'Wild Hedgerow' Gin and Tonic
Trips along Hackney’s canal paths, picking wild herbs and flowers from the hedgerows, have inspired this beautiful riff on the classic G&T.
Botanical extracts of Chamomile, Woodruff, Hawthorn Berry and Lemon Verbena find their way into our mixing pot when we’re making our house tonic #3 which we match with East London Liquor’s Dry Gin for the perfect blend.
Partner Spirit: East London Liquor London Dry Gin
Ginger & Spiced Rum, Fuego
You know those ginger drinks you buy down the shops? Not real ginger.
We pack loads of real pressed ginger juice into our Ginger and Rum Fuego and use a macerated chilli tincture we make with overproof vodka and Kashmiri chillies to add a little length to the natural heat.
Once ready, we combine the lot with a shot-and-a-half of Rumbullion! spiced rum for what some call the best ginger drink they’ve ever tried.
Partner Spirit: Rumbullion! Spiced Rum
Hibiscus Flower, Gin Tonic
We cold brew whole hibiscus flower heads to make our own unique ruby-red tonic water.
We match the result with East London Liquor's London Dry Gin to make a fabulous spin on the classic G&T that's packed full of plum and greengage flavours.
Partner Spirit: East London Liquor 's London Dry
Rose Hip, Gin & Tonic
We love a G&T but what we love more than anything is breaking apart well-loved recipes and rebuilding them in our own image. When we heard that the London Distillery Co. were making a gin in collaboration with the botanists at Kew Gardens we knew we wanted a slice of that pie.
So we came up with the Rose Hip, Organic Gin & Tonic featuring a beautiful simple syrup packed full of extracts from the Rosa Canina plant (or dog rose). The dog rose is one of the toughest plants found on London’s mean streets - you’ll see it bursting through brick walls and punching up alongside the overground revealing its red fruit as summer turns to autumn. It gives our first G&T out of the blocks a lovely citrus finish and a beautiful copper glow.
Partner Spirit: Kew Organic Gin
Session Negroni Sbagliato
Sometimes it feels like the classic Negroni has taken over the world. White Negronis, Coffee Negronis, The Pink and The Amber - there’s a heap of styles out there.
Not to feel left out, we launched our version of the Negroni Sbagliato, made it longer with some orange juice and used Sacred’s Rose Hip Cup amaro as opposed to Campari for a more natural, slightly woodier take. Being 5.2% ABV we also call it a Session Negroni - you know, just for fun.
Partner Spirit: Sacred's Rose Hip Cup Amaro
Rhubarb and Vodka Seltzer
Have you tasted real rhubarb in a drink before? I mean *really* tasted it? Our Rhubarb & Vodka Seltzer has so much pressed juice in it that sometimes a little bit escapes and makes a break for freedom! But seriously though, there is a lot. And we also squeeze in a bit of our vanilla tincture we make by macerating Madagascan vanilla pods in overproof vodka for three days, just to balance out the tartness of the rhubarb.
With wonderfully soft organic vodka from our friends Sacred up the road in Highgate, it’s a bit like a Smiths reunion packed full of hits - a real crowd pleaser...
Partner Spirit: Sacred Organic Vodka
Grapefruit, Sour Cherry & Mezcal Paloma
Mezcal, the smoky sister of tequila adds lovely complex notes to our riff on the Paloma. We recently took a trip out to Oaxaca to see exactly how this bold spirit is made and fell even deeper in love.
By using a really high-quality cold-pressed grapefruit juice, the best Mezcal from QuiQuiRiQui and adding our own sour cherry and fresh thyme macerate, we’ve created our boldest drink that lovers of big flavours die for. If you’re looking for something a little different, this is the place to start.
Partner Spirit: QiuQuiRiQui Joven Mezcal