Bar and cocktail specialist TwoRuba has teamed up with independent distillers of award-winning artisan gin, Sipsmith, to curate an incredible cocktail menu available for three months only. Paying homage to the nation’s appreciation for the juniper based spirit, the collection will showcase interpretations of gin classics throughout the years.
Cocktails cost £11 and will be available to sip throughout the summer months. Some highlights include:
Tea at The Tower – Based on the Gin Smash (1862)
Move over Pimm’s, this wonderfully well-balanced blend of Sipsmith Summer Cup, fresh herbs, earl grey tea and a hint of elderflower liqueur will knock your socks off. The crisp, peppery notes of basil cut through the sweetness of muddled strawberries, with the tipple rounded off beautifully with the perfumed scent of bergamot.
Let Lemons Loose – Based on the Martini (1888)
No gin menu would be complete without the iconic martini, a simple marriage of mother’s ruin and vermouth. Modifying a classic of this stature requires a delicate approach, infusing the vermouth with lemon peel and lemon balm. The result is a modern, fresher finish that still treats the original recipe with the respect it deserves.
Summer Sling – Based on the Singapore Sling (1915)
The Summer Sling is updated with Sipsmith Summer Cup and oregeat syrup. The crisp flavours of cucumber and lemon alongside nutty almond notes balance perfectly the sugary juices of pineapple and orange.
British Bubbles – Based on the French 75 (1920s)
Fancy some fizz? This traditional combination of Champagne, lemon juice and sugar has been significantly suped-up with muddled raspberries, elderflower and just a dash of absinthe. Expect strong and sweet with an explosion of floral aromas.
Popping up for a week long residency later this summer, the Sipsmith Sipping Bar will also be paying a visit to TwoRuba, allowing bar guests to sample a range of exciting London-made spirits from its world famous Hammersmith distillery. Be sure to keep your eye on Twitter (@TwoRuba) to find out more!
Whether you’re a gin-lover or fledgling imbiber, TwoRuba also have a rotating programme of guest spirits running throughout the summer months. Choose from a range of 11 smashing gins, from the unique Daffy’s with zingy Lebanese mint, to the cucumber and rose infused Hendrick’s.