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Recipe: Red Lion

Francesca Nieddu, The Bar at Café Royal, photo by Mark Parren Taylor

Photos by Mark Parren Taylor

"It's perfect at any time of year. With the fresh orange and lemon, you could almost say that it's good for you." —Francesca Nieddu, The Bar at Café Royal


Londoners are abuzz over the re-opened Café Royal hotel on Regent Street. Bar manager Francesca Nieddu keeps the tongues wagging with the Red Lion cocktail, originally created at Café Royal in the 1930s.

Red Lion

1 ounce Sipsmith gin
1 ounce Grand Marnier
1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

Shake ingredients well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass that’s rimmed with lemon juice and sugar.


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