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.
“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