Last night, 28th of November, Schweppes introduced its new premium range of mixers, 1783, at a bubbly launch party in Dublin Bar Academy. Prestigious mixologist Tony Conigliaro, flew from London for the launch, where he shared his expertise on the art and alchemy of cocktail design.
Attendees were treated to one of his creations, a bespoke 1783 Sparkling Rose cocktail. Tony, a pioneer of Michelin star standard mixology with his Drink Factory in London, guided a tasting of the full range for a group of drinks enthusiasts and media personalities.
The 1783 is composed of five new naturally flavoured mixers: light tonic, crisp tonic, salty lemon tonic, cucumber tonic and ginger ale, all crafted by world-class mixologists and meant to be combined with both clear and brown spirits.
Guests were able to enjoy each 1783 mixer in a creative cocktail served at the Dublin Bar Academy launch. These included the 1783 G&T, Cucumber Spritz, Spagliato, Pineapple Tickler and Ginger Snap, which were accompanied by carefully paired bar bites like gin-cured organic salmon, chocolate spiced chilli beef and Sicilian lemon tart.
Guests were entertained by DJ and model January Russell Winters and were invited to capture moments of bubbling fun by posing at the balloon gif photo station.
Model, Thalia Heffernan, was in attendance with her Dancing with the Stars boyfriend, Ryan McShane, while social media star, James Patrice, fresh from his Operation Transformation success, came along to taste the new flavours. Bloggers Sarah Hanrahan, Niamh O’Sullivan and Kate Kelly were also joined by model, Kelly Horrigan and her photographer friend, Aaron Hurley. Petre Sandru, Country Manager of Coca Cola Ireland, welcomed guests on the night and introduced the new range.
Schweppes 1783 is inspired by Jacob Schweppe’s pioneering brilliance. He created the world’s first carbonated tonic water back in 1783 (hence the name of the range!). Schweppes 1783 is available now in 200ml glass bottles from premium bars and restaurants nationwide.
Below, a social gallery of the bubbly evening that saw the launch of Schweppes 1783 in Dublin…
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