From royal menus to limited-edition cocktails, London’s luxury hotels are celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in grand style. The latest special offering to cross our radar screens: a Diamond Pedicure, an Afternoon Tea, and Jubilee Cocktails at Brown’s Hotel. Located in Mayfair in the heart of the city’s Jubilee festivities, the Rocco Forte hotel is commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th year of reign in a whole host of ways. Guests can luxuriate in the spa with the 90-minute Diamond Pedicure, a treatment using NuBo’s Diamond Peel and Reveal called ‘Diamonds on your Soles’. The Jubilee Afternoon Tea, available from June 1-5, will offer a slew of royal pastries like Crown Jewels macaroons, Battenberg cake, lemon posset teacup, Lady Grey macaroons, pistachio cake and a Boozy trifle. (Priced at $65 per person or $80 with a glass of Ruinart Brut Champagne.)
In the evening, head to the Donovan Bar and order up the ‘Windsor’s Diamond’ --made from saffron-infused Sipsmith gin mixed with grapefruit bitters, hibiscus syrup served on an Absinth spritzed glass. Or choose the ‘Royal Plum’-- mixed with Chase vodka, fresh plum, lemon juice, caramel syrup and Earl grey tea and served over a block of ice—or the ‘Best of British’, a creative concoction of Chase William gin, Chase rhubarb liqueur and fresh cranberry juice, topped up with Ruinart Brut Champagne. All the Jubilee cocktails are priced at $24 each.