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Fix Up Look Sharp
Fix Up Look Sharp is an original drink created for our Cellar Bar menu entitled ‘50 Years of Hip Hop’, paying homage to half a century of this iconic genre. This drink was inspired by the classic Dizzee Rascal track from his Mercury Prize winning 2003 album Boy in da Corner. Inspired by the quintessentially London sound of Dizzee’s music and with a sharp flavour profile to match the track, Fix Up Look Sharp is an elegant, citrusy Collins that can be made with or without booze without compromising on flavour. This drink is made with London Dry Gin OR Lyre’s Dry London Alcohol-Free Spirit, mixed with lemon juice, handmade Oleo Saccharum and Plum Bitters topped with London Essence Roasted Pineapple Soda.
50ml London Dry Gin OR Lyre’s Dry London
25ml Lemon Juice
10ml Oleo Saccharum
3 Dashes Plum Bitters
Top w/ London Essence Roasted Pineapple Soda
Dehydrated Lemon Wheel for Garnish
Using your jigger to measure, add the gin OR alcohol free spirit, oleo saccharum and lemon juice to your Boston tin or shaker
Fill with cubed ice and seal
Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a highball filled with cubed ice
Top with London Essence Roasted Pineapple Soda
Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel
Serve and enjoy!
Dizzee Rascal has firmly cemented himself as not only one of the godfathers of grime (shout out Wiley), but also the man perhaps most responsible for bringing this distinctly British Hip Hop subgenre to the forefront. We couldn’t do a Hip Hop menu without showing at least a little love to the UK and this is a track and album, loved by everyone here at TT.
This drink takes its cues from a classic Tom Collins, the century-old gin drink made from gin, lemon, simple syrup and soda. We’;ve given the original a signature TT twist by swapping simple syrup for handmade Oleo Saccharum–a tangy syrup made by macerating citrus peels in sugar–and replacing plain soda water with London Essence’s Roasted Pineapple Soda, both to add a more complex and fruity flavour profile and to give the drink the distinct yellow hue synonymous with Dizze’s album cover. We wanted this one to be enjoyed by everyone so we’ve designed it to work just as well with or without booze. For a full strength version, use your favourite London Dry Gin, or for an alcohol free option you can substitute gin for the delicious Dry London Spirit, from Lyre’s Alcohol-Free Spirits.