Perfume-Inspired Cocktails at Harvey Nichols Terrace Bar
On a recent visit to Tony Conigliaro’s Drink Factory in north London - the lab-style space where the Zetter Townhouse and 69 Colebrooke Row cocktails are developed - I was struck by the range of vintage and modern perfumes and fragrances on the shelves.
Tony explained that many inspirations for cocktails come from classic fragrances, which is why the perfume library exists.
It seems that he’s not the only cocktail maker taking inspiration from the perfume counter as Harvey Nichols has launched an inventive new cocktail and desert menu at its Fifth Floor Terrace bar in London based on the launch of Penhaligon’s new fragrance Peoneve.
To celebrate this new fragrance the Terrace has been transformed into a multi-sensory garden decorated with huge peonies where the air is filled with the new scent and the cocktails tap into the perfume’s expressions.
There are six cocktails on offer, including the spectacular Penhaligon’s Peony Punch, which is sharing cocktail for six that’s served in an over-sized Penhaligon’s scent bottle and made with rose water, fresh raspberries, William’s Gin, Chase Rhubarb Liqueur and English fizz.
Other cocktails that sound equally as delicious are The Rose Garden, which is a blend of Naked Chase Vodka, raspberries, peach and apple juice and The Wild Flower Fizz, which is made from Chase Elderflower Liqueur, orange flower water, wild flower Honey topped and with English sparkling wine.