Mr Fogg’s is serving a limited edition cocktail… from space
Mr Fogg’s Residence has just sent the first cocktail up to space.
The Mayfair spot sent the drink to space and back down again, by a specially crafted balloon, and in true Mr Fogg’s exploration style, the team decided to film the entire journey.
The limited edition Space Aged Negroni will be a mix of space bitters with Vermouth, Campari, Tanqueray TEN Gin, fresh lavender, grapefruit peels, orange peel, lemon peel, fresh chamomile and angelica root.
The bottle of bitters was sent 27km above the earth’s 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.
Only around 50 cocktails will be available to try at Mr Fogg’s Residence, which will come with a certificate to prove you’ve had an out of this world experience. The cocktail will be available for £25.
Inception Group co-founder Charlie Gilkes said: “Space has been on the forefront of everybody’s minds of late with Tim Peake, Richard Branson’s tourism in space endeavours and science fiction films like the Arrival.
“Mr Fogg’s ethos has always been based on exploration and we’ve 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.”