London Fashion Week runs from 15-19 September 2017, and since all that trend spotting can be thirsty work, The Resident has gathered London’s most catwalk-worthy cocktails for #LFW2017
1 Emilia Wickstead Cocktails at The May Fair Hotel
The May Fair Hotel is collaborating with Emilia Wickstead, who has dressed the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Bosworth and Gwyneth Paltrow, on a range of limited-edition cocktails, as well as a unique window display inspired by her latest collection and designer key cards for guests. Emilia’s cocktails, created with The May Fair Bar’s mixologist, will be available from 11-27 September 2017. Choose from ‘Pink’ by Emilia Wickstead (Belvedere, lemon and grapefruit juice, hibiscus syrup and egg white topped with Moët Chandon champagne, £16); ‘Rose’ by Emilia Wickstead (Hendricks, Chambord, rose syrup, lemon and lychee juice with egg white, £14); and ‘Violet’ by Emilia Wickstead (Pisco Aba, violet liqueur, rhubarb syrup, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white, £14). The hotel is also offering exclusive overnight packages during London Fashion Week.
Stratton Street, Mayfair W1J 8LT; themayfairhotel.co.uk
2 STK London’s Ciaté Glittertini
STK London steakhouse is teaming up with beauty brand Ciaté London to offer diners a glamourous treat during London Fashion Week. Guests who order the specially created Ciaté Glittertini cocktail (made with Russian Standard Vodka, zesty grapefruit, orange sanguine, passionfruit and orange bitters, served in a martini glass with a glitter-dipped rim, £14) will be treated to a complimentary full size sample of Ciaté London’s new Glitter Flip liquid lipstick and a £10 Ciaté voucher (redeemable when spending £30 or more at ciatelondon.com), a 20% STK London voucher and a mini bottle of Belvedere vodka. The same goes for those who opt for the Ciaté Glitter Cones (a trio of three homemade rhubarb ice-cream cones with toppings including white chocolate pouts and caramel popcorn, £6) instead. Available Monday-Friday from 18-29 September.
ME London Hotel, 336-337 The Strand WC2R 1HA; togrp.com/stk-london
3 Frow Favourites at GBR at DUKES LONDON
DUKES LONDON is raising a glass to the most important date in the British fashion calendar with a collection of limited-edition London Fashion Week cocktails. The three delicious tipples will be available to sip on throughout London Fashion Week and the London Fashion Week Festival (15-24 September 2017) at GBR (Great British Restaurant). Choose from The Jimmy Shoe Sour (Midori, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup, Egg White), The Black Orchid Martini (Vodka, Espresso, Kahlua, Vanilla Extract, Gomme Syrup) and The Cosmotier (Vodka, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice, topped up with Champagne), priced £13.50 each. DUKES LONDON is a favourite among fashionistas seen in the frow, including Anna Wintour, Catherine Zeta Jones, Olivia Firth, and Pippa Middleton.
36 Little St James Street SW1A 1NS; gbrrestaurantslondon.com
4 Bon Vivant’s BV Collection
Bon Vivant in Bloomsbury has created three limited-edition London Fashion Week cocktails – aptly named the BV Collection. Choose from the Louboutin-inspired Six Inches (passion fruit, lime juice, vodka, Grenadine and Maraschino), the Dressed to the Wines (red vermouth and Campari all dressed up with sparkling wine and a slice of orange), and the Tongue in Chic (lemon juice, Limoncello, Frangelico and egg white). The BV Collection is available from 11-22 September for £10 each, and those lucky enough to sport a LFW pass will be treated to a complimentary cocktail from The BV Collection when ordering lunch or dinner from the à la carte menu.
75-77 Marchmont Street WC1N 1AP; bonvivantrestaurant.co.uk
5 Ping Pong’s Paparazzi
London Fashion Week and the paparazzi go hand in hand – all those late-night parties, celebrities tumbling into taxis and models tumbling off catwalks… But at Ping Pong, the paparazzi is a much more civilised affair, and one that is much less likely to land you in the Sidebar of Shame. Made with Jim beam double oak bourbon, Mirabelle plum, mint, earl-grey tea and soda water, it’s served up in a camera lens complete with a flash. The cocktail is part of the new autumn-winter menu, so it’s available from all Ping Pong restaurants for the duration of London Fashion Week and beyond.