Mr Fogg’s Residence will celebrate its Fifth Anniversary this spring. Its doors will be open to all guests that want to join in and admire its Victorian style. Its anniversary will be market by the unveiling of the newly renovated residence and revitalised collection of libations. The makeover will showcase the updated interior of the bar, the additional antiques and trinkets on the walls and shelves, the extra drawing room arm chairs and seating, and the innovative sound system that will optimise the acoustics.
Based in Mayfair, Mr Fogg’s bar was modelled on the actual home of Jules Verne’s most famous adventurer – Phileas Fogg. During the past five years, the bar has created groundbreaking cocktail menus and it has welcomed many renowned explorers into its humble abode, which abounds with trinkets and artefacts.
The venue is inviting all guests to be part of Phileas’ adventures through the launch of Mr Fogg’s new list of libations in his memoirs – Volume 1: From London to Singapore. The interactive menu will feature The £20,000 Wager, turning Mr Fogg’s first steps at The Reform Club into a Hibiscus-infused VII Hills gin, Sipsmith Sloe gin, homemade raspberry leaves syrup, lemon juice, egg white, and rhubarb bitter, a First Class Hennessy Hurrah which is an aromatic and dry concoction of Hennessy XO cognac, Byrrh Grand Quinquina aperitif, Martini Riserva Speciale Bitter and Dubonnet aperitif topped up with Fentimans Soda Water.
The cocktail menu will capture Phileas’ entire journey and all of its destinations, including Nocciole Night Train – a hazelnut and cocoa spread washed Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack Tennessee whiskey, with Calem dry white port, Amaro Lucano bitters, and maple syrup. The Isthmus of Suez is reflected into a Southerly African Scent, made with Bacardi Oro rum, Alipus San Juan mescal, homemade African spice falernum, Pimento bitters, sugar syrup, and fresh lime juice. Singapore is the halfway point of the journey and guests can have a taste of it in the Rich concoction of Jungle Flora, served with Chamomile-infused Russian Standard vodka, ginger liqueur, Green Chartreuse liqueur, lime juice, egg white, homemade sugar syrup and citrus foam.