Hooray for Saturday! This week seems to have flown by, which probably has something to do with it being an extremely busy one, full of work commitments and travel planning. But yay, it’s Saturday again, the sun is shining, and I’m planning on heading into Covent Garden soon to pick up a few bits and pieces for my trip to India. After that? Who knows. I’ll see where the evening takes me, which may well just be down the road to Tooting for a drink at Brick & Liquor.
I’ve been living in Tooting for nearly 8 months. A big change from Fulham, my previous neighbourhood of 14 years. But you know what? As beautiful as Fulham is, I really enjoy living in Tooting. It was just voted one of the 10th coolest neighbourhoods in the world! There are so many new businesses popping up around here, every time I walk down the street there’s a new bar, restaurant or cafe. Good thing food and drinks are a major priority in my life!
Last weekend we enjoyed a few early evening cocktails at Brick & Liquor, a gorgeous, dimly lit, cosy cocktail bar in Tooting. We sat by the window, sipping the most amazing cocktails and watching the world go by. I started with a salted caramel espresso martini, which along with the presentation being exquisite, the taste also matched, sweet, salty and dangerously delicious, consisting of Absolut vodka, espresso, cafe liquor, vanilla, salted caramel and a hint of orange. Greg chose the Ninety9, an alcoholic take on UK’s famous 99 ice cream cone, made up of Absolut vodka, apple, vanilla liqueur, & vanilla foam and yes it literally tasted like childhood – with the alcohol as an exception obvs!
Drinks sunk, we moved on to round two, Greg going for an Eton’s Mess, the alcoholic version of a very British dessert, made with Absolut vodka, Crème De Cassis, lemon, raspberry & topped with toasted meringue. I took the advice of our fabulous bar host, and settled on a Deconstruct Reconstruct consisting of Beefeater gin, lemon, sugar, egg white and Crème de Mure. They were so pretty, I took like a million photos before we even had a sip, but when we finally did, we were seriously impressed.
The food menu was placed in front of us, and we thought why not, ordering perfectly cooked sweet potato fries (gluten free!), teriyaki steak skewers (also gluten free!) and chorizo and mozzarella arancini (not gluten free, but Greg enjoyed them!). To be honest, my hopes weren’t super high for the food, I mean it’s a cocktail bar after all. I couldn’t have been more wrong, the food was so soooo good!
As night fell, and Tooting’s Mitcham Road filled up with night revellers and street lights, we made our way home, whilst in deep discussion about future plans to take friends to Brick & Liquor Tooting for a night out. We highly recommend!
Happy Saturday everyone x