Back in the bad old days of Prohibition, illegal tipplers would disguise their hooch from the cops by drinking it from teacups.
Problems only arose when absent-minded drinkers poured in milk or, worse still, dunked their biccies in the booze.
Crumb contamination was all too real a possibility by the time you got to your third refill.
With today’s Big Deal at The Saint on Bath Street, you can relive the glamour of enjoying a boozy afternoon tea in a 1930’s speakeasy without the risk of a police raid.
A curious crowd with enquiring minds, the mixologists at The Saint have been busy questioning the essential meaning of afternoon tea.
Among the deep philosophical questions they pondered were conundrums such as:
Whoever said afternoon tea had to include tea?
Why does it have to be served in the afternoon?
After much vexed thought, The Saint’s mixologists have revealed their answer and it is called the Teatime Martini.
Elegant and indulgent, the Teatime Martini includes a decadent yet traditional cake stand packed with scones, cupcakes and ever so dainty gourmet sandwiches.
You’ll also get your very own mixologist to whip you up a whopping great vintage teapot filled to the brim with cocktails – four cocktails between two to be precise.
Each table will have its own personal bartender who will show guests how to make the cocktails in their teapots.
Located right in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre on Bath Street, The Saint’s cool interior oozes 1930’s glamour blended with cutting edge design; the perfect surroundings in which to sip cocktails from china tea cups.
If you want to try a naughty twist on afternoon tea then today’s Big Deal is:
£18 for Teatime Martini’s for two at The Saint includes a cake stand of scones, cupcakes and sandwiches, a vintage teapot filled with cocktails, and a cocktail masterclass; a 55% saving on the standard £40
Just remember not to dunk your cupcakes.