Artesian revamps classic cocktails with new menuBy Nicola Carruthers
The Artesian bar at The Langham, London, has unveiled the first drinks menu under its new bar team, called Cause, Effect & Classic Cocktails.
The new menu has been created by head bartender Remy Savage and bar manager Anna Sebastian, who both joined the London venue last month.
Cause, Effect & Classic Cocktails is described as an “interpretation of some of the world’s most iconic drinks”.
The 14-strong cocktail menu examines the ingredients of each recipe, looking at “how provenance, maturity, preparation and presentation” effect the “subtle balance of flavours” within a cocktail.
Cocktails on the menu include a Screwdriver, which uses Kappa Pisco instead of vodka to “add a layer of floral complexity”. While the Espresso Martini features the coffee bean at different stages – an unroasted coffee syrup, a medium roast and a carbonated heavy roast cold brew – said to add a maltiness and bitterness that “counterbalances the sweetness” of the other ingredients.
Also on the menu is the lesser-known Corpse Reviver No. 1, which was originally created in Paris in the 1920s by Frank Meyer. It features a 2010 vintage Barolo wine to emphasise Christian Drouin Calvados alongside the Merlet Brothers Blend Cognac.
The menu features a series of drawings that represent the flavour notes within each cocktail. The “playful and simple” flip book features illustrations that evokes Art Nouveau floral motifs.
The team also sourced glassware from around the world, to emphasise the key characteristics of each drink, and each serve includes clear hand-cut ice in reference to classic cocktails.
Cause, Effect & Classic Cocktails is available at the Artesian bar, with cocktails priced between £17 and £22.
Click through the following pages to view a selection of some of the new serves in Artesian’s Cause, Effect & Classic Cocktails menu.
Ingredients: Absolut Elyx Vodka, dry wines, flight of olives
Ingredients: Tanqueray No. Ten Gin, Campari, sweet wines, Langham distillate
Ingredients: Glenfiddich 15 Year Old, seasonal water, minerals
Ingredients: Plymouth Navy Strength Gin, lime
Ingredients: Dolin Dry Vermouth, Chartreuse, cucumber cordial and eucalyptus oil