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Friday 13 July 2012

The Courvoisier Institute of Grand Cocktails, London, 13-14 July 2012

I have enjoyed Courvoisier Brandy as a base for cocktails for many years, but more recently their Courvoisier Punch - a delicious concoction of Courvoisier, lemonade and Angustura bitters that is a great option for those looking for a summer alternative to Pimms.

For 2 nights only, 13th and 14th July 2012, Courvoisier has taken over Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square to host the Courvoisier Institute of Grand Cocktails, and provide an immersive and theatrical experience through a world of classic cocktails.

For only £10, for a 1 hour time slot from 6.30 to 10.30pm, you can enjoy a refreshing Courvoisier Punch in the building’s produce stores, make a toast with a Courvoisier Champagne Cocktail in a grand but derelict Rococo ballroom and sip a classic Courvoisier Sazerac in a New Orleans apothecary. Each of these rooms is brought to life by actors in period costumes who interact with guests.

I was lucky enough to have a sneaky preview of this event, and all in all, I found it a very interesting experience and fantastic value, but best of all a good introduction to other Courvoisier-based cocktails I was unaware of.

When: Friday 13 July, one hour sessions begin every 20 mins
from 6:30 – 10:30pm (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 14 July, one hour sessions begin every 20 mins
from 5:30 – 10:30pm

Where: The Heritage Rooms, Victoria House
Bloomsbury Square entrance
London, WC1B 4DA

Tickets: Tickets available from http://courvoisierinstitute.eventbrite.co.uk, priced £10

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