The King’s Ginger has announced its winter terrace at the historic Mitre Hotel Hampton Court. Running from the October until the end of the Christmas season, the terrace will mark the second collaboration between the historic liqueur and the hotel, and will see an array of delicious cocktails served throughout the winter months.
The King’s Ginger is the original winter warmer, a feature of home and professional bars the world over and a key ingredient in many classic and contemporary cocktails. Across autumn and winter, the terrace will serve beautiful mixed drinks including the King’s Ginger Hot Chocolate, Mulled Cider, and the King’s Ginger Penicillin made with the Flavour Blaster bartending tool which creates decorative bubbles and aroma clouds, perfect for a theatrical serve.
Alongside the terrace, the partnership will see an array of events take place at the hotel, including the Mitre Hotel High Tea and Hampton Court Ice Rink Experience, running throughout winter, which features a special King’s Ginger serve and King’s Ginger Mince Pies, as well as the Christmas light switch on the 17th of November. Guests will also be offered a complementary dram of King’s Ginger upon arrival, with a bottle placed in every room.
Both the venue and liqueur share a rich sense of history, especially amongst royalty. The Mitre Hotel has roots in the 17th century, with King Charles II having stayed in the original venue as far back as 1665, while The King’s Ginger can trace its history back to 1903, when it was formulated for His Majesty King Edward VII by Berry Bros. & Rudd. Today, its distinctive bottle harks back to its origins, with a reference to King Edward’s original saddle flask.
“We are thrilled to have partnered with The King’s Ginger and Berry Bros. & Rudd for a 2nd year,” says Hector Ross, founder of The Signet Collection. “We were delighted with the reception to last year’s launch, and can’t wait to create an awesome Terrace which will host a programme of events to serve all our guests exceptional winter warmer.
With an updated bottle design and a tweaked recipe for the modern era, the King’s Ginger is enjoyed all over the world, both as a sipping liqueur and a staple of many classic cocktails. And as well as being a mainstay of both home and professional bars alike, it is also an award-winning liqueur, having recently claimed a gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.