Trashtasticness aside, the 70s and 80s were dark days for the cocktail. Then in the mid-90s sickly sweetness and lurid blueness dialled down and top shelf booze got a look in. Here are a few of our favourites from the Second Golden Age that followed, brought up to date a little, but still with plenty of millennial exuberance.
|PORTOBELLO ROAD VODKA, LYCHEE, ORANGE WINE, LEMON, VANILLA|
The fruity ‘tini ruled the 1990’s. No longer just a guilty pleasure, here’s our more elegant tribute to them all.
|EL TEQUILENO REPOSADO, CUCUMBER AGAVE, GREEN TOMATO, OLIVE, LIME|
An ode to Julio Bermejo who, more than any other, grabbed tequila from the gutter and placed it where it belongs on the top shelf. A greener take on his Tommy’s Margarita.
|BREAKFAST IN BED||13.75|
|BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, APRICOT JAM, SINGANI 63, LEMON, CAMPARI, GRAPEFRUIT|
London was a key player in the cocktail revival and one of its main protagonists, Salvatore Calabrese (The ‘Maestro’) is responsible for the forerunner of this, the gin and marmalade based Breakfast Martini.
|EAST LONDON LIQUOR CO RUM, BACARDI 8 Y.O, COCONUT CAMPARI, MANGO, LIME|
The tiki revival was a curious sub-cult which produced bars and cocktails both sublime and ridiculous. This mash-up of the Mai Tai and the Jungle Bird is our love letter to the genre.
|BELVEDERE VODKA, APRICOT, CRANBERRY WINE, CHAMPAGNE|
Our sacrilegious(ish) take on the epoch-defining drink that fuelled Manhattan’s see-and-be-seen crowd throughout the 90s and beyond.