The Plough in Harborne has launched a cocktail list in collaboration with Robert Wood, one of the best bartenders in the UK. Taking in seven carefully curated highballs, the drinks are made fresh in-house and have been designed to take no longer to make than a spirit and mixer.
The list which will be takes in ubiquitous ingredients alongside lesser-known flavours. The Coconut & Ginger highball contains Coconut rum, Yuzu (a Japanese fruit) and root ginger beer whilst the Elderflower & Pink Grapefruit highball contains pink peppercorn.
Robert Wood, who is a former Drinks International Bartender of the Year and Cocktail Challenge ‘Supreme Champion’, said,
Everything The Plough does has a unique twist and I wanted to maintain that theme with the development of the cocktail list. It was important that we created cocktails that people would be happy to try in a pub setting and imperative that they could be served as quickly as possible without scrimping on quality or flavour. We worked closely together to develop a list that was accessible whilst pushing boundaries. The result is a selection of really great cocktails that can be made in under 30 seconds.
James Thewlis, Development Manager at The Plough, said,
When we began considering the introduction of a cocktail list at The Plough there was only one name that sprung to mind. We knew that Robert would be able to develop a list that was innovative yet relevant to our customers. The list complements our offer perfectly; the drinks are so fast to build yet fresh and the response we’ve had so far has been fantastic.
The list of highballs in full:
RASPBERRY & HIBISCUS
hibiscus vodka/framboise/cream soda
BLACKCURRANT & GARDENIA
gardenia gin/cassis/oolong soda
GREEN APPLE & MATCHA
apple liqueur/fino sherry/green tea soda
JAPANESE PLUM & CHERRY BLOSSOM
jinzu gin/umeshu/cherry blossom
RHUBARB & ROSEHIP
rhubarb gin/rose wine/rosehip/prosecco
COCONUT & GINGER
coconut rum/yuzu liqueur/root ginger beer
ELDERFLOWER & PINK GRAPEFRUIT
pink peppercorn vodka/pink grapefruit/elderflower
ALL HIGHBALLS £7.00
Menu designed by Robert Wood @inrobwetrust