Art in a Glass - Langham's Signature Handcrafted Cocktails at Langham Place, Guangzhou
Langham Place, Guangzhou presents seven signature cocktails for city’s tastemarkers at Portal and 「Sky」 Bar. These cocktails launched by Langham Hospitality Group under the China Cocktail Program, are inspired by Mr. Rush Limbu, the Artesian Bar Manager at The Langham, Hong Kong. The cocktails impeccably blend whimsical flavours of premium spirits and house-made infusions and topped with edible carved art.
Cocktail preparation is an act of dedication. It starts from the procurement of the finest spirits and ingredients to produce house-made infusions with a variety of flavours. The bartender carefully measures out exact quantities as required by the recipe to ensure consistency in taste, akin to an apothecarist.「The Rush」, named after Rush, uses Scotch whisky as the base and blends it with Italian hazelnut wine, fresh pineapple juice, lemon juice and grenadine syrup, shaken and poured into mysterious-looking decorative totem glasses reminiscent of tropic island. The gorgeous「Blissful Jar」 in strawberry jam jars features full-bodied black rum as a base paired with fresh strawberry puree and lemon juice, in a perfect fusion of flavours and aromas that conjures up images of a city lady, confident and charming. 「Mint Breeze」, which blends gin, white martini, sherry and lime juice, is topped with fresh mint leaf and a zebra-striped ribbon. There are no words to describe the 「Heart Warmer」. The soft, full-bodied and continuous taste of bourbon and honey brings a nourishing, strong-sweet shot. What happens when light beer meets spicy tequila? Do sparks fly? The 「Brew Me A Beer」 makes your wishes come true. The enchanting flavour captivates you. A special blend of vanilla vodka and espresso produces the tempting 「Express 'O」. The strong aroma of the coffee mixed with vodka creates an appetising smell that lingers. Rush magically presents 「Nemo’s Chocolate Castle」. This interesting drink—infused with sweet children’s favourites such as chocolate, cream and ice cream—reflects the warmth of a father’s love.
Feast your eyes on breathtaking views of the night sky, and indulge the taste buds with seven different cocktail flavours. The open-air 「Sky」 Bar allows guests to soak up the relaxing atmosphere with excellent drinks for RMB98 + 15% surcharge per glass and an offer of “buy two, get one complimentary” signature cocktail every week between 18 May and 5 July.
Dubbed 「The World’s Best Bar」 in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Drinks International, Artesian in The Langham, London’s aim is to surprise guests with creative cocktails. Having previously worked at well-known bars and restaurants such as Ping Pong Gin Bar Gintornea, IL Milione Bar and Restorante, and Otto e Mezzo, Bombana, Mr. Rush Limbu experience in the industry helped him develop new skills, mixing different sorts of spirits and liquors based on moods and personal preferences. He discovered the similarities between cocktails and art, and how different cocktails are born depending on one’s creativity, just as art is. Flavourful drinks served in beautifully designed, artistic presentations not only create visual enjoyment for spectators but also provide a sublime taste experience for wine drinkers.