Bottled Cocktails, Brand Consultancy & Innovative Cocktail Events
Meet Business Partners Tomas Lenko & Lukas Etus
Tomas Lenko: “Strongman’s Tipple is my first baby – the product of my blood, sweat and tears following 15 years of working my way up in the hospitality industry. I remember stepping behind the bar for the very first time, serving a G&T, taking the first payment and getting a buzz from making someone’s day better – I loved it instantly. My enthusiasm for hospitality drove me to quickly learn new skills, and progress into management roles all the while earning my ranks through cocktail competitions and menu development.
I discovered my strengths and eventually took the plunge to open my first business, Bold London Spirit, an alcoholic brand. Two years ago, I set up my second business, Strongman’s Tipple (ST). ST is all about cocktails, which truly reflects what initially triggered my passion for hospitality. It has also given me a voice to the industry – to share and create much needed change, like gender equality. Like sustainability. And climate change. I am a small company, but everyone that works with me, from the bartenders to my clients, it’s an opportunity to share ideas to make this a better place for everyone.”
Lukas Etus: For the past 5 years, Lukas has been growing and sharing his love and passion for the drinks industry, gaining his experience by working in award winning London bars such as Public House, Ladies & Gents, and Heads & Tails. Lukas also worked on many international projects in countries such as Greece, Cuba, and Ireland, and has gained reputable recognition by taking part in and winning several cocktail competitions. He also specialises in the high-tech side of cocktail making and owns a very impressive collection of lab equipment, such as rotovaps and centrifuges.
NEW: Bottled cocktails
With the backing of luxury brand Moët Hennessy (the Wines and Spirits division of LVMH), Strongman’s Tipple has launched a range of bottled cocktails in 7 different flavours available for purchase via e-commerce (details to follow) for home delivery. From Adult Movie Star to Banana Old Fashioned to Apricot Americano, there is something for everyone.
Adult Movie Star – Stunningly fruity and refreshing. Clarified passion fruit, neroli vodka, vanilla and brut champagne.
Strawberry Negroni – A summery twist on bitter sweet Italian classic using Campari, seasonal strawberry vermouth and strawberry gin.
Little Rituals – Remember those old fashioned rhubarb and custard sweets? Little Rituals will take you right back to those days with a mixture of custard whisky, fermented rhubarb and rose champagne.
Banana Old Fashioned – Gold in colour, deep in flavour with undertone of banana and caramel. Blend of banana rum, Irish whisky and aromatic bitters.
Apricot Americano – The first cocktail mentioned in the James Bond novels finds its modern seasonal apricot twist. Campari, sweet vermouth, apricot, soda.
Clarified Pina Punch – That familiar creamy pineapple taste, with an added layer of spirits and spices. The ‘wow’ factor is the clever milk clarification which creates a completely clear, light liquid, but retains the rich indulgent flavour.
Chado Mizuwari – Our twist on a whiskey highball playing on Japanese-inspired flavours using whiskey green tea, melon and soda.
Events & Consultancy
Looking for a perfect way to celebrate a special birthday, a hen/stag celebration, for a unique office team building exercise, or you just love everything about cocktails? Strongman’s Tipple hosts tailored events for varying group sizes. You will learn from master mixologists the secrets to innovative cocktail creations, as well as the old favourites and enjoy an evening of great cocktails!
With over 15 years working in the Wine & Spirits industry, Strongman’s Tipple also offers consultation support to people looking for help with Branding of products within the industry.
Tomas Lenko, Director
T: 0772 597 3893
Lukas Etus, Business Partner
Thrive Business Hub, The Mast Leisure Complex, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7LW