This Autumn, the V&A has collaborated with Ping Pong to create a selection of cocktails to celebrate the opening of the Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900 exhibition, which is due to launch at the V&A in late October.
The cocktails are available now and will include two inspired by Wang Mian’s ‘Fragrant Snow at Broken Bridge’ and the V&A’s silk banner paintings: the Plum and Liqourice Sour, which is a deep purple short drink with intense plum and liquorice flavours, and the Smoked Apricot and Spicy Almond cocktail, a spicy long drink underpinned with soft apricot tones.
Head Mixologist, Daniele, says: 'The V&A are bringing together the greatest Chinese paintings created over a millennium and I wanted to reflect this by bringing the ancient art themes and characteristics to life through a combination of fresh and innovative ingredients, to create a truly unique range of cocktails. What could be better than giving diners the chance to explore Chinese art forms through great tasting cocktails?'
Alongside these unusual cocktails, Ping Pong will be launching a limited edition V&A set menu, which will include many of their signature dishes, as well as some exciting new additions, such as delicate steamed squid dumplings wrapped in translucent pastry. So head down to Ping Pong to experience these cocktails with a twist.