Hotel cocktail menu pays homage to iconic celebrities

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Luxury hotel Dakota Leeds has launched its new High Society cocktail menu, made up of tipples inspired by iconic celebrities.

Drawing inspiration from the celebrity portraits displayed throughout the hotel, the menu consists of 13 cocktails, which have been designed to fit the celebrities’ personalities and stories, incorporating ingredients, garnishes and glassware.

The Chairman’s Choice, a homage to Frank Sinatra, is made with hickory infused Jack Daniels, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Dom Benedictine, Talisker 10 Scotch Mitst, angostura orange bitters and honey syrup, whereas Apple & Pears, which is dedicated to Sir Michael Caine CBE, combines pear-infused Hendricks Gin, Maderia Dry Sherry, apple juice, lemon juice and sugar syrup.

Aplty named Monrose, the Marilyn Monroe cocktail combines Ketel One Vodka, Belsazar Rose Vermouth, Fentimans Rose Lemonade, rose champagne syrup and citric acid water.

There are also cocktails inspired by Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Clark Gable, Edward Kennedy, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Hedy Lamarr, Louis Armstrong, Steve McQueen, and the Kings of Hollywood: Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and James Stewart.

Andrew Creese, general manager at Dakota Leeds, said: “A lot of thought, passion and time has gone into making each drink on our High Society menu uniquely sensational.

“They represent the key players that are adorned on the walls of our hotel. For example, the cocktail that is inspired by Ava Gardner, a Coco Mogambo, was brought about through our research which discovered she was a light drinker and always had coconut cake on her birthday. We also had to take into consideration her Oscar nomination performance from the movie Mogambo and therefore created a long, refreshing and utterly moreish tribute to the femme fatale.

“Our aim is to deliver a truly amazing cocktail experience that our guests will remember, and we look forwarding to welcoming new and returning customers to try our distinguished drinks and become part of our High Society club.”

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