LIFE IMITATES ART

Our signature cocktail list is a collection of drinks influenced by fiction drinks from famous literature and also famous literature itself…

Take a trip down the rabbit hole

Polyjuice - $20

Gin, Ginger Liqueur, Kiwi, Basil and Lime

(Harry Potter, J. K Rowling, 1997 – 2007)
Why not try your hand at concocting your very own potion with our DIY Polyjuice? Your own little pot and away you go. Who will you become this evening?

Charlie’s Winning Ticket - $18

666 Butter Vodka, Mozart Dark Choc, Vanilla and Lavender

(Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl, 1964) Feeling lucky? This decadent mix is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. It all comes wrapped like old school chocolate and who knows, you may be in for a treat if you un-wrap a golden ticket!

New York Peach - $18

Cognac, Kirsch, Cherry, Peach and Lemon

(James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl, 1961) After James’s amazing journey aboard his peach with all his insect friends we figured he’d probably be a lil thirsty. What better way to quench than with our signature blend. And just in case you think we left out his insect friends… wait till you see the garnish…

Christianity Without the Tears- $22

Starward New World Whisky, Madeni Vermouth with a few hidden extras

(Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, 1932) Soma was the drug given to the populous to keep them happy and in line. Described as “Christianity without the tears” our version brings together the concepts of both the perfect world and the perfect Manhattan all bottled up and smoked for you to add to your beautiful existence as you see fit.

Mr Pilkington’s Neighbour - $22

Pork fat washed Bulleit Bourbon, spiced apple and walnut, candied maple bacon

(Animal Farm, George Orwell, 1945) Just in case you were ever wondering what happened to Squeeler, Napoleon and Old Major.

Through the Looking Glass - $25

Vanilla Tea, Havana 3yr rum, cream- Serves 2

(Alice Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll, 1871) This mystery potion comes hidden under a veil of fog. Dare you peek through the looking glass and see what really kept Alice down the rabbit hole

ART IMITATES LIFE

Our Classic cocktail list is taken from works of literature
which over the years have used famous drinks to inebriate their characters.
Here we bring them to you in all their glory along with where and
when they appear in print.


Mint Julep

Bulleit Bourbon, Mint, Crushed Ice

(The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925)
“Open the whisky, Tom,' she ordered, 'and I'll make you a mint julep. Then you won't seem so stupid to yourself... Look at the mint!”

Vesper Martini

Gordon’s Gin, Ketel One Vodka, Cocci Americano, Lemon

(Casino Royale, Ian Fleming, 1953)
'Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold and then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?

Gimlet

Beefeater Gin, Lime

(The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler, 1953)
‘We sat in the corner bar at Victor’s and drank gimlets. “They don’t know how to make them here,” he said. “What they call a gimlet is just some lime or lemon juice and gin with a dash of sugar and bitters. A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s Lime Juice and nothing else. It beats martinis hollow.’

Webster F. Street Lay Away Plan

Beefeater Gin, Green Chartreuse, Lemon

(Sweet Thursday, John Steinbeck, 1954)
"The Webster F. Street Lay-Away Plan - a martini made with chartreuse instead of vermouth. Very good."

Singapore Sling

Bombay Sapphire Gin, Cointreau Noir, Lime, Pineapple, Cherry Herring

(Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson, 1971)
‘We had actually been sitting there in the Polo Lounge - for many hours - drinking Singapore Slings with mescal on the side and beer chasers.’

Gin RiCkey.

Beefeater Gin, Lime

(The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925)
Tom came back, preceding four gin rickeys that clicked full of ice.
Gatsby took up his drink.
"They certainly look cool," he said, with visible tension.
We drank in long, greedy swallows.