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.
|ABSOLUT 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.
|ALTOS TEQUILA, LEMONGRASS, COCONUT, LIME, THAI BASIL|
Our tropical spin on the classic Tommy’s Margarita, the cocktail that helped make tequila a staple on cocktail lists worldwide from the 1990’s.
|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.
|SINGANI 63, LEMON, MANGO VODKA, SAUTERNES |
The second golden age was a boom time for Latin American spirits. With tequila, cachaca and pisco at the forefront. This sour uses pisco’s cousin, Singani, from Bolivia.
|ABSOLUT 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.