A new definition of 'inhaling a cocktail'

To inhale a cocktail used to mean to drink it quickly. But now the people at Bompas & Parr have come up with a very literal interpretation. Its Alcoholic Architecture installation in a Soho basement involves literally breathing in a vaporised G’n’T.

First you must don a protective bio-hazard-esque suit, (not one for a first date), then - should you require a liquid chaser - pick up a beer from the bar enter the, er, gas chamber, and breathe deeply. 

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“We factored in room size, rate of air renewal (drafts), rate of cocktail vaporisation, length of exposure to cocktail cloud, the ABV ( alcohol by volume percentage) of Hendrick’s Gin and average lung capacity and absorption rates to arrive at a safe ratio of gin to tonic,"explains Sam Bompas. Yes, it’s weird, but for a fiver a go, we think well worth it. 2 Ganton Street, W1F 7QL, from 23-25 April