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A cocktail to go with your cheesy nachos?!

We were recently featured on the Mail Online in an article about the best cocktails to go with your guilty pleasure eats. Not that we endorse crappy food (we only serve the good stuff) but we do endorse cheese on pretty much everything, and Bea can whip up a cocktail to go with anything.

As Bea says in the article, quite rightly, ‘Everyone likes a spicy nacho’ – but the trick is drinking something to complement that spice.

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We announced our new cocktail, The Chilipinarita in a recent blog post here. Made with pineapple juice, pineapple syrup, lime juice, two pineapple wedges, a red chilli – and of course two shots of blanco tequila, it is the perfect blend to enhance the spice, while the acid from the pineapple tempers it.

Bea says: ‘The sweet notes in the pineapple juice balances the savoury nachos and the citrus stops the dairy from the beautifully stringy cheese and the sour cream from resting in your stomach. The tequila needs no explanation. It’s frikken agave nectar from the gods.’

Bea is seldom wrong. Read the full article here.

 

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Spreading the Cocktail Love…

One of our bartenders has been a busy Bea… not content with whipping up cocktails and shaking up a storm in El Camion , Bea Bradsell has been spreading her cocktail prowess by helping to design drinks on other bar menus!

In between rocking up Soho, making local radio appearances and constructing a brand new libation list that will be live very soon, Bea created The Blanch Bradsell Project that is featured on the menu of amazing bar Hidden in Cala San Vincente, on the North side off Ibiza.

Hidden? More like heaven. We wouldn't mind having a drink in the sun...

Hidden? More like heaven. We wouldn’t mind having a drink in the sun…

Working with her pal India Blanch, Bea created the cocktail that is, of course, tequila based! The ingredients of The Blanch Bradsell Project are:

Reposado Tequila

Chase Elderflower Liqueur

Fresh Mint

Chilli infused Agave syrup

Lime juice
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This is the cocktail, complete with Chris Edwards, who owns the bar with Amanda Blanch

Celebrate World Gin Day with the famous Bramble!

Now, booze lovers all over the globe are getting rather excited about the coming Saturday. Why might that be? Because it is World Gin Day!

Okay, so we can usually be found extolling the virtues of mezcal and tequila, but gin is also very close to our hearts. Thanks, in large part, to that wonderful King of the Cocktail, Dick Bradsell.

Not only did this creative genius invent the Espresso Martini and our beloved Pink Chihuahua cocktail, but he is also responsible for one of the most famous gin based libations ever to grace bar menus… The Bramble!

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Most cocktail aficionados will have tried this fruity yet sophisticated drink. A gorgeous purpley-scarlett colour, topped with a fresh blackberry and slice of lemon, it is a firm favourite. Dick created it at Fred’s bar in the 80’s and it was based on his childhood spent picking blackberries in bramble bushes on the Isle of Wight. Now his daughter Bea is mixing them up for us at El Camion and the Pink Chihuahua – a lovely little cycle!

If you fancy creating Dick’s masterpiece at home, then here’s the recipe for The Bramble:

It is built in a glass over crushed ice.
Fill a glass with crushed ice
Add:
10mls Sugar Syrup
25mls Fresh lemon juice
50mls London Dry Gin (We use beefeater)
You then churn the liquid and ice and then add more crushed ice.
You then drizzle 15mls of Creme de Mure over the drink to give a bleeding effect.
Garnish: 2 blackberries and a lemon slice
Glass: Double old fashioned
Happy World Gin Day!