London hotel bar The Artesian is the World’s Best Bar for the second year running according to a major international cocktail event held in New Orleans this week.
The Tales of the Cocktail festival, now in its eighth year, is one of the most highly regarded events for the cocktail and bartending world.
As well as capturing the top title, The Langham saw Artesian bartender Simone Caporale awarded International Bartender of the Year.
As if that wasn’t enough recognition for the Artesian, the bar also snatched Best International Hotel Bar and Best International Bar Team titles.
Artesian Head Bartender Alex Kratena oversees the concoction of masteroiece cocktails that have included opium incense to inflated pillows, smoke and mirrors.