Glasgow City Marketing Bureau | Press office


The Commonwealth Games, touched down in Glasgow, with more than 6,000 athletes and hundreds of thousands of visitors descending on the city for the festivities. To help our client, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, mark the occasion, and promote Glasgow’s bustling bar and restaurant scene, we teamed up with Glasgow mixologist Mal Spence to create a record-breaking cocktail containing more ingredients than any other drink in the world. 71 to be precise – individually sourced from each and every nation participating in the Commonwealth Games.

The cocktail’s exotic ingredients range from Tanzanian cloves, Belizean dragonfruit and Malaysian galangal to the more familiar English red apple and Scottish wild strawberry, making ‘The Commonwealth Cocktail’ the perfect way to taste the best flavours of Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and The Americas in one sip.

News of the Commonwealth Cocktail spread quickly around the national and international media. Aside from terrific online write ups in Daily Telegraph, New York Daily News and The Washington Post, the 71-ingredient cocktail was also enjoyed live on This Morning by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langford – not to mention being guzzled by Deputy PM Nick Clegg on Channel 4′s Sunday Brunch.

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