Vive Le Asparagus! at Côte restaurants
Côte Restaurants have launched a new cocktail at selected restaurants which will either be loved or loathed!
The new cocktail called Vive Le Asparagus celebrates the seasonal vegetable and is made with asparagus-flavoured vodka and features an asparagus spear. The cocktail complements Côte’s Spring specials which feature asparagus and have been designed by Gordon Ramsay’s former executive chef Steve Allen.
Mixologist and drinks author Dan Whiteside has created the cocktail for Côte which blends asparagus-flavoured Portobello Vodka, Cold Press kiwi and apple juice, Elderflower cordial, Belu Sparkling water, fresh asparagus, garnished with dried rose petals.
Vive Le Asparagus will be available from May 19 – June 14 at selected Côte restaurants (Newcastle, Exeter, Kingston, Henley, Solihull, Windsor and London restaurants St Christopher’s Place, St Katherine’s Dock, Sloane Square, Hay’s Galleria and the Barbican) priced at £9.95.
Mixologist Dan Whiteside said: “The cocktail has the flavour of asparagus, sweetness and floral notes of elderflower, body and acidity of the cold press juice.
“It’s an interesting take on a popular Collins cocktail, using fresh flavours such as apple, ginger and elderflower and combing with the unique flavour of asparagus. The cocktail combines a food that’s big in French cuisine with one of the most popular types of cocktails at this time of year.”