Dapper Chapper favourite the Bird of Smithfield has an exciting new cocktail menu they’re dying to share with you all. From the rooftop terrace to the hidden dining rooms and curious mirrored basement, they’ve been gathering inspiration for the next wave of refreshing cocktails that will knock your socks off.
Chief Mixologist Stan has been preparing delicious candied fruits and truffles, burning herbs and introducing brand new gins, mezcals and vodkas to the mix for something extra special. We headed down to see what all the fuss was about.
The first was the Cointreauversial, a balanced sweetly savoury cocktail. With a Remy Martin VSOP base shaken with Cointreau and apricot brandy, the sweetness is balanced with lime and bitters, and finished with a little Cointreau chocolate skewered and balanced on the side that went perfectly with the drink. Delicious and sweet, we loved this one.
Next on the list was the Smooth Operator, a promising name that didn’t disappoint. A tangy date-infused Campari base, this was layered with Mount Gay rum, Elderflower, Marolo Chianto, banana and cinnamon. An unusual blend of flavours that went down very well indeed.
Then we came to the LDN, with the love-it-or-hate-it Aperol frozen into a smooth sorbet floating in a cocktail of Bold London spirit, herby Cynar, orange & mandarin bitters and rhubarb bitters. A tangy and surprising drink that we found incredibly unique, and if you’re an Aperol fan you will fall in love with it.
The Lost Treasure was a pretty spectacular affair – minuscule size with a big punch! A blend of Knob Creek bourbon and Amaro Meletti topped with a creamy egg white foam made of blended with Kah tequila, green apple & lime zest, apple juice and nutmeg. It was served in a little glass with the foamy creation presented with a flourish and topped with a garnish of apple chip.
A fresh finish was the Caged Heart, consisting of Belvedere vodka, Pedro Ximinez, orange juice, plum bitters, green Chartreuse and garnished with a tangy physalis and a cheeky monkey. Very fresh and fruity, this was a hit.
As well as the ones we tried, there are a range of other cocktails added to the totally revamped menu, with a slew of unusual and interesting ingredients expertly applied with an expert eye. Get yourself down to the Bird of Smithfield for a special selection of cocktails and the perfect atmosphere to enjoy them in, from rooftop to bottom.