Different flavour combinations from around the world will be celebrated in a new cocktail menu at Mr Fogg’s, the London bar inspired by Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days.
The new menu, titled Around the World in 80 Cocktails, gives guests a chance to follow the fictional adventurer Phileas Fogg with an “antique cocktail map” that spans all corners of the globe.
It features 80 “compounded libations” for drinkers to choose the perfect cocktail to suite their palate, developed under general manager Danilo Tersigni and bar manager Francesco Medici.
The map allows them to select from four flavour profiles, each one relating to a different quarter of the world map: “Spicy Aromatic Exotic”; “Sweet Fruity Sharp”; “Woody Rich Bitter”; and “Fresh Light Delicate”.
The customer then chooses their preferred spirit and other preferences that will narrow their search to a single cocktail based at a location in that flavour profile. The cocktail and location are accompanied with an anecdote by Mr Fogg himself on how the cocktail came to be.
Sharing cocktails include The Royal Coffee Maker, located in Newfoundland in Canada and found in the Woody Rich Bitter map area. Inspired by a gift given to Queen Victoria while on tour of Britain’s oldest colony, it is a blend of Hennessy Fine de Cognac, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, chocolate bitter, gomme syrup, cocoa tea blend and mascarpone foam.
Stay in this flavour location of the map and head down to the USA for The Smoking Carriage, a bittersweet concoction of Dictador 20-year-old rum, lapsang souchong syrup and chocolate bitters.
Those preferring the “Sweet Fruity Sharp” part of the map can head for the Dominican Republic to find Gin O’Clock On The Dock, an exotic blend of Tanqueray London Dry Gin, Plymouth Sloe Gin, Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, home-made orange liqueur, rice juice, lychee juice, lemon juice and sugar syrup.
Guests can wash up on the shores of Polynesia with a Don Beach Punch, a refresher of Bacardi Carta Oro rum, Santa Teresa Orange liqueur, Falernum, Visciolata del Cardinale, home-made spicy pineapple syrup, fresh lime juice and chocolate bitter.
Mr Fogg’s in Mayfair is part of The Inception Group’s group of highly individual bars and clubs around London which also includes Cahoots, Bunga Bunga, Cocobananas, Beaver Lodge, Maggie’s and Barts.