The Donovan Bar launches swinging sixties cocktail menu

Madam Loren cocktail at The Donovan Bar

The Donovan Bar in Mayfair, London has introduced a new swinging sixties-inspired cocktail menu created by renowned bartender Salvatore Calabese.

Entitled ‘Our Generation’, the menu evokes the 1960s and early 1970s’ “unbidden sense of freedom”. It is divided into four themes: Portrait, Fashion, Music and Screen of the 60’s and 70’s, with each section featuring five cocktail creations.

Sitting within the Fashion section is The Twiggy, a “flirty and fun” purple tipple made with Grey Goose Vanilla Vodka, passion fruit syrup, egg white, lemon juice, butterfly pea tea, topped up with champagne.

Moving into Music, Starman presents a homage to David Bowie. The namesake cocktail comes with its own celestial touch of magic in the form of kikuna leaves and kombucha wine.

In tribute to Terence Donovan, David Bailey and Brian Duffy, a trio who punctuated the decade with iconic photography, Black Trinity combines whiskey, aged vermouth, amari and green melon foam, while Madam Loren (pictured above) offers a glamourous coupette of bergamot liqueur, lemon juice and gin, sweetened with Salvatore’s homemade olive oil honey.

Salvatore said: “My bartending career began in the 1960s, whilst London photographer Terence Donovan’s career also blossomed.

“Inspired by Donovan’s work and the famous faces he photographed along the way, ‘Our Generation’ celebrates my own memories and this special time in London’s history.”

Salvatore making the Starman cocktail
Salvatore making the Starman cocktail
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