GŎNG brings a taste of the Amazon rainforest to Western Europe’s highest hotel bar in a new partnership with Diplomático Rum and Canaïma Gin this summer, as well as introducing a new live sushi station and resident DJ.
This summer, GŎNG at Shangri-La The Shard, London is partnering with sustainable, small-batch Latin American spirit brands Canaïma Gin and Diplomático Rum to create a Tropical Oasis at London’s highest bar and Sky Pool, with lush foliage transforming the 52nd floor of the Shard into an Amazon-inspired rainforest with views over the city. Available from June to September, each delicious cocktail sold from the new Tropical Oasis menu will contribute towards the vital work of NGOs in the Amazon including tree planting, reducing food waste, as well as helping to enrich quality of life for local and indigenous communities.
The team of talented mixologists at GŎNG have produced a pop-up menu of cocktails, including a special tipple in collaboration with award-winning bartender, Simone Caporale. A variety of Diplomático rums are utilised, each with different aging processes, resulting in a diverse range of flavours. The rum cocktails focus on South American flavours in innovative ways, using ingredients such as discarded banana peel syrup and utilising all components of the coconut for the Sueño de Coco cocktail. Canaïma’s unique blend of rare botanicals, selected in partnership with Indigenous communities in the Amazon using the benefit of local knowledge, and handpicked in the rainforest at their peak, give the gin cocktails complexity, with the combination of GŎNG’s Asian touch.
Each Canaïma gin cocktail ordered throughout the partnership will contribute to the brand’s support of NGOs Saving the Amazon and Fundación Tierra Viva in striving to protect and preserve the environment and local communities, planting trees in the Amazon together with indigenous tribes and driving sustainable development projects to support their way of life.
Caporale will be taking centre-stage with a takeover of GŎNG for the evening of Monday 25th July from 7pm. The master bartender will showcase 3 signature cocktails, including the concoction crafted in collaboration with the GŎNG team.
Additionally Resident and Tomorrowland DJ, Dave Delgado will perform a set throughout the evening. Guests who miss this can catch the DJ and accompanying Saxophonist at weekly Thursday Sessions in GŎNG.
GŎNG also welcomes new chef, Soe-san at a new live sushi station. Soe-san joins the hotel following stints at George Club and Nobu Hotel, bringing a more authentic menu and sushi experience to the bar. With the sushi bar addition, guests will have more interactions with the chef and can learn more about sushi traditions and flavour pairings.