Aqua Shard launches Wind Up Wind Down cocktail menu

Aqua Shard bar in London has launched a Wind Up Wind Down summer cocktail menu created by bar manager Luca Missaglia.

The new menu consists of four cocktails and was unveiled to members of the public on 21 June at the Aqua Shard bar, which sits on floor 31 of the Shard.

Aqua Shard says the Wind Up cocktails are playful options created specifically to rejuvenate, invigorate and revitalise, while the Wind Down serves are designed to soothe, relax and unwind.

The first ‘Wind Up’ cocktail in the collection, Kick Start combines Tapatio Blanco tequila with chipotle syrup and chilli chutney and a peppercorn twist. The second ‘Wind Up’ is Caribbean Colada, containing Arak, coconut water and soda, honey and pineapple cordial served over crushed ice, garnished with frozen banana leaf, pineapple and black pepper. 

One of the ‘Wind Down’ cocktails, Lavender and Lime, mixes Cocchi Americano aperitif, pineapple infused Arak and maraschino and lavender and lime cordial. To end the collection, the Calming Cognac combines French Sauterne, complemented with camomile, combined with Hennessy, and finished with Absinthe ‘air’ – infused bubbles balanced on the cocktail.

‘Wind Up Wind Down’ will be on offer Fridays and Saturdays, until 3am. Adjacent tube London Bridge operates a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays on the Jubilee line. 

Wind Up

Caribbean Colada

Homemade honey and pineapple cordial, Arak, coconut water, soda. Served over crushed ice, garnished with frozen banana leaf, fresh pineapple and black pepper

Kick Start

Tapatio Blanco tequila, chipotle syrup, chilli chutney. Dust of chipotle chilli garnish 

Wind down

Lavender and Lime

Homemade lavender and lime cordial, pineapple infused Arak, Coochi Americano, maraschino, served in a coupe with a lavender garnish

Calming Cognac

Sauterne and camomile reduction, Hennessey, absinthe hair