Serving up the Spirit of Summer

Posted on July 30, 2015

When the world’s best bartender Charles Joly and our very own super-talented bar manager Luca Missaglia collaborate on creating new cocktails, you’d expect the results to be pretty special – and this week we were excited to unveil them to press and a few lucky guests at special events in the bar at aqua nueva.

Winner of the prestigious World Class Global award, Charles travelled to Hong Kong with Luca to first showcase their Spirit of Summer cocktails at our sister restaurant aqua there, before flying back across the world to launch them here in London. All created using Cîroc Vodka, each cocktail evokes a dream summer destination – perfect for enjoying in aqua nueva’s new destination bar!

Available now until 31st August, Charles and Luca’s creations include the Biarritz, their homage to the classic Martini; Ocean Drive, using Sauternes wine and Champagne vinegar; the Provençal, evoking the south of France with its notes of rose and raspberry; South Pacific using pineapple and lime; and Garden of England, made with rosemary and thyme.

The Spirit of Summer cocktails join the Classic and Inspired by Spain sections of aqua nueva’s list to offer an exclusive experience for discerning drinkers – enjoy them while you can!

Read more about the Spirit of Summer cocktails, their ingredients and inspirations in The Glass Magazine