Taste the trend

In celebration of London Fashion Week, we dedicated the month of September to fashion with a limited edition cocktail list entitled Taste The Trend.

Featuring A fashion-led mix of drinks and a delectable dessert that paid homage to this season’s biggest trends, available exclusively in Upper Rockwell, our award-winning bar.

Taking inspiration from the key looks straight off the Autumn/Winter Catwalk, we included ‘Nude Lace’; a play on the sexy allure of the romantic lace trend. This cocktail seduces with a smooth blend of creamy Mozart white chocolate liqueur with a devilishly decadent kick of Sauza tequila and the suggestion of coffee to finish. ‘Pretty Poetess’ is strong, classic and sensual, this cocktail is all woman – with a hint of bohemian, (a big trend for this season). Golden rum is stirred over ice with a hint of warming spice from our own green cardamom syrup and a slight herbaceous character from Angostura bitters.

They say Camel is the new black for this season so we lovingly created ‘The Girl in the Camel Coat’ – a wonderfully warming cocktail. Grand Marnier is used to deliver a citrus compliment to the chocolate dusting on this little sipper. A sweet nature but a hidden tequila temper.

Not forgetting dessert, our head chef Stirling Web, came up trumps with his special ‘Autumn Winter Assiette’, inspired by the muted colours for Autumn/Winter like the minimalist pieces of Aquascutum and Celine. This chic trio of chocolate, hazelnut and coconut desserts combined luxurious flavours with subtle textures and shapes, for a taste that is so on-trend. Spring/Summer 2011 editions are coming soon.

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All Good Things: Stylish Sipping

Published: 01/09/2010

September marks the final countdown to London Fashion Week SS11, and at the Trafalgar Hotel they’re already celebrating, with a new fashion-inspired cocktail menu

That is a perfect way to wind down after a day,whether you’ve been watching the shows at Somerset House or pounding the city streets for the hottest A/W looks. The Taste The Trends cocktail collection is inspired by three key trends for the current season, perfectly designed by the talented bartenders at the slick, sexy Rockwell bar (we love the glossy walnut wood, leather sofas and burlesque-y fringed lampshades). And at just £10, we think they’re a worthwhile, quaffable fashion indulgence!

Nude Lace blends white chocolate liqueur with a touch of coffee and a sexy tequila kick, served over crushed ice for an effect that actually looks not unlike your favourite, decadent nude-hued lace skivvies.

The Pretty Poetess – GLAMOUR.com’s favourite of the three cocktails – is a nod to this season’s bohemian looks: golden rum is flavoured with fresh citrus notes, Angostura bitters and cardamom, which lends it a smoky flavour and a decidedly dreamy, romantic, feel.

And The Girl In The Camel Coat is a warm, smooth tribute to our favourite camel and caramel looks for this autumn: Grand Marnier and chocolate, with another sharp hint of tequila.

And as if you needed any more persuasion – Trafalgar’s chef has designed a perfect asiette of sweet treats to complement the cocktails, featuring chocolate, hazelnut, and coconut flavours…a rich and delicious treat (we recommend sharing).

Taste The Trends will be available at the Rockwell Bar in The Trafalgar Hotel through September. In addition, the hotel will be hosting The Fashion Lounge on Monday, 20th September, with a pop up showroom featuring top independent designers, Aveda beauty bar, and style clinic in the afternoon, followed by a cocktail party at The Rockwell – featuring the Taste The Trends list, as well as designer presentations with live mannequins – in the evening.

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