American Bar creates Laurel & Hardy-inspired cocktails

11th December, 2018 by Owen Bellwood

The American Bar at The Savoy in London has created two cocktails inspired by legendary comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, better known as Laurel & Hardy.

The Stan (left) and The Ollie (right) have been inspired by comedy duo Laurel & Hardy

The cocktails, created by the American Bar’s new head bartender Maxim Schulte, have been developed to celebrate the release of a new film about the duo, called Stan & Ollie.

The Stan and Ollie cocktails will be available throughout the month of January as the feature cocktails in the American Bar. The two contrasting drinks are black and white in a nod to the 1930s’ films that made the pair famous.

Schulte said: “The Stan, a light cocktail with citrus and savoury notes, reflects Stan’s kindness, while the Ollie is a more robust and rich dark cocktail that features Scotch Whisky with woody notes – a bitter sweet combination that reflects Ollie’s big, bullyish but loyal character.”

The Stan cocktail is priced at £22 (US$28) and is made with Italicus liqueur, Bacardi Heritage rum, Trois Rivieres rhum agricole, Champagne syrup, coconut water, cream and egg white. Meanwhile, the Ollie cocktail is £32 (US$40) and contains black Craigellachie whisky, Discarded vermouth, Fernet Branca, Figaro liqueur, bitters and absinthe. 

Both cocktails will be available at the American Bar throughout January.

Earlier this year, the American Bar at The Savoy hotel in London scooped the title of World’s Best Bar at Tales of the Cocktail’s 12th annual Spirited Awards.

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