Our cocktails

One of the best parts about having your own venue is coming up with the food and drink menus, and we had a lot of fun evenings in the bar sampling many many cocktails to come up with our final list.

We wanted a mix of the traditional classics and some that you might not have tried before. We love an Italian aperitivo, so knew they would feature on the list. It was hard to narrow it down but we think we’ve come up with a list that has something for everyone.

Old Fashioned

You can’t get more classic than an Old Fashioned. This humble concoction started the craze for cocktails back in 1806.

  • 60ml bourbon
  • 5ml sugar syrup
  • Numerous dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Dash of soda water
  • Garnish with an orange twist

Negroni

A cocktail list essential and my mum’s favourite… Campari, gin, and vermouth combine to make this dry and zingy number. Switch the Campari to Aperol for a sweeter finish – we call it ‘The Netheroni’.

  • 25ml gin
  • 25ml sweet vermouth
  • 25ml Campari (or Aperol!)
  • Garnish with a slice of orange

Martini

Whichever way you want it… classic, with a twist, dirty or gibson. We won’t judge (but personally we like it dirty). 

  • 50ml gin
  • Vermouth
  • Garnish with twist of lemon / olive / onion

Espresso Martini

The perfect post-dinner pick-me-up, sure to jolt you awake with its boozy magical powers.

  • 50ml vodka
  • 25ml espresso
  • 25ml Kahlua
  • Garnish with coffee beans

French Martini

The fruit centric vodka-based classic, sweet and easy drinking.

  • 40ml vodka
  • 20ml Chambord
  • 60ml pressed pineapple juice
  • Garnish with a raspberry

Amaretto Sour

Added to the list by overwhelming demand on social media… this sweet and savoury cocktail is a crowd pleaser.

  • 50ml Amaretto 
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice 
  • Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry

Margarita

We’ve spent many a night in the Basement bar with a marg. We serve ours on the rocks with that all important salty rim.

  • 50ml tequilla
  • 20ml Triple sec
  • 25ml lime juice
  • Garnish with salt and a wedge of lime

Aperol Spritz

The classic Italian aperitivo. Perfect in Summer (or any other time for that matter).

  • 50ml Aperol
  • 125ml prosecco
  • Dash of soda
  • Garnish with a slice of orange

Italicus Spritz

In this take on the classic, Aperol is swapped for Rosolio di Bergamotto for a more savory spritz.

  • 50ml Italicus
  • 125ml prosecco
  • Dash of soda
  • Garnish with olives

And not forgetting the designated drivers, we can replace any of the booze in our cocktails with Seedlip for softer option.

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