Pre-Prohibition

Manhattan

£6.50
Rittenhouse Rye whiskey, sweet & dry vermouth, aromatic bitters.

Popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s, where it was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston) in honor of presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden. The success of the banquet made the drink fashionable, later prompting several people to request the drink by referring to the name of the club where it originated.

Ampersand

£7.00
Martell VS Cognac, Haymans Old Tom gin, Grand Marnier, sweet vermouth & orange bitters.

The Ampersand was first published in the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book by A.S. Crockett (1935). Little else is known about the history of the Ampersand cocktail. However, some speculate the name may be derived from the ampersand in between Martini & Rossi, a popular brand of vermouth which is one of the cocktail’s original ingredients.

Clover Club

£6.50
Haymans Old Tom gin, raspberry puree, dry vermouth, honey, egg white and citric solution.

The Clover Club Cocktail is a drink that pre-dates Prohibition, and is named for the Philadelphia men’s club of the same name, which met in the Bellevue-Stratford hotel. The Clover Club itself dates to 1896, as seen in the 1897 book, The Clover Club of Philadelphia. 

Sherry Cobbler

£6.50
Fino Sherry, maraschino liqueur, pineapple, orange, sugar and citric solution.

This age old cocktail is said to have been the drink for which the waxed paper straw was invented. The origins of the cocktail are unknown but it is one of the oldest classic cocktails. This recipe is adapted from Jerry Thomas’ 1862 How to mix drinks- The Bon Vivant’s Companion 

The Sour

£6.50
Buffalo Trace bourbon, citric solution, bitters, egg white and sugar.

We call this just The Sour as we think it is the original and best sour recipe. The recipe itself was first written down in the 1862 book The Bartender’s Guide by Jerry Thomas. However, the basic recipe was known for over a century prior. 

Fish House Punch

£6.50
Martell VS cognac, Pampero Blanco rum, peach liqueur, citric solution and sugar.

Probably the most famous of all punch recipes this is believed to have originated at a Philadelphia fishing and social club called the ‘State in Schuylkill (pronounced Skoo-kul) Fishing Corporation’ which was established in 1732 with a club house on the banks of Pennsylvanias Schylkill River . The first written reference to the drink appeared in 1794. 


Designs for Life

Honeysuckle On This

£6.50
Pampero Blanco rum, honey, citric solution and orange juice.

The classic Daiquiri was supposedly invented by an American mining engineer, named Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish–American War. The daiquiri is one of the six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury’s classic 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks this is a contemporary adaptation of this recipe. 

American Pie

£6.50
Buffalo Trace bourbon, apple schnapps, blueberry liqueur, cranberry, apple and citric solution.

This cocktail is not, as you might think, named after the movie of the same name, but in fact it is an adaptation of a recipe discovered at the OXO Tower Restaurant & Bar in London. A great berry and apple tang with a bourbon kick, all the great American tastes wrapped up in one drink. 

Door Below

£6.50
Pampero Anejo rum, peach liqueur, pineapple, mint, citric solution and sugar.

With a tip of the hat to the world of Tiki drinks and our love of rum, we give you our signature drink. Based on a drink created in the 1930s by Don ‘The Beachcomer’ at his restaurant in Hollywood, California, fresh fruit flavours leads to a punchy rum finish, hard to have only one. 

Thyme at the Bar

£6.50
Aqua Riva Blanco tequila, lemon thyme, orange curacao & citric solution

There are many explanations on how and where the margarita was invented, however, one explanation is that the margarita is merely a popular American drink, the Daisy, remade with tequila instead of brandy, which became popular during Prohibition as people drifted over the border for alcohol. There is an account from 1936 of Iowa newspaper editor James Graham finding such a cocktail in Tijuana, years before any of the other Margarita “creation myths”. 

Just the Ticket

£6.00
Russian Standard vodka, rosemary syrup and pink grapefruit juice

A recipe for a cocktail with the name “Greyhound” appears in Harper’s magazine in 1945 thus: “The cocktails were made of vodka, sugar, and canned grapefruit juice — a greyhound. This cocktail was served at Greyhound’s popular restaurant chain that was located at bus terminals, called ‘Post House’. Here is our modern version with the addition of rosemary. 

White Apple Cosmo

£6.50
Wyborowa Apple vodka, triple sec, pressed apple juice and citric solution.

The original Cosmopolitan recipe was first seen in the 1934 book ‘Pioneers of mixing at Elite bars’. Ours has been adapted from the more recent 1988 Toby Cecchini’s recipe. With our apple twist. 


In the Lab

Russian Cloud

£7.50
Cold brew coffee, Araku coffee liqueur, Cariel vanilla vodka, milk & sugar syrup.

A superb cold brew coffee based espresso martini drunk through a light fluffy vanilla vodka cloud. Think White Russian, and you are on the right track. 

The One And Only

£7.00
Haymans Old Tom gin, lemon juice, citric solution, orange blossom water, vanilla essence, sugar syrup, egg white & cream.

The classic Ramos Gin fizz deconstructed with a twist, drink through a rich citrus foam to the frozen fizz below. 

The Art of Aviation

£6.50
Haymans Dry gin, citric solution, maraschino, violet sugar.

A deconstructed Aviation cocktail, simply pour your shaker into the glass and watch the violet fluff disappear completing the drink. 

Mojito Pebbles

£7.00
Pampero Blanco rum, mint, citric solution, sugar, soda, sodium alginate & calcium lactate.

Defy logic with these solid but liquid pebbles of mojito. 

Chameleon

£6.50
Aivy White vodka, orange liqueur & citric solution

Be amazed as the drink changes colour before your eyes as you add each ingredient. 

Still Life

£7.50
Dry white wine, Xante pear liqueur, lemon peel, orange peel, green apple, strawberries, white grapes, watermelon, pineapple & mint.

White sangria with suspended fruit pieces and mint within it. 

Paradise Lost

£7.50
Pampero Anejo rum, citric solution, pomegranate liqueur, orange juice, orange liqueur with an almond and pineapple foam and garnished with pomegranate seeds, pineapple leaves, pineapple wedge & an orange slice.

Be transported to the Caribbean with this tropical fruit medley with a clever twist.