March 21, 2013
Menu design is one of the many jobs we are often tasked with, here at Mixology Group as part of our Consultancy service.
Every client is different; they have varying budgets and some are even tied into certain brand deals. All of which can make it quite challenging sometimes.
Recently we were asked to come up with some cocktails for Brighton Fashion Week. As there are four shows they wanted us to produce one cocktail for each show.
The Zeitgeist Show – which promotes the newest talents in high-end fashion design. This year their headline designer, Jess Eaton, is famed for her ‘Roadkill Couture’, designs which incorporate animals and feathers that have died of natural causes or were found at the side of the road. For this we decided to stay classical and make a Bloody Mary. The perfect blend of Black Cow Vodka, a roasted red pepper and Heirloom tomato puree and a blend of secret smokey spices.
Brighton Frocks – This is a more theatrical show focusing on costume designers who work in stage and screen. What better way to introduce some theatre into a cocktail, then by setting it on fire. We went for a delicious drink made with fresh lime juice, blue curacao, Velvet Falernum and Wray & Nephew Jamaican Rum, shaken over ice, then flambéed using some more rum and some cinnamon.
The Eco Show – A new show for Brighton Fashion Week, focusing on ethical and sustainable high end fashion. We thought we’d showcase the best way to enjoy Absinthe. Which is to fill a large fountain (or jug) with plenty of ice and slices of fresh lemon and cucumber and top it up with water. Pour a sensible measure of Absinthe into a wine glass together with some cucumber syrup and top it up with some water. Lovely.
The High Street Show – looking at key trends from the British high street. As this show celebrates British high street fashion, we decided to echo this by using only British products. A healthy measure of Williams Chase gin (made in Herefordshire, from apples), Stoneham Springs Sussex Elderflower cordial, Wobble Gate apple juice made in a Sussex and a dash of lemon juice for balance, shaken over ice with a generous sprinkling of a secret ingredient to help it glow.