We were invited to take part in a Easter-egg hunt with a twist. Instead of searching for traditional Easter eggs, we had to hunt down Easter eggs in a hive of urban foliage and swap them for cocktails.
Monkey Shoulder Whiskey is curating the event in Soho, and have gathered together outdoor designers Bobby Peterson and Anna Garforth to create specially grown moss and grass sculptures to give the effect of the outdoors, indoors.
We had to hunt for eggs in the green and swap them for bespoke whiskey cocktails; and also be on the lookout for the rebellious Easter bunny!
The reclaimed chairs are fitted with speakers to create an outdoors beat:
Delicious new cocktails have been created with London Cocktail Club and chocolatier Niko B has developed flavoured chocolates to go alongside. Here’s the recipe for one of our favourite cocktails served with a lemon, ginger and cayenne pepper truffle:
Rhubarb & Rose Julep
50ml Monkey Shoulder Whiskey
15ml Sugar syrup
15ml Rose Liqueur
Dash of Rhubarb bitters
Pinch of Mint
Build in a julep tin with crushed ice.
This will be paired with – Lemon , Ginger and Cayenne Pepper truffle ( a dark chocolate ganache truffle with fresh ginger infused cream, lemons and cayenne pepper)
Dates: Open to the public from Friday 6th to and including Monday 9th April; 12.00 -7.00pm
The Monkey Shoulder Chocolate Trail is free to attend and discover, drinks are also available to buy.
The pairings will be available at all three London Cocktail Club bars from 30th March -15th April, and at the Monkey Shoulder Chocolate Trail itself at 63 Broadwick St, from 6th -9th April.