6. Menu 2019 – ‘Pioneers & Revolutionaries’

Welcome to Pioneers & Revolutionaries

This is a signature drinks list inspired by a collection of our favourite scientists from various fields and time periods. Some of them you will have heard of, some of them you should have heard of, and all of them were influential in shaping the world we know today. Our menu consists of 14 cocktails, organised with the lighter, taller drinks at the front and the stronger, darker drinks towards the back. Each one has a key to denote its approximate ABV and volume, which looks like this:

Pioneers and revolutionaries

Light Option: Some of our cocktails are available alcohol free, replacing the spirit with the ingenious Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits range. We have lovingly attributed these to our favourite scientific liar, Thomas Edison, as he most likely would have claimed they were his idea and promptly patented them. Look for this symbol to see if a cocktail is available alcohol-free.

Mae’r dewislen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg

Archimedes Screwdriver



FAIR Vodka, Italicus Rosolio, Clarified Orange, Citric Acid, Pampelle Dust

[ Archimedes of Syracuse ]


First person to calculate an accurate value of Pi

Discovered how to determine the volume of an irregular shape

Enjoys a nice bath

Principia Spritz



Avallen Calvados, Elderflower, Champagne Cordial, Fernet Branca, Soda

[ Isaac Newton ]

“How d’ya like them apples?!”

Wrote Principia, widely regarded as one of the most influential science books of all time

Invented calculus to prove a point to his friend

Never got laid. Not once. Ever.

Champagne Pappi



Star of Bombay Gin, Lemon Verbena, Lavender, Prosecco, Geranium Paint

[ Christopher Merret ]

“Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends”

The first person to document the process of making sparkling wine

Produced the first lists of British birds and butterflies

Used to call you on your cellphone




Coconut Washed Johnnie Walker Scotch, Spit-roasted Pineapple Gin, Cacao Blanc, Carbonated Pineapple Green Tea

[ James Clerk Maxwell ]

“Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to every real advance in science”

Discovered the laws of electromagnetism

Presented the first ever colour photograph

Laid the foundations for the fields of special relativity and quantum mechanics




Bulliet Bourbon, Pedro Ximenez, Cinnamon Spice Tea, Split Coconut Milk

[ Mae Jemison ]

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination;
never limit others because of your own limited imagination”

The first black woman to travel in space

Recipient of 10 honorary doctorates

The first real astronaut to appear in Star Trek




Bombay Dry Gin, Rinquinquin Peach, Mint Stem Cordial, Foamer, NO2

[ Ada Lovelace ]

“Forget this world and all its troubles”

Wrote the first ever computer algorithm

Predicted the versatility of digital data 100 years before its time

Is the reason you can look at pictures of cats online

Double Helix



Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum, Rosé Cordial, Strawberry, White Chocolate

[ Rosalind Franklin ]

“Science and everyday life can not and should not be separated”

Produced Photo 51, a critical piece of evidence in determining the helical structure of DNA

First person to identify the micro-structures present in coal and graphite

Hates copycats




Bacardi 4yr Rum, Falernum,, Banana, Hemp Butter, Cream Soda

[ Mary Anning ]

“She sells sea shells on the sea shore”

Discovered the first Icthyosaurus and Plesiosaurus skeletons

Played a key role in shifting scientific thought on prehistoric life

Immune to lightning-type attacks




Porters Tropical Gin, Cardamom, Avocado Pit, Lime Zest

[ Alfred Russel Wallace ]

“I tried to think as little as possible about what might have been, and
to occupy myself with the state of things which actually existed”

Co-discovered natural selection alongside Charles Darwin

Nicknamed ‘The Father of Biogeography’

One of the first biologists to express concern about human impact on the natural world

Crystal Cut Negroni



Patrón Tequila, Strawberry Tea Vermouth, Martini Bitter, Absinthe

[ Kathleen Lonsdale ]

(The only playa who got robbed but kept all her jewellery)

First female president of the Royal Society

First female tenured lecturer at University College, London

Imprisoned for refusing war duties due to her pacifism

Manhattan Project



Jack Daniels Rye, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Lustau Dry, Fino Sherry, Orange Bitters, Barrel Aged

[ Lise Meitner ]

“Life need not be easy, provided only that it is not empty”

Co-discovered nuclear fission

Initially refused her position on the Manhattan Project on moral grounds

First woman in Germany to become a full professor of physics




Slane Irish Whiskey, Welsh Organic Honey, Chocolate Malt, Hickory Smoke

[ Erwin Schrödinger ]

“The present is the only thing that has no end”

Won the Nobel Prize for Physics for the Schrödinger wave equation

Has a crater on the moon named after him

Questionable cat owner

Cause + Effect


Zubrowka Vodka, Fig Liqueur, Honey Tonic, Green Apple

[ Marie Curie ]

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less”

First woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to win in two separate fields

Discovered the elements polonium and radium

*Each drink donates £5 to Marie Curie Hospice*



Grey Goose Pear, Yuzu, Orgeat, Prosecco, Orange Bitters

[ Isambard Kingdom Brunel ]

“There is no war so brilliant as the war with the wrong”

Chief engineer of the Great Western Railway

Designed iconic structures such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge and London Paddington Station

Popularised the top hat