The American Bar at The Stafford celebrates US history


The American Bar at The Stafford hotel in London has unveiled a new cocktail list inspired by key moments in US history.

Featuring 16 serves, the menu offers guests a journey through America’s history, touching on monumental events in politics, exploration, music, sport and literature.

Benoit Provost, director of The American Bar, who has been at The Stafford for over 25 years, has overseen the creation of The American Bar’s latest list.

The signature cocktails are “a celebration of The American Dream” and the individuals who pursued and achieved their own, from America’s greatest inventor Thomas Edison and the California Gold Rush of 1849, to Hollywood’s Golden Age and the moon landing of 1969.

Inspired by the Wild West and the pioneers who braved the dangerous journey westwards comes The Frontier, a potent combination of Corte Vetusto Mezcal Espadin, jalapeño infused Hendrick’s gin, pomegranate and lime.

Another example from the menu is The Raven (pictured above), a homage to nineteenth-century author Edgar Allan Poe, famous for his tales of mystery and the macabre. The cocktail sees The One whisky infused with peanut butter and mixed with maple syrup and chocolate bitters.

To accompany the drinks, The Stafford’s culinary director Ben Tish has developed a new all-day bar menu that showcases the season’s finest produce in a selection of classic dishes and sharing plates.

Freshly made sandwiches and bar classics are served alongside snacks such as Beech-smoked anchovy crostini with radish and shallot or Tunworth croquettes with mustard seed emulsion.

From a selection of small plates and larger sharing dishes, guests can enjoy Spiced lamb arancini, peas, broad beans and mint; Smokey aubergine, green tahini, chickpeas and cumin salt; and Charcoal grilled British ribeye, courgette, sprouting broccoli, chermoula and buttermilk fried onions.

The American Bar, The Frontier
The Frontier
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