The Botanist Launches New Cocktail Menu Inspired by The Lifecycle of Plants
June 1st, 2022
The Botanist, has revealed its expertly crafted new cocktail menu for Spring, which launched earlier this May.
Known for innovative and imaginative creations, the venue has delved even deeper into the art of botany for its latest offering, bringing its unique brand to life through taste by exploring the life cycle of plants around the world.
In-house experts have created unique pairings and curious cocktails, derived from the most weird and wonderful flavours they could forage and working with local and seasonal produce, including beetroot, nasturtium and quince. Pairing those with more familiar flavours to create the perfect balance, The Botanist hopes to gently introduce a wider array of botanicals to its guests this season. Split into three phases, the menu allows the customer to sample the full lifecycle of a plant. The
‘Roots & Shoots’ cocktails are herbaceous and aromatic, infused with flavours found in the roots and leaves. Refreshing and light, the ‘Flowers’ drinks are a delicate balance of bright blooms and fragrant florals, whilst the ‘Fruits’ concoctions are vibrant and zesty, savouring the freshest fruits of the season.
The menu encourages the customer to explore unique pairings derived from botanical flavours around the world. Standout drinks include Passionfruit & Basil, Rhubarb & Sage Spritz, Quince & Chilli and Jasmine & Passionfruit.
Many of the options, including Quince & Cardamon, Strawberry & Elderflower Mojito and Pineapple & Blood Orange Sour have been specifically designed with non-alcoholic ingredients such as Lyre’s and Everleaf alcohol-free spirits and aperitifs, making up over a third of the menu.
The new menu will also see the addition of ‘Perfect Pairings’ - carefully selected spirits with a unique and unexpected pairing, including Macadamia & Cava, Recycled Banana & Ginger and Japanese Whisky & Apricot.