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A Virgin Atlantic Exclusive: Bombay Sapphire Red Carpet Cocktail

by Moderator March 2014

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In association with Bombay Sapphire, we're thrilled to introduce the "Red Carpet", a limited edition cocktail created by Bombay Sapphire World's Most Imaginative Bartender, Matteo Vanzi, which will be featured on the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse menu.


The cocktail was created exclusively for Virgin Atlantic and will be available at our Clubhouses in Heathrow, Gatwick, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Washington, JFK, Newark and Johannesburg for 12 months.

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As the winner of Bombay Sapphire's Most Imaginative Bartender competition, part of Matteo Vanzi's prize was to create a new signature cocktail for us, and the result is an indulgent yet refreshing combination featuring Bombay Sapphire gin, St. Germain elderflower liquer, Crème de Framboise and fresh lemon. These ingredients are shaken together and served in a champagne flute which is then topped up with Prosecco.



"My inspiration for the cocktail comes from those exciting emotions you feel when you're at the beginning of something beautiful like a holiday," said Matteo, who worked closely with the Virgin Atlantic team to develop the "Red Carpet". "I can't wait for the Clubhouse's passengers worldwide to enjoy a taste of my imagination."


Matteo was crowned at the global cocktail competition which took place in May 2013 in Tuscany, Italy, the home of the juniper berries which lie at the heart of Bombay Sapphire gin. He competed against 10 other professional bartenders from around the world for the accolade awarded by the world’s fastest-growing gin brand.


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Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.