World Cocktail Day is almost here, and to ensure that the day is celebrated in the best possible way, Stein’s at Home and Black Lines have launched limited-edition cocktail and dinner kits with Black Lines’ bottled serves.
World Cocktail Day takes place on Thursday, the 13th of May. Rick Stein Restaurants and East London’s Black Lines have created two limited-edition Stein’s at Home kits in celebration of this. Each of these special kits has been expertly paired with cocktails that can be enjoyed both pre and post-dinner.
The limited-edition kits include four bottles of perfect aperitif and digestif cocktails: a pre-dinner spicy Tommy’s Margarita – chilli meets Olmeca Blanco Tequila, agave and lime – and a post-dinner Negroni – short, strong, and timeless.
The cocktails were chosen by Charlie Stein, the Director of Drinks, across all the Rick Stein restaurants – these cocktails are the perfect opening and ending to an occasion-worthy dinner at home.
Guests can choose from two of Rick Stein’s classic three-course menus. The Sea Bass Box (£65), complete with mussels to start, Thai-inspired sea bass for a main and white chocolate fool for dessert. Alternatively, the Indonesian Seafood Curry Box (£70) includes Cornish cider mussels, Indonesian seafood curry for main and passion fruit Eton mess to finish.
Charlie Stein, Drinks Director of the family business, says, “Black Lines make very, very good cocktails that are beautifully packaged and take the faff out of the assembly. After imbibing many during the last lockdown, my favourites are the Negroni and the Tommy’s Margarita; they are perfect for kicking off an evening with one of our Stein’s at home boxes.”
Kuleen Khimasia, Co-Founder of Black Lines, added, “We want to change the way cocktails appear in our lives and move them away from being intimidating, inconsistent and complicated. For us, the best classic cocktail recipes are about simplicity, balance and a focus on great ingredients, and that’s what our serves are all about.”
The aperitif, dinner and digestif cocktail kits are limited edition, in celebration of World Cocktail Day on 13 May. They will be available for only four weeks, from Friday 14 May to Friday 11 June. You can place an order via RickStein.com.