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Cocktails aren’t just for summer.

This Autumn, Cheyne Walk Brasserie, one of London’s best loved restaurants, celebrates its 10th Anniversary with three days of special events, as well as a collaboration with Little Bird Gin to mark its milestone birthday.

Little Bird Gin is lovingly distilled in South London in small batches, using unique botanicals including grapefruit and orange to give a smoother, more rounded, fresh tasting gin.

Since its opening in 2003, Cheyne Walk Brasserie has firmly established itself as something of a Chelsea institution – a stones throw away from the riverside and famed for its open grill and Provençal inspired menu, the brasserie has garnered critical success and a loyal celebrity following. The restaurant remains as popular today as it was on the day its doors first opened.


Throughout the week Cheyne Walk Brasserie will be serving up a special anniversary cocktail created by Tim Moore, founder of Little Bird Gin. Entitled ‘Walk in the Park’ (images below), the cocktail uses a mix of gin, nettle tea syrup, Chambord, Grapefruit Bitters and is topped with blackcurrants to create the perfect refreshing, Autumnal drink.

To help you get into the spirit of things, here’s a little gem of a cocktail to keep you warm with excitement — even as the weather starts to cool.

Cocktail Recipe:


40 ml little bird gin

25ml nettle tea syrup

25ml fresh lemon

3 drops Grapefruit bitters

10ml Chambord

2 blackberries


Shake all ingredients except chambord

Strain into a crystal rocks glass over crushed ice

Top with crushed ice

Then crown drink with 10ml Chambord

Garnish with blackcurrants or blackberries

Little Bird Gin is stocked at: A Gold, Spitalfields E1, Franklins, East Dulwich SE22, Gerrys Wines & Spirits, Soho W1D and Maltby Street – Ropewalk Bermondsey (Saturdays).

- Nicola Murray


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