This winter, Courtesan in Brixton launches the Worlds first true ‘female’ spirits list, supplying beverages produced or grown exclusively by women. The 45-strong spirits list spans Rum, Scotch Whisky, Bourbon and American Whiskey, Tequila and Mezcal, Gin, Liqueurs, Vodka, and Cognac.
Listed brands include Greenall’s Gin by Joanne Moore, Hanger One Vodka by Caley Shoemaker, Aqua Riva Tequila by Cleo Rocos, Appleton Estate Rum by Joy Spence, and the Dewar’s Whisky portfolio by Stephanie Macleod.
“At Courtesan we have always striven to celebrate talented female producers, chefs and wine-makers. An all-female spirits listing was the next step, and we have compiled a strong and varied list of amazing spirits, all with women at the helm” Hammant, owner
Having relaunched in September after an extensive refurbishment, Courtesan – a dim sum restaurant, tea room, cocktail bar and late-night entertainment space – is Brixton’s newest destination venue.
Courtesan serves innovative cocktails and dim sum, transporting guests to a world that combines exoticism and rituals of ancient China with the legendary clubs of 1920s Shanghai. The all-female chef team headed up by Feng Juan Xue boasts a distinctive food menu, featuring dim sum, noodle dishes, Bao Buns and an ever-changing list of specials.
Cocktails are heady and exotic, and draw from Asian ingredients such as Lapsang Souchong Tea, Poppy Liqueur, Jasmine Tea and Beetroot Powder.
Examples from the cocktail menu include:
- Opium: Poppy Liqueur, Alchermes, Martell VSOP Cognac, Lapsang Souchong Tea, Beetroot Powder
- Wang Zhaojun: Violet Liquor, Jasmine Tea, Haymans London Gin, Finlandia Vodka
- China Ghost: Finlandia Vodka, Rose Liqueur, Lychee, Rose Peony Tea, Pomegranate Syrup
Courtesan in Brixton, 69-73 Atlantic Road, Brixton SW9 8PU