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What to Do Today: Exchange a Book for a Cocktail on World Book Day

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Stuck on what to do today? Let us help you. This Thursday 1 March, get out to celebrate World Book Day at The Bloomsbury Club Bar….

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Exchange a Book for a Cocktail on World Book Day

Today, 1 March, The Bloomsbury Club Bar is inviting guests to bring a paperback book, which they can exchange for a literary inspired cocktail. Each book will then be sold to second-hand book shop, Skoob Books – the proceeds will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

The literary inspired menu, created by Bar Manager Brian Calleja, features four bespoke cocktails inspired by legends including Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers and William Faulkner…

Hemingway Daiquiri

Havana 3yr, Grapefruit Juice, Lime Juice, Luxardo Maraschino Whiskey Sours (£12)

The Ramos Gin Fizz

Plymouth Gin, Cream, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Orange Flower Water, Egg White, Soda Water (£12)

Long Island Ice Tea

Beefeater, Havana Club 3yr, Tapatio Blanco, Kettle One, Triple Sec, Simple syrup, Lemon Juice, Cola Syrup (£12)

Mint Julep

Woodford Reserve, Mint, Demerara Sugar, Spring Water (£12)

This World Book Day cocktail menu will be available 1st March from 4pm until late.

If, instead, you’re looking to add to your book collection, Lobby Bar is offering a Penguin Modern Classic to guests who visit from 1-4 March and purchase the ‘Outlaw’ cocktail at £14 . A £2.50 contribution from each cocktail will go towards Ministry of Stories, a local writing and mentoring centre in East London, where those from 8 to 18 years old can come and discover their own gift for writing.

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