1 part berries liqueur, 1/2 part herbal amaro liqueur, four parts ginger beer and a dark chocolate sphere this sure is a favourite to date.

I was recommended to try out the Elixirs And Potions menu. A selection of cocktails inspired by the hotel’s gothic architecture. I’m all the one for trying something new, I watched my next drink being prepared not knowing I’d be the one putting in the finishing touches!

The Camouflage Coupette was my chosen poison. Gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, Absinthe, Lemon Juice. Simply pour over cotton candy and garnish! One aspect I enjoy about Booking Office is the attention to detail in cocktail presentation, making them very hard to destroy after watching the skilled preparation.

A worthy watering hole to add to your list. For the ambience alone, the cocktails and buzzing energy of this Kings Cross location! Chin Chin…

 Booking Office
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Euston Road
London
NW1 2AR
+44 (0)207 841 3540

 

 

Photography By: Shariq Siddiqui

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3 Comments

    • Nathan Lewis
      December 29, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks Paulo! The architecture in this hotel is incredible. N.

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