Bompas & Parr to launch breathable cocktail cloud at Borough Market

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Bompas & Parr to launch breathable cocktail cloud at Borough Market
Culinary design studio Bompas & Parr are popping-up at Borough Market this month with their latest creation - a walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail.

Billed as the world’s first ‘alcoholic weather system for your tongue’, guests at Alcoholic Architecture will don Breaking Bad-esque protective suits to enter the cloud composed of spirit and mixer in a 1:3 ratio.

Breathing in the cocktail causes alcohol to bypass the liver, allowing guests to consume 40 per cent less alcohol than normal to feel the same effect.

However, each visitor is limited to one hour of entry per day – equating to breathing a regular spirit and mixer drink.

Sam Bompas, director of Bompas & Parr, said: "Creatively the installation draws inspiration from Borough Market's produce, medieval history and weather to create a sci-fi fantasy where meteorology and mixology collide.


“Visiting Alcoholic Architecture will generate the same sort of awe and wonder we have all probably experienced when gazing up at the night's sky. Imagine Disney meets De Sade in Barbarella's castle by way of Medieval Times with flagons of ale!"

With the pop-up situated on the site of a former medieval monastery all alcohol in the cloud has been created by monks, including Chartreuse, Benedictine, Trappist beer and Buckfast – a high-caffeine fortified wine which the Scottish parliament has previously tried to ban.

Alcoholic Architecture is the latest in a series of cocktail pop-ups to hit the capital this year following the controversial Owl Bar​, with Breaking Bad inspired cocktail experience ABQ​ launching on 24 July.

The site will run for six months from 31 July at One Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 9DE.

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