Sometimes the name of a cocktail provides inspiration enough to encourage ordering it. At London's glamorous Berner's Tavern, floor to ceiling oil modern and antique oil paintings, mirrors and soft lighting create an ambiance worthy of sipping drinks for hours. In fact, this gorgeous gastronomic gem is noted for its “outrageously brilliant design, appearance and character.” When the unassuming recycled paper drinks menu arrives at the table it may be difficult to determine what may be the perfect recipe to begin an evening of imbibing. No worries! Plan to stay long enough to enjoy at least two libations and some extraordinary noshing to boot. Drinks with inspired names such as "Ageing Hipster", "Tuxedo", "Intellectual Martini",  and "Late British Shake Off" provide plenty to ponder and fodder for conversation. Always a sucker for a room with a view, this sparkling, light and splendidly beautiful cocktail jumped off the page. Sipping this luxurious treat in the iconic Soho neighborhood amongst what GQ editors describe as "a world of elegance, grandeur and pure fantasy" may be all the inspiration needed to plan a vacation across the pond. Oh, and by the way, the Tavern's brunch and supper menus delight in much the same way. 

Kitchen Notes
Bramley & Gage Quince Liqueur is worth seeking out and worth paying the exorbitant shipping costs from the United Kingdom. It is made using rare and fragrant quince fruit varieties. This particular brand has a soft ‘honey’ nose with aromas of dates and figs.



  • 2 tablespoons/30ml Bramley & Gage Quince Liqueur

  • 4 teaspoons/20ml apple cider

  • 4 teaspoons/20ml lemon sherbet

  • Prosecco

  • Fruit or flower garnish


1. Put liqueur, cider, and sherbet into a COCKTAIL SHAKER. Vigorously shake.

2. Double strain the mixture and pour into a COCKTAIL COUP or CHAMPAGNE GLASS.

3. Pour Prosecco to fill the glass.

4. Garnish with an edible flower or piece of fruit.