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are times in your life when you need a bit of a treat, you want to impress your parents or you just want to enjoy the finer things in life. It’s times like these that call for a trip to Claridges. One of London’s grandest hotels, Claridges is all about old school glamour and now houses two very different bars…

We went along to try out brand new cocktail Arctic Clarity which has been created by Leon Dalloway of Shake, Rattle and Stir and Andreas Cortes of Claridges. The cocktail is made up of Martin Millers Gin, Alpine liqueur, grapefruit bitters, laphroig whisky, icelandic water and silver needle tea ice, all aromatised on the slate with cedarwood. And it really does smell like pine trees in the forest, not for the faint hearted it’s pretty strong and hits the spot alright old boy!

The Fumior bar – the newer bar which used to be the cigar room – is definitely our favourite, it feels uber cosy in and there’s a real element of grandeur. We sampled a Pineapple sage sour which went down a storm. Both bars get top marks for the bar snacks; blue cheese popcorn, posh cheese straws and an impressive nut selection. Fly by for a drink or two with the ‘rents, they will LOVE IT.

49 Brook St, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR

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