What has been your approach to take away cocktails?
We wanted to keep that sense of familiarity that people associate picking up a takeaway meal or delivery. If you order locally through our website shop you receive a bottle of cocktail, a container of ice and garnishes, similar to how you might receive a takeaway meal and so you can assemble your own drink the way you would a meal.
There is that ritual of assembly and ice is such an important thing we felt it was important that it came with all our drinks.
We have a core range of cocktails in 500ml and 200ml bottles and then we run some limited edition drinks such as our Christmas cocktails such as our Figs in Blanket, a bourbon Manhattan using fig liqueur and pimento dram.
What has been popular for you?
Whilst we enjoy creating our more experimental serves we have noticed that our customers tend to order more familiar drinks such as our Negroni and the Angel Face is a best seller. This is our modern version of a drink found in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail book by Harry Craddock using gin and apricot however we use a still cider instead of calvados, it has nuances for a refined palette but also is very approachable.
I'm surprised by the Negroni as it is a simple drink to make but I think people like that bar-at-home experience, we have a regular who follows our recipe at home but mentioned it's never quite the same as getting it served at the bar.