The RHS Chelsea Flower Show … Cocktail

By tikichris Last edited 116 months ago
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show … Cocktail

CC_cocktail_08_low[1].jpg Take some Gin, a little lychee liqueur and rosé Champagne, then mix with cranberry juice, cranberry syrup, and orange bitters and you’ve got the makings of a very refreshing cocktail. Garish that that sweet lil baby with a Singapore orchid and serve in a martini glass and you’ve got yourself the elgant and official RHS Chelsea Flower Show Cocktail.

Created by Gustavo Bertolucci, head mixologist at Pearl Restaurant & Bar (252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN) the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Cocktail follows in the swanky footsteps of Flower Show tricks such as last year’s limited edition RHS Chelsea Flower Show Manolo Blahnik shoe. The cocktail will be available from today and throughout this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (19-23 May) and is priced at just under 14 quid.

Londonist sampled one these ‘special edition’ drinks the other day and thought it was very tasty indeed. £14 is a lot of money for us but, hey, if you’re gonna splurge this is an excellent way to do it - and Pearl is just the setting for such sumptuous sipping. Alternatively, you could have a go at making your own Flower Show Cocktail. Here’s the recipe:

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show Cocktail

25 ml Tanqueray Gin

25 ml Kwai Feh lychee liqueur

25 ml cranberry juice

10 ml cranberry syrup

Dash orange bitters

Ruinart Rosé Champagne

Shake the gin, lychee liqueur, cranberry juice,

cranberry syrup and orange bitters in a Boston Shaker

Double strain into a cocktail glass

Top up with Ruinart Rosé Champagne

Garnish with a Singapore Orchid

Photography courtesty of Pearl Restaurant and Bar

Last Updated 01 May 2009