We’ve all seen the signs of cities twinned with others, take Kensington for example that’s twinned with Cannes, Birmingham is teamed up with Milan and Newcastle, that is with Atlanta apparently… all good and well, but we’ll tell you what is better bars teaming up with other bars around the world. And what do you know…D1 London Spirits are doing just that with their international cocktail exchange.
Launched this month and running for the next few months, bars in London, Birmingham and Manchester are pairing up with bars in South East Asia to swap signature cocktails, all of which will be using D1 London gin or D1 potato vodka and locally foraged ingredients. For example, Hope & Sesame in Guangzhou will be serving up their signature drink, Magnolia, made with Osmanthus jam (a flower which has flavours akin to apricot and peaches) at Craft London.
D1 London Spirits has also created keepsake cocktail cards which illustrate the signature cocktail from their partner bar with details of that bar and the cocktail recipe, so you know what you have to do, drink them all and build a collection of all 18 cards – like a cocktail Pokémon set….
Bars taking place in London are: Tape London, Merchant House, Lanes of London, Mint Leaf in the City, Samarkand, Craft London and The Bar at the Athenaeum.