There can be few better ways to toast the end of Dry January than with a drink at London’s Bloomsbury Club Bar, especially when it is hosting a three-night residency by one of New York’s most talked-about new bars, BlackTail NYC. BlackTail’s signature style draws inspiration from the American drinking dens that flourished in Havana during the US Prohibition era, and guests booking one of The Bloomsbury Club’s tables on February 9-11 will be able to choose from an exclusive list of eight of the Battery Park bar’s cocktails.
Expect new takes on classic cocktails originals such as the BlackTail Rum & Cola, a highball reimagined with champagne, Fernet Branca and vintage bitters, and the Nacional, a punch-style cocktail laced with pineapple juice, yuzu and French liqueurs, along with four BlackTail twists on The Bloomsbury Club Bar’s own menu of art deco-era drinks. Doing the shaking and stirring is a team headed by Jesse Vida, who once worked at BlackTail’s multi-award-winning sister bar The Dead Rabbit.
To a soundtrack of Cuban-style jazz, the bar will also serve a special food menu inspired by BlackTail dishes such as the Rabbit Cuban Sandwich, made with confit rabbit leg, rosemary-flavoured ham, roasted pork shoulder, Swiss tomme cheese, dill pickles and mustard sauce.
The pop-up is part of The Bloomsbury Club Bar’s Club Residencies Project, a new series of collaborations with some of the world’s greatest bars. So for those who can’t make this one, stay tuned – there are bound to be more big names along soon.