AC Hotels by Marriott Partners With Bacardi and Nigel Barker to Create Custom Gin Tonic Glass
Renowned photographer Nigel Barker has teamed up with Bacardi and AC Hotels by Marriott to debut a custom-designed Gin Tonic Glass that was hand-blown by sculptural glass artist Adam Walmon and scientifically designed to heighten the taste, aroma and palate experience.
The glass, which took nearly three years to research and develop, recently debuted on National Gin & Tonic Day (October 19) throughout AC Hotels’ 40+ hotels in North America for guests to enjoy. It will also be available for purchase at the hotel’s on-property AC stores in North America, and will roll out to the brand’s 125+ properties globally next year.
“Growing up in Europe where the combination of gin and tonic is viewed with utmost reverence, my design was inspired by a glass I bought in Biot, France at the age of 22,” says Barker. “Like AC Hotels, the Gin Tonic glass is a refined elevation of the traditional, developed to enhance the guest experience.”
To accompany the signature glass, AC Hotels have partnered with Bacardi to create a unique tonic recipe using exotic ingredients from all over the world. Paired wth Bombay Sapphire East Gin—a combination of unique botanicals including Thai Lemongrass and Vietnamese Black Peppercorn, and the world’s first gin specifically designed to pair with tonic—the drink is presented with garnishes of fresh orange peel and a thinly-sliced lime wheel to emphasize the flavor profile.
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