Cocktail List

Dry Martini.

The perfect ratio of five parts gin, to one part dry vermouth. Always stirred, never shaken. Olive or twist? Your call. Want it wet (more vermouth)? Prefer it drier (less vermouth)? Let us know

Vodka Martini.

Exactly as above only with the gin switched out for Vodka.

Vesper.

If you really do prefer your martini shaken but not stirred then this is the one to order. Vodka, Gin and dry vermouth combine to create this literary classic (it was invented by Ian Fleming as the drink of choice for the hero of his new novel, Casino Royale.)

Martinez.

Not all martini type drinks are dry. This sweet little beauty combines Gin, Sweet Vermouth, and Triple Sec. Highly recommended for newcomers to the martini world. In fact, highly recommended for everybody.

Gibson.

A straight up standard dry martini, but the olive or lemon twist has been done away with, and replaced with a pair or pickled cocktail onions. Don’t be put off by the sound of it. It’s by far and away co-owner, Jamie’s personal favourite Martini variation.

Espresso Martini.

Forget the Vodka Redbull. This is the original boozy pick-me-up. Rich espresso coffee, a double shot of Vodka and coffee liqueur combine to make this delicious modern classic.

Manhattan.

What the Martini is to gin, the Manhattan is to bourbon. The beautiful harmony of American whisky and sweet vermouth. Just a dash of bitters and a few drops of maraschino syrup round off this untouchable classic.

Old Fashioned.

As the name suggests, this is a very venerable drink indeed.  The only other mixed drink which gives name to the glass it’s made in. Canadian Club, gently stirred with ice, sugar and angostura. Its sounds simple, but it’s actually very very clever.

Gimlet.

This one falls in and out of fashion, but never ever goes away. With the current gin boom this lime infused gin beauty is firmly back on the menu. If you love gin, and the sharp sweetness of lime, look here.

 

Sazerac.

Take an Old Fashioned and jazz it up with Creole bitters and a hint of French quarter absinthe. It’s the Peychaud’s bitters that make this New Orleans cocktail sing like Nina Simone. Stirred with ice but never served with it.

Negroni.

Simple but perfect formed. Equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and Campari are blended together to create this classic. More Italian than Michaelangelo eating a pizza, in a gondola…

Margarita.

The national drink of mexico. Part of the ‘sour’ family, the classic blend of Tequila, Triple Sec and fresh lime is an absolute must if you’ve not had one before.

Daiquiri.

If the Margarita is the national drink of Mexico, The Daiquiri must surely be Cuba’s. White Rum, Lime and Triple Sec make this classic sour. Forget all the modern variations of this one with all their fruit pulp. The classic Daiquiri is untouchable.

John Collins.

This old school favourite comprises a double shot of Gin, made sweet and sour with the addition of lemon juice and syrup, topped off with soda water. Essentially a Gin sour lengthened with soda. The perfect long drink.

Cuba Libre.

Now this really is the national drink of Cuba. White Rum, fresh lime, Angostura Bitters, topped off with cola. It’s about as good a long drink as you can get!

Black Russian.

There’s a common misconception that the Black Russian has cola in it. It doesn’t. 2 shots of Vodka and a shot of Coffee Liqueur, shaken with ice and served straight up. It’s sweet, rich, dark and delicious! If you want it lengthened with coke, it becomes a Colorado Bulldog and if you’d prefer its creamier cousin, lengthened with fresh milk, it’s a White Russian. Na Zdorovie!

Mules

‘Mules’ or ‘Bucks’  as there are sometimes known are another generic family of classic cocktails. A long drink, our mules are always a double shot of base spirit mixed with fresh lime juice, topped off with fiery ginger beer. The Moscow Mule is the famous one, and the Dark and Stormy has become a modern firm favourite.

Dark & Stormy (Dark Rum)
Moscow Mule ( Vodka)
Gin Gin Mule (London dry Gin with dry ginger ale in place of the ginger beer)
French mule (Cognac)
Mississippi Mule (Whiskey)

Cosmopolitan.

Just because it’s pink, it doesn’t mean it’s for girls! A sharp and sweet blend of Vodka, Triple Sec orange liqueur, fresh lime and cranberry juice. Now where did we put those Manolos?

Long Island Ice Tea.

What the Beatles are to pop music, The long Island is to cocktails. Crazy popular, and for good reason. It’s brilliant. Half a shot of all the white spirits, (Gin, Vodka, White Rum, Triple Sec and Tequila Blanco) sharpened with lime and topped off with coke. Shake it up baby.

Sex On The Beach.

Remember the 80s? We do!! Vodka, peach schnapps, raspberry liqueur, cranberry and orange juice go to make this crassly titled classic.

Pina Colada.

Del Boy’s favourite, and for good reason! Coconut infused White Rum, shaken with pineapple juice. A 60’s staple that deserves it’s place on any menu! We know its deeply unfashionable, but we just cant help but love it! Go on… have one and show all your friends how cool you are by how ironic you’re being!