Our new pop-up cocktail bar – The Brixton Botanical

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Brixton Village is about to get an exciting new cocktail bar – it will pop-up from 24th May looking like a potting shed in what is normally Cornercopia’s  indoor winter dining room.  It will stay for the Summer months and bringing you  a changing menu of experimental & seasonal cocktails.

Nicholas Hortan who will be running the bar for us has devised a list of 10 fantastic cocktails using the very best of English spirits, fruit cordials, fresh seasonal fruit (sometimes vegetables)  herbs and edible flowers from our garden or other local growers. There are some fantastic English spirits now like Shipwreck Cider Brandy, Boxer gin, Chase Vodka (voted best in the world beating the Russians!) and ‘better than Champagne’ sparkling English wines which Nick will use to make some truly special cocktails.

The menu of 10 drinks will keep changing as Nick experiments with homemade syrups and  botanical bitters, different flavours and fruits throughout the summer. There is talk of us making our own Summer cup (think Pimms) and perhaps even a gin and tonic with Brixton grown botanicals.   To start with there will be a Rhubarb sour, nettle gimlet, English Sangria (English white wine & elderflower) and a Brixton Village Mule using the only English made rum (Old Salt), Federation Coffee bitters and Ossie’s ginger beer.  There will always be at least one cocktail for £5 with the rest ranging from £6-£9.

Should you feel inspired to get more experimental with your drink making at home we stock most of the ingredients in our shop and will be will be sharing DIY recipes.

The Botanical will be ope 6pm-11pm Tuesday-Saturday, from Friday 24th May
We won’t be taking reservations for the cocktail bar,  but you can still reserve a table for dinner at Cornercopia and order cocktails at your table.

About anne fairbrother

Anne set up and runs Brixton Cornercopia with chef Ian Riley
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