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Dish of the Day: How to… be a cocktail fashionista

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London Fashion Week starts on Friday 13th and it seems like every bar in the capital has come up with a cocktail inspired by the five-day frock-fest. Hot tickets on the catwalk? Burberry Prorsum, Roksanda Illinic and Tom Ford, all showing on Monday 16th September. Cool cocktails in the bar? Strike a pose as you sip one of the following:

Where: The Met Bar, 19 Park Lane, London W1K 1LB. T: 020 7447 1000.

What: Five limited-edition cocktails inspired by the signature styles of this season’s designers, including The Cinnamon Spice & All Things Nice, inspired by Matthew Williamson; The Velvet Underground, inspired by Tom Ford; The Quintessential Rock Star, inspired by Paul Smith.

How much? £14-£14 (20 per cent discount to anyone with a London Fashion Week invitation).

When: 13th-17th September

Where: Sake No Hana, 23 St. James’s Street, London SW1A 1HA. T: 020 7925 8988.

What: Five cocktails inspired by the world’s leading Japanese fashion designers, including Sakura Martinez (No. 3 gin, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, grapefruit bitters), and Tokyo Slide (peach, Buffalo Trace bourbon, jasmine tea, Aperol foam)

How much? £10 each.

When: Until 17th September.

Where: Benares, 12a Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BS. T: 020 7629 8886.

What: Two cocktails for fashion-lovers to co-ordinate their drinks with their shoes:

The Louboutin (pomegranate, lemon juice, gin, ginger beer), and Mint a la Mode (Citron vodka, Midori, mint, lemon).

How much: £13.50 each.

When: 13th-17th September.

Where: The Dorchester Collection: The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Piazza della Repubblica 17, 20124 Milan; Le Meurice, 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris; Le Richemond, Rue Adhémar-Fabri 8, 1201 Geneva; The Beverly Hills Hotel; 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverley Hills, California 90210.

What: Four cocktails where shortlisted designers from the fashion capitals collaborate with Dorchester Collection bar directors to produce a limited-edition Fashion Prize cocktail menu. Casasola Martini (vodka infused with raspberry, Chambord, pineapple juice, raspberry purée, Champagne); Berry Lace (Champagne Rosé, strawberries, raspberries, brown sugar, lime juice, fresh mint leaves); Marilyn (Champagne, peach purée, strawberry syrup); The Emilia (Canton ginger liqueur, passionfruit, fresh lemon juice, Champagne).

How much? £16 each.

When: Until 2nd October.

The Cocktail Lovers say:

Fashion and cocktails combine in fine style at Cointreau Privé designed by Simone Rocha. The designer has created a bespoke Cointreau bottle and a special cocktail inspired by a rose garden. Try the Cointreau Wild Rose cocktail at Cointreau Privé, St. Martin’s Lane Hotel, 45 St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4HX, www.cointreauprive.co.uk. Until 22nd October.

This week we’re loving:

Cocktails matched to every dish on the menu at recently opened Coal Vaults, 187 Wardour Street, W1F 8ZB, www.coalvaults.com

Follow The Cocktail Lovers on Twitter @cocktaillovers and visit www.thecocktaillovers.com

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