Mr Foggs Set to Serve Cocktail From Space
Around the World, Up to Space and Back to Mayfair
Mr Foggs Residence, the Mayfair bar based on the home of Jules Vernes most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg, has become the first bar to send a cocktail into space. The cocktail will be used as bitters and available for guests to enjoy in a limited edition cocktail at the bar.
A bottle of the bitters was sent 27km above the earths surface to capture this photo, with the help of acclaimed food and drink scientists, Bompas & Parr, who sent the drink into space using a bespoke balloon. The bottle journeyed for 2 hours and 15 minutes with temperatures dropping as low as -57 degrees.
Mr Foggs Residence is inspired by Jules Vernes classic tale, Around the World in 80 Days and this recent space expedition by his interest in science fiction. Verne wrote two novels between 1865 and 1870, From The Earth to the Moon and Around The Moon which describe a planned trip to the moon. Despite being works of fiction and over a hundred years before the first man set foot on the moon, Vernes calculations for space travel were surprisingly close to reality, now his vison has been successfully realised by the Mr Foggs team.
The bottle will now be taken on the final leg of its journey and turned into Londons most well travelled drink, with From The Earth to The Stars, a celestial libation made with Space Aged Negroni, Vermouth, Campari, Tanqueray TEN Gin, fresh lavender, grapefruit peels, orange peel, lemon peel, fresh chamomile and angelica root. This interstellar cocktail will be both delicious and offer drinkers a unique chance to travel to infinity and beyond with just one sip.
The cocktail will be available for £25. All guests who purchase the cocktail will also receive a certificate that states they have sampled bitters that have been sent to space.
Inception Group co-founder Charlie Gilkes said: Space has been on the forefront of everybodys minds of late with Tim Peake, Richard Bransons tourism in space endeavours and science fiction films like the Arrival.
Mr Foggs ethos has always been based on exploration and weve held many talks with everyone from Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Levison Wood – so it was a natural step for us to explore the possibility of a cocktail from space.
We pride ourselves in thinking outside the box with our bars and this project has been a particular favourite to do. We hope everyone will enjoy their cocktail from orbit soon.