Yep, they’ve only gone and done it. There’s no turning back now.
Avocado is no longer limited to sweet, sweet guacamole or being smashed on toast with a poached egg. No no, avocado has not only become a delicious frozen garnish for a cocktail, but also a tasty ingredient that can be liquidised and mixed with booze. Do we have your attention…?
The Harcourt in Marylebone, recent hosts to the rah cast of Made in Chelsea, has launched a brand new cocktail menu that will leave you in good spirits. The Harcourt boasts a selection of seriously mighty and original drinks, and they certainly don’t skimp on presentation. Think pretty flowers, fancy garnishes and pineapple-shaped drinking apparatus. If you’re feeling spicy, opt for a Chilli Cactus Margarita with cactus liquor and chilli tequila. Or, if you’re kinda wishing you were in the Caribbean right now, try the Koko Basilika with posh vodka, rum, pineapple, mango, coconut and all things tropical.
Just don’t leave without trying the “Abacátchy”, the real star of the show. It’s a delightful mix of Cachaça, avocado, orange, honey, grape syrup, vanilla and lime. And it comes topped with a frozen avo popsicle and a pretty flower, which is apt because it’s a bloomin’ revelation.
And it doesn’t stop at the cocktails — The Harcourt also has a marvellous food menu. With a modern Scandinavian influence, the dishes are great for meat and seafood lovers alike. For example, try the Reindeer Carpaccio or the Maldon Rock Oysters to start, or share an entire Arctic Char (a cold-water fish) or a massive 950g Porterhouse Steak for the main event. The entire menu made our mouths water and we took about 45 minutes deciding what to eat (apologies to our waiter, thanks for being so patient). In the end we went for the big ole’ steak, which went down a treat with a big ole’ pile of truffle chips. The meat was cooked to perfection and probably would have gone wonderfully with a glass of red wine, but we were far too excited about the cocktails. Sorry not sorry.
You’ll find The Harcourt at 32 Harcourt Street, Marylebone, W1H 4HX.