I’M a sucker for a novelty drink.
Whack one of those naff paper umbrellas in a tipple or serve it in a pineapple and I’m almost guaranteed to buy it.
At Revolution in Low Row, its latest addition to the menu is inspired by early 20th century Prohibition, when the manufacture and sale of alcohol was prohibited in the U.S..
As such, the consumption of booze became an underground act and drinkers were forced to try and hide their favourite past-time.
Harking back to the era, the new cocktails at Revs – the Long Island Iced Tea and Prohibition Punch – are hidden in tin teapots.
We went with the punch – a heady mix of vodka, rum and coconut liqueur mixed with lemon, passion fruit and cranberry juice.
The vodka moonshine – vodka, gin and elderflower cordial with cranberry, lemon juice and Appletiser – also looked worth a shot.
They’re priced at £15, but you get a pitcher-sized portion and as many cups as you like.
Fruity and refreshing, it went down a treat while the teapot and mugs proved quite the talking point with our fellow drinkers – I’m not the only sucker for a novelty, it seems.
Cue numerous drunk men who’d been at the SAFC v Tottenham match approaching us who seemed almost disgusted by the fact that two girls might be in a bar drinking tea not alcohol – perish the thought.