London’s multi-awarded bar Artesian at The Langham London has launched a stunning new cocktail list inspired by ‘the idea of duality’.
Led by head bartender Giulia Cuccurullo and bar manager Lorenza Pezzetta, the team have developed a menu that celebrates the dual nature of Artesian, where an imaginative and progressive approach to mixology is perfectly integrated into the luxury premises of the iconic bar, embracing the two sides of modern hospitality. Having championed creativity and inclusion for years, the team at Artesian has now created a menu that connects their past legacy with their future as two sides of the same coin.
The new cocktail list will showcase duality through fourteen cocktails, paired to represent seven dual elements. Each pair of signature drinks will draw from a common element – an ingredient, a cocktail style and a technique – expressed in two different ways. Thoroughly researched and developed by Giulia and the whole team at Artesian, this selection of contemporary yet effortlessly elegant sips has the power to connect and inspire people around opposite ideas and flavours.
Giulia told LLM – Luxury Lifestyle Magazine: “I am very excited to introduce our first new menu with Lorenza, since she joined the Artesian team last year. We were determined to craft a cocktail menu that reflected our innovative spirit yet honoured the incredible legacy of the bar as well. I could not be more proud of the end result, which has a true collaborative effort and testament to the fantastic group of individuals I have the chance to work with every day.”
Among the seven couples of cocktails:
Amo and Odi (Love and Hate)
This pair highlights how the feelings of love and hate can often co-exist. Amo plays on one of the world’s preferred cocktails, the Negroni, using Campari and Glenfiddich 23 YO Grand Cru whisky with the unexpected addition of a commonly unfavourite ingredient such as blue cheese and Artesian’s secret umami essence. Conversely, Odi adds the much-loved ingredient of watermelon to an often-snubbed Long Island style drink with Tanqueray gin, Calvados, Discarded Banana Peel Rum, Muyu Chinotto Nero and Jade Sword Green Tea.
Past and Future
This coupling compares a traditional, classic cocktail with a futuristic creation. Past is a cocktail in the style of an Old Fashioned featuring Mitcher’s whiskey infused with olive leaf bitter, olive oil and palo santo, whereas Future incorporates fino sherry, lemongrass, gin, mint extract, enoki mushrooms and olive oil, served in a translucent test tube.
Good and Evil
Perfect for passionfruit lovers, this duo focusses on the many uses of the fruit. Guests who opt for the Good tipple will enjoy the traditionally edible, ‘good’ parts of the fruit, featuring a mix of passionfruit, tomato water, white wine and gin. Those who select the Evil option will enjoy a cocktail comprising the ‘evil’ part of this focal ingredient, a liqueur made of passionfruit husk poured over ice with oxidised wine and whiskey. Good cocktail also comes in a non-alcoholic version featuring: Atopia Hedgerow Berry Non-Alcoholic Spirit, Oddbird Blanc De Blancs non-alcoholic sparkling wine, passion fruit and tomato water.
Right and Wrong
Mango is used to play on the complex duality of right and wrong in this pairing. Those who opt for the Right cocktail will enjoy a tropical take on a Sazerac style tipple featuring mango, Ethiopian Passion Berry, Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey, Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Cognac, Apricot Eau de Vie and Absinthe. Wrong builds the key ingredients of the previous drink in an unconventional way. Making use of the discarded mango from Right for a garnish of mango and absinthe leather, it blends Martini Fiero, Ketel One Vodka and Maple Verjus.
The Dual Menu at Artesian launched on 24th May featuring seven pairs (Amo and Odi, Past and Future, Good and Evil, Right and Wrong, Light and Darkness, Spirit and Matter, Moon and Sun) for a total of 14 cocktails with Good, Darkness and Moon also offering non-alcoholic alternatives, with prices ranging from £13 to £26.
Address: Artesian, The Langham London, 1C Portland Pl, London W1B 1JA
Phone: 020 7636 1000
Opening times: Monday to Tuesday 4pm-12am and Wednesday to Saturday 4pm-1am