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A word on Walton’s and tonight...This amazing place was first recorded as a
While we are at it...
I N V I T E S
gin house in 1720.Tonight, the 22nd June this will be the first evening that this public house officially re-opens its doors since a dark evening of 1859 and it has not been tempered with since. Ahhh Fantastic is that dear chums??
A BIG THANK YOU TO THE GERMAN FOLKS AT APS GLAS & BAR SUPPLY
Cause they kick *ss! Paf!
To a RIDICULOUS but FANTASTICALLY CIVILISED EVENING at WILTON’S
BIG UP TO ALL THE BARTENDERS FROM FROM ALL OVER OUR FANTASTIC PLANET...
who are helping out tonight! The WORLD’S OLDEST MUSIC HALL, in COMPANY of the OH SO WELL QUITE FANTASTICALLY HAMBURG WATERHOLE:
Ah do not forget that where you are standing tonight, in the 1850’s and 60’s a sun-burner chandelier with 300 gas jets and 27,000 cut crystals dominated a mirrored hall where George Leybourne (Champagne Charlie) sang. Rumour has it that the first ever CanCan was performed here! How more suitable could it be!
During the night as we started about ten years ago we will serve punch out of tea cups proper victorian style and today we may even use a victorian bath tub as a punch bowl! Visit of the music hall take place during the evening so we can share a bit of history with you, for that speak to louis lewis smith the illustre united kingdom fantastic ambassador to the rose & cucumber.
MONDAY, 22nd JUNE 2009 7PM and WILL RESUME at 11PM
F E S T I V I T Y B E G I N S AT
This is where our Scottish Cucumber
will be mixing Cucumber Cocktails friendly eaux de jouvence brings you a for our delight and your pleasure. very special guest bar from Germany; yes Chaps Monday 22nd June we invite We will do so in what is the world you to a very relaxed evening where oldest Music Hall, Wilton’s. the whole team of Hamburg Le Lion
“I can resist everything except temptation” – Oscar Wilde
The CONCOCTIONS from that GERMAN BUNCH
BEUSER and ANGUS SPECIAL
Now dear chums this one to our dearest friends & chums and quite a drink for special people, and us here we love special people cause we even think we are special! Yep et oui, our Cucumber chum is not for everyone well that cocktails is quite similar and not for all to understand! So take some Chartreuse Verte, some Maraschino liqueur add Egg white, Lime, Sugar, Orange Flower Water the Bitter truth and bloody drink the whole thing cause it’s damn gooooooood!
AT LE LION
Now people, these bartenders are the real deal, no frikin around with that lot let
me tell ya! So this crew will mix some of the drinks they have been known to mix to perfection in Hamburg, today is not Sunday and Sunday is not Everyday BUT we will use our dear Scottish Chums Hendrick’s Gin in all the cocktails!!! Yep talk about Christmas coming early chaps! Allez paf! And Enjoy the following drink and lets not forget to drink with a civilised spirit as we are gentlemen after all! Aren’t we dear Chummmmmmms?!
Well, Well, Well don’t forget we are in Wilton’s and it is the world’s oldest and last surviving grand music hall. For your culture...In the 1850s and 60s, classical overtures, dance, circus acts, opera, choral, and folk songs were enormously popular, long before “old time music hall” evolved. John Wilton built this theatre behind his public house, The Prince of Denmark in 1858, in Graces Alley, E1. The pub was locally famous as the first to use beautiful mahogany fittings and became known as The Mahogany Bar. Wilton’s was described as the “Handsomest Room in Town” and “A Temple to Apollo”...and well wouldn’t you be surprised cause at the time if they could they would have drunk that cocktail! A very simple mix of our Scottish Juniper Holy Water mixed with Fentimans Ginger Beer and terminated with a dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice
LE COQUETIEZ DU LION
A savant mix of Hendrick’s Gin & Lillet Blanc without forgetting a little bit of Peychaud’s Bitters & Lime Twist to finish it proper Le Lion Style!
GIN BASIL SMASH
Now Dear Chaps and Chapettes, this one has very quickly became the equivalent of the Mojito of the Gin World if biensur Gin was a rum but yet Gin is not a Rum as Gin doesn’t taste like rum and well Ahhhhhhhhhh this one is like the house you will tell me after trying a mix made cocktail at Le Lion, something very of the Scottish well thought off unusual Sympathic and quite fresh, I think you Juniper essence finished with Rose & will like it. Cucumber love cleverly enticed with Red Basil and a hint of Lemon with a little Sugar doesn’t taste like a Mojito! My Gosh I am glad it doesn’t taste like ELDERFLOWER COLLINS a Mojito cause we don’t drink Mojito Simple, you know it...Hendrick’s Gin cause we drink gin and we don’t drink with a little St Germain Elderflower rum tonight even if we like rum but liqueur finished with some Lemon, let’s face we would love rum better if Sugar, Soda...without forgetting the it was made with Juniper...saying that most important the Cucumber! Me if our Cucumber Friend was distilled in Barbados that would be pretty cool gonna drink a few of them! instead of Girvan cause well we would go to the Barbados for work and that dear chums would be lovely...are you still following! No?! Good! Well enjoy the Gin Basil Smash creation of our dear comrade Joerg Meyer! El Director!
Ahhhhhhhhhh 001 was telling me this one is kind of the ancestor of the Singapore Sling, I tell you this dude has way too much time to read all the books on cocktails! Well the Fantastic team of le Lion will mix the following ingredients for this one: Bénédictine with Eau de vie de Cerise, Lemon, Bitters, Soda water and yes the most important...yes...The fantastically eaux de jouvence, the only and unique Rose & Cucumber enticed liqueur of happiness I said yes the one and only... our Scottish Chum and you know exactly who this is I am talking about cause there is only one!
GIN & TONIC
Do I need to say more dear chums? Me don’t think so...enjoy a very simple H&T but do not forget with the very unique touched first applied in the summer of 1999....the Slice of Pepino!!! Yep Cucumber!!!