A new cocktail menu at GŌNG has just launched – and if you need the perfect date night location then you’re going to want to read on. Eighteen original creations compose a cocktail journey through time. Each one is inspired by a stage in life, a familiar mood and a captured memory. From simple and carefree, magical moments, to daring and reckless pleasures; from confident and rich experiences, to memories of timeless treasures and accomplishments. GŌNG at the five-star Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, is on level 52 and is the highest bar in Western Europe.
Adventurous combinations of classic spirits and new liqueurs, specialities, vermouths, sherries and even beer, create supremely balanced layers of flavour.
My First Painting – Star of Bombay gin, Cocchi Rosa, Peychaud’s, lime, chamomile
Give Me Bubbles – Bentianna, Cocchi Amaro, Campari, coriander seeds, jenever, bubbles
Let’s Dance – Don Julio tequila, chestnut chutney, pineapple, bitters, Grand Marnier, pear
Mermaid – Ketel One vodka, Talisker, seaweed, Domaine de Canton, champagne, golden pearls
Asian Explorer – Tanqueray 10 gin, mushroom infused madeira, nigori, coconut, ginseng
Elixir of Success – G’Vine, Isake Classic sake, lemon juice, plum wine, oloroso sherry, violet soda
Remembering Grasshopper – Cocoa washed Jensen’s dry gin, evergreen purée, yoghurt liqueur
Ojiisan – Woodford Reserve bourbon, Hedonist liqueur, Pedro Ximenez, mezcal, pimento
To celebrate the new cocktail menu, visitors can now also enjoy the wonders of space. On full-moon nights, you can stargaze with a cocktail in hand, using a telescope located in GŌNG. The first night will be 23 March 2016 [then 22 April, 21 May, a Summer solstice celebration on 20 June, and further dates in the year]. An astro-physicist will be on hand on certain nights to guide you through the mysteries of the sky.
Christian Maspes head bartender at GŌNG is also a certified sake sommelier and has worked for other prestigious bars, including American Bar at The Savoy, Polo Bar at The Westbury, China Tang at The Dorchester and Morton’s Club.
Contact: GŌNG at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London. 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9QU, UK. Ph. +(44) 0207 234 8208. Website.