A four-star hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon has created a
limited-edition cocktail to celebrate the area's Shakespearean
The Poet's Tipple, inspired by the famous poet and playwright
William Shakespeare, combines sweet Vermouth, dry sherry, orange
bitters and orange peel as garnish to encapsulate Shakespeare's
sonnet 'Shall I compare Thee to a Summer's Day?' in a glass.
Guests will be able to try the exclusive cocktail at Macdonald Alveston Manor
as part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts' 'Cocktail Culture'
initiative, creating cocktails inspired by local icons.
The hotel is set in the very heart of Shakespeare country and is
home to the magnificent sweeping Cedar tree rumoured to have been
the setting for the very first performance of A Midsummer Night's
With the stunning Cotswolds just minutes away, guests can sample
the quirky addition to the hotel's menu whilst exploring the most
historic parts of England.
Sam Aziz, General Manager, said: "Stratford-Upon-Avon is rich in
fascinating history and guests like to visit the area for a unique
and cultural experience. We are very proud not only to be part of
such a successful hotel group, but also to be part of such a
romantic place and we wanted to adapt our quality cocktail and bar
menu to honour the greatest playwright of all time.
"Unusual cocktails have grown in popularity in recent
years, as cocktail connoisseurs across the world have been inspired
by locality. We are immensely proud of our reputation in
Stratford-Upon-Avon for not only offering an ideal escape for
Shakespeare enthusiasts, but the very best accommodation, food and
drink offering for our guests."