Cocktail of War

Mixologists have concocted this terrific tipple to mark the RSC’s dramatic Rome season

To celebrate the Royal Shakespeare Company’s current Rome season, the master mixologists at the Rooftop Restaurant have rustled up a marvellous Roman-inspired cocktail. Fittingly called Cocktail of War, the heady concoction of spirits and orange juice is inspired by Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and has a real kick. It’s guaranteed to spark anyone into action – but as always, drink responsibly…



  • 40ml Grappa
  • 25ml Martini Rosso
  • Spoon of Fernet Branca
  • 25ml orange juice
  • 12.5ml Blue Curacao syrup


Shake all the ingredients together except the syrup, then strain the mixture plus the syrup into a tumbler over crushed ice. Relax and enjoy.

The Rooftop Restaurant, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BB. Tel: 01789 403449