The Jameson Apartment – Pop-up Cinematic Speakeasy

Next week isn’t just Bar Convent Berlin and London Cocktail Week it’s also the start of the BFI Film Festival and Jameson is running a fantastic sounding pop-up cinematic speakeasy.

Jameson has a long running association with film and this year they are running The Jameson Apartment which will be accessed via a secret door on Greek Street just of Leicester Square. Open from the 12th – 27th October from 5:30pm the Jameson Apartment will offer a different concept every night, mixing film related fun with some exclusive cocktails designed by none other than Mr Jameson, Ed McAvoy.

The Jameson Apricot Sour

Visitors will have to enter a secret password into a phone to gain entry to the 1920’s inspired experience hosted by Clayton Hartley who is one of the brains behind the successful Candlelight Club.

To find out more about what is happening and find the secret password jump on their website or Facebook page.

Here are a couple of the cocktails that Ed has put together and as always his drinks are a lot better than his ‘fast’ bowling skills:

Jameson Apricot Sour
35ml Jameson
12.5ml Apricot Brandy Liqueur
20ml Apricot puree (jam)
20ml pressed cloudy apple juice
10ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
Stir apricot puree (jam) with Jameson until it dissolves. Add other ingredients, shake with ice and fine strain into ice filled Old-Fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon zest twist.

Jameson Caramel Manhattan
35ml Jameson
15ml Caramel Liqueur
12.5ml Rosso/Sweet Red Vermouth
25ml pineapple juice
2 dash Peychaud’s bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled Martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist (discard) and pineapple wedge on rim.