The Clockwork Rose is the fictional watering hole of the adventurer Captain Sebastian Commodore. When Captain Commodore would return to England he and the crew of his airship, The Nautimore, would gather at The Clockwork Rose to tell the tales of their travels. We have recreated these accounts into cocktails for all to enjoy.
You never know, one day Sebastian Commodore may return to tell more stories.
Will you be there to hear them?



Sebastian Commodore was born on the Islands of Allende to Cerise and Allister Commodore, during the second age of exploration.  As a child he liked to watch his mother inventing gadgets and tinkering with her solo-pilot airship.  One night when he was 11 he tried to take his mothers airship and go on his own adventures.  He had almost reached the edge of the island before he got caught in a tree and was stuck there until he was found the next morning.
Between the ages of 14 and 16 he tried to enlist in the Royal Air Navy 6 times but was turned away due to his age every time.  A few weeks before his 18th birthday his mother went missing, flying into a storm created by a Sky Kraken.  Sebastian spent the next month building his own ship to go out looking for her but before it was finished a great war broke out between the land and sky nations and Sebastian was drafted to fight.
After the war, Sebastian came home having achieved the rank of  Flight Sergeant as well as a number of medals for bravery.  He worked in the family bakery for a few months before he re-enlisted to the R.A.N. and was posted to the exploration ship HMAS Brunswick under Captain Thaddeus Major.  Sebastian moved up the ranks quite quickly and after 5 years of hard work found himself  as an Air Commander.
During a mutiny led by the First Officer, Sebastian remained by his Captain’s side.  The rebellion was suppressed and Sebastian was awarded the rank of Commander First Class, making him the Captain’s new First Officer. After thwarting a pirate and racketeering ring Sebastian Commodore was given his first Command the HMAS Nautimore, it is on this ship his greatest adventures took place.  Luckily for us Captain Commodore liked to spend his shore leave in The Clockwork Rose and regale us with stories of his adventures.  To help us remember these stories we have created a cocktail for each one.
Please feel free to read the tales that have been retold by us and remember to raise a glass to Captain Sebastian Commodore and his crew, wherever they may be. . .


Apothecary's Malice

La Fee Parisienne absinthe, Velvet Falernum, Dandelion & Burdock bitters, Angostura bitters.

Aniseed forward, bitter, sweet

Copper Illusion

Tanqueray gin, Cointreau, Aperol.

Orange/citrus forward, crisp, bitter

The Nautimore

New Dawn 18 year old sea aged rum, Solerno blood orange liqueur, lemon juice, sugar.

Fruity/citrus forward, sharp, sweet

Earl Grey Fizz

Marvellous Elixir #1: Earl Grey Crème infused vodka, elderflower cordial, hibiscus syrup, Champagne.

Floral, champagne, subtle Earl Gray flavours

Pharmaceutical Stimulant

Marvellous Elixir #3: Espresso Bean vodka, Kahlua coffee liqueur, The Bitter Truth spiced chocolate bitters.

Bitter coffee and subtle chocolate flavours

Rhubarb & Apricot Tart

Tanqueray gin, Cinzano dry vermouth, apricot jam, apple and rhubarb juice.

Soft, fruity, rhubarb finish 

Capability Gimlet

Marvellous Elixir #2: Rosemary infused gin, blueberries, lavender syrup, lime juice.

Soft, floral, fruity

Conan Doyle

Laphroaig Islay single malt whisky, Velvet Falernum, whiskey-barrel aged bitters.

Sweet, smoky

Blue Blazer

Glenfididich 12 year old whisky, water, sugar.

Sweet, warm whiskey flavours

Far Flung Shores

Kraken spiced black rum, 1800 reposado tequila, crème de cerise, lime juice, grenadine, soda water.

Sweet cherry flavours with a dry finish

Jam Session

Marvellous Elixir: #8: Blackberry whiskey,, Laphroiag islay, single malt whiskey, lemon juice blood orange juice, blackberry jam.

Sweet, fruity, dry

Thai Mai Tai

Sailor Jerry's rum, Cointreau, lime juice, orgeat syrup fresh chilli.

Fruity, dry with a hot spice finish 

Darker by Nature

Courvoisier vs, Kings Ginger liqueur, lime juice, coffee and chicory syrup, angostura bitters, smoked sea salt, Fentimans ginger beer.

Dry, crisp, refreshing

Carbolic Spray

Monkey Shoulder scotch whisky, Solerno blood orange liqueur, Kings Ginger liqueur, lemon juice, maple syrup, Laphroaig Islay single malt whisky.

Strong, with citrus flavours, smoky front

The Engineer's Daughter

Marvellous Elixir #11: cacao vodka, smoked, sea salt, coffee and chicory syrup, Fentimans curiosity cola.

Sweet caramel and subtle coffee flavours

Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster

Midori melon liqueur, Wray and Nephew rum, lemon juice, Fentimans Victorian lemonade.

Fruity, citrus and melon flavours

Phileas Fogg

Glenfiddich 12 year old scotch whisky, Cinzano Rosso, maple syrup, Kings Ginger liqueur.

Smoky, fruity, dry

Kraken's Folly

Kraken spiced black rum, Guinness Porter, squid ink syrup, Angostura bitters, chocolate bitters.

Soft, dry, aromatic flavours

Temperance Potions

Dark Tide

Fentiman's ginger beer, Lime juice, coffee and chicory syrup, smoked sea salt.

Dry, crisp, refreshing ginger flavours

Cerise Poire

Morello Cherry cordial, Apple juice, Lemon juice

Sweet, dry, tart

Turkish Tea Party

Bluebird Tea Co. Enchanted Narnia Tea, Belvoir Elderflower and Rose Cordial, Lavendar Syrup, Apple Juice.

Rose floral, sweet, tart

Lymann Beecher

Blood Orange syrup, Lime juice, Orange juice, Mint leaves, Soda water

Fresh, soft mint and citrus flavours

Prohibition Fruit Cake

Henny & Joe's #1 Chai, Morello Cherry Cordial, Orange Juice

Soft, citrus and cherry flavours, sweet spice finish 



The Clockwork Rose
16 St Stephen’s Street
Bristol, BS1 1JR
 Open 5pm-midnight, Monday- Saturday.
Email – thecaptain@theclockworkrose.com
Telephone – 0117 9276869
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