I had a phenomenal time at the Bombay Sapphire cocktail party tonight. I was surrounded by some pretty great people, fantastic food, and amazing cocktails all at a swanky venue–a foodie’s paradise.
Merlin Griffths, a master mixologist, and the Bombay Sapphire ambassador, graced guests with his presence, and presented some great cocktail tips.
He showed me the difference between a shaken and stirred classic martini, and unlike Bond, I now prefer mine stirred. As a general rule, Merlin maintains his cocktails simple, with fresh ingredients that balance and compliment the gin.
Along side Mr.Griffths, Sebastian Cenrner of Eatertainment presented some exceptional entertaining tips, directed primarily to men (to impress the ladies). His food ideas perfectly complemented the cocktails, and he paid extraordinary attention to detail; inclusive of napkin folding.
(Citrus Seared Salmon– Paired with Sapphire Ultimate Martini and Sapphire 75)
(Left: Beef with Pesto Skewer; Paired with Sapphire Collins and Sapphire Ginger Mint)
(Right: Charcuterie Sampler; Paired with Sapphire Collins and Sapphire Cosmopolitan)
**I would like to extend my thanks to Ian Barr and Victoria Taylor of Rocket XL for the invite; I had a great time:)