George IV was seen as louche, rakish and self-indulgent. This drink certainly imitates these more libidinous qualities, Damson Vodka, Cocchi Americano, Bulldog Gin are all stirred down with rosemary. These go down easily.
Category - Cocktails
Halley’s Gimlet – £8.5
Edmond Halley was born here in Haggerston and his eponymous comet is next scheduled to appear in 2061, time for you to have a couple of this twisted classic. Bulldog gin, Crème de Poire, walnut bitters and lemon juice. A cosmic beverage.
Bitter Sweet Symphony £8.00
Appleton V/X Rum, with cloves and sarsaparilla, with watermelon syrup Aztec chocolate bitter, agave and lime juice.
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The fearsome reputation that the Kray twins garnered as they ran roughshod over East London was bellied by their celebrity. It is a juxtaposition that created this delightfully odd marriage of Drambuie, Pimms No1, Lemon and bitters.
The East End of London was home to many asylums, housed in the large Victorian houses around where TPA now stands. This drink is a take on the concoctions used by the nurses to mask the medicine they fed to the inmates. It contains Alipus San Juan Mezcal, Kahlua, Star Anise, half & half. A great twist on the White Russian.
Three Russian Marxist Social Democratic Labour Party members walk into a pub, not only a classic joke setup but also a historic local meeting that inspired this drink. Sweet vermouth infused with spiced chai tea stirred down with Makers Mark and Campari. Elegant yet punchy.
In the style of the grand conversational enclaves that TPA is emulating, Thomas Paine’s revolutionary book would have germinated. Cognac, Benedictine, Honey and Lemon combine to create a beverage that echoes these traditions.