Brick & Liquor is the new place to be in Tooting – its concept is to be like a neighbourhood bar where customers chat to the staff (and each other if you wish!) and find out more about the unique cocktails on offer. It reminded me of a couple of bars I had visited in New York – small, homely and cosy.
The cocktails are inventive with tongue in cheek pun like names. I loved the cocktail graph in the menu where you can choose your cocktail based on “refreshing”, “strong”, “adventurous” and “comforting” – nice to be given a little bit of guidance.
We chose the following cocktails:
- CAPULET’S GARDEN – The Brick & Liquor Bellini: Homemade apple & elderflower purée with Treviso Spumante Prosecco
- GREEN TI PUNCH – Clement Amber agricole rum, lime juice & homemade green tea sugar syrup
- DILL OR NO DILL – Beefeater gin, cucumber, dill, sea salt, lemon juice & elderflower cordial
- MEXICAN WAVE – Olmeca Altos Plata tequila, Disaronno, lime juice, grapefruit juice & Crème de Muir
- CLOVER CLUB – Vanilla-infused Beefeater gin, lemon juice, egg white & homemade raspberry syrup
We had a few nibbles to accompany the cocktails with the focus on sharing plates (my kind of place!) My friends had the vegetarian platter, which came with grilled halloumi and tomato skewers, olives and the infamous scotch egg served with homemade focaccia, homous & smoked paprika mayonnaise. They were absolutely delighted with it and commented how full they were after!
As a meat eater, I went for the teriyaki steak skewers, pork belly bites and chorizo and mozarella arancini (my favourite!). Small plates are £6 or large £10.
The staff were extremely friendly & helpful, and they were very knowledgeable and passionate about Brick & Liquor.
I can see Brick & Liquor becoming popular quickly, and with only around 40 covers, book a table before they go! They also hold a wine tasting on Wednesdays and a cocktail club on Thursdays.