To honor the 2013 Year of the Snake, Bombay Sapphire East has created a complex and seductively beguiling cocktail as the signature cocktail to celebrate this year’s LuckyRice festivities, called The Bombay Sapphire EAST Snake In The Glass (photo below). As the Chinese tradition goes, a Sake or Shochu is mixed first with various herbs and honey, which gives the clear liquid a yellow hue. A pit viper is inserted to the liquid, and then stored until consumed. While some revelers may be brave enough to toast in honor of “steady progress and creative discipline” with their slippery friend still “asoak,” we’ve created a way for you to enjoy the 4th annual LUCKYRICE Festival (This September in San Francisco) with an equally delicious, yet somewhat less intimidating homage to the venomous cocktail along with this year’s signature cocktail recipe:
Signature 4th Annual LUCKYRICE Cocktail:
Sapphire EAST ‘Snake in the Glass’
Pinch of Mandarin spiced tea – sprinkle over lit match or flame to toast onto cocktail.
Lemongrass Stalk Garnish
Shake and serve on the rocks. (Rocks Glass)