AMERICAN GOTHIC £9
Rye whiskey and Calvados with a little sugar and bitters, smoked with apple wood for that crackling mountain fireside finish. Drink in silence then fuck on a bearskin rug.
BIG APPLE SOUR £9
Like an apple sour, but bigger. And sourer. Trashy Rock & Rye (whiskey and sweets, basically) soured up with a splash of red wine.
8 RUM MAI TAI £10
If you love rum so much, Becky, why don’t you just marry it? A Tiki mix of eight rums, turned into an actual cocktail with almond syrup and fresh citrus.
ORGASM #2 £8
St George coffee liqueur and Jim Beam Devil’s Cut, topped with condensed milk foam. Thick and decadent, like a fat simple prince.
Be weird if we didn’t do a Manhattan, wouldn’t it? Thankfully, we do pretty much the best: Rittenhouse 100, softened with cognac, rounded with a blend of vermouths and garnished with a homemade brandied cherry (mind the stone).
LAPSANG MARTINEZ £10
Fords gin, Lapsang tea and Talisker, mellowed with Antica formula. Smoky and complex; half Churchill, half Roosevelt.
FIVE GO TO MEXICO £9
Tommy’s Margarita goes English. Olmeca Altos tequila, rhubarb juice, elderflower and agave syrup. This literally won a competition once. You ever had a competition-winning cocktail? You are about to.
In honour of our dear friend John, who’s laid up with a particularly niche form of cancer, but is still the finest drinker and talker we know. Bone marrow infused Cognac Sazerac. Best sipped slowly over a long story.
£1 to Anthony Nolan
Get one half price with a marrow donor card
BOOZY HOT RIBENA £8
It’s raining outside. You’re on your couch, watching cartoons. Hot ribena, steaming up your little glasses. Everything’s ok. This feeling, but with gin and St. Germain.
Less hug-in-a-mug, more cheeky fumble in the snow. Hot chocolate, green chartreuse, cherry heering. Side serving of hand stuff: optional.
A LESS LYCHEE STORY £3
Still a taste rollercoaster, just no alcohol. Lychee and Thai basil served long with malic acid and soda.
Sweet, sharp, crisp. No, we’re not describing a premium coleslaw. It’s a drink. Although: kind of in the mood for coleslaw now. Local honey with a splash of muscatel vinegar, cucumber ribbons and tonic.
ERSATZ COLLINS £2.50
The classic, made slightly less classic. A dummy Tom with gin syrup and lemon, topped with soda.
A LYCHEE STORY£7.50
Plymouth gin, Thai basil and lychee. Yeah: you’re in Plymouth and you’re in Thailand. You’re drinking gin and tasting basil. Where are you and what is happening? Up is down. Down is up. A lychee just hit you in the savouries. Welcome to refreshment.
The umamiest Mary that’s ever going to get you. Fermented chilli, Sriracha, wasabi, soy and fish sauce shot through tomato juice and smoked Aylesbury Duck vodka. A Mary so good you could eat it with a spoon for dinner.
SEX ON THE BEACH #2£8
Your brassy aunt’s favourite. Few White Whiskey with blood orange soda, cranberry bitters and tinned peach syrup. Don’t you feel cheeky? Don’t you feel like grinding on a pole and getting off with a cabbie? The spirit of Aunt Linda lives on, tonight, within you.
A fancy southern belle version of a drink: El Jimador tequila with house special hibiscus syrup, muddled with lime and ginger ale. Me- oh-my and I do declare: damn son, make us six more of those things.
Explore some variations on two great classics; the Negroni and Manhattan. Four small servings. Think sliders, but booze instead of burgers.
FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN£16
The whistlestop tour: Manhattan, Red Hook, Prospect Park and Little Italy cocktails.
Feeling bitter? Negroni, Corn Boulevardier, Pisco Negroni and Bitter Bounty.
PINA COLLIDER £9
Condensed milk, Sage-infused Olmeca Altos Reposado, pineapple and lime. Close your eyes and believe you’re on a beach. Try not to hum that song. It’s not called that. Read the name of the cocktail again. No. Stop humming it. No.
JUGO VERDE£8 / £3
Mexican Green Juice. Pineapple, coriander, orange, chilli and lime. Healthy, with or without tequila.
MONTHLY OLD FASHIONED £10
Your classic Old Fashioned, messed up with various seasonal twists. Real details on the blackboard, but it’s basically seasonal fruit syrups with great spirits and bitters.
Ultra premium spirits, mixed and served from a glass eagle. A glass eagle. A glass fucking eagle. You’ve not drunk alcohol until you’ve drunk it from a massive glass eagle. Limited quantities, because we’ve only got one eagle.