Belfast’s most stylish rooftop bar, Babel, is turning traditional afternoon tea on its head with the launch of a new Tipsy Tea. The exciting new menu, which launches on Saturday 2nd June, will pair delectable sweet and savoury treats with a selection of signature Babel cocktails.
Set in the surrounds of the city’s chic new rooftop bar and restaurant, Babel at Bullitt Hotel, the new Tipsy Tea will serve up an eclectic selection of sandwiches, brioche buns, mini doughnuts, cakes and other sweet treats, along with your choice of gin or Champagne cocktails that you can top up from your very own tipsy teapot. Creating a highly Insta-worthy dining experience, the quirky new menu will be served alongside stunning views of the city skyline.
A delightful array of gin and champagne cocktails have been created in partnership between Babel bartenders, Moët & Chandon, Monkey 47 and Beefeater 24, whilst Babel chefs have paired the drinks with a range of sweet and savoury treats that will change seasonally.
Gin based cocktails including the ‘Tea-licious’, a sweet and delicately-balanced drink with touch of anise and ‘The Pickford Twist’, named in homage to America’s sweetheart, Mary Pickford sit alongside a collection of Champagne based drinks, including the ‘Sky-High Spritz’ reminiscent of Parma Violets, and the fruity and tropical ‘Piña Royale’. Babel’s own pineapple and passionfruit shrubs, housed in its living garden, have been used in the creation of the new cocktails.
Guests can enjoy Babel’s Tipsy Tea on Saturdays and Sundays (12pm – 4pm) for £29.50 per person with gin cocktails, or upgrade to Champagne cocktails for an extra £15 per person. Your choice of cocktail is served in a china teacup, with a generous refill sitting pretty within your tipsy teapot, for good measure.
Babel’s Tipsy Tea includes:
Tier 1: A variety of sandwiches and brioche buns
Tier 2: Freshly-baked mini-doughnuts
Tier 3: Cakes and sweet treats
Gin based cocktails:
Sweet and delicately-balanced with a touch of anise, perfect for a relaxing afternoon.
Ingredients: Beefeater 24, Crème de Mûre, lime juice, delicious berry tea syrup, tarragon, blackberries
The Pickford Twist
A drink based on America’s sweetheart, Mary Pickford. It’s sweet, complex and sure to leave an impression.
Ingredients: Monkey 47, Cherry Herring, fresh pineapple juice, pineapple shrub, homemade grenadine and hibiscus tea syrup, lime Juice
Delightfully refreshing with flavours of rose, chamomile and elderflower.
Ingredients: Beefeater 24, St Germain, rose syrup, chamomile syrup, lemon juice, lemon bitters, rose water, cucumber tonic water
Parma Violet is a key player here, balanced with a splash of citrus and Babel’s house made passionfruit shrub.
Ingredients: Moët & Chandon Champagne, passionfruit shrub, Crème de Violette, lemon juice
Pimm’s infused with a soothing blend of teas then complemented by a faultless pairing of strawberries. Sweet, aromatic and extremely moreish.
Ingredients: Moët & Chandon Rosé Champagne, Namastea-infused Pimms, strawberry shrub, lemon Juice, strawberries quartered, mint
A tropical cocktail with pineapple overtones as fresh pineapple juice is underlined by Babel’s house made pineapple shrub.
Ingredients: Moët & Chandon Champagne, 1800 Coconut, pineapple juice, pineapple shrub