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20 June 2015

American bar, The Savoy hotel, London, UK


I hope this bar staff improve technique beyond the history of the hotel.


The American bar in Savoy hotel is one of the famous bars in London. In the evening, a lot of ladies and gentlemen come and sit on a stool at the bar counter to enjoy their glass of cocktail and time. The barman or other staffs seemingly were proud of the occupation in this bar. The orange light was reflected from the brass in the furnishings.


This bar is very famous in the world as published cocktail book named “The Savoy cocktail book” which was the bible of the bartenders. The first book was written by Harry Craddock who was the chef bartender.


I had a glass of Gin with tonic, Rum with soda and gimlet on my visiting. The technique of bartender and presentation of the cocktail were nice, but the taste or flavour was unfortunately not so good. All cocktails are very wet.


The Gin with tonic was not bad. The premium Gin, No.3 gin from BBR had hugely helped the barman’s skill.


The Rum with soda was very bad; just brown liquid with bubble and no smells of the sweetness like caramel from Pusser’s. The long cocktails added some mineral water, soda or tonic water were called “Wari-mono (割りもの)” in Japanese. Some skilful bartenders always tell me the ratio of the liquor and added soda or tonic water. The Balance of the ratio had been broken.


The last one was not worthy of the name of the American bar. The gimlet was very wet and smell of lemon. The balance between bitter, sour and sweetness has lost after shaken. The barman had shown the cutting the ice in front of me. The edge of ice cube was dull to give huge surface area to the ice cube. On using the dull edge ice cube, all cocktail has gotten wet on service and had lost the flavours from liquor or fruits.


The Service of the bar was great. The barman or staffs listened to me; the English was very poor. I hoped this bar will be the sacred place for hard drinkers or bartenders to get a wonderful glass of cocktail.

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