GŌNG Bar at the Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London has announced a fittingly named cocktail menu, the ‘Director’s Cut’. The menu is apparently inspired by the greatest film directors of all time and their passion for storytelling.
With a concoction for every taste, guests are invited to embark on a sensory journey and use imagination to create their own story while at the highest hotel bar in Western Europe. Cocktail names includes the likes of ‘Wingardium Leviosa’ for Harry Potter Fans, and ‘Feel The Force’, for the Star Wars fans among us.
A total of 16 cocktails and four mocktails span five themed categories.
The Adventure/Fantasy category features light and refreshing cocktails, whereas Romantic/Sci-Fi explores drinks with fruity notes, flora and spices. Opposites attract in the Thriller/Drama section where sweet meets sour, while the creations are punchy and full of character in the Crime/Action category. The list closes with the Animation/Superhero section, which features herbal and earthy non-alcoholic flavours.
Mirroring the creativity and craft required to produce a film, each cocktail has its own unique method of invention; from the brewing of pineapple and coriander with cold coffee, to infusing a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with pine needles and honey.
The signature cocktails are as daring as they are surprising. ‘Fear The Jungle’, inspired by the great Steven Spielberg, combines BarSol Quebranta Pisco, banana, pineapple skin sherbet, lime and chocolate in an ivy-covered highball. The cocktail is not for the faint-hearted as it comes complete with a real scorpion.
The new cocktail menu is available at GŎNG bar from 26 April 2017.
Located at the pinnacle of Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, GŎNG Bar is a sky lounge destination crafted by renowned architect Andre Fu of AFSO. The elevated bar provides a vast array of fine wines, spirits, cocktails, champagnes as well as sweeping views of London’s iconic skyline.
GONG Bar is open to residents and non-residents Monday to Saturday from noon – until 1a.m. and on Sunday from noon to midnight.
GŌNG Bar on level 52
Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London.
31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9QU, UK
Tel. +44 (0) 207 234 8208
For online reservations please visit the website.