Chef Marcus Wareing has turned his attention (for a second) to drinks, as he opens George’s Bar in London’s King’s Cross.
Wareing says the bar is set to show off the same standard of creative, experimental thinking that he puts into his food, and that he will apply culinary experiences and channel theatre into his cocktail menu. All while enhancing the bar’s decadent 19th century interior.
Cocktails include the Bee Keeper, made with lavender-infused Bombay Sapphire, Melfort Farm honey, sloe gin, lemon, hibiscus and elderflower. The use of honey from Wareing’s very own Kentish farm will be the first time the acclaimed chef’s produce has been used in any of his venues.
The cocktail list, created by Wareing and bar manager Dav Eames, sees cocktails inspired by the unique flavour combinations Eames experiences daily, from the kitchen beneath him. Also on the list, a selection of cuvées from Champagne Gosset, craft beers, and a number of homemade tonic infusions, to go with a solid spirit offering.
Each cocktail on the menu will tell a story, and each story will come with a history…make sense? This month’s cocktail is the aforementioned Bee Keeper, with April and May set to serve cocktails inspired by the restaurant’s 100-year menu, mirroring an original menu from the space dated back to May 1918.