Each month the expert bartenders at One Aldwych, an award-winning contemporary hotel in the heart of London, take an exceptional spirit and use their imagination and ingenuity to create a collection of creative cocktails. We were delighted when Penderyn’s Vodka Five was chosen to be featured in their August Mixologist's Muse.
Our London Agent, Rob Whitaker, was invited to join the judges and assist with the selection of the six best cocktails and choose an overall winner. All beautifully presented and with exceptional taste, it was a very difficult job indeed. However, Rob (after several tastings of each cocktail!) and the rest of the judges declared the overall winner to be Prince of Wales!
Created by expert bartender Pedro Paulo One Aldwych has kindly made the recipe available to us. For those of you who are too far away to enjoy the surroundings of the effortlessly cool Lobby Bar, you can recreate this cocktail in your own home.
Prince of Wales
15ml Five Vodka
20ml Mandarin Napoleon
10ml lemon juice
20ml sugar syrup
1 bar spoon of lavender infused orange marmalade
25ml English breakfast tea
Five Vodka shaken with mandarin liqueur, lemon juice, lavender, infused orange marmalade and a hint of English breakfast tea.
About One Aldwych
One Aldwych hotel
is an award-winning contemporary luxury hotel in the heart of London. Set in buzzing Covent Garden, this 5 star London hotel offers creature comforts with personalised service. From its top London location with easy access to theatres, shopping and the City to its forward thinking environmental practices, there is only One Aldwych. The Lobby Bar
offers serious cocktails, delectable bar food and a brilliant buzz - no wonder the Sunday Telegraph named it as “one of the top five hotel bars in the world”.
About Pedro Paulo
Head Bartender Pedro Paulo creates a stunning collection of expertly-mixed cocktails at the Lobby Bar, One Aldwych hotel, Covent Garden.
One of London’s most celebrated mixologists, Pedro recently won the revered 2013 United Kingdom Bartenders Guild National Cocktail Competition with his One D.O.M. cocktail and will represent Great Britain in the 2014 IBA World Final in South Africa. He won the prestigious 2012 Galvin Cup and was runner-up in the 2013 Bols Around the World Bartending Championship. A native of Portugal, Pedro received his hotel management degree from the University of Algarve, Faro, in 2010 and has since worked in both Portugal and London. He joined the Lobby Bar at One Aldwych in March 2011.