Eat & drink near Windsor

The four-red star Macdonald Windsor Hotel is celebrating Great British Beef Week with a few rare additions to their varied drinks menu - a selection of unique steak-infused cocktails.

Running from 23rd April to 3rd May, Great British Beef Week highlights the quality of British beef and raises funds for the farming industry.

The hotel's 'Whisky Steak' and the 'Rosemary Gin Steaktini' cocktails are exclusive additions to the cocktail menu, featuring a blend of delicious Scottish steak and high grade Scottish whisky or vodka, designed to encapsulate the finest flavours of Scotland in a glass.

The Whisky Steak is a short cocktail that bites back, using fine quality Monkey Shoulder blended malt Scotch whisky alongside in-house, aged 21 day Scotbeef farmed Sirloin Steak for soaking. This is complimented by fresh ground black pepper and homemade rosemary syrup which brings out both the spice and herb notes of the steak.

A herbal and rather succulent twist on the Martini, the Rosemary Gin Martini has been mixed as a palate cleanser to make the first mouthfuls of steak even more delicious, combining dry vermouth and rosemary syrup to add subtle tastes.

The Steaktini launch follows the introduction of an exciting menu at Macdonald Windsor Hotel within its signature Scottish Steak Club restaurant, serving flavoursome dishes prepared using only the freshest ingredients created by talented chefs.

Beverley Molmans, General Manager, said: "Our mixologists wanted to create a unique twist on classic cocktails that would reflect Macdonald Hotels & Resorts' Scottish heritage.

"We are immensely proud of our reputation for serving guests only the highest quality food and drink, and we place a great deal of importance on the provenance and traceability of our ingredients.

"Great British Beef Week supports hard working beef farmers all over the country and we thought it would be the perfect way to celebrate using our two most iconic ingredients - Scottish beef and Whisky."

Situated just two minutes' walk from Windsor Castle, Macdonald Windsor Hotel sits in the heart of the historic town and is also part of The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection.