As a pop-up, the Candlelight Club features a limited range of cocktails each time, but the menu is constantly shifting. In addition to our two signature cocktails, here are the temporary drinks from our most recent events.

 

HOUSE COCKTAILS

Candlelight Club Manhattan

BOURBON, SWEET AND DRY VERMOUTHS, HOUSE-MADE HICKORY-SMOKED BITTERS, MARASCHINO

As venerable as the Martini, the Manhattan has many origin stories but certainly existed by the 1880s. Our version blends red and white vermouths, a dash of sweet maraschino and subtle smokiness (bottle aged)

Salted Caramel Old Fashioned

Bourbon, chocolate bitters, caramel syrup, pinch of sea salt

An Old Fashioned—whiskey, sugar, bitters—is a drink from the dawn of cocktails.
Ours deepens the flavour with chocolate, caramel and a whisper of salt (bottle aged)






Drinks from our english country garden party on 24th & 25th may 2019

Strawberries on the Lawn

Prosecco, bison grass vodka, strawberry purée, vanilla syrup 

With the Crusts Off, Please

English dry gin, vermouth, cucumber syrup, served straight up r

Along the Hedgerow

Hedgerow syrup, London dry gin, red vermouth and our home made floral bitters, served on the rocks

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An Along the Hedgerow cocktail (with Champagne Charlie’s feathered bowler in the background


Drinks from our 1920s Paris event on 27th April 2019

Corpse Reviver 2.0

Gin, triple sec, Noilly Prat, atomised absinthe

Tweak on a classic cocktail from the era: the name is a clue that this was intended as a morning pick-me-up!

Long Raspberry Sidecar

Cognac, raspberry purée, vanilla syrup, lemon juice, soda

Raspberry variation of the Sidecar, which was created in Paris in the 1920s and possibly named after an army captain who travelled by motorcycle sidecar

French 75

Champagne, gin, sugar cube soaked in homemade vanilla bitters

A period invention allegedly named after some World War I artillery—because it had the same impact

Kir Royale

Champagne, cassis

A timeless classic, Champagne and blackcurrant liqueur





Drinks from our Cabaret Special on 23rd March 2019

Watermelon and Kaffir Lime Martini

Lime-leaf infused vodka shaken with watermelon

Spiced Pear Collins

Gin, pear nectar, cinnamon soda

Stone Fruit Fizz

Prosecco, brandy, apricot, peach







drinks from our new orleans mardi gras party on 1st & 2nd March 2019

French Quarter Fizz

Champagne, absinthe, lemon oil and orange bitters

New Orleans has a bar named after the French 75, a famous Champagne-based cocktail created in Paris during World War I, but the city is also the home of absinthe in the US—so our cocktail combines the two

Blueberry and Vanilla Julep

Bourbon, mint, blueberries, vanilla syrup

The Julep is the quintessential Southern drink, combining Bourbon, mint and sugar. Our version also references the Mardi Gras tradition of pancakes…

Hurricane Omar

A secret blend of exotic rums, passionfruit puree, orange juice and homemade apricot shrub 

The Hurricane cocktail is a New Orleans tradition, allegedly created by Pat O’Brien, whose bar started as a Prohibition-era speakeasy where the password was “Storm’s brewin’”. In the 1940s he found himself with a surfeit of rum and came up with the cocktail as a way to sell it. The name comes from the glasses he used, shaped like hurricane lamps

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Hurricane Omar

 

drinks from our valentine’s ball on 9th february 2019

Stupid Cupid

Gin, lime juice, strawberry, vanilla syrup, soda

Peachy Keen

Prosecco, peach, white chocolate, bitters

You and Me

Rum, lemon oil, rose water, port

Love Potion No.9

gin, Firefly love potion, mint, love hearts

A special collaboration with Firefly botanical drinks, a range of soft drinks infused with invigorating herbs. Love Potion is made with passionfruit, blueberry and angelica (said to be an aphrodisiac)


 

drinks from our party on 18th & 19th January 2019

Spiced Pineapple Daiquiri

Golden rum, house-made pineapple and cardamom sherbet, vanilla, lime, soda

Pear and Earl Grey Collins

Vodka, pear juice, Earl Grey syrup, lemon juice, soda

In Search of a Midnight Kiss

Prosecco, mango purée, lemongrass


 

drinks from our party on new year’s eve 2018

Spiced Pineapple Daiquiri

Golden rum, house-made pineapple and cardamom sherbet, vanilla, lime, soda

Pear and Earl Grey Collins

Vodka, pear juice, Earl Grey syrup, lemon juice, soda

In Search of a Midnight Kiss

Prosecco, mango purée, lemongrass


 

drinks from our party on 14th & 15th DECember 2018

Minced Pie Martini

Spiced rum, apple juice, minced pie syrup, lemon oil

Cranberry and Sage Collins

Sage-infused gin, cranberry juice, sugar, soda

Clementine Mimosa

Prosecco, clementine juice, Angostura bitters


 

drinks from our party on 16th & 17th november 2018

Smokey Espresso Martini

Smoked vodka, espresso coffee, cinnamon, sugar

Cranberry and Sage Collins

Sage-infused gin, cranberry juice, sugar, soda

Spiced Pumpkin Negroni Sbagliato

Gin, spiced pumpkin, Marini Rosso, Aperol, Prosecco



drinks from our HALLOWEEN BALL on 27th October 2018

Toffee Apple Daiquiri

Rum, Calvados, caramel syrup, cloudy apple juice

Beware the Bogey Man

Tequila, mango juice, lime juice, blue curacao

Spiced Pumpkin Negroni Sbagliato

Gin, spiced pumpkin, Marini Rosso, Aperol, Prosecco



drinks from our 8th birthday party on 5th & 6th October 2018

8 Years Young

David Nicholson 1843 bourbon, vanilla, homemade toasted coconut and turmeric bitters, Prosecco

Bootlegger’s Birthday Punch

Lashings of rum, exotic liqueurs, hibiscus, sweet pineapple

Don’t Blow Them All Out

Gin, strawberries, soda, frosting and a cherry on top

 

drinks from our first party of the season on 15th September 2018

Elderflower Daiquiri

Rum, lime juice, elderflower cordial

The Daiquiri is a Cuban staple, created around 1900—ours adds elderflower for a distinctly English touch

Cinnamon and Pear Collins

Gin, pear, lemon, cinnamon, soda

Long, fruity and refreshing, with an autumn mood

 

Peach Melba Bellini

Prosecco, Chambord, peach, vanilla

The Bellini is a classic invented in the 1930s at Harry’s Bar, Venice, but our version adds raspberry and vanilla

drinks from our Summer ball on 30th June 2018

Match Point

Vodka, vanilla syrup, strawberry purée, cream, black pepper, dill

Strawberries and cream and vodka—perfect for catching the Centre Court action

Frozen Pimm’s

Pimm’s, cucumber syrup, lemon, strawberry liqueur, soda, served slushy

Dating back to 1823, James Pimm’s alcoholic fruit-infusion is here made into a turbo-charged frozen slushy 

British Summer Punch

Gin, blackberry liqueur, sparkling wine, mint

Boozy, fruity fizz—the essence of summer (well, summer at the Candlelight Club)

drinks from our A Night in Havana party on 1st & 2nd June 2018:

Mojito Royale

Rum, lime juice, sugar, mint, Prosecco

The Mojito is an ancient Cuban drink that was being made from artisanal sugar-based alcohol and local yerba buena mint before rum was even invented. Long, cool and refreshing, it is probably the island’s national drink. Our version is a luxurious twist, replacing the traditional soda water with sparkling Prosecco
 

Hemingway Daiquiri

Rum, lime juice, maraschino, grapefruit juice

A special version of the mighty Daiquiri cocktail invented for Ernest Hemingway at Havana's famous Bar Florida. Originally it essentially had more rum and less sugar than normal, but the version that evolved adds the cherry liqueur maraschino and grapefruit juice to the basic Daiquiri trinity of rum, lime and sugar
 

Cuba Libre

Rum, lime juice, Coca Cola

Invented in Havana around 1900 (when cola first came to the island), possibly by American troops.
Its name was the battle cry of the Cuba Liberation Army in its struggle for independence from Spain
(although that conflict had actually ended in 1898)

 

drinks from our Sakura in Old Tokyo party on 6th & 7th April 2018:

Sakura Fizz

Sake, Luxardo Sangue Morlacco, Thomas Henry cherry blossom tonic, Lemongrass 

A celebration of the cherry blossom festival. Sangue Morlacco is an Italian cherry liqueur that was given its name ("blood of the Morlaccos", warriors who defended Venice against the Turks) by the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio in 1919 because of its deep red colour

 

Hanami Royale

Gin, lychee, rose syrup, lime juice garnished with edible flowers

A floral drink named after hanami, the Japanese tradition of appreciating the short-lived cherry blossom, sometimes at organised parties

 

Under the Ume Tree

Brandy, plum wine, Luxardo Maraschino, vanilla, prosecco, garnished with cherry blossom

The ume is a type of Japanese plum which is made into wine. The tree's blossom is also enjoyed at this time of year

 

DRINKS FROM OUR GOLDEN AGE OF TRAVEL PARTY ON 9TH & 10TH MARCH 2018:

S.S. Candlelight

Dark rum, Candlelight cherry brandy, lime juice, smoked sugar rim

Every liner has its signature cocktail and this is ours, made using our own house-made cherry brandy

 

Orient Express

Lemongrass and ginger infused vodka, jasmine tea, lycee juice, lime

Named after the most romantic of train routes, whisking you east in luxury through Paris, Venice and Istanbul

 

Aviation Royale

Prosecco, gin, maraschino, crème de violette, lemon juice

The sky-blue Aviation cocktail dates from 1916 and the rise of flying as a hobby and a mode of transport

 

Drinks from our Valentine's Ball on 10th February 2018:

 

I Found My Love in Deepest Mexico

Tequila, rose syrup, pink grapefruit, hibiscus salt rim

A Valentine's version of the traditional tequila accompaniments of sweet, sour and salt

 

SWLK

Vanilla and thyme infused vodka, strawberry purée, lemon, soda

Another pink-tinted tincture but with an unexpected aromatic thyme element blending with lemon, vanilla and strawberry

 

The Girl in the Sequin Dress

Poire William, Prosecco, edible glitter rim

A version on the Champagne cocktail with a flavour of pears


 

Drinks from our Russian Roulette event on 19th and 20th January 2018

Offered with the help of Stolichnaya premium Russian vodka:

Beetroot Babushka

Stolichnaya vodka, beetroot juice, vanilla, lemon juice

Sweet and earthy, like Mother Russia

 

Candlelight Mule

Stolichnaya vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, bitters

A twist on the classic vodka cocktail the Moscow Mule—which was actually invented in 1940s America
when two salesmen got talking, one of them trying to sell vodka and the other trying to sell ginger beer. We serve the drink in the traditional copper mug. Why a copper mug? The story goes that one of the salesmen's sister had inherited a copper goods business and had a stack of mugs she couldn't get rid of… Even though the whole thing was the result of expediency, the Moscow Mule is today on of the most popular drinks in the US

 

Tolstoy Tipple

Prosecco, citrus-infused Stolichnaya vodka, cucumber syrup

An ice-cold shot of infused vodka, served with celebratory fizz and refreshing cucumber

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A Tolstoy Tipple

In a Pickle

Ice-cold Stolichnaya infused with cucumber and black pepper

Served with dill pickle