The art of cocktail making

December 10, 2021
By Ioni Doherty

 In line with its global campaign to Stir Creativity, Bombay Sapphire has commissioned visual artist, Ellen Porteus, to use cocktails as a canvas and create bespoke cocktail garnishes, inspired by Bombay Sapphire, Bombay Bramble and its latest expression, Bombay Sunset. 

Ms Porteus’ sippable artworks will be available for a limited time only at venues across Australia via a ‘pop up’ Bombay Sapphire cocktail menu over summer.

During the pandemic, the arts and hospitality industries faced intense hardships, so to support and give back, Bombay Sapphire will be donating $1 per cocktail to two charities: 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 flavours to life through my designs. I’m proud to be partnering with Arts Project Australia and Tip Jar Fund to give back to the creative community on this project. 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 Ms Porteus. 

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 

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