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Bombay Sapphire and Ellen Porteus sippable art Melbourne
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Ellen Porteus and Bombay Sapphire launch 'sippable art' cocktail series

You had us at 'gin' but we stayed for the sippable art

Written by
Lacey-Jade Christie

Bombay Sapphire and Australian artist, Ellen Porteus, are bringing sippable artworks to Australian bars this summer. That is, artworks in the form of bespoke garnishes.

As part of its ‘Stir Creativity' campaign, Bombay Sapphire has commissioned artist Ellen Porteus to use a selection of Bombay Sapphire-inspired cocktails as a canvas and create artworks that both top the cocktails and compliment their gin base. But not just any gin, the artwork is inspired by Bombay Sapphire, Bombay Bramble and Bombay Sunset, three of Bombay Sapphire's most notable gins.

Ellen Porteus is an Australian artist who creates clever, bold and colourful works across illustration, animation and installation. Porteus’ sippable artworks are only available for a limited time at venues across Melbourne and Australia via the ‘pop-up’ Bombay Sapphire cocktail menu this summer. 

Recognising that the arts and hospitality industries faced intense hardships during the pandemic, Bombay Sapphire is donating $1 per cocktail sold to TipJar and to Arts Project Australia. So you can enjoy your sippable art and support a good cause.

The cocktail art experiences are available at  52 venues nationally. The Victorian bars participating are: Attria Bar, Pigalle, Beneath Driver Lane, Cru Wine Bar, Frankie, Life’s Too Short Bar, Mongkok Tea House, Montrose Social, Prohibition Food & Wine, Purple Emerald, Rice Paper Scissors, Smitten Kitten, Sparrows Cocktail Bar, The Covenant Wine Bar, The Kyn Torquay and Wyuna.

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