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.
|ODESA SPRING PUNCH||15.00|
|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.
|EAST LONDON MAI TAI||13.50|
|EAST LONDON LIQUOR CO 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.
|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.