Later this month, Bombay Sapphire will launch a pop-up bar at the MCA in Sydney – on the museum’s Sculpture Terrace – immersing guests in a multi-sensory experience of light and projections during the annual Vivid Sydney festival (25 May-16 June).
Kicking off on the festival’s opening night on 25 May, the collaborative pop-up will be open from 5-9pm for nine Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, including World Gin Day on 9 June.
Headlining the cocktail selection is the first hot gin cocktail offering from the brand, named the ‘Winter Warmer in Laverstoke’ and served in a tea cup and saucer, celebrating a blend of ginger, chocolate butter and Martini Reserve Speciale Rubino Vermouth.
“Hot Gin is a popular trend dating back to the 18th century, and such a versatile drink for however you want to spend your winter nights – whether it’s escaping the cold on a night out or during a night in on the sofa,” said Bombay Sapphire Brand Ambassador Peter Hollands. “The warmth will transport you to sitting in front of a warm fire on a cold London night out.
“The hot temperature of the drink accentuates the botanicals and provides a greater depth, perfect to enjoy while Sydney’s temperatures drop this winter. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the Sydney crowd responds to this innovative drink offering.”
Adding to the immersive experience, guests will be able to pick their own garnishes from a vertical garden. There will also be additional drinks beyond the hot gin for guests to enjoy, including three unique G&T twists, The Barbershop Negroni and a Chocolate & Roses Negroni served in extremely Instagram-friendly LED-lit glasses.
Dates & opening hours: 5-9pm on nine Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights during Vivid Sydney (25 May–16 June), except on Friday 1 and Wednesday 6 June (closed for private events).