London’s The Churchill Bar & Terrace has unveiled ‘Shades of Winston Churchill’, a new cocktail menu inspired by Winston Churchill and classic British food pairings.
The autumn/winter menu, led by head bartender Giacomo Guarnera and his team, pays homage to the many roles Winston Churchill played in his life, combined with classic British food duos.
The Prime Minister, for instance, takes its inspiration from the iconic British flavour combination of egg and cress, featuring Johnnie Walker black, watercress and jasmine cordial, absinthe and Top Pedrino white vermouth tonic.
Alternatively, The Traveller (pictured), combining Ketel One infused baked potato, Pinto beans orgeat, Muyu Chinotto, nero, acid pandan leaf, sofa and dill dincture, is a twist on a food pairing loved by the nation – jacket potatoes and baked beans.
Guests will have the chance to pair their cocktail with a dish that complements its ingredients and infusions.
Food pairing options are both savoury and sweet, including a peanut butter mousse and a spicy strawberry jelly, peas and carrots arancini with pea dust and egg bites with watercress emulsion.
Giacomo said: “The new autumn/winter cocktail menu is our most ambitious to date, celebrating Winston Churchill’s life and some classic British dishes and ingredients that are loved by the nation, such as strawberries and cream, apple and crumble, rhubarb and custard and scones and clotted cream.
“We hope that each sip triggers fond memories and associations whilst bringing out the best of the unusual ingredients and infusions included with the menu.
“We have a cocktail on the menu to suit every discerning drinkers’ tastes, from the more experimental drinker to those looking for an indulgent warming winter cocktail.”
The Churchill Bar & Terrace has also introduced a new collaboration with artist Zoom Rockman, who is best known for his sharp-witted satirical cartoons.
Zoom’s series of newly commissioned eight artworks will be showcased in the bar’s outdoor terrace area depicting the private and public life of Sir Winston Churchill himself.