Building-sized cocktail opens in London

275x250.jpgA giant cocktail which takes up an entire house and can serve over 25,000 people will open in London today.

The Architectural Punchbowl has been created at 33 Portland Place using over a tonne of cognac, berries, organic cider vinegar, and winter spices.

Artists Bompas & Parr had to make the building water proof and food-safe and find a way of keeping a vast volume of drink at optimum temperature for the odd installation.

Tickets to visit (and sample) the giant cocktail until 10th December are available online - though visitors are warned not to try swimming in it.
275x250.jpgHarry Parr of Bompas & Parr comments: "The structural elements have been built and tested. Now we are studying the possibility of engineering remote controlled garnishes for the vast Punch Bowl"

There is strong historical precedent for the Courvoisier Architectural Punch Bowl. In 1694 the admiral Edward Russell created a punch bowl so large it served 6,000 people, took 2,500 lemons to make and was served by a small boy in a boat.

The Courvoisier Architectural Punch Bowl is bigger - it contains over a tonne of Courvoisier Cognac and can serve over 25,000 people.

Tickets for the Architectural Punch Bowl are priced at £6.50 and are available online from Bompas & Parr who have a history of hosting spectacular culinary events.

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