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Friday, 4 June 2010

TBP Summer Cocktail Menu has arrived


Experience our hand crafted organic and botanical cocktail list.
Here at Two Blind Pigs we are committed to bring you the freshest ingredients, home made syrups and cocktail bitters. We base all our cocktails on organic and fair-trade spirits as much as possible. Our current list aims to bring herbaceous summer drinks and seductive late night concoctions inspired by the golden era and lovingly designed by Mixologist’s Justin Darnes & Robin Stafford.

Sagacious Zest
With its fresh sharp flavour and herbaceous notes of sage, this interesting little martini makes a wise choice for lazy afternoons or indeed the end of a busy day. Makes for a great aperitif, before a relaxing meal.

Organic Orange & Sage gin / Cointreau / Lemon / egg white from a lucky chicken

Frank & Dino
Designed to be the ultimate spring and summer drink. Clean, sharp and refreshing, the perfect upgrade from a G&T.

Vodka / Lime / secret Twilight syrup / Aperol / Coriander.

Modena Shrubbery.
Years ago the term Cocktail really only applied to a small group of mixed drinks & there were many other names used to define the style of drink.  In Jerry Thomas’s 1862 book, ‘How to mix drinks” you’ll find a group of drinks known as Shrubs, which offered an interesting tangy quality by adding sweetened vinegar to the mix.
Our Modena Shrubbery uses Balsamic vinegar reduced with sugar, which oddly enough taste a lot like bonfire toffee.

Ginger & Blackberry Shrub Mix / Croizet VS Cognac / Bitters

Calico Jack
John "Calico Jack" Rackham is most remembered for two things the design of his Jolly Roger flag, and employing two of the most notorious female pirates of the age as part of his crew. The cocktail we’ve created utilized the kind of worldly products they might have had on their ships. It also tastes quite tough and ruthless with surprising depth and tang.

Demerara Rum / Apricot Brandy / Pomegranate molasses / Orange bitters
Murciélago Rita.
Not a Lamborghini, but an exotic version of the much loved Margarita.
Murciélago is the Spanish word for bat and the blue agave plant from which tequila is made is pollinated at night by bats. Agave Sap was 1st distilled by Spanish troops in 1521 when they arrived in Mexico and were facing a serious problem – Sobriety.

Orange infused tequila / Jasmine & Lime Syrup/ lime / Gammel Dansk

Cassidy Preacher
A big strong Martini cocktail with a whack of rye whiskey, a spicy hint of ginger, and a tropical accent of passion fruit and blood orange.
Named after The Preacher comic book issue Blood & Whiskey, featuring Cassidy, an Alcoholic Vampire who preferred whiskey to blood.

Ginger infused whiskey/ Noilly Amber / passion fruit & blood orange

Pebo Bellini
A refreshing spin on the classic Bellini invented at Harry’s bar in Venice. Ours uses mouth-watering watermelon and a spicy hint of cloves.

Watermelon & clove / Prosecco

Black Chandelier
This beautiful sharp, fresh and bitter drink makes for a lounge lizard favourite after the sun goes down. Try it on it’s own or as an aperitif. 
Some say the origin of the aperitif dates back to the ancient Egyptians whilst main records show that the apéritif first appeared in 1786 in Turin, Italy.

Grapefruit zest / Sweet vermouth / Damson gin / Picon

We have three hand picked cocktails, which were commonplace on cocktail list of 100 years ago, but have since faded from memory. With the increased interest in vintage cocktails from Prohibition and before the three we’ve selected should give you a nice glimpse at a glamorous past and beg to be experienced.

Satan’s Whiskers.
This Cocktail 1st Appeared in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail book in 1930. His patrons used to drink one of two ways “Straight or Curled” ours comes curled, but ask for it straight if you fancy dancing with the devil. Remember his tail is sharp!

Gin/Sweet & Dry Vermouth/Orange bitters/Grand marnier

The Secret Cocktail.
There’s a very good reason this drink is known as the secret cocktail gents, ask our staff why and they might just spill the truth. But remember, years ago cocktails where for serious drinkers so don’t get put off by the answer.

Gin/ Applejack/ Lemon/ House-made Grendine/ Egg White.

Knickerbocker a la Monsieur.
This exciting sunny Cocktail was first published in 1869 in William Terrington’s Cooling Cups & Dainty Drinks. On a hot day, rum lovers will be well catered to with strong fruity concoction.

Golden Rum / Cointreau / Raspberry Syrup / lemon / fruits


Mojito Bodeguita
Ernest Hemmingway’s Favourite tipples included a Grapefruit Daquiri and the classic Mojito. In this Rendition we’ve spiced the rum in house and added an extra refreshing zing with pink grapefruit syrup. Renamed after Hemmingway’s favourite bar in Havana.

Homemade Spiced Rum / Spearmint / Grapefruit zest syrup / lime

The Candied Cosmo
The ever-growing following of this trendy little drink is enough to reduce most bartenders to tears. We’ve decided to reinvent it with a bit more zest and a lot more layers. Thought to be an evolution of classic coolers such as the Cape Codder of c.1930, the year Ocean Spray Cranberry was first sold.

Candied Peel Syrup / Organic home infused Raspberry Vodka / Lime / Bitters / Fire

Caipirinha Thyme
According to 2007 figures, 1.5 billion liters of cachaca is consumed annually in brazil. With the likes of the Rio Carnival, it’s no wonder this Rhum Agricole based Cocktail is quickly becoming one of the worlds favourite party tipple. Ours is Infused with lemon thyme and has a cheeky splash of crème de peche to give you a flavour of the carnival.

Lemon Thyme infused Cachaca / Lime / Crème de Peche

A nod of respect to the global cocktail brotherhood.

Dessert Rose (from Death’n’Co cocktail bar, Lower East Side, NYC)
Each new cocktail menu will feature on drink to pay respect to the great bars and bar tenders of  the world. This fantastic cocktail comes from New York’s Death’n’Co  cocktail bar.

rose petal infused gin / lime / prickly pear syrup.


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