So I go on a fair bit about how awesome the Jellymomgers are – but here is yet more solid proof! I tell you there are scarily talented
For the Architectural Punch Bowl, Courvoisier and Bompas & Parr are exploding cocktails to the most extraordinary scale – the size of buildings. In December, innovative techniques and technology will be used to create a vast punch bowl at 33 Portland Place, London.
You are invited to design the cocktail that will fill the Architectural Punch Bowl: a punch bowl so large you can row a boat across it. The installation will be then be opened to the public for a grand celebration.
There’s strong historical precedent. In 1694 the admiral Edward Russell created a punch bowl so large that the cocktail contained 2,500 lemons and was served by a small boy in a boat. Courvoisier and Bompas & Parr give you the opportunity to reinvent the punch and determine the drink that fills the Architectural Punch Bowl
How to enter:
i) Submit a recipe for the punch; write the recipe in ‘parts’ rather than in volume. Your recipe must include Courvoisier VSOP Exclusif Cognac, which has been specifically blended for mixing.
ii) Write an explanatory paragraph that brings the recipe to life. Think carefully about the scale of the Architectural Punch Bowl. This will be one of the biggest cocktails to ever exist. The more reasoning that you can give for why your cocktail will be fit to fill the Architectural Punch Bowl, the better. Factors that you may wish to discuss include: the design for the cocktail garnish; the theatre of how it should be served; how the flavour of the cocktail changes over time (it will take a number of days for the Architectural Punchbowl to be consumed); how the cocktail is kept cool (if applicable) and even how the cocktail is mixed in the first place.
iii) Feel free to submit any media that supports your idea, whether it be sketches, inspirational photographs or even a clip from a film.
Entries received by the closing date will be shortlisted and the top ten will be mixed (in miniature) and presented to the judging panel. Any submitted media may be auctioned for Architects for Aid.
The deadline is midnight on the 5th October. Be sure to include your name and company (if applicable).
Entries should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to: Architectural Punchbowl, Bompas & Parr LLP, 197A Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0ED