Street Eats London will be treating you to its bespoke cocktail during The House of Peroni’s Residency in Brick Lane this autumn.

We are excited to announce that The House of Peroni crowned us winners of the Master of Mixology Bloggers Session at The Langham London hotel last week, meaning that our very own cocktail, La Strada Di Casa (The Road Home) will be served every Thursday at The House of Peroni Residency. But we had a little help…

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Simone Caporale doing his thing

Simone Caporale, master mixologist and assistant head bartender of The Artesian at The Langham, invited us to test out our cocktail-making skills. The mission: to create a cocktail based on the new theme for The House of Peroni’s next Residency in Brick Lane this autumn – the sights, sounds and scents of the Italian home.

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The cocktail ingredients… decisions, decisions

But Simone Caporale had a trick up his sleeve, he’d already gathered ingredients reflecting the smells and tastes of the Italian home, produced his own syrups and placed them in identical little jugs for each of the ‘contestants’ to choose from.

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Creating our cocktail with the help of Simone Caporale

After a brief description of each syrup, we set to work choosing three ingredients that would conjure the feeling of home. If there was one thing we were sure of, it was that The House of Peroni visitors would want something a little out of the ordinary, so with ingredients being whipped up fast, we grabbed the sandalwood (a gamble, with its woody scent, but we were banking on the warm aroma conjuring a homely feel) and orange juice to create an autumnal shade, and finally, for good luck, the vanilla. Why not?

Simone got to work on our ingredients of choice, like a Ready, Steady, Cook! of the cocktail world, and we topped the drink with all-important Peroni Nastro Azzurro, to add a bubbly, fresh note.

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Street Eats London’s cocktail will be served at House of Peroni’s next Residency

Before our cocktail is launched it needs a little fine-tuning – with the choice of glass, and even ice, crucial to the experience.

Our ingredients are in Simone Caporale’s capable hands, we’ll keep you posted on how it evolves…

What? Indulge in the sights, sounds and scents of the Italian home through a collection of art, music, food and drink at The House of Peroni.

When? From 29 October-25 November

Where? 152 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

For further information and to explore more Peroni Nastro Azzurro infusions, visit www.thehouseofperoni.com 

Read more about the last House of Peroni piazza-themed Residency in May 2015

Photography: Peroni Nastro Azzurro

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