Red Russian, Valentine’s Day , seductive, easy-to-make, love potion, sure to spark romance


Michael Hepworth


Red Russian romantic Valentine’s Day Cocktail


HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)2/7/15/–For those celebrating a romantic Valentine’s at home, head mixologist Erik Rychnavsky of the American Bar at The Stafford London, has created the Red Russian, a seductive, easy-to-make, love potion, sure to spark romance.

 About The Stafford London:

The Stafford London is independently owned and managed, and offers three contrasting styles of rooms and suites. The Main House, a former private residence, comprises 67 rooms and suites which combine Victorian grandeur with modern comfort. In contrast the 26 Mews Suites and Penthouse offer contemporary interiors within the tranquil courtyard of the Main House, while the adjacent Carriage House contains 12 traditional rooms and suites in the former 18th-century royal stables

.The Lyttelton Restaurant and private dining rooms provide elegant cuisine and fine wines, and menus from executive chef Carlos Martinez are classic and modern with a Mediterranean flavor. The renowned American Bar with its legendary cocktails and unique outdoor courtyard, Blue Ball Yard, is one of London’s most notable cocktail establishments. Underneath the courtyard, the 380-year-old vaulted wine cellar is an ideal central London location for events and celebrations.

 The Stafford London is located in the heart of the St James’s regeneration district with the finest shopping in Jermyn Street just feet away. It also has many of London’s biggest attractions on its doorstep, including art galleries, theaters, and the Royal Palaces and Parks.

 About The American Bar:

 The American Bar at The Stafford is an institution in its own right. This lively gathering spot has, over the years, developed into a complete history of the hotel itself, decorated with thousands of items of customer-donated memorabilia from around the globe.  During the 1930s most West End hotels in London renamed their bar “The American Bar” in an attempt to attract the business of the increasing numbers of North American visitors. These intrepid travelers brought with them such exotic drinks such as Manhattans, Sidecars and Martinis, which the bar is famous for.  Most hotels have renamed their bars yet The Stafford remains one of only two in London that have kept the name.

The American Bar’s collection of memorabilia was started when an American guest gave Charles Guano – the hotel’s late, beloved Head Barman of 42 years – a small wooden carving of an American eagle. Shortly after, a Canadian guest gave him a small model of an Eskimo. Then an Australian presented a model of a kangaroo, and so the collection grew and grew. Today, every available wall and surface is crammed with an intriguing collection of artefacts, knick-knacks and signed celebrity photographs. Even the ceiling is hung with a colorful collection of club ties, sporting mementoes and baseball caps.  


Rich in history, The Stafford London Preferred Hotels an elegant and charming 5 star hotel in central London offering luxurious rooms and suites. Located next to the royal palaces and parks, it is ideal for West End theatres, dining, art galleries, museums and the finest shopping in Mayfair.

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