Cocktails
A Christmas tipple for Mr & Mrs Claus
Cocktails Posted: 24/11/2016
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A Christmas tipple for Mr & Mrs Claus A bit of the Festive Cocktail History at L'Ortolan During the run up to Christmas in 2005, the then L’Ortolan Head Chef Will Holland received a huge order of figs in order to prepare them for the December menu. The figs were to be poached and served with vanilla panacotta, so during November they were lightly cooked and placed...

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Orange Marmalade & Thyme Cosmopolitan
Cocktails Posted: 24/03/2015
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Orange Marmalade & Thyme Cosmopolitan When it comes to the wonderful world of cocktails, there are few concoctions as iconic as the Cosmopolitan.  Our cocktail of the week ‘Marmalade & Thyme Cosmopolitan’ has been one of our guest favourites. Bring out your creative edge and sip a touch of L’Ortolan by mixing your own Cosmopolitan, perfect for when you’re entertaining friends and family at home. Our ‘Marmalade & Thyme Cos...

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New Year's Champagne Cocktail
Cocktails Posted: 31/12/2014
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New Year's Champagne Cocktail Create a delicious New Year's Champagne cocktail for your guests – the perfect tipple for your midnight toast! Champagne 6ml of Cognac 5ml Cointreau 5ml Grand Marnier Angostura bitters 1 sugar cube   Soak the sugar cube with Angostura bitters. Add Cognac, Cointreau and Grand Marnier and mix gently. Top up with Champagne, garnish with fresh orange peel….an...

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Day of Excellence Virgin Mojito
Cocktails Posted: 21/05/2013
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Day of Excellence Virgin Mojito Last week L’Ortolan treated over 150 guests to an afternoon of food and wine tastings and stunning displays with the help of some of our most respected suppliers. Guests were welcomed with a refreshing non-alcoholic Mojito before being whisked off on a tour around the restaurant to sample the many delights on offer. Our guests were intrigued to know what made our Virgin Mojito so delicio...

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St. James’s Rose & Lychee Cocktail
Cocktails Posted: 02/05/2013
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St. James’s Rose & Lychee Cocktail Just a stroll away from Mayfair, Buckingham Palace and St. James’s Palace, St James’s Hotel and Club is one of London’s most desirable addresses. With its perfect location, long history, stylish and elegant interiors and a Michelin starred restaurant, St James’s Hotel has built its well deserved reputation with a formidable clientele of film stars, celebrities, authors and diplomats. With fab...

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L’Ortolan Festive Cocktail
Cocktails Posted: 07/12/2012
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L’Ortolan Festive Cocktail A couple of years ago we blogged about the history of the L’Ortolan festive cocktail; a sparkling favourite during the festive season. We thought we would share this great blog with you all again and give you an update on all the flavours that have gone into making the 2012 festive cocktail so scrumptious. To sample the 2012 festive cocktail book a place on the L’Ortolan Festive Lunch. ...

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‘Cocktail of the Month’ – The Ginger Rumster
Cocktails Posted: 23/06/2011
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‘Cocktail of the Month’ – The Ginger Rumster As the Three Course Summer Lunch Menu continues next week we welcome July’s ‘Cocktail of the Month’, The Ginger Rumster. This is a revitalising blend of Pampero white rum, bitters, lime wedges and a slice of fresh ginger, homemade ginger syrup and orange juice. L’Ortolan’s Sommelier, Jess, chose The Ginger Rumster for it’s refreshing, spiced and complex flavours. The marketing team photograph...

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L’Ortolan Festive Cocktail – A History
Cocktails Posted: 18/11/2010
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L’Ortolan Festive Cocktail – A History At the end of next week we will reinvigorating our lunch menu ready for the festive season. In this blog, Sommelier Stephen Nisbet explains how one of the key elements of the Festive Lunch was born: The L’Ortolan Festive Cocktail. During the run up to Christmas in 2005, the then L’Ortolan Head Chef Will Holland received a huge order of figs in order to prepare them for the December menu. The fi...

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