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Get pissed the patriotic way with the Full English cocktail

David Clack

Do you have a tattoo of a bulldog on one or more of your forearms? Do you remember all the words to ‘Three Lions’ AND ‘Vindaloo’? Are you yet to identify the major plot hole in that story about a guy called George shanking a massive dragon? Best get yourself to Victory Mansion in Stoke Newington, sharpish, because boy have they got a drink for you.

Probably the most patriotic cocktail ever conceived, the Full English is a heady blend of booze and British brekky staples, served up in a baked bean tin. With its base of vodka, tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce, it's essentially a pimped up bloody mary. But then, making it more English than Wayne Rooney driving a Transit van full of umbrellas down Pall Mall, there's the addition of HP sauce, Marmite (yes, actual Marmite) plus a stick of streaky bacon, toast and a quail’s egg for garnish.

All things considered, it may not all add up to a taste sensation. But we're promised that it's good and boozy, so neck a few and you may find yourself picking a fight on the bus home. And what could be a more fitting way to celebrate St George's Day than that?

The Full English is available at Victory Mansion from now until April 24, priced £8 a pop.

In other monstrous food and drink news, have you seen the pulled pork sundae?


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