Carbonised cocktails, served straight from a Cornelius beer keg nicknamed the Village Fountain (pictured), have been added at Village East bar in Bermondsey Street, London.
Priced at £6 per drink, the cocktail is changed weekly, using ingredients that are in season where possible, and creating gin-based variations with combinations including cucumber and thyme, and strawberry and basil.
Head bar manager Jiri Majerick said: “We wanted to maintain and develop our expertise in creating craft cocktails. We always strive to create new and exciting drinks which are accessible to our guests, which is exactly what the fountain does.
“It is consistent and efficient, but also great fun and perfectly timed for the summer season, when cold and refreshing drinks are on everyone’s minds. We create all of our own syrups and infusions so this process is bespoke and individual to Village East.”
The bar has also introduced cocktails aged in glass jars with oak staves added to enhance the flavour, such as a Martinez, made with Jensen’s Old Tom gin, Punt e Mes, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur and orange bitters, and El Presidente, mixing Havana Club 3 Year Old rum with Noilly Prat, orange curaçao, grenadine and orange bitters.
Another cocktail rested in the glass jars is the Leftfield – a combination of Tanqueray Gin, Noilly Prat vermouth, elderflower cordial, balsamic vinegar and orange bitters.
Measures are also available in 500ml bottles for four to share at £35.