Tucked away in the heart of Shoreditch is an underground bar we think you all need to know about…
Boundary is our new favourite place to sip on martinis a-la-Bond, the American-style bar is a quiet haven in the hectic streets of London and their historically inspired martinis are the perfect Bond cocktails for any 007 fan.
The bar has a retro theme, with brick arches and decanters full of spirits, each of which is used to expertly mix the seven Martinis they offer on the menu. In the spirit of Spectre-fever, we thought we would take a trip through the ages of Mr Bond’s favourite tipple-the Martini: from the 1860’s to the present day.
Angel Face – This combination of apricot and apple brandies with botanical gin was the perfect refresher for our palettes. The original 1930s recipie is shaken, which we prefer as it helps to dilute the spirits a bit.
Aviation – We love the misty grey colour of this pre-prohibition cocktail, it’s perfect for any budding Bond villans. The creme de Violette reminds us of parma violets, and combined with gin, maraschino liquer and lemon juice it’s a lot sweeter than the Angel Face.
Martinez Martini – The orinigal martini, this was created way back in the 1860’s. It uses the combination of gin, vermouth, maraschino and bitters and has a refreshing after-taste. The twist of lemon adds a nice hint of citrus.
50:50 – This 1920’s classic is the combination of gin and vermouth. The sweet vermouth adds a darker colour and warmth to the cocktail, making this the perfect drink for long. Winter nights.
We loved our trip back in time at Boundary, and if you fancy some cocktails with serious Licence to Kill then head on down to their Redchurch Street bar, after all, You Only Live Twice.