The King of Soho wears blue, red and purple – Halloween Cocktails 2023
The brand was founded by the two owners, Alex Robson and Howard Raymond. It is a celebration of the Soho legacy of Howard’s iconic father, Paul Raymond – the original ‘King of Soho’. Bottled in jewel-coloured bottles, these spirits are just the thing to get into the spirit of Halloween.
Buy The King of Soho spirits at Ocado, Amazon and other good online spirits retailers, then try these spookily delicious cocktails – the Heads Up; The Devil Wore Green; The King’s Spice; and Vampire’s Ruby Elixir.
50ml The King of Soho London Dry Gin or Variorum Pink Gin
20ml Lime Juice
100ml Pressed Apple Juice
15ml Vanilla Syrup
50 ml Cream Soda or Plain Soda Water
Muddle the raspberries in the bottom of a shaker, add the other ingredients EXCEPT soda and shake well with ice. Add soda and strain into a suitably creepy looking vessel filled with crushed ice.
Garnish with raspberries and a sprig of mint.
THE DEVIL WORE GREEN
35ml King of Soho Variorum Gin
25ml Midori Green Melon Liqueur
30ml Clear Apple Juice
10ml Lemon Juice
Shake all the ingredients well with lots of ice and strain into a small cocktail glass.
THE KING’S SPICE
30ml King of Soho London Dry Gin
1 tsp Cinnamon Syrup
20ml freshly squeezed Orange Juice
Stir in a glass with cubed ice. Add a large orange twist.
VAMPIRE’S RUBY ELIXIR
50ml King of Soho Copacetic Vodka
75ml Fruity red wine
2 teaspoons Chocolate syrup
Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir briskly for 30 seconds. Strain into a goblet without ice.
There are currently three premium spirits in the range (prices are for a 70cl bottle):
- The King of Soho London Dry Gin RRP £34.95
- The King of Soho Variorum Pink Gin RRP £33.95
- The King of Soho Copacetic Vodka RRP £34.50
The gins are also available in miniatures.