The spectacular Skyroom rooftop, in the shadow of The Shard, has been transformed into a lush flower garden complete with, a garden shed photo booth and an elegant Cointreau Fizz bar. Judith takes the lift.
I’m standing on the Rue D’Edouard Cointreau surrounded by floral displays with a cocktail in one hand and a little Parisian macaron in the other. It’s only the sight of The Shard looming above that reminds me that no, I’m not in a Paris boulevard.
This little garden in the City of London is the work of Cointreau, who are promoting the iconic orange liqueur with a series of summer garden parties with a French feel. The spectacular Skyroom rooftop, in the shadow of The Shard, has been transformed into a lush flower garden complete with, a garden shed photo booth and an elegant Cointreau Fizz bar.
I must admit is a while since I tasted Cointreau, and then I think I drank it on the rocks. As a base for the cocktails served at the party, it works surprisingly well. My favourite is the Cointreau Fizz Cucumber & Basil but the pink Cointreau Fizz Strawberry & Mint which looks a bit like a fizzy Pimms is also going down well as the sun sets over London’s skyline.
Cointreau’s Summer Roof parties at The Skyroom have been going with a swing for the past few weeks and there are still two remaining dates to taste the delicious cocktails and enjoy a garden atmosphere in the heart of the City
Cointreau Fizz Garden Parties are being held at The Skyroom, London Bridge on Tuesday, 25 June and 2 July 2013, from 6:00 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 10:00pm. Register for free at www.facebook.com/CointreauUK
25 June & 2 July 2013
– Venue: The Skyroom, London Bridge, SE1 2TU
– Time: From 6:00Ã¢â‚¬â€œ10:00pm
– Participants must be aged 21 years or over. Guests will be given tokens which can be exchanged for Cointreau Fizz cocktails
o In 1875 Edouard Cointreau (son of Edouard-Jean who co-founded the company in 1849) created a liqueur from a perfect balance of bitter and sweet orange peels meticulously selected for their quality. This liqueur became known as Cointreau
o Cointreau is widely available at all good supermarkets and off licences at (RRP £15.99/ 50cl)