Do not miss Skylon’s tribute to the honey bee! From mow through to September, there will be a beehive installation transporting guests into a dripping honeycomb of dreams. In support of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, £1.00 will be added to each person’s bar bill and donated back to the charity. It’s as tasty as it is pretty!! Skylon has collaborated with Laurent Perrier as well to design three cocktails, each focussing on the versatility of the Champagne while enhancing the unctuous floral flavour of honey.
We tried all the cocktails on the menu:
The Bee Old Fashioned, Honey!
A muddle of Bulleit bourbon, apple, hazelnut, orange, applewood honey smoke, and Laurent Perrier Cuvée make this a smoky rift on the old classic!
Made with Zacapa 23yr rum, amaretto, turmeric, honey, peach, citrus and Laurent Perrier Cuvée, The Honey Bear is totally rummy, summery cocktail and so much fun to drink – right out of the honey bear glass!
A nod to the British Queen with its Tanqueray No10 base and Pimms cup No1, but a little wild berry shrub, honey paint and very French Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rose to make it purely European!
With bumblebees declining dramatically in the UK, this has a devastating effect on our crops and wildflowers, as well as food and drink production. Every penny that goes into the trust ensures a better future for the bees. According to Professor Dave Goulson, director of The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Britain once boasted 25 native bumblebee species. Three have disappeared in the last 50 years, ten are currently ‘severely threatened’, and two are ‘tethering on the edge of extinction and could be gone in five to ten years quite easily’.
Skylon, Belvedere Road, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX