7. Finally, er, order a Kentishtowner cocktail at Shebeen
We were intrigued when Dave from Shebeen tweeted us the other day to invite us down to sample a new libation created by his whizzkid mixologist Louis.
Aged just 21, French-born Louis has been devising a pioneering new menu with even more unusual flavours and herbs than previously. But he has – if we may be so bold to say – surpassed himself with this creation.
Expecting something Negroni-ish (we have a well-versed penchant for gin), we were surprised to find that our namesake is instead vodka-based. But that’s not all: it’s packed with amaro montenegro (a little like Campari), lemon juice, nettle cordial (“because Kentish Town is quite urban”, said Louis), bitters, strawberry and a dash of soda.
And you know what? On the terrace at the Canteen, watching the sun set, it proved a damn fine thirst quencher. To tempt readers to try it, Dave is offering them at a reduced price of £5 for one week only (usual price £7.50).
A companion, then, for the rumoured return of some much needed sunshine this weekend (although don’t hold your breath).
Got a story for the Pinboard? Email email@example.com