The Friday Night Cocktail inspired by a sketch inspired by a bridge

Art fans everywhere will recall that the great French Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926) spent much of his short life in London, making sketches and drawings of what he found there. It’s funny how one field of art (painting) can inspire efforts in a greater field (cocktail making), Because according to legend, Monet’s sketch of Waterloo Bridge inspired the geniuses at the Savoy Hotel to come up with their Monet Moment:

In a mixing glass add 2/3 measure of cognac and 1/2 of byrrh. Add1 dash absinthe (it’s absinthe that makes the heart grow fonder) 1 dash creole bitters and 1 teaspoon of sugar syrup. Mix over plentiful ice , strain to a cocktail glass, and decorate with orange peel. And as you drink, remember the immortal words of the Swedish popular musical singing group ABBA, who stated

Monet, Monet, Monet-it’s a rich man’s world

Or was it Manet?

Our inspiration came from the marvellous new Savoy Cocktail Book, published by Constable. Anyone who has enjoyed cocktails at this superb venue should rush out now to purchase a copy

#cocktails #savoy #monet #waterloo

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