Legendary cocktails at 100 Wardour St

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We were invited along to the iconic 100 Wardour St to sample the brand new cocktail menu created by Bar Manager Massimo Bosio and his insanely talented team. The menu is bursting with 20 incredible cocktails that will fill you with nostalgia and delight. The menu draws upon classic concoctions from era gone by, starting with delights from the golden age of cocktails, moving onto prohibition staples and exotic tiki tipples, right through to modern day favourites with unique twists.

100 Wardour street is steeped in history so a menu through time sees only fitting for such an iconic space. If you did not know, in 1964 the legendary London music venue the Marquee Club moved in, housing music acts including David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and The Sex Pistols, before closing its doors in 1988. In 2016 it reopened as 100 Wardour St.

Bosio showcases how each cocktail has made a comeback, adding his modern twists throughout the decades. The flavours take guests back in time to give an amazing experience of history and modernity combined. The four themes include ‘The Golden Era,’ ‘It’s Tiki Time,’ ‘Disco Fever’ and ‘Back to the Future.’ My personal favorite was pear and chocolate infusion It’s Not An Espresso Martini from the 'Disco Fever' menu. It was an intensely smooth take on the old classic. 

 

‘The Golden Era’

(1860-1930)

Showcasing cocktails inspired by America, who led the way during the cocktail revolution - from the publication of Dr Jerry Thomas’ first cocktail book in 1862, right up until the Prohibition era.

We tried:

Adonis
Tanqueray Gin, Apricot Brandy, Lime and Peychaud Bitters

 

Some of the ‘Golden Era’ cocktails include:

Milk Punch 
Ysabela Regina Brandy, Gosling Dark Rum, Vanilla, Milk

Cameron’s Kick 
Jameson, Johnny Walker Black, Orgeat and Lemon Juice

Brown Derby
Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Grapefruit, Honey

 

‘It’s Tiki Time’

(1930-1950)

When drinks became fun! Tiki cocktails take inspiration from Polynesian culture with their exotic flavours. Tiki masters Trader Vic and Don The Beachcomber would be proud.

 

We tried:

Navy Swizzle
Pusser’s Gunpowder rum, house blend spiced rum, homemade falernum, lime juice, triple sec, Angostura Bitters, Absinthe.

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Contains other vibrant flavoured cocktails such as:

Rum Nation #2 
House Blwnd Spiced Rum, Wray and Nephew Over Proof Rum, Bluberry Shrub, Lemon Juice, Vanilla, Pineapple and Oloroso Sherry.

Hanging Man 
Pusser’s Gunpowder rum, Smith & Cross rum, Aba pisco, homemade falernum, plum, lime, egg white, passion fruit syrup, homemade ginger and grapefruit syrup, grapefruit soda.

Goji Smash 
Plantation 3 Star Rum, Wray and Nephew Over Proof Rum, Banana Liqueur, Honey Syrup, Lemon and Mint.

Banana Republic 
Havana 7 Year Old Rum, Pusser’s Spiced Rum, Banana Liqueur, Martini Gran Lusso and Orange Bitters.

The Hanging Man 
Pusser’s Gunpowder Rum, Smith & Cross Rum, Aba Pisco, Falernum, Plum, Lime Juice, Egg-White, Passion Fruit Syrup, Home-made Ginger & Grapefruit Syrup and Grapefruit Soda.

 

‘Disco Fever’

(1980-1990’s)

According to experts, the worst era for cocktails but let’s face it ... Disco drinks are seriously fun!

We tried:

It’s Not An Espresso Martini 
Pear and chocolate infused Rebel Yell, Xante liqueur, almond syrup, coffee.

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Some of the ‘Disco Fever’ cocktails include:

Baby Steps
Caorunn Gin, lemon, elderflower, mixed green puree and bubbles.

Rock Star Martini 
Sauvelle Vodka, Passion Fruit Infused Lillete, Champagne Syrup, Flaggpunsch Carlshamns and Passionfruit Gelatine.

Harvey Wallbanger #2 
Ketel One Vodka, Gelliano, Blood Orange, Vanilla and Citric Foam.

Alabama Slammer 
Makers Ark Bourbon, Vanilla, Amaretto di Saronno, Plum, Lemon, Orange Bitters and Home-made Sichuan Pepper Tincture.

  

‘Back To The Future’

A reinterpretation of some of the most famous old-school cocktails with a modern touch.

 

We tried:

Swedish Milk Punch 
Darjeeling Tea & Roses Infused Absolut Elix, Xante liqueur, Absinth, Angostura Bitters, Red Wine and Condense Milk.

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Some of the ‘Back To The Future’ cocktails include:

White Tea Negroni
Caorunn Gin, Lillet Rose, lemon verbena syrup, Campari gelatine.

Cloud No.9 
Sipsmith Gin, blueberry shrub and mixed vermouths.

 Nezumi Kozo 
Hibiki Harmony, Yuza Liqueur, Plumb Sake, Suze and Lemon Verbena Smoke.

Frida
Kaffir Lime Infused Monte Lobos Mezcal, Green Chartreuse, Fresh Pressed Fennel & Lemmon Grass, Agave Syrup and Lime Juice

 

Some more of the incredible creations at 100 Wardour St.

Alongside the varied new cocktail selection, guests are also able to enjoy 3 sharing cocktails and for those who want something sweet without the kick the menu features 3 virgin cocktails.

For the full menu and to make a reservation go to www.100wardourst.com

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