The wait for the arrival of our latest limited edition gin is finally over. A Parsnip In A Pear Tree is the fourth release in our acclaimed series of Director’s Cut bottlings… an incredible yuletide inspired creation, crafted by Brand Director Tom Coates.
In crafting our signature serves we seek out only premium ingredients, spirits and mixers that compliment and showcase Portobello Road gin’s exquisite mix of 9 time honoured botanicals.
Blue Pea Spritz is a classic aromatic, effervescent serve perfectly suited as an early evening aperitif. An intriguing blend combing bitter herbs and citrus flavours, this drink has both kick and complexity. Named after the delicate flower that gives off such a vibrant colour we recommend a garnish of cucumber and edible petals to create a showstopping sipper.
Our premier team of bartenders, led by our co-founder Mr Jake F. Burger, pride themselves on crafting modern classic cocktails that perfectly complement the unique character of Portobello Road Gin.
Our twist on the renowned Clover Club cocktail is a richly complex, eye -catching creation. However, this colourful tipple is more that just eye candy with full flavours backed up by the robust peppery backbone of our gin. The egg white not only delivers a silky smooth texture but also tops off this tipple with its trademark frothy head.
Having been inspired by the London Design Festival we thought we would take a look at a selection of the most stylish, iconic and down right photogenic drinks of all time. Design classics crafted not only to delight the taste buds but to wow the drinker with their class and elegance.
These are drinks with purpose and intent, to savour and to be seen with…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!