Is This Champagne Pina Colada The Feel Good Drink Of The Summer?
"If you like pina coladas that are made with champagne..."
We never really go for pina coladas, especially when it's balmy. Just the thought of all that coconut milk and juice curdling in our guts like pineapple-studded cottage cheese*. And then Coupette's Chris Moore goes and creates the Champagne Pina Colada — two fizzing fingers raised to poolside poseurs everywhere. A sort of snowball for the summertime, it is already being counterfeited in bars around the world.
It's the flagship serve for Coupette's summer menu: a wave of mint-infused watermelon gimlets, carbonated apple juice spiked with calvados, and the rhubarb negroni — which we imagine is what a hipster's allotment might taste like. These drinks aren't just refreshing... they're refreshing; like an icy glass of Robinson's after going five sets with Novak Djokovic, sure. But also like, say, a political leader who's not chatting out of their rear-end.
These drinks speak for themselves: you won't find any blow-up palm trees or Club Tropicana on loop (actually they had a fancy ivory tickler in when we were there). This is a classy, low lit joint for those who want to taste summer in refined little blasts, while waiting for this whole heatwave nonsense to blow over.
The Summer cocktail menu at Coupette, 423 Bethnal Green Road, E2 0AN
*Probably not scientific.
Last Updated 29 July 2019