Thank you to everyone who came along to our 10th issue bash last week – so much love in one room must surely be illegal. And as for our sponsors, well, talk about generous, each and every one of them went above and beyond to make sure the event was a huge success.

 

Firstly, a massive shout out to Hannah and Jules at The Apartment at Hoxton Shoreditch – quite possibly the coolest venue for a party in London, and also to Travis from TBone Productions for setting the scene with his smooth grooves. Our guests enjoyed enjoyed delicious luxury Daiquiris courtesy of Angostura 1919 rum, excellent HOBO Czech craft beers (in hipster cans) from Cask Liquid Marketing and a rather spiffing selection of wines specially chosen for the night by Laithwaites wine buyer Beth Willard who was also on hand to guide them through the four expressions. Last but by no means least, a massive thank you (and a curtsey from Ms S and a respectful nod from Mr G) goes to Joe McCanta, Grey Goose Vodka Global Brand Ambassador. Not only did he supply his tip-top vodka for the event but he created two bespoke cocktails for us as well (see recipes below.)

We also have to give a massive shout-out to the 10 companies who donated prizes which we raffled on the evening (well, we couldn’t give out goody bags…)

69 Colebrooke Row (cocktails for two)
Alexander & James (a gift back of Bulleit bourbon and two engraved glasses)
Bespoke Barware (four ‘David’ Tiki mugs)
Carom at Meza (cocktails for two and a sharing platter)
EasyArt (a framed print vintage promotional poster for Cinzano framed in hand-finished black stained ash box frame)
Elephant Gin
Hendrick’s Gin (six teacups and saucers and matching teapot)
Laithwaite’s Wine (a case of specially selected wine)
Mamounia Lounge, Knightsbridge (cocktails for two and nibbles)
The Rum Kitchen (dinner for two up to the value of £100)

Mr. G cocktail

40ml Grey Goose Vodka
15ml Oxley Gin
20ml Noilly Ambré
2 dashes of Orange Bitters

Method:
Stir ingredients over ice and strain into a coupette over great quality cocktail onions.

Ms. S cocktail

40ml Grey Goose Vodka
50ml fresh pink grapefruit juice
25ml fresh blood orange juice
15 ml Noilly Ambré

Method:
Build ingredients over cubed ice. Garnish with a blood orange slice.  

For details, see

69colebrookerow.com
alexanderandjames.com
angostura.com
bespokebarware.com
easyart.com
elephant-gin.com
greygoose.com
hendricksgin.com
hobobeerandco.co.uk
laithwaites.co.uk
mamounialounge.com
meza-soho.co.uk
noillyprat.com
oxleygin.com
therumkitchen.com

See you at the next one!

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