Cunard is pouring a new drink on its three Queens Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth in honor of its 175th anniversary. The new gin-based cocktail inspired by the company’s iconic Transatlantic Crossing, is made with Liverpool Gin, as the acclaimed, premium organic spirit, and is being poured on board Cunard’s fleet of three Queens, flagship Q
Concocted by award winning Liverpudlian bartender, Joe Wild, the drink, which is called Transatlantic Love Affair, reflects Cunard’s spiritual home, Liverpool and the role the company has always played in connecting both sides of the Atlantic – a role that the line continues today, offering the only scheduled Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2.
The 27-year-old barkeep who works at one of Liverpool’s most exclusive bars, 81 LTD, explained his inspiration behind his choice of ingredients and his delight at being chosen to create this special cocktail during Cunard’s 175th anniversary year. “As soon as I was asked I knew immediately that Cunard, and Liverpool’s rich history would dictate the ingredients for this very special cocktail. The citrus ingredient is inspired by Lime Street Station in Liverpool while the Bourbon mistperfumes the drink so guests can literally smell America on the horizon.” “Being able to use locally sourced ingredient like Liverpool Gin, simply consolidates the flavors and creates a truly unmistakable drink that guests will be able to enjoy during this very special year and beyond. In short, it’s absolutely delicious!”
Liverpool Gin is a premium organic product made from scratch using only pure certified organic botanicals, producing a highly distinctive, aromatic drink. As well as a key ingredient in the anniversary cocktail, the spirit will also be available to enjoy in its own right on board the Cunard fleet. “As we continue to celebrate this milestone anniversary, we seek new ways to enhance our guest experience,” said Richard Meadows, president, Cunard North America. “We are very excited about this truly special cocktail, and the special meaning it holds.”
Passengers can sip a Transatlantic Love Affair cocktail and Liverpool Gin in the bservational cocktail bar, the Commodore Club. This unique venue on board each Cunard Queen provides panoramic forward views and a sophisticated ambience as guests gather to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails, canapés and live piano music every evening. The drink will be available on board Queen Mary 2 from Saturday, July 4, on board Queen Elizabeth on July, 14 and on Queen Victoria from July, 19, 2015.
For more information about Cunard’s three Queens or to book a voyage and sample the cocktail, call 1-800-728-6273 or click here.