The Drink: Hix Fix

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The great Mark Hix, Esquire’s own in-house chef, runs a tight ship at his signature restaurant on Brewer Street, Soho.

Bypass the lunching grandees, though, and head downstairs to Mark’s Bar for a glass or more of Hix Fix. It’s a potent, revivifying mixture, that’s also reassuringly simple – Morello cherries in Somerset eau de vie, crowned with champagne. As with martinis, one is all right, two is too many, and three is never enough.

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What’s more, Hix has kindly made his marinated cherries available to buy – simply take home, add champagne, and relax.

£13, hixsoho.co.uk

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MORE FROM MARK HIX:
Simple lamb kebabs 
How to cook with chilli 
Classic fish soup 
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