Bombay Sapphire VIP event

 Early in July I was invited to the Bombay Sapphire VIP event that was held at First Fridays, which is a food truck festival on the first Friday of every month. Not only did I get the heavenly choice to eat anything I wanted, but I also got to taste the Bombay Sapphire East gin.

There were many other bloggers there, and we were all enjoying the delicious thirst-quenching cocktails the bartender whipped up for us. My favourite was the “lacher prise” (recipe below) for the lightness and touch of lemon sorbet. It wasn’t particularly sweet, and the delicate notes of ginger was an unexpected and delightful touch.

There were delicious appetizers to enjoy as well, but unfortunately I came a bit too late and didn’t get to try them. But they looked tasty!

The Bombay Sapphire East was my discovery and highlight of the evening. I had only tried Bombay Sapphire previously, and the darker label of the East version was intriguing. As I took a sip of my cocktail, I initially tasted black pepper. The citrus and juniper notes were slightly more muted than some other gin varieties, but I found it to be significantly more complex. I was pleasantly surprised! As a gin lover, I’m always pleased when I find a new variety. I will definitely keep this one in my back pocket for patio drinks at home.

This particular cocktail recipe below is a great way to pull on the lemongrass notes that are in Bombay Sapphire East. Stay tuned- I may just try to concoct my own lemon ginger sorbet to make this cocktail really outstanding!

Bombay Sapphire’s “Lacher Prise” (Let Go) Cocktail


– 1 oz of Bombay Sapphire EAST gin
– 1/2 oz lemon juice
– 1/2 oz simple syrup
– 2 oz prosecco
– 1 teaspoon of lemon ginger sorbet


1.  Shake together the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup with ice. Filter into a tall flute and top with the prosecco. Garnish with the lemon ginger sorbet and enjoy!

Photo credits: Thibault Carron, photographer.