Ladies and gentlemen, I experienced heaven in a glass over the weekend and it comes in the form of a White Cosmopolitan. Calling all Sex and the City fans, lovers of creativity and great cocktails, you need to get yourself to Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park and taste their signature drink.
I’m a huge Sex and the City fan and I adore Cosmopolitans so when I read about the White Cosmo at Bar Boulud I hotfoot it there with Laura to try it out.
Drum roll please. Behold… the White Cosmopolitan.
The presentation alone is enough to know it’s going to be phenomenal and it really can’t be faulted in any way, shape or form. I like artsy drinks that come with accessories and this one is served with an orb shaped ice cube filled with petals as well as a small carafe carrying the remainder of the cocktail. The drink is beautiful looking and tasting, and worth every penny of the £13.25.
White Cosmos consist of Imperial Silver Vodka, white cranberry juice, lime juice, and St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur so it’s not a million miles from a classic Cosmopolitan but it does taste like a more mature and refined version of the original. I imagine if Carrie and co. came back for round three they’d be drinking this beauty, and if they’re not they definitely should be.
This is such a fantastic example of five star creativity and how hotel bars aren’t to be dismissed as standard and unoriginal. Bar Boulud is a place I can see me and my girlfriends frequenting and working our way through the cocktail list when we’re in need of some man talk over strong, well thought out, and beautifully tasting cocktails. Get. There. Now.