Princess Cruises has partnered with the Bombay Sapphire Distillery to create a bespoke gin-based cocktail.
This new cocktail has been inspired by the 2,670-guest ship Sapphire Princess and her Mediterranean ports of call. The new drink includes a generous measure of Bombay Sapphire gin, which is made with botanical ingredients sourced from several of the countries and destinations Sapphire Princess sails to. The cocktail’s mixers include Blue Curacao to evoke the sea, and a splash of Prosecco to signify the fizz and bubbles created by waves in the water.
Sam Carter, Senior Brand Ambassador for the Bombay Sapphire Distillery, said:
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.
The new cocktail ‘Sapphire Princess’, will be available on sailings departing from Southampton between April and October 2019. The cocktail launch marks the vessel’s return to the UK after sailing around Asia and the Indian Ocean.
In the last 12 months, guests onboard Princess Cruises ships have consumed approximately 1.6 million gin and tonics based on a 35ml serving, the equivalent to 28 hot tubs filled with gin.
Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president of the UK and Europe, said:
We’re excited to offer this brand new cocktail which is 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.
Sapphire Princess Cocktail Recipe
Looking to make your own ‘Sapphire Princess’ cocktail at home? Follow the simple steps below.
45ml Bombay Sapphire Gin
15ml Blue Curacao
15ml MARTINI Bianco Vermouth
15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
Splash of Prosecco
Glassware: Chilled martini cocktail glass
Method: Squeeze the lemon juice into a cocktail shaker and add all other ingredients (except the Prosecco) including lots of cubed ice and shake well for 10 seconds. Using a fine tea strainer, strain the cocktail into a martini cocktail glass and add a splash of Prosecco. Garnish by squeezing and orange peel discover the drink, allowing the oils from the orange skin to rest on the top of the drink. Then using a knife, make a cut 1/3rd of the way through the orange peel disc and then place on the rim edge of the glass.