Artesian’s Vieux Carre Cocktail. Photo credit: The Langham, London.
The Langham, London is celebrating Halloween with a creepy cocktail, Artesian’s Vieux Carre.
Alex Kratena, the head bartender and mixologist at the hotel’s bar Artesian, has created a twist on the famous classic Vieux Carre Cocktail.
In 1938, the original cocktail was created by Walter Bergeron, head bartender at the New Orleans’ Monteleone Hotel.
A “rich, full-bodied, smooth libation”, Artesian’s Vieux Carre (£16.50) is served over a crystal clear ice ball with a side of toasted Colombian giant ants and Mopani worms.
The hotel says the finest cognac and rye whiskey has been aged with bespoke infused vermouth, bitters and herbal liqueur in a glass bottle for two weeks with wooden stave charred and cut into.
Now a chic London bar, Artesian’s name is inspired by the 365 foot deep well under the hotel which originally supplied fresh water to guests.
The Langham, London
1c Portland Place,
London, GB W1B 1JA