Source: Luxury Travel Magazine
To celebrate the upcoming film release of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s master piece, The Great Gatsby, 21 Club in New York, part of the Orient-Express Hotel Ltd collection, is adding a selection of bespoke cocktails inspired by this American classic to its menu.
The iconic Manhattan restaurant and bar will be serving up delicious cocktails as a nod to the roaring twenties and prohibition era within which it was founded.
‘21’ Club’s 1920s Inspired Cocktails:
Lavender Lime Rickey: a twist on Fitzgerald’s favourite tipple, the light and refreshing Gin Rickey, the Lavender Lime Rickey has been created with a mix of gin, lime juice and lavender-infused syrup, bringing a contemporary touch to this beloved classic.
Mint Julep: one of the most popular drinks amongst the bar’s regulars, it is easy to imagine Daisy, Tom and Gatsby doing the same at some of the blowout party scenes of the book. This reviving concoction of bourbon, sugar, water and fresh mint captures the moment perfectly and relives the heyday so accurately portrayed in the novel.
The Beautiful Fool: a cocktail directly inspired from a line in the novel, the “Beautiful Fool”, is a combination of gin, lemon juice, crème cocoa white and a splash of crème de violette. The ‘21’ Club sets the scene perfectly and transports guests to a place of glamour, shimmering dresses and jazz, all of which Fitzgerald had a reputation of enjoying himself.
The ‘21’ Club also offers an array of fine champagnes, including Moet Chandon Grand Vintage, bringing alive the opulence of The Great Gatsby, as party goers relax and enjoy a glass of bubbles while listening to smooth jazz sounds.
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