December 8, 2019

Pre-theatre dining

We went to Jope Allan’s for a bit of pre-theatre dining, without any intention of going to the theatre. 

I rate their Martini, and Kate rates the Bloody Mary.

Food’s great as well, but the Steak Tartare isn’t on the menu any more!

Alas, I can’t believe I haven’t prepared an entry for how to make a Martini on here… another drink I make often.

Pre-theatre dining, without any intention of going to the theatre


How To Make: Bloody Mary


  • 50ml of vodka
  • A glug of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • A dash of Tabasco
  • A glug of Worcestershire Sauce
  • A dash of horseradish
  • A dash of tawny sherry
  • Top with tomato juice
  • Preferred glass would be a highball, or pint glass, rimmed with steak seasoning
  • Garnish with a stick of celery and ground pepper

An ideal drink for the kickoff to a weekend lunch.

Prepare the glass:
Rub a slice of lemon around the rim of the glass and dip it into a plate of steak seasoning so that the grains coat the lip of the glass. Drop the lemon into the glass and fill with ice.

Mix the drink:
Add the vodka, Tabasco, Worcestershire Sauce, lemon juice, and horseradish in the glass, and then give it a good stir to mix it all up. Top with the tomato juice. Stir it some more.

Finish with the garnish:
Add a stick of celery, and perhaps a straw. Float a dash of sherry on top, and then finish it off with freshly ground pepper.

How to drink:
Avoid the straw to begin with, and drink straight from the rim of the glass, in order to get the steak seasoning, sherry & pepper introduction. Then work your way around the seasoned rim with each sip as you work through the cocktail.