David Gilmour of Pink Floyd’s 70th Birthday
A Star Filled soirée in West London
250 Glamorous guests
A 1940 Themed Jazz Club with a luxurious bar
In March 2016 we were asked by Mr Gilmour and the team at Plain Jane Events to put together a drinks offering fit to celebrate the Pink Floyd Rock legend’s 70th Birthday, hosted at West London’s grand Porchester Hall, transformed in to a dark, smoky and cosy Jazz Club.
We created a vast selection of drinks inspired by the 1940’s vibrant cocktail era for the guests to sip on while enjoying the magnificent performance by none other than Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, followed by Jarvis Cocker on the decks.
The main bar served up a selection of 1940’s cocktails with a seasonal twist, all shortlisted by Mr Gilmour after a personal tasting session.
Nyteimber Classic Cuvee
This delightful English Sparkling Wine from West Sussex, produced in the traditional Champagne method from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes was served up in Art Deco style Champagne coupes
The “Sloe” Daisy
Sloe gin and pressed citrus, served long over ice, charged with soda, sweetened with fine red and blackcurrant liqueur, seasoned with wild nettles and Yellow Chartreuse
Death in the Afternoon
Hemingway’s classic made with fine Absinthe, pressed lemon and a hint of sugar, shaken ice cold and charged with Blanc de Blanc Champagne
Spiced Blood & Sand
Compass Box whisky shaken with sweet vermouth and fresh blood orange juice, sweetened with cherry liqueur, seasoned with winter spice and served straight up scented with
Wapping Winter Punch
A winter blend of Pussers “Gun Powder Proof” navy rum, damson plum gin, Earl Grey tea, pressed citrus and a touch of Claret, seasoned with black currant and winter spices, served over hand carved ice.
Before the cake was served we prepared fresh Espresso Martini’s served on trays to all the guests. A perfect after dinner “pick me up” before retiring to the Lounge Bar to sip on a hand made Gibsson or an Old-Fashioned.
Speak easy bar
Later on in the evening we opened up a 1946 style “speak easy bar” and lounge area, inspired by famous imbibe institutions such as the Savoy Hotel, The Connaught, Claridges and The Waldorf Astoria. Crafting a vast range of classic cocktails made to order using only the finest boutique products
Your choice of gin or vodka shaken or stirred with slow frozen ice cubes, served freezing cold straight up wet, dry, dirty or smoky, garnished with a twist, olive or for a Gibson – a silver skinned onion.
A refreshing twist on the timeless classic, made with London Dry gin and yuzu citrus fruit liqueur, shaken with home made Riesling and lime cordial, served straight up freezing cold.
London dry gin stirred over ice with Calvados and apricot brandy to perfect dilution, served straight up and garnished with a dehydrated apple.
A cousin to the famous Manhattan Cocktail, made with Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth and bitters, stirred over slow frozen cubes to perfect dilution and served straight up.
Fine American Bourbon, aged Rums, Tequilas and Mezcal’s, stirred over slow frozen ice cubes to perfect dilution, sweetened with a touch of sugar and seasoned with angostura bitters, served over hand carved icebergs and crowned with orange zest.
Our sister company London Sterling provided a fantastic team of hosts and hostesses, styled to suit the 1940’s theme.