This London bar serves a R1 662 cocktail and takes 40 minutes to make
- 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.