It was that cloudy but stuffy city day in London and I planned to catch a special bus.
so we walked…
..past these guys
This is what London transport should be about.. A retro double decker serving oysters,Bloody Mary’s with some cocktails on the side. Yes this is a bus I was happy to wait for and I’ve been waiting to catch it since last summer.
However we came thirty minuets too early so had to do a de-tour before it opened.
Next door is part of Southbank’s ‘summer love festival’ which is a small pop up bar that serves things like gin and pop noodles with an interactive exhibition. Needless to say after a few drinks we interacted…
After leaving our message it was time for this bus… A Bloody Dragon was immediately ordered and these babies..
My naughty favourites have to be these:
deep fried oysters with bourbon pickled onion and charcoal mayo. mmmmm….
Now for the Bloody Dragon…
(rating are going to be out of 5 from now on)
Bloody Dragon: soju, thai sweet basil, garam masala, smoked paprika, horseradish.
Taste: 5 Such a creative blend of ingredients and work amazing together. They use Soju instead of typical western vodka which is extremely popular in Korea. The fresh basil hint completed it.
Garnishes: 2 no garnishes here but the flavours did all the talking.
sweat test: 4 true to the name it has a good fire!
Glass: 3 your average glass, nice size but i suppose the novelty of it being served from a bus makes up for it.
Presentation 4 chopsticks are amazing, love a good theme.
bonus point (1) – great service and awesome setting
Overall: 20/25 T. It’s likely to see a bad bloody mary hidden by presentation, however this is a great, quality, unique bloody mary. The fact it comes out of bus gives it a bonus
The bus is around all Summer at Southbank I WILL be back on it again to try another flavour till then…
Check it out.. www.thebloodyoyster.com