Drink Here: The Clumsies x Blind Spot Pop-UpBy Iona Goulder
Multi-award winning bar from Athens, The Clumsies, is heading to our fair city for a four day pop-up at St Martins Lane hotel, from Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th September. Ranked 6th place in ‘The World’s 50 Best Bars in 2017’ and recent winner of ‘Best International High-Volume Cocktail Bar’ at the Tales of the Cocktail awards, The Clumsies, in collaboration with Grey Goose, will be bringing over their mixologist mavericks to Blind Spot, St Martins Lane’s elusive speakeasy.
The Clumsies x Blind Spot: The Run-Down
The highest bar featured on the 50 best list not to be located in London or New York, The Clumsies has gained an international reputation for its innovative cocktails and charming hospitality. The brainchild of award-winning bartenders Vassilis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis (the eponymous ‘clumsies’), The Clumsies’ ethos is based on the belief that bartenders are not only judged by the impeccable execution of a recipe, but also by the way they connect with the customer.
The Clumsies x Blind Spot: Drink
With a list of heavyweight credentials longer than our arm, The Clumsies’ cocktails are a sight to behold. Visually stunning as they are delicious, the menu includes award-winning serves like the Popeye and Olive, a sweet and sour mix of Star Of Bombay gin, mint, spinach, green apple, and green olive.
For a nostalgic taste of holiday, the Hippocampus Summer Edition is a medley of Bacardi Heritage, kiwi, mango, and sunscreen aroma. And if you prefer a bitter edge, the Clumsy Negroski is made from Grey Goose La Poire vodka, house-blended sweet vermouth, Campari, beeswax, and pepper. Bespoke to Blind Spot is the Clumsy Martini, an exclusive take on the classic consisting of Grey Goose vodka, pickled rhubarb, manzanilla sherry, and Otto’s Athens vermouth.
45 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4HX