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A pizza cocktail, please barkeep

One slice or two?

How do you like your pizza? Topped with pepperami, mozzarella and a delicate sugo? Or strained through ice and served in a martini glass?

At Trattoria Neapolis in Pasadena, the bar recently offered its customers the chance to suck down a pizza in cocktail form.

Half food, half hangover cure

The half food, half hangover cure was made with basil-infused vodka, ghost-pepper infused vodka, tomato water, muddled basil and porcini powder complete with a Parmesan and mozzarella foam on top.

We don’t know if it was best tackled with a straw or a knife and fork.

Being pretty much traditionalists on the pizza front, the 5pm Takeaway blog feels fairly queasy at the thought of the pizza cocktail.

Call us old fashioned but we don’t like our cocktails to have lumps.

Churchill’s Martini

Mind you, the pizza cocktail sounds delicious compared to this story about a martini flavoured with moisture extracted from the walls of Churchill’s War Rooms.

Britain’s war-time leader had many great qualities but few we would want to drink.

Naturally, the War Room Martini is on the list at The Churchill Bar and Terrace in London.

The key ingredient is the Robin Collective’s Churchill Historical Bitters infused with essence sucked out of the walls using a device similar to a dehumidifier.

We imagine that it has nothing to offer but blood, sweat and tears…