Children’s books inspire Blind Pig cocktail list
Jason Atherton’s London cocktail bar The Blind Pig has launched the ‘Long and Short Great British Tails’ menu – inspired by classic British children’s stories such as Alice in Wonderland and The BFG.
Inspired by classic children’s literature, the nostalgic new menu is the speakeasy’s first cocktail overhaul since it opened above Social Eating House in 2013.
Designed by The Social Company’s group bar executive, Jamie Jones, and The Blind Pig’s bar manager Dan Berger, each element of every cocktail is designed to be “intrinsically” linked to the chosen from story – from the name to the ingredients.
Hunny Pot, for example, is dedicated to A.A Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, and features Havana 7 rum, salted butter, Crowded Hive mead, Somerset apple brandy, lemon, honey and orange bitters served in a clay honey pot with a pig sweet garnish.
Meanwhile, Half a Pint o’ Buttah is inspired by J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series; combining Monkey Shoulder Scotch, thyme, butterscotch, citrus, bitters and beer.
The Blind Pig commissioned illustrator Masha Karpushina to “capture the essence of each story” with artwork for each drink, which is presented in the new menu, designed to read like a story book.
“Everyone has a favourite story from their childhood, so the idea for this list was to capture these shared memories and bring them to life with a playful yet grown-up twist,” said Jones. “Combined with Masha’s beautiful illustrations, I’m really excited to see The Blind Pig continue to lead in terms of creativity, innovation – and most importantly, flavour.”
Launching today, (23 January), ‘Long and Short Great British Tails’ will also be joined by a further nine cocktails new to the bar.
Click through the following pages to view every cocktail from The Blind Pig’s new cocktail menu, ‘Long and Short Great British Tails’.
Winnie the Pooh
Ingredients: ￼￼Havana 7 rum, salted butter, Crowded Hive mead, Somerset apple brandy, lemon, honey, orange bitters, ‘Piglet’ garnish
Float like a Peach
James and the Giant Peach
Ingredients: ￼￼Tanqueray 10 gin, Rinquinquin peach wine, hibiscus, olive oil, egg white, sparkling poire
Ingredients: Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Disaronno amaretto, maraschino,
pink grapefruit, ￼￼￼lemon, raspberry, egg white, ‘Tinkerbell’ garnish
Alice in Wonderland
Ingredients: Bulleit Rye whiskey, Cynar, artichoke, banana, lemon, ￼￼￼spicy beetroot syrup, egg white
Lost & Found
Ingredients: Barsol pisco, triple sec, lemon, ￼￼Marmalade sandwich syrup
Half a Pint o’Buttah
Ingredients: Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Kamm & Sons, thyme, butterscotch, ￼￼￼citrus, bitters, beer
Ingredients: Cabeza Tequila infused with chamomile tea, carrot cordial, lime, cake
Mr Tumnus Tipple
Ingredients: Hendricks gin, Lanique rose, Cocchi Rosa, Pedro Ximenez sherry, chocolate bitters, ￼￼￼￼tobacco essence
X Marks the Spot
Ingredients: Chivas Regal 12 Scotch, Appleton Signature Blend rum, Lapsang Souchong, peat, lime, pistachio, apple
Ingredients: Ketel One vodka, Swedish punsch, ￼apricot, lemon, vanilla & oregano syrup, egg white, soda, zozimus essence