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We are so excited to be launching our first ever book, Redemption Bar Cocktails, a book of alcohol-free cocktails with benefits, plus some delicious vegan canapes. So what’s the story behind it?
Cocktail bars conjure up powerfully seductive images in our minds. For us women it goes something like this… We strut in wearing a sophisticated outfit in a waft of expensive perfume, slide onto a bar stool, and look a million dollars in the glamorous lighting. The handsome barman begins to mix our martini. A charming stranger starts to engage us in a sizzling conversation…
Before we get carried away, we should point out that we’ve drunk in some of the best bars in the world and, unfortunately, we have very rarely managed to pull off this particular scenario.
And yet the allure remains.
It’s also a huge amount of fun to create your own cocktail party, whether that be for a birthday, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, engagement, wedding, baby shower - or just simply because it’s Saturday night!
We love the energy these amazing spaces and parties can create, but why can’t you have that without the sugar and the alcohol? Many of us love a good knees-up, but why should socialising always be at the expense of your health?
We’ve put together some of our best drinks ideas into this book so that you can create something truly magical with no toxins and temptations. On top of that, we’ve given you a taster of our favourite canapés so you can create some scrumptious and sophisticated nibbles to serve alongside the drinks.
Customers of Redemption will spot some favourites from our restaurant bars in here, like apple mockjito, fro-co-rita and flu fighters which have been on the menu from the early days. We’ve also designed some new drinks which we hope to put on the menu in the near future.
We really enjoyed putting this book together, particularly in creating the beautiful sets and photography with the ace photographer Catherine Gratwick. We hope you enjoy it in return.
Priced only £12.99 - you can buy it from us in the store section of our website (plus £3.99 postage and packing). A perfect gift for a friend or a cute little addition to the home kitchen & bar, designed to show everyone how to ‘spoil yourself without spoiling yourself’.
Check out my fun interview with Monocle!
Imagine my delight to be invited by those too-cool-for-school peeps from Monocle to do a radio interview!
I’m always a bit nervous when doing live radio because if you get your words in a muddle or have a ‘brain-fade’ then there is nowhere to hide (although TV is way more nerve-wracking than radio).
Happily I really hit it off with the brilliant host Emma Nelson, so here is a pretty decent interview which covers some of the main points like how we started Redemption, our philosophy and ethos.
We were as surprised as anyone else to discover that Valentine’s is our busiest night of the year. In a country famed for unconscious drunken coupling, it looks like we are finally getting with the Gwyneth and Chris programme and going all LA and conscious.
We’ve put together this shamelessly Valentine’s menu (attached) and we have a few tables left if you fancy joining in. You can book via our RESY links on our home page and restaurant pages.
And before you scoff, imagine who is going to be having the best sex this Valentines? #sobersex is where it’s at people!