moon festival cocktail feast by LUCKYRICE.
it was my first time in the vibiana space, and i was completely blown away by how gorgeous it was and all the amazing details. the event was sponsored by bombay sapphire east gin and each restaurant/bar had their own space, serving one to two cocktails. they varied from slight twists on classic cocktails, to completely unique combinations i've never had or heard of before.
seoul sausage co served the makgeolli culkin (bombay sapphire east gin, makgeolli, pamplemousse rose, lemon juice) and the seoul sista (bacardi 8 rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, matcha coconut cream).
the wallace served up the only frozen cocktail of the night with the yin (bombay sapphire east gin, coconut milk, lemongrass juice, thai chili syrup, kaffir lime, mint oil, edible viola flowers) and the yang (martini and rossi prosecco, yuzu juice, honeydew juice, brown sugar and squid ink).
cocktail academy served a matcha rickey (bombay sapphire east gin, matcha tea, pineapple, lime, thai basil) and in love with the coco (d'usse cognac, orgeat, coconut foam, rice krispies, bitters).
WP24 presented the tokyo time traveler (bombay sapphire east gin, shisho, poochi poochi sparkling sake, lime) and the calamansi fizz (martin and rossi prosecco, ginger, kaffir lime, calamansi). both of these were light and refreshing, and really tasty in spite of being so simple.
the association was making the ginger baker (bombay sapphire east gin, benedictine, pimm's, ginger syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon) and an aperol sunrise (martin & rossi prosecco, aperol, grapefruit, peroni beer). unfortunately, this was the only station we didn't make it to that night because the line was so long. one of my favorite traditional cocktails is an aperol spritz, so i was really looking forward to this one.
there were even more drinks in the outdoor courtyard!
cathay pacific airways was handing out mints and a pacific sunrise (martin & rossi prosecco, drambuie).
at the eveleigh, we tried the ascension to heaven (bombay sapphire east gin, lemon, candy cap bitters, lavender-steeped cane syrup) and the toad king (carbonated sazeracs, d'usse cognac, absinthe, sichuan pepper-infused peychauds bitters).
the lovely lady bartenders of sassafras saloon were making thai, thai my darling (bombay sapphire east gin, thai coconut milk, kaffir, lemongrass, lime, toasted sesame and a matcha flaka flame (bacardi 8 rum, giffard creme de peche, matcha tea, chinese five spice, mint). the thai, thai my darling was definitely the highlight of the evening for me. it was savory and rich and sour, topped with a drop of chili and sprig of cilantro, and reminded me very much of a thai tom yum soup.
the roger room was making a buddha's hand (st. germain elderflower liquer, kikori japanese whiskey, fresh lemon juice, orange juice, stone delicious ipa, miracle mile yuzu bitters) and itadakimasu (bombay sapphire east gin, japanese cucumber juice, fresh lime juice, black tea-infused lychee liqueur, agave nectar, japanese cucumber garnish).
this was definitely a departure for me from my usual food-obsession, but i really enjoyed myself and am so glad i went.
I received VIP tickets to this event complimentary of LUCKYRICE. All images and opinions are my own.