The Second Golden Age

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.

LYCHEE MARTINI11.00
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.
TOMMY VERDE13.00
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.
ODESA SPRING PUNCH13.00
SOLOVEY VODKA, LEMON, DAMSON, BLACKCURRANT SHRUB, CHAMPAGNE
Beloved by supermodels and pop royalty, this one from the late, great Dick Bradsell was probably the quintessential ‘Cool Britannia’ ‘90s cocktail.
POP FLY MAI TAI11.00
HAVANA CLUB RUM AVALLEN CALVADOS, PEAR, ALMOND, LIME
The tiki revival was a curious sub-cult which produced bars and drinks both sublime and ridiculous. And more than a few fun nights out.
DISCO COSMO12.00
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.