Cocktails & Create with Bombay Sapphire. Bombay Sapphire partners with Artist Joey Yu and Mixologist Franck Dedieu for Virtual Masterclass.
Friday 22nd May, 6:30pm
Limited tickets available here.
Hosted by pioneers in art and mixology, guests will be invited to make exquisite cocktails and create ‘windowscape’ illustrations – taking inspiration from their views from home or a re-imagination of a view that’s special to them.
As part of its ‘Stir Creativity at Home’ series, Bombay Sapphire invites gin enthusiasts and art lovers alike to join a one-hour virtual masterclass to hone their cocktail-making and illustration skills from the comfort of their homes.
Kicking off the bank holiday weekend, the ‘Cocktails & Create’ workshop will take place on Friday 22nd May and will bring together the creative minds of two spectacular co-hosts: artist and illustrator Joey Yu and award-winning bartender Franck Dedieu.
Create with Bombay Sapphire – Stir Creativity
This virtual two-part workshop follows research that reveals that 83% want to be ‘more creative’, with respondents to the survey citing creativity as a great way to accomplish both ‘self-expression’ (48%) and ‘a sense of achievement’ (54%).
When asked which form of creativity they would most like to improve, 60% said they would like to hone their ‘drawing and painting’ skills, which is why Bombay Sapphire has enlisted the support of award-winning artist and illustrator Joey Yu.
Joey will guide guests through the process of drawing their own bold, modern window scene, which will be either an interpretation of the current view from their window at home or a re-imagination of a view that is special to them, perhaps one that has inspired their creativity in the past.
Joey Yu on create with Bombay Sapphire: “There is no better time to explore your creative side than right now and Illustration is one of the most accessible art mediums for people to engage with. You don’t need lots of expensive tools and supplies to get started, just simply pick up a pen and come and join in. The concept of ‘windowscapes’ allows us to re-imagine the world and depict what it is we want to see when we look out at the world. Whether it’s based on a memory, somewhere we’ve always aspired to visit, or maybe just our current view with a different perspective.”
During the masterclass, Franck Dedieu – winner of international bartending awards – will show guests how to create two cocktails, a G&T Twist and classic Bramble cocktail.
Dedieu is an expert when it comes to making showstopping drinks and has an impressive cabinet of awards under his belt, as well as a wealth of experience at some of the world’s most prestigious venues.
Brand Ambassador Franck Dedieu on create with Bombay Sapphire: “Mastering cocktail serves is a brilliant way to get creative at home – your kitchen store cupboard provides a myriad of unique garnishes and ingredients that you might not have realised could be cocktail components before. Bombay Sapphire gin is the perfect starting point for all types of cocktails with a perfectly balanced profile that makes flavour combinations limitless.”
Attendees will be invited to follow along via the video-conferencing platform Zoom and will also have a chance to ask the experts questions along the way via the chat function for a fully immersive experience.
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