Hospitality Today July-Aug 2016 - Page 22

22 | Hospitality Today | June/July 2016 The latest cocktail ingredient . . . . Spam (yes, Spam!) A new spam-infused cocktail called the Spamarita has been created by the Soho-based, Korean fusion restaurant, Jinjuu. Spam has been a store-cupboard staple since wartime and considered a budget lunchbox item or a running Monty Python joke in the UK. However, in South Korean it is considered a luxury item and one of the nation’s favourite products - the country is now the biggest Spam consumer outside of the US. As part of a new cocktail menu, Jinjuu have created the Spamarita “in celebration of this premium product”. Made from Spam-infused Ocho tequila, mezcal, agave nectar, pineapple & fresh lime served over ice in a spam container, the restaurant claim this cocktail is “delighting customers with it’s originality”. There’s no accounting for taste… Orangina sells itself at the premium end of the soft drinks market with its “unmistakable sparkle, real orange ta