What's the place, then?
Down just behind Chancery Lane, there's a cabaret bar/supperclub called Volupte, and they've launched a new enterprise, their Bon Bon Bar. It's range of cocktails are all based on retro sweetshop memories.
Like when you make skittles vodka at uni?
A touch more sophisticated than that. Think electric blue ‘Candy Cane’ – made from Koko Kanu, Blue Curaçao, Lichi Li Liqueur and gin, served with a striped candy cane – and ‘Liquorice Lady’ – made from Black Sambuca and vodka,garnished with a Liquorice Lace, to name just a couple of offerings.
Sounds a bit sickly sweet, to be honest.
We worried about that, but it's surprisingly balanced. From champagne-based offerings to a new twist on the Old Fashioned, there's plenty to satisfy those whose tastes aren't so sweet.
Now you're talking...
There's a range of shots too, all served by some of the most knowledgeable and friendly bar staff you'll find in the capital.
So what's the catch?
Well, it's not exactly cheap as chips, but then again you wouldn't go there very often. Go on pay day, for a sweet treat.
Sounds like a lark.
While you're there, it's worth staying for a live music show. It's an intimate venue, and lends itself nicely to the nostalgia of the drinks.
Name, place, etc, please? We haven't got all day y'know.
Bon Bon Bar is at Volupté, 9 Norwich Street, EC4A 1EJ