Birds of Paradise

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Bombay Sapphire Gin / lemon / orange / apricot / honey

To celebrate the opening of the Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure© Exhibition, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® – has created a trio of collectible ‘Bombay for Real’ Special-Edition cocktail kits launching once a month starting today until July. As “for real” was a signature catchphrase Basquiat used to express enthusiasm, each ‘Bombay For Real’ kit will feature a cocktail recipe from a bartender, inspired by one of Basquiat’s exclusive artworks featured at the latest King Pleasure© Exhibition in New York City. The perfect canvas for creativity in cocktails and beyond, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is the exclusive spirits sponsor of the exhibition, continuing its long history of supporting the arts and diverse creatives.

To kick off this epic toast is the “Birds of Paradise” kit, inspired by Basquiat’s work “Charles the First” and created by Bartender Cyllan Hicks from New York City. To evoke the painting’s warm colors, Hicks incorporated apricots and notes of honey syrup. Available from April 7 through May 7, the kit will be accompanied by a notecard that showcases a photo of the original work and a quote from the bartender explaining their inspiration behind each carefully crafted recipe.

To collect all three special edition kits before summer ends, keep an eye out for the “Basque in the Moonlight” and “The Sprout in Pisces” this May and June. Bartender Andra “AJ” Johnson from DC has crafted the “Basque in the Moonlight” drawing from the renowned artist’s background and Basquiat’s iconic piece “Untitled (Moon), No Date”. This kit is made with a blend of tropical flavors that balance out the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, allowing each ingredient to shine through just as bright as the moon does in Basquiat’s piece, avalible for purchase from May 7 through June 7. To round out the offering, Bartender Nigal Vann from Chicago created the “Sprout in Pisces” kit, inspired by Basquiat’s work “Untitled”. To evoke the painting’s vibrant colors, Vann incorporated herbaceous, spring flavors from grapefruit to orange bitters, avalible for purchase from June 7 through July 7.

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Prep Time

3 Minutes

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