Keep your eyes peeled this spring as we use the language of flowers to bring colour to many of our bars & restaurants.
First up though, before we talk about flowers we need to mention bumblebees! Many of our new wines this spring support Corney & Barrow’s latest initiative, “C&Bee”, which celebrates wine producers who practice sustainable farming, taking measures to protect the bee population, and altogether making better wine whilst giving bees a happy place to live. We’re giving away packets of wildflower seeds in all our Drake & Morgan bars, and we want you to plant them. Do some guerrilla gardening and plant the seeds to help the bees!
Beer and flowers? Visit The Folly where you can see our latest beers brought to life through flowers, be that the cherry blossom of Asahi or the tropical oranges of Meantime Easy time. New 0.0% Peroni Libera is illustrated through soft silvers and whites, whilst city staple Peroni is easily recognisable from its Nastro Azzuro ( blue stripe for those that didn’t know!)
Healthy Hedonism at the Allegory
May sees the introduction of some Healthy Hedonism at the Allegory brought to you by The London Essence Company. From May 1- July 31, turn your face to the sun by experiencing a range of mindfulness and wellness sessions guaranteed to lift your sprits. Alternatively sit back, relax and enjoy some of our gorgeous light and low cocktails. Classes cost £10 each and each guest will receive a specially created yoga mat and scented candle containing the delicate and exquisite essence of fine fruits and botanicals.
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Japanese Garden at Drake & Morgan, Kings Cross
The House of Suntory and Drake & Morgan in King’s Cross will come together this Spring to immerse Londoners in the ‘Language of Flowers’. Launching on Friday 26th April, the three-month long collaboration will see the cocktail bar’s terrace transformed into a Japanese garden, complete with Japanese cherry blossom, just in time for sunny May bank holidays. Alongside the terrace, our cocktail experts have created a menu of stunning Japanese serves using Roku Japanese craft gin, Toki whisky, and the latest addition to the House of Suntory portfolio, Haku Japanese craft vodka. Each cocktail has been crafted to tell a story through the language of flowers, playing on the many botanical and floral notes of each liquid. Guests will also be able to book cocktail and sushi making classes during the month of May, tying in with Japanese craftsmanship. All of this means that, with a spring heatwave predicted, Drake and Morgan King’s Cross will be the perfect place for cocktail lovers to enjoy unique cocktails in a truly stunning and Instagram-able setting.
For people not able to attend Chelsea Flower Show itself, we are delighted to be working with Silent Pool Gin on a ‘Chelsea Fringe’ event, which sees award-winning gardener David Neale bringing to life the Silent Pool Gin Garden at two of our London bars. The gardens at the Refinery, Bankside and the Happenstance at St Paul’s. will open from May until the end of July and will enable customers to experience elements of Silent Pool Gin garden whilst sipping on some delicious Chelsea-inspired cocktails. Throughout the 3 month period, there will also be a calendar of themed events such as a Q&A evening with David Neale, and a gin cocktail masterclass with the expert distillers from Silent Pool Gin.
With further gardens and installations planned for The Sipping Room amongst others, keep checking back for the latest must visit…