Soho bar 100 Wardour St is celebrating the innovation, imagination and inner turmoil of some of the world’s finest creative figures with a new cocktail menu.
Developed by bar manager Marco Sangion and head mixologist Federico Pasian, the ‘Creative Disorders’ menu takes cherished, conventional ingredients and proceeds to “distort” and “disfigure” them into “intrepid flavour combinations.”
In honour of the morphing icon that is Madonna, Like a Virgin combines vodka, limoncello, floral camomille Quaglia, lime, strawberry puree and Fever-Tree lemonade, whereas Mess Around embodies the soul and compulsive character of legendary blues singer Ray Charles through a mix of bourbon, Oloroso sherry, Amargo de Angostura, topped off with a kick of ginger ale.
Another example from the menu is Splash It (pictured above). In true Jackson Pollock style, the cocktail flings together the short, sweet taste of bourbon, passionfruit, apple and vanilla.
Other creations on the list are dedicated to Beethoven, Vincent Van Gogh, Marilyn Monroe, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, Stockton Thompson, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalí, Kurt Cobain, Edward Munch, Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keeffe.
Federico said “I had a lot of fun creating this emotive menu. Having simultaneously explored the creative legacy and troubled existence of these creative icons I discovered that, for many, no problem was ever a limitation for these incredible artists – this is the essence which I have channelled into these beautiful cocktails.”