POPCORN FLIP: Monkey Shoulder Madness!
There are some parties you attend and think “What The F@$K???” and the Monkey Shoulder Whisky Popcorn Flip was one such occasion. I should have probably turned round and ran home when I was summoned to adorn a onesie before entering a venue located down a dark alley in Shoreditch. I was somewhat comforted by the fact that I wasn’t the only one feeling slightly apprehensive, and to be honest, we all looked pretty ridiculous.
Once through a set of double doors, I’m hit by a huge gust of wind from a fan and feel a bit like Marilyn Monroe, however I’m brought back to earth with a bump when popcorn is then put threw the fan, some of which hitting me square between the eyes. To my right, there’s people jumping up and down in popcorn filled bouncy castle, others diving head first into a popcorn pool, but there’s only one thing in my sights; the Popcorn Flip cocktail created by Savoy bartender Tom Walker.
With the great man himself behind the bar, I rush to pick one up, and also pick up some chilli and caramel flavoured popcorn to boot! The Popcorn Flip is a creamy Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky based cocktail that was specifically created to complement our favourite movie snack. With popcorn and madness all around me, taking a seat in a huge director’s chair big enough to fit 3 of us, sipping the Popcorn Flip just feels right; a unique cocktail for a unique occasion. As they say, a picture speaks a thousand words, so here are some shots we took from the flip.