Indulge in a sensory journey like no other at St James Bar in Sofitel London St James.
In honour of the King Charles III coronation and the bumper May bank holidays, the bar has launched a brand-new cocktail menu called ‘A Taste of the World.’ This new menu has been inspired by traditional food, flavours and ingredients from around the world.
With each sip, guests will be transported to new destinations through well-known flavours, uncovering different dishes, traditions, and cultures.
Elevating the ambience of the bar, the warm light, reflective antique mirror tables, and rich mohair velvet banquettes provide the perfect setting to explore the newly launched menu.
Explore the Menu
‘A Taste of the World’ features 18 unique cocktails, each created to evoke the well-known flavours of each destination’s signature dish or ingredient.
From an Old Fashioned inspired by American BBQ to a Gin Sour influenced by Greek Tzatziki, the cocktail menu offers a fusion of traditional and contemporary ingredients. The cocktail menu offers a variety of tastes and sensations that will take your palate on a journey around the world.
For an exclusive experience, guests can try the Vintage Cocktails section. This offers classic cocktails that have been recreated with the same ingredients from different eras. Sip on a Vintage Negroni made with Gordon’s Gin from the 1950s or a Vintage Vodka Martini made with Smirnoff Vodka from the 1950s.
Sample the Cocktails
The cocktail menu offers a variety of options, each with its own unique flavour profile. Here are some of the highlights from the ‘A Taste of the World’ cocktail menu:
KIWI & OYSTER: Suntori Roku Gin, Tio Pepe En Rama Sherry, Green Chartreuse, kiwi, oyster leaf. This Martini cocktail-style drink has a mineral taste with a green hue.
ALMONDS: Hennessy VS Cognac, Amaretto Disaronno, honey, citrus, almond, coffee aroma. This punch-style drink is nutty and velvety.
BBQ: Bulleit Bourbon, popcorn, Talisker 10yo Whisky, Empirical Spirits Ayuuk, muscovado, hickory smoke, xocolatl mole bitters, edible charcoal. This Old fashioned style drink has bold BBQ smoke flavours.
MOKA: Boatyard Vodka, Empirical Spirits The Plum – I Suppose, Moscatel, Cocchi Dopo Teatro, coffee sorbet. This espresso martini-style drink is luscious and indulgent.
AGUA DE JAMAICA: Volcan De Mi Tierra Blanco Tequila, Corte Vetusto Mezcal Espadín, Amaro Santoni, hibiscus & strawberry, carbonation. This Paloma-style drink is fruity and citrusy. An Alcohol-Free Alternative is available with Seedlip Groove 42.
HOPS & BARLEY: Glenfiddich 15yo Whisky, Old Duff Genever, hopped grapefruit bitters, rye kvass, barley, nitrogen. This whisky highball-style drink is sparkling and malty.
TACO: Don Julio Blanco Tequila, coriander, Ancho Reyes Verde, Acqua Bianca, lime & grapefruit juice, agave nectar. This Margarita style drink is green and spiced.
LET’S GO BANANA: Black Tot Finest Caribbean Rum, Appleton Rum 12yo Rare Casks, Nectar PX, banana, Elemakule tiki bitters. This rum old-fashioned-style drink is tropical and round.
GIANDUJA: Tanqueray N.10 Gin, hazelnut & chocolate, Campari, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Solera 1847 Sherry Cream. This Negroni-style drink is nutty and chocolaty.
SAKURA: Belvedere Vodka, Akashi Tai Honjozo Sake, Muyu Jasmine Verte, cherry blossom, Moët & Chandon Brut. This Champagne cocktail-style drink is floral and scented. An Alcohol-Free Alternative is available with Everleaf Mountain.
EL DOMINGO: Ketel One Vodka, Tio Pepe Fino Sherry, strawberry & plum tomato, rye sourdough & verjus, olive bitters. This Bloody Mary-style drink is umami and light.
HORCHATA: Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej Mezcal Espadín, EVE Mediterranean Liquor, coconut, lime acids, carbonation. This Mezcal Collins-style drink is tropical and smoky.
GRAPES: Boatyard Double Gin, Boatyard Sloe Boat Gin, Cocchi Vermouth Di Torino, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, Maraschino, grapes & blackberry, tannins. This Martinez-style drink is aromatic and fruity.
AGGOURI: Hendrick’s Gin, Mastiha, Muyu Vetiver Gris, fresh lemon juice, dill & cucumber, miraculous foamer. This Gin sour-style drink is green and sweet & sour. An Alcohol-Free Alternative is available with Seedlip Garden 108.
ROQUEFORT: Elit Vodka, olive oil, Bareksten Botanical Gin Bareksten Botanical Aquavit, Cocchi Americano, blue cheese compressed olive. This Dirty Martini style drink is umami and spirit-forward.
EXOTICO: Ron Santiago De Cuba Carta Blanca, Ron Santiago De Cuba 11yo, Trois Rivières Blanc Rum, mango & passion fruit, lychee, Franklin & Sons ginger beer. This Dark & Stormy style drink is tropical and light.
SUZETTE: Singleton Dufftown 12yo Whisky, Grand Marnier Cuvee Louis Alexandre, Aperol, Discarded Cascara Vermouth, fresh lemon juice, orange husk. This Whiskey sour-style drink is citrusy and sweet & sour.
PANCAKE: Michter’s US*1 Small Batch Bourbon, peanut butter, Discarded Banana Peel Rum, Amaro Braulio, Alfonso Oloroso Sherry, maple syrup. This Manhattan-style drink is nutty and bittersweet.
For those seeking a more exclusive experience, the Vintage Cocktails section offers classic cocktails recreated with the same ingredients from different eras. Enjoy a Vintage Negroni made with Gordon’s Gin from the 1950s or a Vintage Vodka Martini made with Smirnoff Vodka from the 1950s.
St James Bar’s ‘A Taste of the World’ cocktail menu provides an opportunity to experience global flavours in a unique way. The fusion of traditional and contemporary ingredients is sure to tantalize the taste buds and take you on a sensory journey across the globe.
The Vintage Cocktails section is a rare treat that allows you to indulge in classic cocktails made with authentic ingredients from different eras. So, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a new adventure, St James Bar is the perfect destination for a unique and unforgettable cocktail experience.