'The Essence of the Season' Explores Drinks Inspired by Winter Forestry

 - Nov 28, 2017
References: londonessenceco & barmagazine
'The Essence of the Season' is an initiative run by The London Essence Company that is designed to help bartenders explore flavor, find their creativity and refine their skills. Recently, bartenders from London were invited to craft cocktails inspired by the theme of "winter forestry" after learning about wild foraged ingredients.

Some of the unique cocktails that have been created as part of this project include the Berry Shade of Winter, crafted by Greg Almeida of Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London hotel. This drink is infused with Douglas Fir branches, as well as spicy ginger ale and English elderberry.

Dean Ellis from The Trafalgar St James hotel reinterpreted the classic Tom Collins with foraged flavors, including local rowanberries, wild thyme and a base of The London Essence Co. Classic Tonic.