Ever wanted to time travel? Well with the new cocktail range launching at the lounge at 100 Wardour St, you can do just that. An exclusive menu has been designed by the iconic Soho venue whereby each cocktail is inspired by a different era in the history of cocktails. With twenty innovative cocktails to choose from, it is fair to say that the history of cocktails is something legendary and something which deserves to be celebrated. Created by Bar Manager Massimo Bosio and his talented team, the menu draws upon classic concoctions from eras gone by, starting with delights from the golden age of cocktails before moving onto Prohibition staples and exotic tiki tipples, right through to modern day favourites!
The aim of the new range is to showcase how each cocktail has made (and is making) a comeback; the team at 100 Wardour St aims to add modern twists on the multiple cocktails that have emerged throughout the decades, to ensure that they are not forgotten. Thus the flavours take guests back in time to give them an amazing experience of both history and modernity, past and present. There are four themes that the cocktails fall into, including: ‘The Golden Era’, ‘It’s Tiki Time’, ‘Disco Fever’ and ‘Back to the Future’ – who knew cocktails could be so exciting right?
So without further ado, let me introduce each theme and its accompanying cocktails in more detail:
‘The Golden Era’ 1860-1930: Showcases cocktails inspired by America, who led the way during the cocktail revolution – from the publication of Dr Jerry Thomas’ first cocktail book in 1862, right up until the Prohibition era. Some of the Golden Era cocktails include:
Milk Punch – £12.00 Ysabela Regina Brandy, Gosling Dark Rum, Vanilla, Milk
Brown Derby – £12.00 Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Grapefruit, Honey
‘It’s Tiki Time’ 1930-1950: Tiki cocktails take inspiration from Polynesian culture with their exotic flavours (personally this is my favourite theme!). Tiki masters Trader Vic and Don The Beachcomber would be proud. Contains vibrant flavoured cocktails such as:
Navy Swizzle – £16 Pusser’s Gunpowder rum, house blend spiced rum, homemade falernum, lime juice, triple sec, Angostura Bitters, Absinthe.
Hanging Man – £16 Pusser’s Gunpowder rum, Smith & Cross rum, Aba pisco, homemade falernum, plum, lime, egg white, passion fruit syrup, homemade ginger and grapefruit syrup, grapefruit soda
‘Disco Fever’: 1980-1990’s According to experts, the worst era for cocktails but let’s face it … Disco drinks are fun and who doesn’t want to recreate the style and era of John Travolta and his peers in the much loved Disco theme Saturday Night Fever?! Cocktails from this collection include:
Baby Steps – £12 Caorunn Gin, lemon, elderflower, mixed green puree and bubbles.
It’s Not An Espresso Martini – £12 Pear and chocolate infused Rebel Yell, Xante liqueur, almond syrup, coffee.
‘Back To The Future’: The last theme consists of 100 Wardour St’s reinterpretation of some of the most famous old-school cocktails but with a modern touch. Guests can expect coctails such as:
White Tea Negroni– £12 Caorunn Gin, Lillet Rose, lemon verbena syrup, Campari gelatine.
Cloud No.9 – £13 Sipsmith Gin, blueberry shrub and mixed vermouths.
Alongside the varied new cocktail selection, guests are also able to enjoy 3 sharing cocktails and for those who want something sweet without the kick, the menu also features an exclusive range of 3 virgin cocktails. So there is no excuse, whether you drink alcohol or you do not, there is a drink for everybody!
To see the full menu and to make a reservation, visit: https://www.100wardourst.com