All of the drinks on the "Totally Herbaceous, Dude!" menu, will be not only be hand-shaken but will also contain herbs that have been home-grown in Bartsí own garden. Barts' bed of herbs will include basil, thyme, and sage and will be tended to and plucked fresh as a daisy, daily, by the Barts botanical barmen. The drinks served at this Chelsea-based bar will have quirky herb-themed names such as The Basil Fawlty, Wild Thymes and Sage Against The Machine.
The Basil Fawlty cocktail is a straight up, slap stick mix of Iceberg vodka, pineapple, lemon, gomme and of course fresh, home-grown, basil leaves all served in a fragile, but hopefully Manuel proof...eek...martini glass. Barts is a quirky speakeasy-style bar on prestigious Sloane Avenue in the heart of Chelsea. It is the brainchild of Duncan Stirling and Charlie Gilkes, the dynamic duo who also own the highly successful 80ís themed nightclub, Maggie's and an Englishman's Italian, as well as Bunga Bunga: Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke, in Battersea.
Herb cocktail creator at Barts, General Manager Grzegorz Mantey said, "We were inspired by our very own herb garden that we grow at Barts, we had such a wet summer that all the different herbs really flourished and people kept remarking how great they tasted in the drinks so we decided to create an entire menu of herbaceous cocktails. He continued, "There is a synergy also between the herbs we use in our drinks and the herbs in the dishes that we serve at Barts, so they all complement each other well and all are homegrown in our very own garden."
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