London bar sells a £100 cocktail with gold leaves and edible diamonds
- London bar The Bletchley has launched a £100 cocktail called “King George VI”.
- They use three different liqueurs for the mix.
- The cocktail contains fresh lemon juice and bitter lemon.
- The King George VI takes 30-40 minutes to make.
Codebreaking WW2-inspired bar The Bletchley has launched a cocktail that costs £100.
It’s called King George VI and it’s gin-based. They use three different liqueurs for the mix: Monkey 47 (gin), Lanique (rose vodka), and Chambord (raspberry liqueur.)
“We chose the Monkey 47 because of the story behind,” bar manager David Ammar told Business Insider.
“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.” 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.”It’s easy to create a cocktail for £100 while using premium spirits, but we wanted to focus on customer experience,” general manager Roland Mandoki told Business Insider. “It’s going to be customised because we’re going to come to the people so everything is going to be made in front of them.”