Stirred by Warhol’s “Flowers” series, the Travelle at The Langham bar team was enthused when creating everything from the flavor profile to the appearance of the From Disaster to Purity cocktail ($19). The drink has a complex yet balanced profile and showcases an elegant vegetal smokiness, blending Mezcal Amaras Espadin Joven, Volcan de mi Tierra Blanco Tequila, Sherry Oloroso, lemon, pistachio, and chocolate bitters.
Additional cocktails in the collection include:
The Colognist ($19), inspired by Warhol’s Chanel No. 5 screen print. Served in a perfume dispenser, this cocktail pays homage to the iconic perfume. Featuring candy-washed vodka, St George Spiced Pear Liquor, cranberry, lemon, and cinnamon, this cocktail is directly inspired by the way perfumes are created. Intense, yet balanced, with hints of spices and a sense of gourmandize, it is served on a tray garnished with cinnamon stick, orange chips, fresh flowers, and nutmeg. This cocktail is full of fragrances – both in and out.
El Pajaro ($18) was created as a nod to Bald Eagle. The cocktail features Vida de Luis del Rio Mezcal Del Maguey, Lustau Sherry Pedro Ximenez, Port Tawny, and chocolate bitters. In 1983, Andy Warhol created a series of ten color screen prints that portrayed endangered animals from around the world. El Pajaro (meaning “Bird” in Spanish) is an homage to the Endangered Species series and particularly the Bald Eagle. The cocktail is served in a handmade glass shaped as a bird. A portion of proceeds from this cocktail benefit the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The Monroe ($17), inspired by The Marilyn Diptych, featuring Grey Goose Vodka, Italicus, Citrus Syrup, and Luxardo Blanco Bitters. The presentation of this drink includes four cocktails – each of them coming from the same base, with the only difference being their color.
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