Popular visual artist, Ellen Porteus creates BOMBAY SAPPHIRE canvas bespoke cocktails.

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The world’s number one premium gin, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is shaking it up this summer and bringing sippable cocktail art to a bar near you, by partnering with popular visual artist, Ellen Porteus.

As part of the ‘Stir Creativity’ campaign, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE has commissioned one of Australia’s most in-demand artists, Ellen Porteus, to use cocktails as a canvas and create bespoke cocktail garnishes , inspired by Bombay Sapphire, Bombay Bramble and Bombay Sunset.

Porteus’ sippable artworks will be available for a limited time only at venues across Australia via a ‘pop up’ BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktail menu during the Australian Summer.

During the pandemic, the arts and hospitality industries and those who work within them faced intense hardships, so to support and give back, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE will be donating $1 per cocktail sold over the summer to two charities within each industry. The chosen charities are hospitality enterprise, TipJar, and the Arts Project Australia. With both industries needing community support, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE encourages Australians to head down to their local bars and visit their favourite bartenders this summer in a way of giving back.

“This has been such a fun project to work on! Out of all the canvases I’ve used in the past, I’ve got to say a cocktail is one of the most imaginative. I’ve loved bringing BOMBAY SAPPHIRE’S flavours to life through my designs. I’m so excited to see Australians returning to bars this summer and I hope they enjoy my artwork while they’re sipping on their cocktails!” said Porteus.

Bacardi-Martini Australia Brand Ambassador, Georgie Mann said “Creating cocktails is an art within itself, so collaborating with visual artist, Ellen Porteus on these bespoke cocktail garnishes connects to Bombay Sapphire’s core, as there is finesse and craftsmanship in everything we do.”

“We’re so proud that through these beautiful sippable artworks we’ll be giving back to two really important charities. The pandemic has been tough for the hospitality and creative industries so we want to help our on premise partners get back trading with this initiative and give back to people who really need it.”

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE launched the ‘Stir Creativity’ campaign in 2018, as a call to arms for everyone to engage with their creativity and unlock their creative 2 potential. From programs including The World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition, to hosting The Glasshouse Project, a global advocacy program, bringing together the world’s top bartenders, in a series of creative workshops designed to push the boundaries of cocktail creativity.

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, the world’s number one premium gin, is created with a unique combination of 10 botanical ingredients sourced from around the globe. Crafted in Hampshire, England, the signature distillation process, called vapour infusion, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE perfectly captures the natural, aromatic flavours of each botanical which results in the gin’s fresh, bright taste.

List of participating venues

NSW
At Baker Street
Crystalbrook Newcastle
North Bar
Pelicans @ Beachcomber
Piazza Mercato
Pocket Bar Terrigal
Saints Bar
Southern Cross Hotel
Stitch Bar
The Boatshed

VIC
Attria
Bar Pigalle
Beneath Driver Lane
Cru Wine Bar
Frankie
Life’s Too Short Bar
Mongkok Tea House
Montrose Social
Prohibition Food & Wine
Purple Emerald
Rice Paper Scissors
Smitten Kitten
Sparrows Cocktail Bar
The Covenant Wine Bar
The Kyn Torquay
Wyuna

QLD
Baskk
Boom Boom Room
Cambus Wallace
Chameleon Lounge
Circa Rooftop
Covent Garden
El Capitano
Fiction Bar
Full Moon Hotel
Hogan’s Wellington Point
Las Palmas
Miami Marketta
Mr P.P’s Deli and Rooftop
Pistacchi Italian Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
The Fox

SA
Bibliotheca Bar & Book Exchange
Fumo Blu
La Taberna
Remy’s Deep Dish
Stirling Hotel
Terra & Sol

WA
The Bridge

NT
Snapper Rocks

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE’S pop-up cocktail recipe

Bombay Sapphire Sour
60ml Bombay Sapphire
30ml lemon juice
20ml sugar syrup
15ml Egg white / or vegan alternative (Aquafaba / Wonderform) Shaken & double strained into Bombay coupe Garnished with corresponding wafer art provided

Bombay Bramble Sour
60ml Bombay Bramble
30ml lemon juice
20ml sugar syrup
15ml Egg white / or vegan alternative (Aquafaba / Wonderform) Shaken & double strained into Bombay coupe Garnished with corresponding wafer art provided

Bombay Sunset Sour
60ml Bombay Sapphire Sunset
30ml lemon juice
20ml sugar syrup
15ml egg white / or vegan alternative (Aquafaba / Wonderform) Shaken & double strained into Bombay coupe Garnished with corresponding wafer art provided