We bet you never thought you’d find your favourite childhood story in drink form. Well, it’s about to come true. Jason Atherton’s The Blind Pig is launching a new cocktail menu entirely inspired by classic children’s literature, with the new menu titled ‘Long and Short Great British Tails’. The menu itself has been designed to read like a story book and will feature bespoke artwork courtesy of illustrator Masha Karpushina that captures the essence of each of the stories that inspired each of the creations.
Winnie the Pooh fans may be tempted by the Hunny Pot, made from rum, salted butter, Crowded Hive mead (alcohol made from fermenting honey and water), apple brandy, lemon, honey and bitters, to be served in a clay honey pot with a garnish of a piggy sweet. You didn’t think Pooh would come without Piglet did you? For Roald Dahl fans, a.k.a. everyone, there’s the Dream Jar, which of course was inspired by the dream jars collected by the BFG. It’s made from vodka, Swedish punch, Aprilcot, lemon, vanilla, oregano, egg white, soda and ‘zozimus’ essence, to be served in a jar with glowing ice cubes. Half a Pint o’ Buttah is inspired by none other than Harry Potter, and draws inspiration from the drink served at the Three Broomsticks Inn. It’s made from scotch, botanical spirit Kamm & Sons, thyme, butterscotch, citrus, bitters and beer. Hogwarts acceptance letter (sadly) not included.
The ‘Long and Short Great British Tails’ menu features 10 story inspired drinks, and a further 9 cocktails which while not inspired by children’s stories, are just as creative, incorporating new flavour combinations and techniques. It’s the first menu change that the bar has undergone since opening their not-so-secret door above Social Eating House in 2013, but it’s definitely a menu change we can get on board with.
Nostalgia never tasted so good.