One of the capital’s most iconic venues has just started serving up this delicious combination of martinis and meringues this month, as Quaglino’s hosts an exclusive cocktail and dessert pop-up bar.
Highlighting the vibrant colours and flavours of the season, Head Bartender Davide Arruci has teamed up with Meringue Girls to create four cocktails that go perfectly with the baked treats. Made with Moët Chandon, Belvedere and Hennessy VSOP, each martini will be served alongside different flavours of mini meringue kisses – sour cherry, pistachio and rose, gin and tonic and raspberry.
The special edition cocktails are:
– Cherry Kiss (a twist on the Aviation cocktail) featuring Belvedere instead of gin, parfait d’amour liquor and crème de mure (served with the sour cherry meringue kiss).
– French Kiss featuring vodka, fresh raspberries, pineapple juice and crème de framboise served straight up (and with the raspberry kiss).
– Classy Kiss featuring a mix of Hennessy VSOP, bergamot liquor and grapefruit, topped with Moët & Chandon champagne (served with the gin and tonic meringue kiss).
– Rose Kiss (a twist on the classic mai tai) featuring Hennessy, rose water, lychee juice, orgeat syrup and lemon juice (served with the pistachio and rose meringue kiss).
The Meringue Girls have also created a special installation, where signature meringue kisses and flowers will be available for guests.
Executive Pastry Chef Jack Smith has continued the theme through to the Mezzanine Bar and come up with a stunning selection for the dessert menu. Dishes consist of a deconstructed lemon meringue pie, a strawberry and rose pavlova, beehive meringues served on a honey and thyme tart and finally a twist on the classic peach melba.
Another great reason to visit is that the #Blossomcity17 initiative will once again support The Gynaecological Cancer Fund’s Lady Garden Campaign, whereby £1 from each bill across the D&D group will be donated to the charity.