• This London-based bar serves a R1,662 (£100) cocktail.
  • Its called King George VI and its gin-based.
  • Three different liqueurs are used: Monkey 47 (gin), Lanique (rose vodka), and Chambord (raspberry liqueur.)
  • The drink is topped off with gold leaf and edible diamonds.

The Bletchley, a London-based codebreaking WW2-inspired bar, has a cocktail that costs R1,662 (£100). It’s called King George VI and its gin-based.

"The recipe is coming from Montgomery Collins who was a British Air Force soldier during the Second World War and went to Germany to help them to rebuild everything back once the war was finished. Lanique is a Polish liqueur and the Chambord is French. Those two were helping England during the war," said Bar manager David Ammar.

How it's made:

  • Three different liqueurs are used for the mix: Monkey 47 (gin), Lanique (rose vodka), and Chambord (raspberry liqueur.)
  • The mix is completed with fresh lemon juice and bitter lemon and infused with hibiscus tea, berries, lemon and orange peel.
  • The infusion is chilled using dry ice and topped up with mascarpone foam, gold chocolates, edible diamonds, and caramel.
  • It’s finished with gold leaves and sprinkles of gold.
  • Guests also get a sparkling wine bomb made with an English garden jelly and a garnish of French toasts, Polish pancakes, chocolates, and lollipops.

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