Dry January is over, and now one of London’s most inventive
new cocktails is waking up from its 45-day sleep. That’s how long it’s been resting, so that
its flavours harmonise into a subtle and utterly alluring mix. The new Big Easy at Canary Wharf is serving
its original creation until the end of February, or until it runs out. Head bartender Jess Cheeseman so impressed
flavour judges with the first batch of his ‘Jefferson’s Experiment’, that he
has now prepared a new batch which has been maturing since December in a small
American oak barrel.
Now is the chance to taste this liquid alchemy. His cocktail skilfully mixes bourbon with
citrus and sour flavours, agave, a hint of apricot brandy and dry vermouth. Barrel ageing presents the challenge of
matching a bartender’s confidence with experimentation and patience. Only the bartender tastes at regular stages
during the prep period to see how it’s evolving. Success is assessed when the cocktail is finally
drawn from the barrel – a nervous moment.
You can enjoy a free taster cocktail if you whisper 'Mr
Jefferson' to the bartender. Sip it to a
sound track of loungy Blues.
|What||Jefferson's Experiment, Big Easy Canary Wharf|
|Where||Big Easy Canary Wharf, Park Level, Crossrail Place , London, E14 5AR | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Canary Wharf (underground)|
01 Feb 16 – 29 Feb 16, Now until end of February, or when the barrel runs out
|Price||£10-£15 . Ask for it free when you buy any other drink|
|Website||Click here for more information|