story: THE WEEK UK
The Bramble’s sister establishment, The Lucky Liquor Co, also in Scotland’s capital, has a different take on how to revive forgotten liqueurs – it makes them in-house. It’s a natural extension of the tendency of contemporary cocktail bars to create their own syrups and tinctures to get the flavours exactly right. Nightjar, on London’s City Road, for example, makes a version of the Italian liqueur amaro. In its Mayflower cocktail, this is combined with Chambord, cognac, chocolate vodka, grenadine, lemon and tangerine. These homemade liqueurs have developed alongside a rash of new brand-made versions that have become popular with barmen, such as the delicious St-Germain Elderflower and Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur.