We can all get stuck in our ways with our choices of drinks, why go for something different when you know you’ll enjoy a classic G&T no matter where you are. However, we have decided to mix things up a little and have devised a shortlist of 5 new drinks that we believe you should try this September, all of which are in Cardiff- right on our doorstep!
Rhubarb and Custard
Where: The Flora, Cathays
What: Absolut vodka, Adovocaat, rhubarb syrup, fresh lemon and vanilla syrup.
Why: A drink to take you back to your childhood. The combination of the adovocaat and rhurbarb syrup means The Flora has nailed the flavours of this popular sweet. Whilst this is a sweet drink, the vodka and lemon add the perfect tang so not to make it too sickly. Seriously good retro cocktail.
The Italian Dragon
Where: The Dead Carnary, Cardiff
What: Campari Cask Tales, Coconut infused Beefeater gin, Byrrh, lemon and egg white.
Why: A real cocktail to celebrate Joe Calzaghe. Combining bitters with lighter, coconutty flavours and egg white makes this cocktail deliciously unique. It is a whirlwind combination of flavours which is only fitting for The Italian Dragon.
Where: Tiny Rebel, Cardiff
What: Marshmallow porter, 5.2%.
Why: The perfect sweet treat for an autumnal evening. This porter has all the roasty qualities of a classic dark ale, but the marshmallow flavours give a real sweetness. Whilst it is sweet, the malts and hops make sure to keep the earthy notes of a dark ale. This drink is out to get your tastebuds.
Stars and Stripes
Where: The Cambrian Tap, Cardiff
What: An American wheat beer, 5.0%.
Why: Refreshingly and deliciously drinkable. Having been brewed with Californian Ale yeast and wheat malt, this beer is a hazy golden colour and has a crisp bitterness. Brains Craft Brewery describes Stars and Stripes to have ‘aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruit combined with citrus flavours.’ Light, crisp and bitter.
Teaches of Peaches
Where: Lab 22, Cardiff
What: Portobello Road Gin, Aperol, Cocchi Americano, White Peach Blossom Cordial, Orange Bitters, Soda.
Why: Think Aperol Spritz meets Liptons Iced Tea meets Sex on the beach. Lab 22 never do disappoint with their cocktail mixology and flavours, and Teaches of Peaches is no different. The flavours of this cocktail are elegant and delicate whilst delightfully peachy.
We may have given you some great new drinks to try, but everyone has their drink of choice. Here at Pop Up Bar Hire, we can help you tailor your bar to your own personal preferences for your event, party or wedding. Contact us today to discuss details further.
Author: Georgie Dransfield