19 September 2018

James Bond… debonair, daring and with a penchant for “A Martini. Shaken, not stirred.

Despite uttering these immortal lines 007’s most famous drink is not a gin or vodka Martini but a somewhat lesser know cocktail… The Vesper, invented by Ian Fleming himself.
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2 September 2018

A distinctly maritime take on the classic Martini cocktail. This sophisticated libation substitutes Fino Sherry for the vermouth used in the classic version, which enhances the salinity of Portobello Navy Strength Gin. We have then swapped the more usual olive or lemon twist for a pickled caperberry.
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2 September 2018

The Army & Navy is one of those classic cocktails where the true history has probably now been lost to the sands of time.  It first appeared in print in the seminal 1948 tome The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David Embury, so  it was probably created sometime in the years before that, which puts us firmly into the time of the Second World War.
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2 September 2018

A ‘Pink Gin’ is simply a mixture of gin and Angostura Bitters which one can order “In or Out”. “In” meaning the bitters tipped into the empty cocktail glass are left in. “Out” means they are thrown away before the drink is poured, leaving just a coating inside the glass.
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2 September 2018

This is a long forgotten drink that our resident historian, Jake F. Burger,  stumbled across in an old newspaper. More suited to the Merchant Navy than the Royal Navy, but we find it to be absolutely marvellous. Here is the original extract from the Pall Mall Gazette on April 24th 1922.
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2 September 2018

The Gimlet is perhaps the most well known of all the naval cocktails and is a staple on many a cocktail menu having originated in the late 19th Century. 

The ships of her majesty’s Royal Navy were required to carry lime juice since 1867. Although Sir Francis Drake knew the benefits of feeding lime juice to his sailors almost 300 years before that. It is of course a great defence against scurvy, or vitamin C deficiency! 
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28 August 2018

Florida gin fans rejoice! Proud purveyors of London’s spirit, Portobello Road Gin, are teaming up with ABC Fine Wines and Spirits for a series of exclusive tastings this Labor Day. Read More

10 August 2018

Beat the heat and get in the spirit with a drink perfect for picnics or long lazy days in the garden. This is a true taste of summer with the freshest seasonal flavours to the fore. The cooling notes of cucumber and the sweet scent of strawberries meld with the juniper of the gin to finish with a refreshing lemon zing!
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10 August 2018

Inspired by the sun soaked piazzas of Italy, this stylish seasonal sipper exudes summer charm. Fresh Amalfi lemons tingle your taste buds, as essential oils, fruits and herbs enliven your palate. This is a sun kissed and citrus infused delight.
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10 August 2018

Keep cool this season with our classic summer thirst quencher. This medley combines one of summer’s tastiest treats, watermelon, with our award winning Portobello Road Gin, premium tonic and basil.

Bursting with fresh botanicals from the gin and subtle sweet peppery notes from the basil, this is the perfect tipple for cooling off on a hot day.
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