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As the art fair returns to Regent’s Park, Douglas Blyde suggests some cocktails to match


Now in its 19th year, Frieze London continues to focus on innovative practice, so here is a trio of artfully inspired cocktail experience­s available during the festival. At Amethyst, the Quatrefoil was created in conjunctio­n with artist Pablo Bronstein. Showcasing Bronstein’s limited edition X Muse Scottish vodka, available from November, the perfumed drink stars purple basil and pink grapefruit cordial, topped off with a white poppy rim. Meanwhile at Fitz’s, guests can book a place on a masterclas­s titled The Theory of Colour, where cocktails are paired with different treatments of the 1660 Dutch artwork, Still Life of a Vase of Flowers, by Nicolaes van Verendael. Finally, in celebratio­n of the Bright Young Things, a blithe generation of artists, writers, socialites and performers who illuminate­d interwar London, head to the classy Fumoir bar at Claridge’s for swizzles, sours, daisies and juleps, served in Lalique crystalwar­e against the backdrop of an original 1931 Lalique panel. (amethystdi­ning.com; fitzs.co.uk; claridges.co.uk)

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