St-Germain Is Bringing A French Touch To The Oxo Tower Bar’s Terrace

Oxo Tower
St-Germain is bringing a splash of joyful decadence to the OXO Tower Bar’s Terrace this September.

In celebration of the thousands of elderflowers harvested to create the unique elderflower liqueur, St-Germain has partnered with Harvey Nichols in a terrace takeover welcoming guests through its doors until Tuesday 31 October.

The takeover will capture the spirit of Les Années Folles with delicious St-Germain cocktails artfully crafted in collaboration with Paulius Patumsis from the OXO Tower Bar team and Camille Ralph Vidal, Global Brand Ambassador. The Terrace will be brought to life with a foliage wall, created by Emily Baylis, floral designer and founder of ‘June in March,’ making the space the perfect spot to enjoy St-Germain cocktails this autumn, surrounded by stunning views of London’s skyline. A St-Germain camera will be on hand to help guests capture the evening, providing each customer with a Polaroid picture to take home.

St-Germain® Elderflower Liqueur is the world’s first French liqueur made from delicate elderflower blossoms, handpicked at the height of their beauty during a maddeningly ephemeral growing season once a year.

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St-Germain take over the OXO Tower Bar’s terrace Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, South Bank, London SE1 9PH from Friday 1 September – Tuesday 31 October

Grey Goose Vodka Limited Edition Summer Bottle Launch at Harvey Nichols

GREY GOOSE, The World’s BestTasting Vodka, has unveiled a limited edition version of its iconic bottle in time for summer, exclusively in partnership with Harvey Nichols this month.

The GREY GOOSE Limited Edition Rivieria bottle celebrates the brand’s French heritage and has been designed to transport your senses to the sparkling blue waters and sunny climes of the French Côte d’Azur.

The new deisgn features classic marinière stripes, inspired by the bathing beauties of the Nouvelle Vague, and visible brush strokes reminiscent of France’s Impressionist Movement.

The new limited edition bottle perfectly complements the GREY GOOSE signature summer cocktail, Le Grand Fizz. A twist on the classic spritz, Le Grand Fizz is an elegant blend of GREY GOOSE Vodka, St-Germain® Elderflower Liqueur, soda water and lime, served in a wine glass to accentuate its vibrant nose. Made with only the finest French ingredients, the effortless recipe champions the light and bright flavours of the cocktail’s refreshing ingredients, making it the perfect drink of the summer.

This year GREY GOOSE is encouraging people to live their best summer and has partnered with a number of festivals and bars across the country – alongside a wider calendar of events – including House Festival, Barclaycard British Summer Time, The Mondrian, Restaurant Ours and Harvey Nichols, to offer the classic Le Grand Fizz serve

Between 1 June – 31 August, guests visiting the Second Floor Bar at Harvey Nichols in Manchester can choose from six variations of the Le Grand Fizz cocktail – the original Le Grand Fizz, La Poire Grand Fizz, L’Orange Grand Fizz, Le Citron Grand Fizz, Black Raspberry Grand Fizz and an exclusively designed Hibiscus Grand Fizz. For every GREY GOOSE Limited Edition Riviera bottle purchased instore, guests can enjoy a complimentary Le Grand Fizz cocktail at the Second Floor Bar, redeemable with proof of purchase until the end of May.

The new GREY GOOSE Limited Edition Riviera bottle has launched in partnership with Harvey Nichols and will be available exclusively for one month at all Harvey Nichols stores nationwide, retailing at £48.00.


Craft your own original Le Grand Fizz signature serve, or substitute Grey Goose Vodka with Grey Goose La Poire, Le Citron or L’Orange flavoured vodka for a twist.

35ml GREY GOOSE Vodka
15ml St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Freshly squeezed lime (2 wedges)
3 wedges of fresh lime
60ml chilled soda water

Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice. Add Grey Goose vodka and St-Germain. Then squeeze fresh lime wedges and discard. Top with chilled soda water. Stir and garnish with fresh lime wedges and a Grey Goose stirrer

Bombay Sapphire Launches The Rooftop Retreat



This spring, the world’s number one premium gin, Bombay Sapphire, launches ‘The Bombay Sapphire Rooftop Retreat at Harvey Nichols’. Celebrating the artistry of the iconic Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic, visitors to the Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Terrace between 13th April and 11th July are invited to discover their perfect gin & tonic serve as they experience the exquisite taste of Bombay Sapphire in an oasis in the middle of London. The project also sees Bombay Sapphire host a series of bespoke masterclasses, encouraging guests to forage in the Harvey Nichols Foodmarket to find their Ultimate Gin & Tonic twist ingredient.

Exploring the classic gin & tonic serve in an unexpected way, The Bombay Sapphire Rooftop Retreat features an alternative selection of unusual ingredients for guests to create their ideal combination. Including a range of tempting tonic waters such as elderflower, yuzu and lemongrass, and a number of different garnishes, guests can create their own gin & tonic to suit their palate. For those looking to take their drink to the next level, artisanal tonic syrups from Jack Rudy can be fused with soda water to create the perfect accompaniment.

In addition, Renaud de Bosredon, Bombay Sapphire brand ambassador and the team at Harvey Nichols have created a tempting menu of exclusive Ultimate Gin & Tonic twists available alongside. Inspired by the artful creation of Bombay Sapphire and its vapour infused 10 exotic botanicals, the selection of avant-garde cocktails feature ingredients from around the world such as goji berry liqueur, cubeb berries and passion fruit.

On Wednesday 11th and 25th May from 6.30pm, ‘Bombay Sapphire Artistry of the Ultimate Gin & Tonic masterclasses’ will provide guests with a more in-depth and hands on experience as they create their own bespoke gin & tonic. Hosted by Renaud de Bosredon, guests will learn the art of making the Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic before being invited to curate their very own work of art by using ingredients, picked by themselves from the renowned Foodmarket at Harvey Nichols. From fresh fruits and herbs to popping bobas and bitters, guests will be encouraged to try unusual ingredients to discover a new way of enjoying Bombay Sapphire which they can then recreate at home.

The Bombay Sapphire Rooftop Retreat at Harvey Nichols is open daily from 11am until 11pm. ‘Bombay Sapphire Artistry of the Ultimate Gin & Tonic masterclasses’ are priced at £35 per head and include a Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic on arrival and a bespoke Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic twist with ingredients hand-selected by guests from the Harvey Nichols Foodmarket.

The House Of Peroni Brings Cinema Al Fresco To Harvey Nichols Manchester This Summer

House of Peroni

Peroni Nastro Azzurro brings a taste of Italian life to Manchester. For two weeks, New Cathedral Street outside of luxury retailer Harvey Nichols Manchester, will be transformed into a stylish al fresco bar and cinema. Guests can enjoy sumptuous Peroni Nastro Azzurro infused drinks alongside a selection of Italian contemporary films and classics. This wonderful experience will take place within a beautifully designed terrace located in the heart of Manchester.

Open to the public from Tuesday 14 July, Cinema al Fresco will transport guests from the busy city streets and immerse them into an evening of Italian culture. Guests will be able to book tickets to the cinema showing films such as ‘I am love’, ‘The Tourist’, and ‘Reality’ at 7pm every evening from Wednesday to Saturday, with a matinee taking place at 2pm on Sunday. Wireless headphones will ensure viewers can watch the films whilst enjoying the al fresco views of the shops and excitement around them.

Cinema al Fresco will also be home to a Peroni Nastro Azzurro bar offering an infused drinks menu created by award-winning master mixologist Simone Caporale from The Artesian Bar at the Langham hotel in London. The highly inventive Peroni Nastro Azzurro infused drinks are inspired by outdoor living and contain unusual and fragrant ingredients such as bergamot and juniper as well as an abundance of fresh citrus fruits, berries and superfoods. Both can be enjoyed throughout the day and evening within an alfresco setting.

Marion Carpentier, Group Food and Hospitality Director, Harvey Nichols, said: “Renowned for offering our customers an unrivalled experience in luxury retail and hospitality, we are thrilled to be collaborating with House of Peroni to bring an injection of Italian summer style to our Manchester store.”

The cinema and bar will be open every day from Tuesday 14 July until Saturday 25 July.

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Diageo Still Popping Up At The Edinburgh Fringe

Get yourself to Edinburgh and check out a whole host of pop-up bars from Diageo –

tanqerayTanqueray Secret Garden

56 North, Tanqueray Gin and Diageo World Class are delighted to present the “Secret Garden”. Located behind the home of Scottish Gin at 56 North this previously unused space is being transformed into a summer garden for the Fringe Festival 2014. Be sure to try the Tanqueray No.TEN Grapefruit & Chamomile Fizz.

don julioDon Julio at Festival Square

Make sure you visit the Don Julio hut in the heart of the festival, Festival Square and grab a Don Julio frozen margarita before you shoot off to see a show.

zacapaThe Zacapa Experience at Chaophraya

Situated at exactly 23 metres above street level is ‘The Zacapa Experience’ at Chaophraya with unparalleled views over Edinburgh’s famous George Street. The must have drink here is the Zacapa 23 vanilla and banana smoked pina colada, best enjoyed with sunshine.

johnnie walkerJohnnie Walker at Harvey Nichols

The Harvey Nichols rooftop terrace has had a makeover and transformed into a Johnnie Walker experience complete with a World Class cocktail menu. If you get time you can even warm up for the Ryder Cup by practicing your putting skills whilst sipping on a Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

Sibling Triple Distilled Gin Joins Harvey Nichols Prestigious Drinks Cabinet


Sibling Distillery was launched by four siblings on June 4th 2014, with Gin and Tonic party attended by well over 200 people in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Since then it has been a busy couple of months for the Elliott-Berry family, selling into cocktail bars and independent retailers in Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath and London. The Triple Distilled Gin has been amazingly well received, already making it onto the cocktail lists of several very successful cocktail bars and becoming the fastest selling spirit in renowned specialist retailers.

However ‘the next step’ has come sooner than they imagined. Within two months of trading Sibling Distillery will be launching into Harvey Nichols, nationwide including stores in Manchester, Knightsbridge, Edinburgh and Dublin. Wine and spirits buyer Ivan Dixon says “Sibling is an exciting addition to the gin scene that boasts a refreshing point of difference and massive appeal. Representing an excellent example of contemporary craft gin, Sibling combines a unique background story with beautiful packaging and an exceptional liquid.” Sibling Triple Distilled Gin will be in stores from Friday 22nd August, and over the following few months Sibling Distillery will be conducting tastings in stores across the UK and Ireland.

Have Christmas All Wrapped-Up This Year With Zubrowka

Zubrowka Christmas

Buying the perfect gift for Christmas suddenly got a whole lot easier with Zubrowka, the original bison grass vodka, today unveiling a captivating new jacket just in time for the festive season.

Featuring the beautiful artwork of acclaimed artist Kristjana S Williams the jacket will provide a unique touch to festive shoppers looking for the ultimate vodka-drinker’s gift, and inspire them to celebrate this special time of year.

The jacket and bottle will be available from mid-November exclusively at high-end retailers and supermarkets, including Harvey Nichols and Sainbury’s, at an RRP of ?19.95.

Hayley Aldous, Senior Brand Manager, said: “We’re excited to release this brand new jacket in time for Christmas. Using Kristjana’s enchanting artwork, we have created a unique jacket that will hopefully capture the attention of festive shoppers, and undoubtedly, fans of Zubrowka.”

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Limited Edition Gift Box From Buffalo Trace Bourbon This Christmas

Award–‐winning Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon, recognised as a piece of liquid history, is now launching an exclusive limited edition gift box this Christmas for drink connoisseurs and bourbon fans alike. Available at £40 in Harvey Nichols and packaged in a handcrafted wooden box, discover the 220 year history and 8 step crafting process of Buffalo Trace that ensures its uncompromising and complex palate of spice with notes of leather, tobacco and smokiness. The gift box opens to reveal a bottle of Buffalo Trace coupled with a traditional Julep cup perfect to serve a frosted Mint Julep cocktail this winter.


On the banks of the famous Kentucky River where the buffalo crossed on their ancient westward migratory route, Buffalo Trace is distilled, aged and bottled at the most award–‐winning distillery in the world. With only 70 sets in production, the Buffalo Trace Gift Box details the 8 steps, from milling to filtration, of the time–‐honoured craft unique to bourbon. Beginning with the finest Kentucky and Indiana corn, selected rye and superior malted barley, the Master Blender handpicks a small number of the best casks, maturing for 8-12 years in charred oak barrels, to create a blend of finely crafted small batch bourbon, Buffalo Trace. The classic stainless steel cup that sits handsomely alongside the Super–‐premium bourbonrepresents a traditional Kentucky cocktail, the Mint Julep that originated in the southern United States. The tasting profile of Buffalo Trace, with its signature aromas of vanilla, mint and molasses, perfectly complements the four key ingredients of the Mint Julep serve, mint leaves, bourbon, sugar and water.


The Mint Julep is traditionally served in a stainless steel cup and piled high with crushed ice. Hold by the bottom to allow frost to form on the outside of the cup.


50ml Buffalo Trace

12.5ml Sugar syrup

4 Fresh mint leaves

Crushed ice



1. In the Julep cup, lightly muddle the mint leaves with the sugar syrup

2. Fill with crushed ice + add the Buffalo Trace

3. Top with more crushed ice + garnish wit a sprig of fresh mint