When Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, the British became gripped by Egyptomania. And none more so than the writers and artists of the Bloomsbury Group. For as well as being related by marriage to the archaeologists who discovered these extraordinary antiquities, which they would marvel at in the neighbouring British Museum, they believed they shared the ancient Egyptian philosophy that peering deep into the human psyche would reveal universal truths and that the true function of all art, however expressed, should be to swing open the doors of perception.
Not only the names but the flavours and ingredients of these twelve cocktails are based on the profound meaning of hieroglyphs found carved in stone near the pyramids. Select your cocktail in the modern way by flavour, or, most excitingly, make like an ancient Egyptian and use a pendulum to discover what the Gods would like you to try … and why.