July 27, 2022 5.57 pm

The Lincolnite tries: Strait and Narrow’s new ‘Yellow Pages’ cocktail menu

Digital fun with some secret cocktails too!

Popular Lincoln bar Strait and Narrow has taken inspiration from the Yellow Pages for their new cocktail menu launching Thursday, and The Lincolnite went for a first taste.

The new menu has seen the bar collaborate with six local businesses – Madame Waffle, Ole Ole, Good’s Vegan Cafe, Blyton Ice Cream, Naked Marshmallow Co, and Goodies Sweet Shop – and using some of their products in the new cocktails.

There is an array of 21 different cocktails on the new menu, including four secret drinks which can be accessed by scanning QR codes on the menu. The secret drinks are linked to videos, descriptions of the cocktail ingredients and raps recorded about them.

Strait and Narrow has collaborated with six Lincoln businesses, including Madame Waffle on the Blueberry Pancake cocktail, to create its new menu. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Another of the new cocktails on the menu at Strait and Narrow. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Strait and Narrow has also reinstalled the phones for the customers on each table so that they can call one another.

There’s also a hidden number on the menu that leads to a message and you can phone a ‘Sigourney Weaver’ impersonator too!

Manager Tom Remington told The Lincolnite: “I am excited to launch it as it is one of the most multi-level cocktail menus I’ve ever seen, let alone worked on.

“The reason I’m saying that is because of our collaboration with local businesses to help support, drive and promote the local economy and the underlying focus on sustainability.”

The bar has also reinstalled phones so people on different tables can call each other, as show by bartender Tom Nelson, and customers can also browse the digital element of the menu using QR codes. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Use QR codes to find four secret cocktails. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

He added that being more sustainable includes using paper straws, making their own lollipops in house so there’s no plastic, and the collaboration with local businesses meaning fewer delivery vehicles, and therefore fewer emissions.

For example, the new Blueberry Pancake cocktail in collaboration with Madame Waffle uses a piece of waffle that can be picked up fresh on foot each day.

The Lincoln bar is also hand making as many ingredients as it can using local products, such as Lincolnshire honey, as well as using perishable garnishes to ensure it is as sustainable as possible.

The new cocktail menu at Strait and Narrow is inspired by the Yellow Pages. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Deputy Manager Daisy Stringer making one of the new cocktails for The Lincolnite. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Deputy Manager Daisy Stringer added: “It is a collaborative menu from the team with a lot more homemade ingredients, and we are making things more sustainable. We are also working with local businesses and using their products in some of our cocktails.”

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