Element 79 is the atomic number for gold. It is a simple, sophisticated, alcohol-free sparkling grape cocktail served with a sugar cube and effervescent golden cloud.
'SO JENNIE' SPARKLING BEVERAGE • ABSINTHE FLAVOURING • ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY • FRESH GINGER • GOLD PEARLESENCE
There is an old saying that “death will not visit a man, even at the time of a famine, if he has a Ghaf, a goat and a camel”, since the three together will sustain a man even under the most trying conditions.
CASCARA MILK • BOURBON VANILLA • WHITE PEACH NECTAR •SWEET GOATS CHEESE FOAM • BEETROOT CHIPS
An alternative name for the ‘Dubai Creek’, ‘The River Zara’ historically divided the city into two main sections – Deira and Bur Dubai. This river would have seen the first deliveries of such ingredients as mandarin, ginger, lemon, pomegranate and tobacco.
SPARKLING MANDARIN • LEMON • GINGER
An homage to the flame monument and the discovery of oil that underwrote Dubai’s initial rise to greatness, this cocktail explores the concept through the use of rich, oily ingredients such as Islay whisky and foie gras, garnished with several drops of charcoal infused truffle oil.
LAPHROAIG 10YR • MACALLAN 12YR FINE OAK • FOIE GRAS •SAFFRON HONEY • DESERT SALT SOLUTION • ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
A tiki-style cocktail acknowledging the resonance of the palm tree as an emblem of paradise – whether that be coconut palms in the south pacific, date palms in desert oases or the Palm Jumeirah in the tourist paradise that is Dubai.
BACARDI HERITAGE • PASSIONFRUIT • KHALAS DATE FALERNUM • HOMEMADE GRENADINE • ORANGE BLOSSOM WATER • HIBISCUS FLOWERS
This cocktail evokes the ambience of Dubai’s famous souks through the use of fragrant herbs and spices and an active aromatic Oud Oil lamp.
CARDOMOM SPICED CREAM GIN • CINNAMON • NUTMEG • ROSEMARY • MASTIHA • BARREL-AGED MAPLE SYRUP • RASPBERRY • LIME • 3 WISHES
Sabkha is the name for the crust on the surface of the salt flats that are prevalent throughout the UAE both along the coasts and in the desert; the cocktail channels the concept through the use of salted and coastal ingredients.
BUTTER-WASHED TRADICIONAL TEQUILA • PINK PEPPER CORNS • RUBY GRAPEFRUIT • ACACIA HONEY • HIBISCUS •PROSECCO • DESERT SALT SOLUTION
Based on the incredibly fast rise of Dubai, Kohl is the charcoal Dubai villagers would wear ‘mascara-like’ on their eyelashes to protect their eyes from the sun and Crystal refers to the wealth and opulence that Dubai now offers.
RUSSIAN STANDARD PLATINUM VODKA • TANQUERAY EXPORT GIN •DOLIN CHAMBERY BLANC • ZA'ATAR LEAVES • SUMAC POWDER
Rub' al Khali or ‘The Empty Quarter’ is the World’s longest continuous stretch of sand desert, this cocktail is based on Dubai’s home at the end of this desert through the use of ingredients synonymous with nomadic desert life such as dates and camel milk and spirits aged in a goat skin bag reminiscent of the type Bedouins used to carry.
CAMEL MILK-WASHED ELIJAH CRAIG 12YR • KHALAS DATES • PRUNES • DUBONNET ROUGE • POMEGRANATE JUICE • GALLIANO L'AUTENTICO • FERNET BRANCA
Until electricity arrived in the 1960s, the best method of cooling water was to fill an earthenware jug, cover and wrap it in wet sackcloth or palm fibre and then lower it into a well where it would dangle in cool dampness: The cocktail is conditioned in stone jugs in the style of this traditional cooling method.
MARQUIS DE PUYSEGUR V.S. ARMAGNAC • PORTER REDUCTION •MIXED BERRIES • ACACIA HONEY • LIME