12 Cocktails of Christmas with Patr贸n

Ultimate luxury drinks brand Patr贸n are launching a pop-up bar this month with leading retailer Harvey Nichols. The Patr贸n Bauble bar will transform the menswear floor in Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge into a Christmas wonderland with a grotto installation offering a selection of festive cocktails.

The Patr贸n Silver Reindeer at the Bistrotech last Christmas聽聽聽聽聽聽 Source: Urban Junkies

The adult only grotto open from 12-9pm will provide a luxury setting to enjoy the perfect antidote to a hard day’s Christmas shopping, also doubling up as a man cr锚che.

The Patr贸n Silver Reindeer at the Bistrotech last Christmas

The Patr贸n Christmas Grotto will open from 16th -23rd Dec to over 18’s only.

Here’s 5 0f my favourite “sounding” cocktails, ones I want to sample and possibly make myself.

Spiced Silver Dove

Mandarin and Pomegranate Golden Cobbler

Old Saint Nick

Patr贸n Tree-quila

Mrs Claus

Get down to Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge from 16th-23rd to sample one of these and to find out what the other 7 are.

Dita Von Teese for Cointreau

Cointreau have teamed up with burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese to launch the limited edition “My Private Cointreau Coffret” exclusively at Selfridges.

What in the world is a “coffret? I hear you ask. I asked the same thing, it’s an all in one beauty essential and cocktail kit. The coffret holds two martini glasses, one bottle of Cointreau and a cocktail shaker and comes with a golden lock and key.

I love the idea of making things that we do and use into a glamorous moment…the Cointreau Coffret is like a secret bar, and also a place to store your jewels, love letters…anything!鈥 says ambassador Dita Von Teese.

Cointreau, the iconic French orange liqueur can be enjoyed neat, over ice or found at the heart of well loved cocktails such as the Margarita, White Lady, Side Car and Cointreaupolitan.

DVT has also designed her own cocktail called the Cointreau Teese with 40ml Cointreau, 20ml apple juice, 15ml violet syrup and 15ml fresh lemon juice. Simply fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add in Cointreau, apple juice, violet syrup and fresh lemon juice.聽 Shake well together then strain into a cocktail glass.聽Run freshly cut ginger around the rim of the cocktail glass before garnishing with a violet flower.

The Cointreau Teese was damn tasty, and I’d love to make it at home but violet syrup? OK…

The cocktails and canap茅s on the night were delish, my fave was the Cointreau Teese, followed by the Cointreau Blush which came in a fabulous martini glass with a black feather collar!

Guests on the night were Henry Conway, Donna Air, Zo毛 Kravitz, Natt and Leah Weller, and Meredith Ostrom.

Henry Conway in his Cruella De Ville-esque Dalmation puppy coat!

Launch night DVT wore a purple silk and jewelled dress by Moschino.

Someone should’ve pointed out that she had her hanger loop sticking out before taking this pic.

“My Private Cointreau Coffret” is available from Selfridges for 拢199.

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out – Furla

Isolabella, the Italian Sambuca, teams up with luxury accessory designer Furla for an indulgent in-store evening of cocktails and shopping as part of 鈥榁ogue Fashion鈥檚 Night Out鈥 鈥 the annual global retail therapy initiative, now in its second year.

To celebrate, Isolabella will unveil a new cocktail ‘Oz Bella’ inspired by the launch of Furla’s new 鈥榃izard of Oz鈥 collection. The event is taking place at Furla central London on 221 Regent Street, W1B 4NJ between 7pm and 10pm. The store will be open to all.

鈥榁ogue Fashion鈥檚 Night Out鈥 was launched in 2009 as an international, multi-sensory, shopping experience with each participating store stamping their own identity on their 鈥榚vents鈥. Last year, this celebration of fashion shopping inspired thousands of style conscious consumers to visit stores around the world – making it the largest shopping event in history. This year鈥檚 initiative is set to be even bigger, with an additional three new cities taking place – bringing the total number of participants up to 16.

Mark Collins, Senior Brand Manager for Isolabella said: “For us Furla is an obvious partner, as not only are they an Italian icon, they are synonymous with high quality understated elegance. Isolabella is a stylish high quality extra fine Sambuca made in Milan, Italy thus the result is an evening for shoppers to celebrate the very essence of Italian creativity.”

Furla is a leading Italian brand specialising in luxury handbags and accessories for men and women. They have outlets around the world including five shops in London. In honour of VFNO on Wednesday 8th September, Furla will be closing their Regent Street store at the later time of 10pm.

In addition to the exclusive ‘Oz Bella’ shoppers will also be able to savour an ‘Orange Bella’ or ‘Candied Dream’. In these two cocktails the succulent taste of Mediterranean oranges are combined perfectly with the delicious flavour of anise as it is enjoyed through a distinctive liquorice straw – an irresistible taste experience which will be available to all on the night.