Bar’s new mocktail list includes healthy aloe vera

Virgin Vera Cocktail, The Arch LondonA London bar has added a drink made with mineral-rich aloe vera as part of a new list of non-alcoholic cocktails.

The Arch London, near Marble Arch, is offering the Virgin Vera (pictured), where aloe vera water is mixed with muddled fresh limes and raspberries and guava juice over crushed ice.

Priced at £6, it is part of a new range of luxury mocktails which include a Blueberry & Raspberry Martini and a Pomegranate Dream.

The benefits of aloe vera include helping to lower cholesterol, aiding weight loss, combating indigestion and boosting the immune system. Its use dates back to Egyptian times when it was used as a powerful herbal medicine.

The plant extract contains a multitude of vitamins including A, C, E, folic acid, B1, B2, B3 and B6 and is one of the few plants that contains vitamin B12, which helps with brain and nervous system function.

It is also rich in minerals, containing calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron and potassium, as well as being packed with amino and fatty acids, which are helpful in beating indigestion.

Guests can enjoy the cocktails in the hotel’s stylish bar, part of the hotel’s Hunter 486 bar and restaurant. With an arty ambience, it features original designer chairs by Tom Dixon and intimate secluded leather booths with floor-to-ceiling silk voile drapes.

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