Friday, 18 October 2013

Friday Cocktail: Honeyberry Sour and AMAZING Slowed-Down Cocktail Videos from Revolution

Hooray! It's Friday, and I've discovered an entirely new way to enjoy the art of cocktails!

Revolution bars, as the name suggests, like to mix it up and encourage people to try something different. As part of their Experience Something New programme, they've come up with an ingenious way to launch their new signature cocktails: by using state-of-the-art slow-motion technology showing the detail and creative flair that goes into creating their cocktails in a thirty second video.

They really are delicious videos: beautifully shot, with delicious, gooey, fruity imagery showing all the gorgeous flavours and high-quality ingredients they use.

Not only have they sent me the videos, they also sent me the recipe for one of their signature cocktails, the Honeyberry Sour (see below). But for now, just take a look at these amazing clips:

The Honeyberry Sour: I wish I could dress up like a bee and drizzle lots of delicious honey around. This video just makes me long for something sweet with a hint of a sour sting. Which is handy, because that's exactly what the cocktail is like.

Or how about a dark and stormy? This fellow has incredible self-discipline not to move as all those delicious limes, ginger beer and rum smack him in the face and drench him to the bone. Refreshing but a bit spicy, just like the cocktail:

There are more videos on the Revolution YouTube channel, and you really shouldn't miss them: from gorgeous bikini-clad women dripping with moscow mule ingredients to a pair of fellas in tutus spraying each other with the components of a strawberry collins, they're all highly entertaining and impressive in their own right.

Thirsty? Thought so. So now you have two choices: head over to Revolution's website to find a bar near you (they have dozens throughout the UK) or rustle up a Revolution honeyberry sour of your very own:

Honeyberry Sour recipe (serves one)


  • 1.5 shots Krupnick honey vodka
  • Half shot of chambord (raspberry liqueur)
  • 1 shot lemon juice
  • Half shot sugar syrup
  • 1 shot egg white
  • 2 raspberries, to garnish

Shake it!

1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake for around seven seconds. Don't use ice - this is a 'dry shake' to emulsify/blend all the ingredients properly, as egg whites are hard to blend with other liquids.
2. Add ice to the shaker, and shake for another seven seconds.
3. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass, making sure all the foam is strained.
4. Garnish with the raspberries. This is a cocktail best drunk with a straw.

Photo taken from inspector 81's photostream under the Creative Commons License

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