Iconic Italian fashion house Gucci has officially launched its first collectable pre-made cocktail in partnership with Connaught Bar mixologist Giorgio Bargiani, the Elisir d’Elicriso. Originally unveiled last year to celebrate the newly opened Gucci Giardino 25 bar in Florence, the collectable pre-made cocktail can now be purchased across the globe.
The Elisir d’Elicriso is made with Tanqueray No.10 gin, 1757 Vermouth di Torino extra dry, Podere Santa Bianca Liquore No.4, Muyu vetiver gris liqueur, white balsamic vinegar, Podere Santa Bianca Elicriso essential oil, and Guidalberto Tenuta San Guido. It offers a rich, herbal, and rounded profile thanks to the Mediterranean botanicals, apothecary herbs from the Tuscan coast, and its blend of vetiver with the essential oil “Elicriso”.
“This collaboration has been an absolute delight and honor,” said Bargiani. “Blending my ever-evolving heritage and passion with the dedication and excellence of the team at Gucci Giardino 25 has allowed us to create something new and visionary in the world of hospitality. Elisir d’Elicriso encapsulates the flavors and aromas of our Tuscany, with a touch of faraway allure, for an elegant serve that captivates the palate and the senses. I am very excited to see that this creation is now available in London, my second home.”
Gucci says the cocktail can be served in a variety of ways, including in a cooled Martini cocktail glass or chilled on the rocks. It can also be served as a Spritz-style cocktail adding bubbles or as a long drink by adding soda or tonic water.
Located in Piazza della Signoria by Gucci Osteria, Gucci Giardino 25 cocktail bar opened in the summer of 2022, garnering immediate national and international acclaim under the lead of bar manager Martina Bonci. It offers an all-day menu with assorted dishes prepared by on-site kitchen staff, and embraces seasonality with ‘a creative, modern twist’.
Elisir d’Elicriso by Giorgio Bargiani for Gucci Giardino 25 can be found on the cocktail menu at Gucci Giardino 25, and is also available for purchase in the form of a pre-mixed version presented in a specially designed 500ml bottle and a deluxe, decorated box at Gucci Giardino 25 and on their website. It is also available to purchase Europe-wide and in the UK via the Gucci Osteria website, priced at ($153 USD).