50ml Pineapple Juice
10ml Vanilla Syrup
Dress & Tray – House of Hackney
If you look closely, this bottle literally has my name on it. See? If that doesn’t make it entirely mine, I’m not sure what does. Wow, sorry – there is a reason why I’m getting so dibs-y with a bottle of vodka, hear me out…this is actually my very first time mixing a cocktail at home! (Unless you count the cocktail of burritos and cheap beer I mix inside my digestive system, then I’ve done it every Friday night.) I’ve always been intrigued by the art and science of cocktails, and still consider it as wondrous as the Patronus charm. This is probably why I’ve fallen in love with every single bartender. (And also probably why I’m banned from bars.) Turns out, all you really need is a few simple ingredients and a shot glass to become your own sexy witch.
So I’ve decided to put down Learn more cocktails on my to-do list this summer, at least the classics. Speaking of which, Cîroc are hosting Mixology masterclasses every Wednesday throughout the summer at Southbank. In fact, they’ve taken the London riverside by (tropical) storm since June 1 and transformed the entire Tower Bridge area into a summer-long boutique festival dubbed Cîroc at London Riviera. Last time I checked it was overflowing with pineapples, palm trees, and Eastern Mediterranean street food (created by celeb chef John Quilter and chef Tom Kime). So, guess where I will be after work every day until the end of summer? I’ll most likely be wearing a light palm-tree print dress with matching sandals and a straw hat – you’ll know it’s me from across the river. If not, I’ll be in one of the Cîroc day-beds with a Pineapple-y drink in hand. Wake me up when September ends…
Art direction and photography by Shini Park. Shoot assitance by Simon Schmidt. In collaboration with Cîroc Vodka
Sandals & tray – House of Hackney. Jewellery – byAlona. Sunnies – Vintage.