A milk and honey London classic. A gin sour with dry sherry.
Back in 2002, New York City’s famous Milk & Honey Bar took flight across the pond and landed in Central London. Its American counterpart had kick started the early 2000s cocktail revolution and the London outpost helped spread the word of fine but simple cocktails throughout Europe.
Operating as a private members club, the bar had a list of ‘house rules’ including “Do not bring anyone unless you would leave that person alone in your home“ and “If a man you don't know speaks to you, please lift your chin slightly and ignore him.”
Despite the clubs short list of do’s and don’ts they created a quiet revolution in the cocktail world. Highlighting simple cocktails, great ingredients and uncovering some old forgotten classics.
Here we present their London Calling cocktail. A simple gin and dry sherry ode to their newly adopted city and named after The Clash’s seminal third album - which gains the drink plus points in our book!
- 50ml Hepple gin
- 20ml fresh lemon juice
- 20ml sugar syrup
- 15ml tio pepe dry sherry
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into an ice filled rocks glass
Garnish with a slice of lemon