On the 16th April, Jason Atherton’s flagship bar, The Blind Pig will launch a new cocktail menu inspired by traditional British drinking habits. Designed by the group’s Bar Manager, Jay Doy, ‘Seasons to Drink’ will follow how we drink throughout the year depending on the seasons, with a nod to different drinking traditions and customs from around the world.
Kicking off with the ‘The Picnic Edition’, the speakeasy will welcome the first signs of sun with a menu inspired by iconic alfresco drinks and snacks including; Rhubarb and Custard served in the style of a classic English Trifle featuring rhubarb wine, Martini Bitter, English vermouth, Hayman’s Sloe and topped with whipped custard and a wafer (£12); Cucumber Fizz will include cucumber gin, elderflower, pear, cucumber puree, citrus, egg white and fizz (£11.50) and a crowd-pleasing Pink Lemonade, made with Limoncello, Aperol, Rosé, pink grapefruit, lemon, hibiscus and topped with Sekforde tonic (£11.50).
The ‘Picnic Edition’ will see The Blind Pig’s new cocktails served in playful glassware in shapes such as soda pop cans and jam jars, with the menu itself featuring stylish illustrations reminiscent of the English countryside. Each of the drinks from ‘The Picnic Edition’ will be lower ABV to cater for all those looking for lighter spring drinking.
Commenting on the new menu, Jay Doy notes, “We’re thrilled to launch the first edition of the new ‘Seasons to Drink’ menu, which will allow our guests to sample a range of cocktails perfectly tailored to how we like to drink throughout the year. ‘The Picnic Edition’ will bring to life fresh British springtime flavours with a playful yet grown-up twist.’
Located above the Michelin-starred restaurant Social Eating House, the menu has been carefully designed to be enjoyed in The Blind Pig’s speakeasy style setting in the heart of London’s Soho. A selection of beers, spirits and non-alcoholic cocktails are also available, as well as an extensive list of wines and champagnes to choose from.