Shaken not stirred

The Edgbaston bar

Just in time for the weekend, answer this question to find out which of the new cocktails from The Edgbaston is your perfect tipple!

So you are at the bar, looking at the cocktail menu, do you choose :

A – A timeless classic as you care about quality?
B – One that challenges your tastebuds and allows you show off your refined palate?
C –A drink that offers drama and an experience as you’re looking for something extra special?
D – The most outlandish one you can find just to be different?

Jayne O’Malley from The Edgbaston shares her guide to four fabulous new cocktails.

 If you answered A – Claro Mojito

“Using all of our technical wizardry, we have managed to create the Claro Mojito – a stunning drink with all the wonderful flavours of a mojito subtly infused via rotary evaporation into what looks like a simple glass of sparkling water…but really, it is so much more!”

If you answered B – Genever Juniper

“We were inspired to create a drink themed around Scottish flavours and the wonderful journey from London to Edinburgh on the Flying Scotsman, so created this light, fruity cocktail with the wild flavours of Scottish hedgerow berries. But this alone wasn’t enough…we wanted to bring to Birmingham a flavour profile that people rarely experience: minerality. This led to the creation of our own Chalk and Slate gin, which paired with Dutch Geneva made the perfect mineral base for this outstanding drink.”

If you answered C – Martello

“This is a drink that tells the story of seafaring soldiers who sailed the high seas fighting epic battles for their countries. Named for the old cannon forts that line many a coast, it evokes every element of a life at sea. A rich, smooth whisky base captures the boldness of the men and the beauty of the ocean, whilst tree resin liqueur and maple syrup are gently reminiscent of the creaking wood of a galleon at full sail. Gunpowder and smoked Lapsang Souchong tea hint at the smell of the cannons after a battle and balance the richness of the cocktail with the subtle bitter notes of warfare. And as with the best stories, it ends with an explosive climax…”

 If you answered D – Charlie Brown

“All of your favourite childhood flavours are there, including peanut butter, chocolate and caramelised banana! Rich, creamy, indulgent and just a little bit cheeky, this is one to have when you’re feeling like something silly!”

Charlie Brown cocktail The Edgbaston

 

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