Tippling Club's edible gummy bear menu is an ingenious way to pick your cocktail of choice
I want candy
You know something brilliant is bubbling your way when the menu is entirely edible.
Instead of perusing a cocktail menu like at any normal restaurant, the innovative guys at Tippling Club (i.e. one of the World's 50 Best Bars in 2017) decided the best way to select a drink, would be to chew on every selection. We're talking 12 flavoured gummy bears, each representing 12 different concoctions. All edible gummies are infused with its associated flavours — think of it as a cheeky prelude to what you're about to order.
Dreamed up by head bartender Joe Schofield and chef-owner Ryan Clift, in partnership with International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), the first-of-its-kind menu is titled 'Dreams And Desires', with each gummy bear named after a specific dream or desire. To ride off Tippling Club's previous sensorium menu, this year's gummy bear rendition aims to guide patrons to their cocktail of choice through taste.
"With the first Sensorium Menu, we looked to the past to use relatable scents to trigger memories of yesteryear. This time around, we have our sights set on the future, by evoking our innermost dreams and desires through taste," Schofield explains.
Named after aspirations like happiness, success and beauty, each drink is loaded with Schofield's personal recipe of interpretation. For instance, a glass of Happiness takes on a honeyed citrus blend spiked with tequila, and served with a passionfruit-flavoured smiley face tab. Major props to Schofield's presentation — which creatively emulates every drink, according to its distinctive trait.
We got to sip on Beauty, a soothing concoction of dry cherry, jasmine and champagne, paired with an edible cherry sorbet lipstick. A surprising underdog? Supercar definitely stole the show. While it was listed with a "Eat me last if you dare" disclaimer, the drink teased with fleeting notes of truffle oil (meant to resemble the smell of petroleum), followed by a delicious mouthful of citrusy gin.
It appears we might have just found our new favourite candy shop.
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