The Right Royal Cocktail List
April 3rd - May 19th, 2018 - Ritorno, London
Ritorno Raises A Toast To Prince Harry & Meghan Markle With ‘The Right Royal Cocktail List’.
To mark the occasion of the 2018 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Italian restaurant and bar Ritorno – situated, appropriately, on King’s Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea – will be serving five very regal cocktails.
Available from April 3rd until May 19th, the day of the royal wedding, The Right Royal Cocktail List has been created by head barman Simone Francini and the Ritorno bar team. The five cocktails are:
The Prince & The Showgirl
- Stolichnaya vodka,
- ginger liqueur,
- Liquore delle Sirene,
- Cocchi Americano Rosa.
Reformed party boy Prince Harry is known to enjoy vodka while Meghan’s preferred nightcap is said to be a Negroni, so this take on the classic uses vodka in place of gin and ginger liqueur.
Organic Duchy Martini
- VKA organic vodka,
- Bordiga bianco,
- chocolate bitter,
- Laphroaig whisky rinse.
An homage to father-of-the-groom Prince Charles’s love of all things organic and his delicious Duchy biscuits, Frangelico and chocolate bring biscuity notes to organic vodka.
The Queen’s Day
- Italicus bergamott rosolio,
- chocolate bitters,
- Vezzoli Franciacorta.
Her Majesty starts her day with a cup of Earl Grey tea, in the afternoon is partial to a piece of chocolate teacake, and rounds off her evenings with a glass of Champagne. This cocktail combines elements of all of three with bergamot, chocolate bitters and Franciacorta, Italy’s finest sparkling wine.
Queen Mother’s Tipple
- VII HILLS Italian Dry gin,
- Contratto rosso,
- English Breakfast tea.
Throughout HM The Queen Mother’s 101 years, her regular tipple was a powerful mix of gin and Dubonnet. Ritorno gives this cocktail an Italian accent with Contratto Rosso vermouth in place of the Dubonnet, and lengthens it with another royal favourite, English Breakfast tea.
George & Charlotte
- Crodino & peach puree
For those seeking a non alcoholic option, like its namesakes this is a perfect pair - of bitter orange and sweet peach, garnished with a rice-paper portrait of the little Prince and Princess.
Explaining how he created The Right Royal Cocktail List, head barman Simone Francini says:
As well as marking the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, I wanted to celebrate the whole royal family so I have delved into many books and biographies to find out not just what drinks they liked, but also foods and traditions with relevance to them. Then with our bar team I thought about how we could translate these into cocktails, using our favourite Italian speciality liquors and bitters. I think our guests will like the results!
The Right Royal Cocktail List is available at Ritorno from April 3rd until May 19th 2018 inclusive. All cocktails are £10, except for the George & Charlotte which is £6.50.