Earlier this month, we were invited to SECTS SHOP for DEPRESSION’s new AW17 launch. The collection was Dragon vs Tiger. It was a private launch specially for SECTS SHOP members. The theme was as the label name, dark and gothic with an avant garde touch. Every outfit in the collection evoked melancholy, in order to complement them we had to be adventurous with our cocktails.
Mocktails for the Depressed
Starting off with the mocktails we created were the Flowers of Demise. The main ingredients were Roselle Flower and Club Soda served in a Champagne Flute and garnished with a torched lavender. The interesting aspect of this mocktail was the red from the roselle slowly trickling down as time passed.
The next mocktail was a Red Date, Goji Berry and Honey Fizz served in a Champagne Flute and garnished with a spoon full of Homemade Osmanthus Jelly. It was befitting of its name, The Oriental Touch.
Cocktails for the Melancholic
Next up will be the two cocktails. First of them will be the Forbidden Fruit. It consisted of Gin, Bittertruth Violet, Creme de Cassis, Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice shaken with Egg White. It was then served in a Couple Glass and garnished with Dehydrated Lime, Blackberries and Dried Rose Petals. It resulted in a cocktail that gave off a dark vibe, it was a little stronger than our usual balanced drinks.
Embers of Melancholy round the cocktails list. It was a spirit forward drink consisting of Auchentoshan American Oak, Cherry Brandy, Carpano Antica Formula, Ruby Grapefruit, Lemon Juice served in Old Fashioned Glass with Ice Ball, Thyme & Grapefruit Twist. Guaranteed to provide an alcoholic kick to the esteemed guests of the event.
Other than the above cocktails and mocktails, we provided beers and wines as additional options for the guests. Variety is key to keeping everyone satisfied.
All in all, Mixes from Mars is thankful to DEPRESSION for having us. It has been an honor working with your team and giving us a chance to come up with such interesting cocktails for you