Situated in the heart of Piccadilly Circus, lies 100 Wardour Street; host of a stylish cocktail lounge, restaurant, and club. They have recently launched a brand-new cocktail menu titled ‘Creative Disorders’ and I was invited to try a few of them out!
As Aristotle so greatly put it “No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” These cocktails are inspired by artists who, amongst their troubled lives and tumultuous psychology, created something extraordinary – a beautiful chaos, hence the name ‘Creative Disorders’. Each cocktail is uniquely designed both in appearance and taste, to reflect a certain artist and their talent.
Here are my top five:
1. Like a Virgin
This was my absolute favourite. ‘Like a Virgin’ combines a raucous blend of vodka, refreshing limoncello, flora camomile Quaglia, lime, strawberry purée and Fever Tree lemonade. To top it off, the rim of the glass is coated in white chocolate and sprinkles. This cocktail is deliciously sweet, created from the inspiration of Madonna.
2. The Bloom
The Bloom cocktail is inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe; an American artist famous for painting abstract flowers and woman’s bodies. Her work is reflected in this delicate and floral champagne cocktail, made from Vermouth Rose, vodka, lavender, Peychaud’s bitter, and of course champagne!
Inspired by Beethoven, this drink was the show-stopper of the evening. It brings together two classic cocktails in one unlikely serving: A Piña Colada and a Negroni. Arriving in what resembles your average chemistry class equipment, it immerses the drinker into the experience, allowing you to compose a drink suited to your taste, and bringing out your own creative flair.
Inspired by famous American actress Marilyn Monroe, this cocktail is classy, alluring, and sophisticated. Instinct is composed of vodka, bergamot, vanilla, Cointreau Noir, and grapefruit oil. Aesthetically, Instinct is golden yellow, with added rose petals, resembling Marilyn’s golden hair and red lips.
5. Splash It
Splash It flings together the short, sweet taste of bourbon, passionfruit, apple, and vanilla into a warming masterpiece. The colours of the liquor and coffee grounds flecked across the surface, give a ‘splashed paint’ effect, resembling the work of artist Jackson Pollack; an American painter who was famous for his abstract technique of splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface.
The menu is inspired by a Pantone colour wheel and is colour-coded as either ‘fruity’, ‘sweet’, or ‘sour’ to reflect its flavour profile. I’m definitely more of a ‘sweet’ girl, although the fruity ones were nice too.
There are so many more cocktails to try so head over to their website to check them out!
I received complimentary cocktails in exchange for a review. Views are my own.