Cocktail created for Jackie Kennedy in Phnom Penh
Jackie Kennedy’s Femme Fatale cocktail at Elephant Bar.  Photo: Ashley Bruckbauer

The femme fatale

A cocktail created in Cambodia’s legendary Hotel Le Royal, for the former first lady.

Le Hotel Royal was originally opened in 1929 and like many Raffles properties in Asia, was a magnet for international dignitaries. Perhaps most famously, Jackie O visited the hotel and Elephant Bar in 1967 and ordered their famous rouge champagne cocktail. In recent years, the Raffles in Cambodia have dubbed this concoction the Femme Fatale after the famous first lady and unofficial diplomat.

The drink includes champagne, creme de fraise sauvage (a wild strawberry liquor), and cognac.

During happy hour, all cocktails are 50% off, 4-9pm.


Some other Jackie Kennedy pictures on her visit to Cambodia in 1967.

Jackie Kennedy at Angkor Wat, 1967.
Jackie Kennedy at Angkor Wat, 1967.
Jackie Kennedy with Prince Norodom Sihanouk and his wife Monique
Prince Norodom Sihanouk and his wife Monique entertain Jacqueline Kennedy at Chamkarmon Palace during her visit to Cambodia in November 1967. Photo: Private collection of Ambassador Julio A. Jeldres