HANOI, Vietnam (September 7, 2020) — They say you are what you eat. At Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s sleek cocktail bar, whisky lounge and restaurant angelina, you are what you drink, too, thanks to a new range of bespoke cocktails designed to reflect different personality profiles.
The 10 handcrafted cocktails on the new menu feature names like “Optimist” and “Rebellious,” drawing inspiration from the characteristics associated with these personalities. “Optimist,” for example, is intended to be “lively, positive and refreshing,” and is made with Vranken Diamant Brut Champagne, Ketel One vodka, Giffard crème de fruit de la passion liqueur and citrus.
“Rebellious” aims to be “insurgent, unpredictable and eccentric,” and includes Sailor Jerry spiced rum, Giffard ginger of the Indies liqueur, Poire Williams purée and lime juice.
“While you will likely order many different drinks over the course of your life, there will always be one you fall back on for comfort’s sake,” says Antoine Piere, hotel Director of Food & Beverage, who helped design the new menu. “Nothing says the real ‘you’ more than the favorite you order at the bar. Just like your style, your signature drink should reflect you and the vibe you exert.”
Other cocktails on the new menu include:
• “Plutocrat” — rum, whisky, creme de cassis and bitters for a rich, robust and smoky experience.
• “Passionate” — gin, blueberry purée, ginger, lime juice and fruit foam as a way to tap into what Oprah Winfrey says “comes from focusing on what excites you.”
• “Charismatic” — bourbon, red wine, cinnamon syrup, strawberry purée, pineapple juice and lime juice are combined in a delicate and charming tipple.
• “Narcissist” — vodka, hazelnut liqueur, rum and gold leaf offer a “look-at-me” vibe.
• “Nerd” — vodka, Kahlúa, banana liqueur and milk for something quirky and comforting.
• “Artistic” — pisco, rum, angelina secret gomme Syrup, lime syrup, fresh peppercorns and a maraschino cherry are mixed into an imaginative and unconventional surprise.
• “Dramatic” — pisco, limoncello liqueur, Campari, lychee liqueur, egg whites and Tabasco will surely draw calls for an “encore.”
• “Socialite” — gin, butterfly pea flower tea, rose syrup, Perrier, fresh cucumber and citric acid feature in this dainty and delightful drink.
A quote accompanies each drink on the menu underscoring something unique about that personality type. The writer Robert Brault, for instance, is quoted saying that an optimist is “Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster; it’s more like a Cha-Cha.”
The playful and creative menu is being offered alongside classic and other modern cocktails, as well as angelina’s renowned collection of world-class whiskys and wines. angelina’s kitchen, helmed by Chef Aurelien Houguet, serves rustic cuisine from Europe and the New World.
ABOUT SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE HANOI
A prominent fixture in the heart of Hanoi since 1901, the Hotel Metropole Hanoi has a long tradition as a luxury venue for prestigious events and a popular rendezvous for business and leisure travelers such as playwrights, ambassadors and heads of state. The recipient of numerous international awards for its fine service, this legendary landmark has contributed to the richness of local heritage.
The hotel includes 364 rooms. The historic Metropole wing has 106 guestrooms and three Legendary Suites. The suites are named after famous residents and visitors to the hotel (Graham Greene, Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham with private garden) and have access to the Club Lounge. We proudly welcome our esteemed guests from all over the world.
The Metropole restaurants and bars are all famous dining venues, each offering a different exotic experience: Le Beaulieu has the best French fare in this corner of the world; Spices Garden offers the ultimate in Vietnamese gastronomy; angelina – Hanoi’s bespoke bar-lounge-restaurant, La Terrasse brings Parisian-style to the sidewalks of Hanoi; Le Club Bar treats guests to its famous chocolate buffet and cool jazz performances; and, finally, Bamboo Bar brings poolside lounging to the next level.
ABOUT SOFITEL LEGEND
Sofitel Legend is an illustrious selection of heritage luxury hotels where the best of past and present converge. Set within beautiful and culturally-rich destinations, each legendary retreat is both timeless and elegant, delivering lavish settings, renowned restaurants and modern comforts matched with impeccable service for the ultimate luxury experience. Noble, rare and soulful, Sofitel Legend hotels entice worldly travelers who are all drawn to these beloved places of grandeur for their architectural beauty, sweeping vistas and captivating ambience. Sofitel Legend is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 5000 hotels and residences across 110 countries.
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