Chin! Chin! Take a sip of Virgin Island Water

In the heart of Mayfair you can find a touch of Virgin Island summer, and it comes in an incredibly delicious form.
Grosvenor Square grill restaurant, 34 Mayfair, have teamed up with fine fragrance house Creed to create a taste sensation, inspired by their summer scent Virgin Island Water, in the form of a delectable dessert and coconut-y cocktail. We headed there on Wednesday night just to make sure they were scrumptious enough to share with you, and we can certify, they are.
Consisting of a sparkling citrus opening, a heady heart and a coconut base, Virgin Island Water captures the fresh warmth of a summer in the tropics of the Caribbean; a wonderfully tropical cocktail in fragrance form (it features in our Jet Set Discovery Box, which you can find here).
And now 34 Mayfair‘s incredibly talented Bar Manager Daniele Liberati has created a treat for the senses. He encapsulates Creed‘s fragrance in The Virgin Island Paradise Cocktail (see above), by combining a refreshing, sweet Leblon Cachaca, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto (yes, that’s a bergamot liqueur, and yes, we will be purchasing some), jasmine tea, coconut water – to give a hint of coconut flavour without the saccharine sweetness of coconut liqueurs – mandarin, lime and the final touch? A spritz of ylang ylang over the glass. If beachside hammocks came in cocktail form, this would be it. A holiday in a glass, and a fantastic representation of the sharp to sweet scent.
Then comes The White Bay dessert (see below). Created by Pastry Chef Alice Hall, it’s comprised of smoked pineapple flavoured with jasmine oil, mandarin segments, ylang ylang sorbet, a warm Piña Colada sauce with a creamy coconut mousse. And yes, it is just as delicious as it sounds. The tartness of the sorbet melts away leaving the honeyed sweetness of piña colada custard, the smokiness of the pineapple piercing through all the while.
Diners at the restaurant and trying the cocktail and dessert will also receive a sample of Creed Virgin Island Water fragrance and a complimentary fragrance consultation at the Creed boutique at 99 Mount Street.
The Virgin Island Paradise Cocktail and White Bay Dessert will be available until Sunday 10th September 2017; the Virgin Island Paradise Cocktail is £14 and the The White Bay Dessert is £10.75
Both can enjoyed at 34 Mayfair, 34 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HD (open all day from lunchtime, Monday to Sunday – see their website for details)
Written by Carson Parkin-Fairley
Slider image: Unsplash/Sébastien Jermer

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