Share cocktails and a little tête-à-tête at The Milestone. Located across from Kensington Palace, The Milestone – one of London’s finest boutique hotels – is a proper, plush little gem with the best high tea in the city.
The movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby is coming out this spring, and The Milestone is embracing the spirit of the times. The Milestone’s old-timey Stables Bar and their all-glass cocktail room, The Conservatory, are introducing Gatsby-esque drinks and snacks to their ‘Roaring 20′s Menu’ to add a little zest to their historic, elegant and super glamorous atmosphere.
‘The Daisy’ – A simple brown spirit-and-ginger ale highball was a common order during the 1920’s. The Milestone Hotel recommends mixing your favorite bourbon with a ginger beer. Created for drinkers to capture their inner independent spirit, just like Daisy Buchanan.
‘The Gatsby’ – Using gin and vermouth, this Martini is impeccably styled. Add a dash of maraschino liqueur, bitters, and dose of absinthe, and you have yourself The Milestone Hotel’s version of ‘The Tuxedo.’
Guests can also try the ‘Flappers Platter,’ a dish that showcases a few unusual 1920’s favorites: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Parmesan, Waldorf Salad, Rinktum Diddy (this dish includes onion, tomato and cheese with paprika, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce are all mixed together with two beaten eggs and cooked on low heat.)
Or, high tea.
Also at The Milestone:
“A selection of speakeasy events will also be unveiled by The Milestone Hotel to further celebrate the styles and flavors of the 1920’s including a dinner with leading Fashion Editor Hilary Alexander on June 27th on fashions of the 20’s and their comeback. On July 4th, The Cocktail Lovers will host a cocktail tasting and master class on 1920’s cocktails at a reception at the hotel.”
The Milestone is my favorite hotel in London – if you travel there, you absolutely cannot miss their afternoon tea. Promise?