Mr Fogg’s creates ‘first’ space cocktail
London bar Mr Fogg’s Residence has teamed up with food and drink innovation company Bompas & Parr to become the “first” bar to offer a space-aged Negroni.
The bottle of bitters was sent 27km above the earth’s surface using a balloon, and took two hours and 15 minutes to complete its journey with temperatures dropping as low as -57 degrees.
The bitters will now be used in limited edition cocktail, ‘From The Earth to The Stars’, which combines the bitters with vermouth, Campari, Tanqueray Ten Gin, fresh lavender, grapefruit peels, orange peel, lemon peel, fresh chamomile and angelica root.
All guests who purchase the cocktail, priced at £25, will receive a certificate that states they have sampled bitters that have been sent into space.
Inception Group co-founder Charlie Gilkes said: “Space has been on the forefront of everybody’s minds of late with Tim Peake, Richard Branson’s tourism in space endeavours and science fiction films like the Arrival.
“Mr Fogg’s ethos has always been based on exploration and we’ve held many talks with everyone from Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Levison Wood – so it was a natural step for us to explore the possibility of a cocktail from space.
“We pride ourselves in thinking outside the box with our bars and this project has been a particular favourite to do. We hope everyone will enjoy their cocktail from orbit soon.”