The Mayfair Berkeley Square Gin Cocktail Trail, running from now until November, brings together bars that took part in the Berkeley Square Cocktail Competition to devise a sophisticated cocktail for the gin.
They are 34 in Grosvenor Square, the Artesian at The Langham hotel in Portland Place, The Greenhouse in Hays Mews, the Churchill Bar at the Hyatt Regency London hotel in Portman Square, Umu in Bruton Place and the Rivoli Bar at The Ritz.
The winner in the competition was A Nightingale Sang by Scott Green (pictured) from 34. Served as an aperitif-style drink with a small pinch of coconut, the cocktail includes 35ml of Berkeley Square, 35ml of Leduc-Piedimonte iced cider and 2.5ml of bergamot juice plus a lemon twist to garnish.
Cocktails on the Mayfair Berkeley Square Gin Cocktail Trail range between £12 and £18.
The cocktail trail also provides people with a chance to see the anticipated redesign of the new Berkeley Square bottle, with sleeker and more refined edges and a subtle black and silver label – synonymous with the colours found on the front doors of the houses in 18th-century Mayfair Square which gave the area its name.
Berkeley Square is distilled in small batches in a copper pot still with eight botanicals including sage, lavender, kaffir lime leaves and basil. It is produced by G&J Distillers in Cheshire, which last month changed its name from G&J Greenall after 153 years.
A Nightingale Sang by Scott Green
35ml Berkeley Square Gin
35ml Canadian Ice Cider
2.5ml Fresh bergamot juice
Shake and serve in a tasting glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and a pinch of coconut.