The Mekan bar at Rüya, an Anatolian restaurant set in the heart of Mayfair, has announced new additions to its cocktail menu.
Rüya’s menu aims to take guests on a journey through five famous Anatolian Empires through the signature cocktail creations: the Hittites Empire, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Seljuk Empire and the Ottoman Empire. Created by Bar Manager Francesco Medici, each drink ‘represents unique flavours which are found throughout the peninsula’.
Drawing inspiration from the Byzantine Empire Rüya’s Black Sea signature cocktail infuses Remy Martin SOP, Bulleit Rye, Black Hive Honey, and Black Turkish Tea, and is accompanied by an orange garnish and mist when served.
Updated cocktails inspired by the Ottoman Empireinclude the Fal Martini –a Turkish twist on the classic Espresso martiniwhich combines Vodka, Turkish Coffee, Pistachio, Kahlua and Amaretto. Those with more of a sweet tooth may enjoy The Pasha, which mixes Vodka, Vanilla, Chestnut, Drambuie and Ice Cream for adessert-inspired cocktail.
Drawing on the Hittites Empire from around 1600 BC, the Tropical Flame mixes Tonka Beans Infused Pisco, Dark Rum, Passion Fruit, Tropical Syrupand Mint,and isserved in a copper vessel. The Nazar Sour combines Cardamom Infused Vodka, Rose Syrup, Pear, Blue Curacao and Champagne Foam, and has a depiction of the nazar symbol (an eye-shaped amulet believed to protect against the evil eye) within the foam.
The Mekan is open from 12:00pm – 1:00am, Monday – Saturday and from 12:00pm – 12:30am on Sunday.