Bastille Day cocktails at Seymour’s Parlour

Revolutionary tipples from mixology maestro Tony Conigliaro

It’s questionable whether one ever needs an excuse to sip drinks by Tony Conigliaro, the arch-mixologist behind top London bars including Bar Termini, 69 Colebrooke Row and the Zetter Townhouse, but if excuse were needed then you’ve now got one in the form of Bastille Day on July 14, which Zetter Townhouse Marylebone is marking on July 14-16 with a special flight of Francophile cocktails in the eccentrically styled Seymour’s Parlour.

Raise a toast to the French Revolution with the perfumery-inspired Fleurs du Mal (rose and orris vodka, lemon and absinthe), a French 75 (gin, lemon, sugar, champagne), a Champs-Elysées (cognac, lemon, sugar, green chartreuse, bitters) or an anise-spiked Mauresque (absinthe, orgeat, water) – or, even better, enjoy a flight of three for £30.

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And if the idea of a cocktail inspired by la parfumerie piques your interest, be sure to sample some of the other delights from the new menu, which is heavily informed by Conigliaro’s adventures in scent – the Köln II, a gin martini with a hint of cologne-like aromatics, and Le Sphinx, a glass of champagne laced with orange neroli honey and ambrette bitters, are particularly good.

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