PocketSquare Summer Menu

PocketSquare reveals cocktail menu inspired by London’s sustainability stories

PocketSquare at Hyatt Place London City East has launched a summer cocktail menu inspired by stories of sustainability in London.

The new menu is complemented by a collection of art installations across the alfresco terrace and bar.

Situated in Whitechapel at the heart of east London, PocketSquare has taken inspiration for the menu from London stories and initiatives that resonate with the bar’s focus on innovation, botanicals, organics and sustainability. Underlying the cocktail menu is the PocketSquare team’s drive for a more sustainable approach to cocktail making, with Head Mixologist Lucrezia Frosutto and her team experimenting with processes and ingredients that reduce the waste and environmental impact of cocktail making.

PocketSquare Summer Menu

Beverages feature seasonal summer fruits and vegetables including strawberries, loganberries and bell peppers, with the team seeking to use the fruits in their entirety wherever possible. The leftovers from creating juices are used to make fruit leather garnishes, and whole fruits are used to create oleo saccharums. Herbs such as thyme, rosemary and coriander, grown on the PocketSquare terrace, are used in syrups and bitters.

Drinks on the menu include Capsicum, which pays homage to the nearby Hackney City Farm and features rum, yellow Chartreuse, yellow bell pepper juice and a thyme and coriander syrup; Hive, inspired by The London Beekeeper’s Assocation; and Bloom, which celebrates the London Wildlife Trust and their use of wildflowers in bringing nature back to London. The tipple features a blend of Loganberry syrup, Prosecco and vodka, served with a coral blue edible garnish and wildflower paper, which guests can take home to plant. Other cocktails on the list include Duality, a creamy fruit cocktail inspired by the spirit of reusing waste, and Revol, a smoky drink that pays homage to an early innovator of the steam engine in London.

Photography: © Jodi Hinds