London’s top 10 aperitivo hour cocktails1st February, 2013 by Lucy Shaw
3: Blushing Monarch at The American Bar at The Savoy
Created in 1981 when Princess Diana tied the knot with Prince Charles, the Blushing Monarch made its way onto the menu at The American Bar at The Savoy under bartender Salim Khoury, who won the UK Barman of the Year competition with it in 1992. The ruddy-coloured concoction is a mix of Bombay Sapphire gin, Campari, blood orange, passion fruit and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Khoury has since moved on, handing over his shaker duties to one of our mixologists to watch, Erik Lorincz, currently the man in the white coat to know behind the bar.