Please note: The Archie Rose Bar will be closed from 12noon - 5pm on Wednesday 5 December for a private function. We will reopen on Wednesday 5 December at 5pm as usual. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Yes. That's what we called it. If the country can name a swimming pool after a man who disappeared at sea we can name a cocktail after him. The first sip is the overwhelmingly petulant gentian kick of the Suze, the middle palate is the joyful cherry blossom waft of the Manchino Sakura, and it's all connected, ingeniously, with the saline fruit whack of Archie Rose Summer Gin Project: Coast. Bravo.
Once upon a time this drink was the Espresso Martini of its time, and unlike the Espresso Martini it was for good reason. It's almost impossible to describe in words. But let's give it a go. The Sherry (yes you do like it, no it's not just for grandmothers) gives a nutty, vinous note, the Coast Gin, a salinity that tempers the sweetness and the peach the hit of summer you so desperately wanted.
Has gin and juice ever been so good? No. I guarantee if you buy a dozen coconuts, a machete (or Coco Jack if you want to keep your fingers) you will make more friends by the beach this summer with this drink than you know what to do with.
If you want to spend your time enjoying your next BBQ without having to keep fixing your guests drink after drink, we recommend doing the hard work beforehand, and enlarging the serving size. These drinks all have just a handful of ingredients and they're all pretty easy to find, so you only need to visit your local supermarket and bottle shop once.
This drink defines summer. The undisputed sexiest fruit - the blood orange has a short but triumphant season - 2018 has seen a relatively good crop of blood oranges. Orchards still have fruit which is often not the case when spring has bursts of high heat, the fruit turns soft and supply peters out. But this year we’ve had a mild start to spring, you should have blood oranges available just in time for the launch of Summer Gin Project: Coast.
A cobbler is a classic cocktail designed to show off the nuance of a spirit. Here we pair a good slug of Bush Gin with a collection of herbs (whatever you have growing in your herb garden will do), some cucumber and citrus. Capped off with soda this is almost good for you.
Our newest signature serve for Bush Gin is a riff on the old school Red Snapper. The Green Snapper is a green juice with a spicy backbone and bush base. You can alter the juice and spice ratio as you see fit. But here is how we do it in the bar.
The New York Sour is a rye sour with a red wine float. When you substitute the rye for our Six Malt New Make you create something intriguing. The lemon masks some of the sweetness of the spirit and brings out the earthiness of the grain. It’s very good indeed.
The Clover Club is a really old drink that went out of fashion possibly because raspberries weren’t considered “manly” - a very silly reason not to enjoy it. The combination of gin, raspberries, lemon and frothy egg white make this a total crowd pleaser.