Princess Cruises has partnered with Bombay Sapphire to introduce a custom-made cocktail just for guests on-board Sapphire Princess. Inspired by the Mediterranean ports of call visited when sailing with Sapphire Princess, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery has created a bespoke gin-cocktail perfect for the 2,670-guest ship.
The cocktail, named Sapphire Princess, includes a good measure of Bombay Sapphire gin, Blue Curacao and Prosecco. The ingredients are said to emote the sea and waves making it a perfect tipple for sailing!
See what Sam Carter, Senior Brand Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire, has to say about the cocktail:
Sapphire Princess will only be available on sailings departing from Southampton between April and October 2019, so you’ll have to make sure you give it a whirl when you’re on-board. Recent figures show that Princess Cruises’ passengers are big lovers of gin. In the last 12 months guests on-board Princess Cruises ships consumed 1.6 million gin and tonics (based on a 35ml serving) – the equivalent to 28 hot tubs filled with gin!
Tony Roberts, Vice President of UK and Europe for Princess Cruises said:
“We’re excited to offer this brand-new cocktail bursting with flavours. Guests can enjoy a glass or two in one of the many bars onboard Sapphire Princess or sitting in the sun on the top deck watching the world sail by.”
Sam Carter, Senior Brand Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire Distillery added:
“The Sapphire Princess cocktail is a silky smooth, well-balanced libation that takes its inspiration partially from the deep bright blue colour of the Mediterranean Sea and also the countries that the Sapphire Princess sails around. A little splash of Prosecco is added to finish off the cocktail to evoke the fizz and bubbles created by the waves in the sea.”
Fancy making the cocktail yourself at home?
Here’s the recipe!
45ml Bombay Sapphire gin
15ml Blue Curacao
15ml Martini Bianco Vermouth
15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
Splash of Prosecco
Squeeze the lemon juice in to a cocktail shaker and add all the ingredients except the Prosecco. Add ice cubes and shake well for ten seconds.
Use a strainer and drain into a pre-chilled martini cocktail glass. Add a splash of Prosecco.
Garnish with a squeeze of orange peel – allowing the juices to rest on top. Slice a third of the way into the peel and place on rim of the glass.
We can’t wait to give it a try!