A Miscellany of Inventions

Our new cocktail menu, A Miscellany of Inventions, was inspired and informed by great ideas. By the ingenious inventions and incredible innovations that have impacted society and shaped our world, each drink is our unique creation, in a wondrously shaped receptacle. So investigate, explore and experiment.

Cooperman

Aperitif with tropical fruity notes and hints of oak

The wooden barrel was first used by the Celts for hauling liquids and bulky goods. It's now commonly used for aging and flavouring wines and spirits.

Ingredients: Aged Genmai Sake, Barley Shōchū, Apple, Banana, Sparkling Nigori, Citrus

Handyman

Long and slightly carbonated drink with a silky texture and a berry fruit finish

So you all thought the Philips screwdriver was the first square drive screw? Wrong! Here's the twist: The first recess-drive type fastener used for production was in fact devised by P.L. Robertson 28 years earlier.

Ingredients: Milk Oolong Infused Absolute Elix, Orange Cider, Blackcurrant, Passion Fruit, Lemon, Edible Screw

Over The Rainbow

A sweet long drink with intense mandarin flavours and a creamy amaro pairing

The hot air balloon was the first successful human-carrying flight technology and was created by the Montgolfier brothers.

Ingredients: Martell VS Cognac, Palo Cortado Sherry, Mandari, Pomegranate, Lemon, Braulio Curd

Lost in Asia

Long refreshing drink, Asian style with deep fruity notes

An ancient invention from China, there is disagreement as to exactly when the compass was invented; but they were popular amongst fortune-tellers in the Qin Dynasty (221-206BC), who used the lodestones to construct their fortune telling boards.

Ingredients: Aged Genmai Sake, Barley Shōchū, Apple, Banana, Sparkling Nigori, Citrus

Scan Me

A whisky sour twist, fruity and with a nutty finish

The barcode was invented by Norman J. Woodland and Bernard Silver in the US in 1952. It was based on Morse code that transpired to thin and thick bars. The barcode we know was first printed on a pack of chewing gum in 1974.

Ingredients: Michter's Bourbon, Manzanilla, Pomegranate Molasse, Maple, Egg White

Fields of Gold

Punchy, herbal and hearty, a refreshing drink with a spicy finish

The tractor has had many different incarnations over the years. However, in 1892, John Froelich developed the first successful gasoline powered engine that could be driven backwards and forwards.

Ingredients: Ilegal Mezca, Ancho Green Chil, Cucumber Shrub, Dry Wine, Ants (garnish)

Rockstar

Nutty, grassy and buttery, suitable as a night cap

The first electrically amplified guitar was designed in 1931 by George Beauchamp, USA. Nicknamed "The Frying Pan", the instrument enabled the birth of Rock & Roll some 20 years later and, in turn, transformed the music industry forever.

Ingredients: Havana Selección de Maestros, Roots Tentura, Nocino, Almond Butter, Grapefruit, Forest Honey

The Cure

A complex sweet and sour drink, with smoky notes and a liquorice finish

Fleming discovered Penicillin after leaving a laboratory petri dish out before a two-week holiday. He returned to a very mouldy dish, from which the first antibiotic was created. Sometimes not doing the washing-up has its benefits.

Ingredients: Monkey 47, Liquorice Liqueur, Citrus, Salty Timur, Kamm & Sons Aperitif, Maple

Director's Cut

The perfect choice for Margarita lovers, buttery and sour

The Lumière brothers invented the first commercially viable projector in France back in 1895 - which gave birth to the cinema we know today.

Ingredients: Buttered Corn, Don Julio Blanco, Elderflower, Lime

Chopper 52

Modern interpretation of the Bloody Mary served straight up with complex herbal notes

In 1939 in Connecticut, USA, Igor Sikorsky designed the VS-300, which changed our skies forever. His prototype took off in 1940 - vertically!

Ingredients: Vka Vodka, Tomato Water, Erba Cedrina, Salty Citrus, Rosemary

Look No Hands

A very robust aperitif, with bitter notes and candied orange

The first person to 'get on their bike' was Karl Von Drais in 1817 with his self-designed two-wheeled vehicle. However it had no pedals. Decades later, Scotsman Kirkpatrick Macmillan changed all that with his pedal bicycle innovation, which propelled him into the history books.

Ingredients: Copper Dog Whisky, Gagliardo Triple See, IPA Reduction, Fernet-Branca

Gong Cola

Sweet and sparkling tonic, oaky texture with coffee and caramel notes

Cola is a sweetened, carbonated soft drink that became popular worldwide when pharmacist John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in 1886.

Ingredients: Pisco Quebranta, Barolo Chinato, Caramel, CO2, Rinomato Americano, Porter Beer, Vermouth Di Torino