The magnificent and formidable elephant, immortalized in Southeast Asian mythology and revered in Royal life, has inspired the name of Phnom Penh’s most famous historical bar.
Perfect for guests who wish to enjoy original cocktails and a wide selection of premium spirits in a sophisticated and charming atmosphere.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal's Signature Cocktail
In 1967, America's unofficial roving ambassador Jacqueline Kennedy visited Cambodia to fulfil "a lifelong dream of seeing Angkor Wat." Besides visiting the ancient temples, she found time to admire Prince Norodom Sihanouk's own jazz compositions – The Evening I Met You – as well as the famous rouge Champagne cocktail in the Elephant Bar. Years later when Raffles Hotel Le Royal was being renovated, the glass she drank from - which still had her lipstick mark on it - was found.
Today, to commemorate her visit to Phnom Penh, this elegant evening cocktail is reborn as Femme Fatale and served at the Elephant Bar in Raffles Hotel Le Royal and sister property Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor. This signature cocktail is based on Champagne with Crème de Fraise Sauvage and a dash of Cognac.