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Moscow, Russia — February 27, 2015 — Each big city has a place that embodies its soul and energy. In Moscow it is fascinating Red Square and historical area which surrounds it. There’s no better way to enjoy panoramic views of this stunning architectural ensemble than from the O2 Lounge & Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow. After the complete renovation of this landmark venue, this feast for the eyes can be complemented with a feast for the palate: a selection of sophisticated, house-mixed cocktails that revolutionise the Moscow bar scene.

The internationally acclaimed O2 Lounge & Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow has recently reopened with a dazzling bespoke interior characterised by vibrant contemporary colours, custom-made furnishings and refined new lighting designs. Matching the spectacular renovation, the all-new O2 Lounge cocktail list reflects Moscow’s rich heritage and major contributions to global culture. Sophisticated mixes have intricate links to Russia’s rich history, heritage and art, dramatic architecture and world-famous literary and musical masterpieces.

A large base of the house-made ingredients is used to reflect the Russian taste palette like the signature Russky Bitters, saturated with herbs & spices, gin infused with the Russian Caravan tea blend, rosemary honey, cherry compote, and more. Other ingredients such as truffle tincture or gold plated leaves add a luxurious dimension to cocktails inspired by Imperial Russia. Mixologists concoct their liquid masterpieces from a wide variety of spirits, including the finest single malts, cognacs, gins, rums and polugar, a traditional Russian liquor. It is a fascinating way to travel into the world of Russian culture whilst still keeping a global perspective.

Enjoy the beauty of the elaborate domes of Moscow’s Byzantine-influenced cathedrals while sipping The Byzantine Gold, our gold-plated deluxe Champagne cocktail. Sharpen your senses during a romantic get-away with the finely balanced Zhivago cocktail, named after the famous romantic novel by Boris Pasternak. Choose between The Rite of Spring and The Fiery Angel cocktails inspired by the avant-garde masterpieces by Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev, before getting lost in a ballet or opera performance at The Bolshoi Theatre. Take a sip of our decadent twist on a Black Russian, The Coronation Impériale, before encountering for yourself the vast and splendid treasures of Imperial Russia in Moscow’s many museums. If you are a whiskey lover, discover the rich flavor and original taste of Russia’s historical liquor and ask your bartender to mix a Moscow Mule using polugar. Last but not least, take a sip of the unique and luxurious Moscow-Milan Tini, inspired by the sensational Russian supermodels, before heading to a night club.

A special section of the drinks list is dedicated to cocktails complementing the O2 Lounge’s new food concept. The venue now offers gourmet Peruvian cuisine under the direction of Chef Florent Courriol. The O2 Lounge is the first Peruvian restaurant in Moscow serving classics like ceviches, tiraditos, causas, lomo saltado and other acclaimed Peruvian delicacies, but with an international twist. More than 10 Pisco brandies can be found behind the bar, and our bartenders will be delighted to complement your food with a classic Pisco Sour or a royal version of the Pisco Punch with a splash of Champagne. This inventive new culinary and bar experience, presented against Moscow’s striking urban backdrop, is sure to offer O2 diners a moment to remember.

The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow is on the central street of Tverskaya, located just off Red Square, next to the Kremlin, and in the heart of the cultural and business centre of the Russian capital. The hotel features spacious guest rooms and suites, all fully equipped with cutting-edge technological amenities. The O2 Lounge restaurant and bar on the 12th floor offers magnificent views of the Kremlin and Red Square, while contemporary European restaurant Café Russe, pan-Asian restaurant Novikov and the full-service spa by ESPA are among the hotel’s facilities open both to guests and local residents. For more information and reservations, please contact your travel agent, call The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow on +7 495 225 8888, or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/.