Coronavirus has had a huge impact on the hospitality industry, and the closure of bars has left many staff struggling to make ends meet. That’s why two furloughed London bar managers have put their minds together to create a premixed cocktail set that will raise money for a homeless charity.
The two managers – Anna Sebastian, who looks after the Langham hotel’s renowned Artesian bar, and Sam Ayling, who took over Hammersmith’s Havelock Tavern just before lockdown – met while volunteering for Under One Sky. The charity feeds those who are currently homeless.
Collaborating with No.3 London Dry Gin and Seedlip, the pair developed their Skywalker cocktail set. It features two cocktails named after the principles of Under One Sky – love and compassion.
All proceeds from sales of the cocktail set will go to Under One Sky, and the pair hope that it will help to raise awareness of the struggles the homeless community face, especially during this pandemic.
Each cocktail comes in a 110ml pouch, with enough for 2-4 drinks. Love is a blend of the gin with Lustau Blanco Vermut, Monin pineapple and mint syrup, Suze and citric acid. Compassion is the non-alcoholic option and mixes Seedlip Spice with Seedlip’s Æcorn Dry, a herby aperitif.