An award-winning bar chain in Marlow has revealed a newly crafted cocktail menu.

The Botanist, which has a venue in West Street, is offering customers a new range of drinks that combine "weird and wonderful" flavours with more familiar tastes.

The bar and restaurant, known for imaginative creations, has developed the menu through inspirations of the life cycle of plants from around the world.

In-house experts have created unique pairings derived from flavours including beetroot, nasturtium and quince.

Split into three phases, the menu allows diners to sample the full lifecycle of a plant.

The ‘Roots and Shoots’ cocktails are herbaceous and aromatic, infused with flavours found in the roots and leaves.

Te ‘Flowers’ drinks offer "a balance of bright blooms and fragrant florals", whilst using the "freshest fruits of the season".

Standout drinks include the 'Passionfruit and Basil', 'Rhubarb and Sage Spritz', 'Quince and Chilli' and 'Jasmine and Passionfruit.

Many of the options have been specifically designed with non-alcoholic ingredients such as Lyre’s and Everleaf alcohol-free spirits and aperitifs, making up over a third of the menu.

Kelly Harrison, head of bars at The Botanist said: “Our non-alcoholic offering has been designed and created to showcase all the flavours of the liquid without any alcohol.

“Rather than creating great cocktails and subsequently trying to remove the alcohol and maintain the flavour profile, which can be a big challenge, we start with a strong recipe for an alcohol-free drink then find the perfect alcohol to enhance the existing flavours, if the customer wishes.

“The drinks are made alcoholic by addition of spirits, rather than the other way around of removing alcohol and risking losing the complexity.

"It's our biggest and most complex offering yet.”

The new menu will also see the addition of carefully selected spirits with an unexpected pairing, including 'Macadamia and Cava', 'Recycled Banana and Ginger' and 'Japanese Whisky and Apricot'.

To view The Botanist’s full drinks menu, visit