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Hoxton Gin and Bottomless Brunches: Gerry Calabrese’s Genius

SEEN has been very heartened by how Londoners – citizen and visitor alike – have embraced gin as their drink of choice. Indeed the summer has been awash with this most excellent beverage (so emblematic of London), and autumn shows no sign of letting up. Thus it is that Gerry Calabrese, famed mixologist and owner of the excellent Wringer and Mangle, has concocted some delightful recipes.

SEEN has been very heartened by how Londoners – citizen and visitor alike – have embraced gin as their drink of choice. Indeed the summer has been awash with this most excellent beverage (so emblematic of London), and autumn shows no sign of letting up. Thus it is that Gerry Calabrese, famed mixologist and owner of the excellent Wringer and Mangle, has concocted some delightful recipes:

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GRAPEFRUIT MARTINI
5 – 7 mint leaves
50ml Grapefruit Juice
25ml Elderflower Cordial
Shake and Fine Strain
Straight Up
Garnish – Grapefruit Twist

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HOXTON COOLER
10ml Lemon
15ml Sugar
10ml Aperol
3 Grapes
20ml Sauvignon Blanc
30ml Hoxton
Muddle, Shake, Strain
Cubed Ice
Garnish – Lemon Wedge, Grape , Mint Sprig, Short Straw

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MEXICAN ELBOW
3 Basil Leave
Pinch Of Black Pepper
15ml Lemon
15ml Sugar
20ml Chambord
25ml Tequila (100% agave)
25ml Hoxton
Muddle, shake and fine strain
Straight Up
Garnish – Basil leaf

Make SEEN’s a Mexican Elbow. If you didn’t know, Hoxton Gin boasts an exotic yet eclectic set of ingredients: Coconut,m grapefruit, Juniper, Iris, Tarragon and Ginger, all natural and ethically sourced. At 40% proof, Hoxton Gin promises something of a smoother kick than it had previously, all the better to mix with tonic or ginger ale, or even to drink on its own. Available through Tesco, Harrods and Gerry’s, Soho.

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Buzzing restaurant and club venue Wringer and Mangle has launched Bottomless Brunches: Spicy Sweet Potato and Sweetcorn Hash with Poached Egg? SEEN would love some, thanks. Committed carnivores will go for a proper Wringer and Mangle full English breakfast with maple syrup-cured bacon, Cumberland sausages, eggs how you like them, black pudding and home-made baked beans. The drinks are also bottomless when you choose an item from the brunch menu (or a roast from the Sunday menu). So, for a very reasonable £15 you can see your day(s) of rest ahead, in fine gastronomic style. You can always walk it off in nearby London Fields.

wringerandmangle.com

Wringer and Mangle Bar & Restaurant
13-18 Sidworth Street
Hackney
London
E8 3SD
0203 457 7285

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.