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Hot LibrarianThe librarian in this hotel can be found at the bar and in the picture to the left. The Library Bar at The Lanesborough in London, England helps guests escape winter’s cold amongst leather bound classics and a cracking fireplace.

The photo to left isn’t even of the hotel nor the bar. We are being tricky because we wanted to introduce you to the popular signature drink at The Lanesborough called “The Librarian” recipe below.

The Library Bar, rated by Hardens 2004 as the “Best Hotel Bar in the World,” houses the ‘Liquid History’ collection of vintage cognacs, some of which are more than 200 years old.

The photo below is The Library Bar where distinguished Bar Manager Giuseppe Ruo often hosts exclusive tastings and enlightens aficionados with the storied backgrounds of each spirit.

Strike up a fire and grab a Shakespeare or Dickens classic and make the drink below for the perfect winter’s night in your own living room:

The Librarian


1 and 3/4 oz. Cognac
1/2 oz. Visciolata Cherry Wine
1/2 oz. Antica Formula Vermouth
Drops of Peychaud Bitters


One Visciolata Cherry

In a mixing glass, add Cognac, Visciolata Cherry Wine, Antica Formula Vermouth and Drops of Peychaud Bitter. Stir and Strain into a Martini Glass. Garnish with a Visciolata Cherry.

The Lanesborough Hotel London


The Lanesborough Hotel
Hyde Park Corner London SW1X 7TA, United Kingdom
tel: 020 7259 5599


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