At The Voodoo Rooms we are big on cocktails; it just seems fitting for such grand, ornate settings. In our first year we won "Best Cocktail Bar" at the SLTN National Awards. Similarly, our bartenders aren't shy when it comes to competitions: victories include The Diageo World Class UK Final, The Bacardi Legacy Final, Wild Turkey UK Final and Speedrack UK.
Our themed cocktail list are all original creations by seven highly talented members of our team; many of which pushing the boundaries of invention, and all utilising exemplary spirit and liqueur brands old and new. We even have dedicated shifts where the bartenders make up the new few days' worth of our extensive list home-made ingredients, bitters and brews.
And don't be shy about asking for a classic; our enormous gantry is crammed with boozy options, including our collection of over sixty rums and tequilas.
This list is available as a pdf here.
'V' Are The Champions
Without wishing to overblow our own trumpet, our bartenders have won many a cocktail competition across the globe. All the libations below are Voodoo victors!
Hanakoba Punch | £6.95Our man Tim's strong but wonderfully subtle, built mix of Maker's Mark, Umeshu, home-made hibiscus blossom cordial and soda fizz.
The Compass Flip | £8.95Herradura Reposado Tequila gets a thorough shaking with ginger syrup, lemon juice, pasteurised egg white and yolk in Gormley's winner; topped with a little ginger beer.
From Tusk Till Dawn | £7.50Rosie's straight up autumnal treat; Mamont Vodka, clove syrup and lavender bitters are stirred with nostril-rousing pine needle smoke.
Gin Palace Blush | £8.95Crispy and elegant; Liam's royale mix of Beefeater 24 Gin, Aperol, blueberries, lemon and vanilla; served in a flute, topped with Prosecco.
Chichigalpa Sunset | £7.95Tall and tantalisingly tropical fun with Diplomatico Exclusiva Rum, fruit juices and Rosie's curveball; a little paprika flavour and a Guinness float.
They say gardening feeds the soul; well we think gorgeous cocktails quench it too! This section plays around with some green-fingered surprises...
Bloody Prejudice | £7.25An unashamedly carrot-topped, straight up, savoury shake of Ketel One Citroen, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, carrot juice, lemon, coriander and spices.
Forager's Fancy | £7.95Fruity and easy mix of Reyka Icelandic Small Batch Vodka, forest fruit shrub and apple liqueur; with a little chocolate bitters and a dash of soda, over ice.
Rhuby Wellington | £6.95A well-heeled stroll on the lawn, featuring Bols Genever, poached rhubarb reduction, earl grey tea, lemon, mint and peach, over shaved ice.
The Mayan Smokie | £9.25The tremendous Tapatio Reposado Tequila gets its edges trimmed with our roasted pepper and pink grapefruit compote, agave nectar and lime.
Old Tom Turtle | £7.95Tanqueray No. Ten Gin and Hayman's Sloe Gin dig deep to root up a little Port, beetroot concentrate, pineapple and lemon, with a layering of Prosecco.
Power of Hoodoo
Danger, danger, high flamboyance! Behold several tasty acts of wide-eyed wows and tales of the unexpected (and lipsmackingly scrumptious drinks too).
Madame Piaf | £7.95Feel no regret in trying this sweet mix of Pére Magloire VSOP Calvados, Dubonnet, DOM Bénédictine, elderflower, cranberry and... a little sparkle.
Grand Concierge Punch | £16.50A sharer certain to bowl over your taste buds! A friendly punch of Courvoisier VS Cognac, Rinquinquin's peachy wonders, hibiscus tea, apple juice, passion fruit and bitter lemon. Serves four.
Portobello Rosie | £9.25A generous serve of Portobello Road Gin, rosewater, redcurrant and aromatic bitters, served tall and stemmed over ice, with a splash of tonic and some TLC.
The Exuberant Mr Lockhart | £8.75This fab fellow sees Chivas Regal, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, honey, lemon, apple and peche bitters, finely shaken, strained, then blasted with our Grande Absente atomiser flame!
Monkeys in Vegas | £8.75Chimp your ride with this natty mix of Monkey Shoulder Triple Malt, Frangelico, Amaro, banana milkshake and some wee treats on the side.
It's good to be back at sea! Unless you're lost somewhere in the lower Americas and at the mercy of the elements, shady shipmates, the Aztec gods and worst of all - the locals!