Wednesday, November 19, 2014

1930's Style Cocktails From the Tanqueray Drawing Rooms





Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Tanqueray Drawing Rooms, an 'at home' experience that took place in one of Central London's chic residences to recreate the traditional cocktail hour of days gone by for today's gin-soaked generation. With a live jazz singer, art deco decor, make your own flapper headpiece stations and dapper bartenders serving up all things ginny, The Tanqueray Drawing Rooms gave guests a look at life just after prohibition.


The Tanqueray Drawing Rooms pop-up was part of the #TanquerayThursdays series, a weekly guide to the top 10 coolest Thursday night experiences in London with exclusive offers for Tanqueray lovers at each destination. The the Drawing Rooms have finished, Tanqueray Thursdays continues until 11th December.

In the meantime, Tanqueray has generously offered a few of the delicious cocktail recipes from the Tanqueray Drawing Rooms for Pink Julep readers to try! Each one is delicious, wildly reminiscent of the glamorous 1930's and perfect for the upcoming party season. So put on your glad rags, dust of the good glasses, invite a few friends over and enjoy mixing up these lovely libations!


Fitzroy Gin Fizz £8.00
Born in New Orleans, home of the cocktail, stirred up with a 1930s twist
Tanqueray London Dry, fresh lemon, cream, rhubarb syrup and fresh watermelon juice topped with soda
Created by Tanqueray Global Ambassador Barrie Wilson
50ml Tanqueray London Dry
20ml fresh lemon juice
20ml Rhubarb syrup from can
10ml cream
1/2 egg white
30ml watermelon juice
Top with soda water

Place all ingredients into your cocktail shaker and give a quick blitz with a hand blender. Should you not have this, then shake all ingredients vigorously without ice. Once this is done, add ice and shake. Strain into a hiball glass with fresh cubed ice and top with soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint.


Nichol Above The Dollar £8.00
Heralding from the Big Apple, a delicious adaption of the old-school classic Aviation
Tanqueray London Dry, Golden Needle Tea, Cherry Heering, fresh lemon and a dash of crème de violet
Created by World Class UK Bartender Of The Year 2014 James Fowler
2.5ml Creme De Violet
10ml Lemon Juice
10ml Cherry Herring
20ml Golden Needle Tea (brewed)
45ml Tanqueray London Dry
Garnish cherry in bottom of flute

Brew the tea ahead of time and allow it to cool. Then add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice and shake then double strain into a chilled champagne flute and garnish.


Fitzroy Gin Fizz £8.00
Born in New Orleans, home of the cocktail, stirred up with a 1930s twist
Tanqueray London Dry, fresh lemon, cream, rhubarb syrup and fresh watermelon juice topped with soda
Created by Tanqueray Global Ambassador Barrie Wilson
50ml Tanqueray London Dry
20ml fresh lemon juice
20ml Rhubarb syrup from can
10ml cream
1/2 egg white
30ml watermelon juice
Top with soda water


Place all ingredients into your cocktail shaker and give a quick blitz with a hand blender. Should you not have this, then shake all ingredients vigorously without ice. Once this is done, add ice and shake. Strain into a hiball glass with fresh cubed ice and top with soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Do you have a favorite holiday gin recipe? If so, leave it in the comments and I'll be sure to try it out! 

Many thanks to Tanqueray for the use of these beautiful photos & delicious cocktail recipes!
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