British Bar Celebrates Local Gold Medalist With Gold Cocktail
While the incredible success of America’s record-breaking Olympic swim team may have been overshadowed by Ryan Lochte’s controversial antics, Great Britain’s team, which scored six medals in the sport, is coming home to unbridled fanfare—and cocktails. One bar in England is celebrating local hero Adam Peaty—who won a gold medal for his world record-setting 100-meter breaststroke—with a signature cocktail infused with gold flakes.
The Liaisons Licensed Lounge in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, is set to roll out the Peaty Gold, as they’re calling the drink, when the triumphant Peaty returns home from Rio de Janeiro. According to the Uttoxeter Advertiser, bar managers worked with the Olympian’s brother to devise the custom cocktail around Peaty’s favorite drink. Liaisons is keeping the exact details under wraps for now, but they did reveal that the Peaty Gold calls for Prosecco along with the gold, making it appropriately celebratory.
This isn’t the first time an Olympian has inspired a cocktail. French four-time gold medal fencer Lucien Gaudin earned a drink in his honor in the early 20th century. A delicious take on a Negroni made with Campari, dry vermouth, gin and Cointreau, it has outlived not only Gaudin’s Olympic fame but Gaudin himself (he died in 1934). Only time will tell if the Peaty Gold will enjoy the same fate, but for now, it will serve as a fitting toast for Uttoxeter’s hometown hero.