Spring is on its way and that means drinks in the garden and hopefully soon even in the park with friends. Here is a selection of the best cocktails available for delivery from some of Carnaby’s master mixologists.
Emergency ration kits in the form of delightful cocktails are available from the scoundrels (as they say) at Cahoots. The 1940s themed Kingly Court based cocktail bar has created a selection of delicious cocktail kits that are in no way rationed and can thankfully be enjoyed without any guilt. Inspired by their station turned speakeasy bar. Don’t be fooled, the cocktail kits may be aptly named but their ‘Engine Fuel Espresso’ is a lot tastier than it sounds. Kits contain both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options prices start at £19.50 for two servings.
They would usually be serving NYC inspired food and cocktails to the beat of an R&B or old- school hip-hop tune but for now, enjoy a Dirty Bones cocktail at home. The kit includes their three most signature cocktails, the ‘Old Skool Fashioned’ a sweet treat made with baked apple Bourbon, the ‘Rum baby rum’ made with a smooth butter washed rum, gingerbread liqueur and salted caramel and finally the ‘ Brandy shop’ a fruity twist featuring brandy, Ximenez sherry and candied orange sugar. Each pouch contains 250ml and cocktails should be served on ice. Order here.
Inspired by prohibition that still, to this day, is in place in modern-day Mumbai (Bombay), Dishoom has created an assortment of some of their most loved cocktails. The ‘Permit Room’ Collection includes a very easy to drink India Gimlet, Sonia’s Negroni and the Permit Room Old Fashioned. All of which can be bought individually in 200ml servings for £14.00. Buy here.
If however, this lockdown you’ve become somewhat of a cocktail enthusiast why not try these recipes from some of Carnaby’s bars and restaurants that have shared their unique recipes.
Rita’s Dining recently teamed up with Frieze to create the El Sol en Soho cocktail. For this fiery and flavoursome cocktail you will need:
- 40ml 100% agave Tequila Reposado - This cocktail was designed with Mestro Dobel tequila but feel free to use your favourite brand
- 20ml Fresh lime juice
- 20ml Honey water, or agave syrup. Make honey water by mixing equal parts honey and warm water, stir to dissolve.
- Turmeric powder
- Sparkling water
- 40ml Blood Orange juice
- Blood orange
- In a cocktail shaker or jam jar, mix together tequila, lime juice, honey water (or agave) and a pinch or two of turmeric powder (use the back of a spoon if you want to avoid staining your hands )
- Shake this hard with ice to combine and make sure all the turmeric powder is incorporated
- Add ice cubes to the serving tumbler and pour blood orange juice into the bottom of the glass
- Carefully layer the turmeric margarita on top, pouring slowly and using a spoon to hold back any chunks of ice
- Top with a splash of sparkling water
- Add a slice of blood orange and the marjoram on top
Luxury cocktail bar Disrepute has also shared how to create a classic Bobby Burns. You will need to grab:
- 50ml Glenmorangie 10 Scotch Whisky
- 20ml Sweet Vermouth Blend
- 5ml Bénédictine liqueur
- Lemon peel
- Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well chilled
- Strain carefully into a cocktail glass
- Twist a lemon peel over the glass and release the oil and then drop it into the drink
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