The taste of Trinidad comes to London Cocktail Week as Angostura creates Butterfly House
A truly unique experience will be coming to this year’s esteemed London Cocktail Week as Angostura rum brings tropical Trinidad to London’s Shoreditch. Open from Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th October, The Angostura Butterfly House will bring fluttering moments of joy to all who take a stroll within it.
When the butterflies dance, the sugar cane is ready for harvesting and at the Angostura Butterfly House an array of butterflies will be dancing to the tune of Trinidad’s legendary rum and bitters. Bringing to life the story of Angostura, the pop-up will offer visitors the chance to experience the sweet, sweet sights and tastes of the most treasured plantation fields. Be embraced by friendly butterflies in the ethically created Butterfly House, press your own sugar cane juice and have it transformed into one of the delicious butterfly-inspired Angostura rum cocktails on offer, sure to send you fluttering into the night.
A series of masterclasses and other events led by Angostura’s Master Distiller, John Georges and Global Ambassador, Mike Tomasic will also take place within this this tropical paradise in the heart of Shoreditch at 31 New Inn Yard, including:
From Cane to Cocktail: all the way from Trinidad, House of Angostura’s Master Distiller, John Georges talks sugar cane and molasses while Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge winner and Global Brand Ambassador, Mike Tomasic leads a tasting of infused sugar cane juices v gomme syrups. Thursday 9th October, 3.00pm – 4.00pm (Tickets £9 – limited to 16 places)
A Bitters Heart: Angostura Aromatic Bitters is famed throughout the world for its ability to enhance flavours. Prepare to be surprised as Global Brand Ambassador, Mike Tomasic showcases an array of cocktails – each one of them including a whole shot of Dr Siegert’s classic creation. Friday 10th October, 3.00pm – 4.00pm (Tickets £9 – limited to 16 places)
Nectar and Nous: what would it be like to taste through your feet? Imagine only being able to see green, yellow and red. What an odd life you’d lead with no mouth to drink. Be fascinated by the life of a butterfly as expert, Luke Brown (who has over 30 years experience in creating perfect environments for butterflies and has helped bring the Angostura Butterfly house to life) fires facts and figures while the guys at The Cocktail Lovers will create cocktails they’ll love to savour. Saturday 11th October, 3.00pm – 4.00pm (Tickets £9 – limited to 16 places)
Float Like a Butterfly…: No punches will be thrown, but the fight will fast and furious as reigning champion, Australia’s Mike Tomasic takes on Scotland’s Angostura City Sessions winners in a title defence of the House of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge middleweight belt he won in March. Three rounds, three drinks and plenty Ali-shuffles to some solid beats. Sunday 12th October, 3.00pm – 5.00pm. Free entry.
THE ANGOSTURA BUTTERFLY HOUSE will be located at 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EY.
Opening times as follows:
Thursday 9th October 16:00 – 23:00
Friday 10th October 12:00 – 23:00
Saturday 11th October 12:00 – 23:00
Sunday 12th October 12:00 – 23:00
From Cane to Cocktail: Thursday 9th October, 15.00 – 16.00. £9 (16 places)
A Bitters Heart: Friday 10th October, 15.00 – 16.00. £9 (16 places)
Nectar and Nous: Saturday 11th October, 15.00 – 16.00. £9 (16 places)
Float Like a Butterfly…: Sunday 12th October, 15.00 – 17.00. Entry Free
Everyone is welcome to enter the Angostura Butterfly House and entry is free. Tickets for the masterclasses are priced at £9 and can be purchased in advance via the London Cocktail Week website: http://www.londoncocktailweek.com/events