Dick Bradsell, one of the most influential bartenders to ever operate behind the stick passed away peacefully on Saturday 27th February 2016.
1960 – 2016
Dick Bradsell was first, the greatest and certainly the most eccentric of the modern Cocktail bar-men. To honour this influential – and very charming – man, we are running a short season of his best known creations.
Espresso Martini – 1983 – £8.50
Created when Naomi Campbell – allegedly – asked Dick to give her a drink to ‘Wake me up and then F**k me up’
Russian Spring Punch – 1980’s – £10.50
Wyborowa Vodka, Crème de Framboise, Creme de Cassis, Lemon juice topped with Champagne
Bramble – 1984 – £8.50
London Dry Gin, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup, Chambord
Green Fairy – 1990’s – £10.00
Absinthe, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup, Angustura bitters, Egg white
Martini Royale – 2001 – £9.50
Wyborowa Vodka, Crème de Cassis topped with Champagne
Julep Martini – 1990’s – £8.50
Fresh Mint, Bourbon Whiskey, Sugar Syrup
We will contribute £1 for every drink to the charity chosen by his family.
In memory of Dick, a campaign has been set up to raise money for industry charity The Benevolent – a cause that really mattered to him – with permission from his daughter, Bea. The Benevolent’s mission is to work with the industry and charity partners to combat challenging social issues such as long-term illness, homelessness, addiction, poverty and disability as well as provide practical, emotional and financial support to those from our trade in need.
You can read more about Dick and his work here.