Food & Drinks

Christmas 2016: the traditions according Bombay Sapphire
5 cocktails for 5 designers, called upon to interpret the London Dry Gin Queen Victoria

Traditions are important but sometimes stretch the rules can only do him good. It stems from this premise The New Tradition Collection, the project for Christmas thought by Bombay Sapphire. The “collection of new tradition” includes five design projects by as many top British designers called upon to interpret the iconic blue bottle London Dry Gin of Queen Victoria. As the series of five Christmas sweaters made from Brooke Roberts – in collaboration with the creative agency DBLG – that, instead of ordinary trees and Santa Clauses, reindeer and everything else imaginary “Jingle Bells” has thought of a landscape winter and its own bestiary reproduced digitally and made with beads and crystals applied on a mixed fabric made of cashmere, viscose, cotton, wool, polyamide and lurex. The cocktail made from Bombay to match is just as original, because caldo.L’Hot Gin Mocha, in addition to gin, requires cocoa cream, coffee and dark chocolate.

The young duo Bompas & Parr has instead thought of a fireworks festival in the true sense of the word: a kind of lamp exploding gold confetti and blue, just like the color of the bottle. “We had the idea that it would be really fun to celebrate Christmas or even more the BEGINNING of the new year under a rain of confetti while dancing,” they told us. For them the most suitable cocktail called Star 75, made from Bombay Star, lemon juice, prosecco and maraschino. From real stars.

Glass and steel are the materials chosen by Stephen Hendee, for his “candle” Led Free Form Candle lights. The more in tune accompanying cocktails is the Spiced Apple Warmer, very fragrant, thanks to apple juice, and very aromatic due to the presence of cinnamon and anise. Cold hot.

It’s all glass instead, the one chosen by both Studio Boo is by Richard Clarkson, respectively authors of the Christmas cracker, containing a juniper twig in 3D, and Bombay Sapphire’s Bauble, the glass ball with a juniper seedling inside , to hang on the Christmas tree. For the revival of traditional British Christmas gift, the cocktail suggested is the Winter Pine Twist, the cassico gin and tonic with cranberries and a sprig of pine. As for the sphere the idea is a gin & tonic flavored cranberry and ginger, Cranberry Ginger Twist. Then sure, Ogun can drink it at home as and when he wants. The recipes and the entire project can be followed on the Facebook profile of Bombay or on the official website.