The other night a friend and I dropped by one of our favourite London hotel bars – Refuel at The Soho Hotel – to try out one of its signature cocktails for the first time (Soho Sensation, pictured left above).
Firmdale Hotels which the hotel belongs to has a different signature drink at each of its bars and we’ve mentioned before that Refuel is the one we like best. This is not just down to the skill of the mixologists but also the effortless way its staff greet and seat you, irrespective of how busy it gets.
They make eye contact, explain the drinks to you and even customise them to your taste, which is exactly what occurred on our second round of drinks. This is pretty rare and means that even on a packed Friday night you feel like you are the only people there.
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On then to our drinks: Soho Sensation is made from Finlandia Vodka, raspberries and passionfruit with Passoa and raspberry liqueur. My companion described it as fruity and well-balanced, exactly to her taste. I loved my refreshing Bison Passion made from Zubrovka Bison Grass vodka which also came garnished with passionfruit as the photo shows.
My follow-up Breakfast Daiquiri was equally good because our waitress was smart enough to ask about my tastes and serve it without adding sugar, which allowed its bittersweet marmalade notes to come to the fore.
Another great Soho evening at Refuel!
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Photo credits: LHI blogger Rajul, The Soho Hotel.
Note: we went to Refuel anonymously and paid our own way.