Hendrix apparently wrote the lyrics to Purple Haze on Boxing Day of 1966. The track was developed at a press function that he attended at East London’s Upper Cut Club, Hendrix launched into the scorching riff in the club’s compact dressing room and every head turned. (Credit songfacts.com)-
Address: Forest Gate Center, Woodgrange Road, London E7: The Upper Cut Club
Andrew @thecrafttender has created a little challenge for the nominated to create a cocktail based on the nominee’s home city #CityCocktailChallenge
I’ve been nominated by my ever inspirational, fellow UK mixology hobbyist, Matt @theamateurmixologist who hails from East London, in a place called Forest Gate ??
And there you have it, Purple Haze written and composed by Jimi Hendrix at The Upper Cut Club, Forest Gate, E7 – the inspiration for this Purple Hazey Gin based Berrylicious drink.
Then it’s my turn to challenge a few of you to mix a drink from my home, a tiny village in West Kent, UK – known as the Garden of England. I nominate @drinkswith Jude Scotland for where my husbands family are from.
@ginnedup (from where I grew up Cape Town) and Belinda from Gold Coast (where my Goddaughter lives) Can’t wait to see what you shake up.
~Purple Haze through the Forest~
50ml Homemade Gin
20ml Blackberry Liqueur
20ml fresh Blackberries, butterfly Pea Tea and Lime Syrup
100ml Birch Water
Dashes of Aztec Chocolate Bitters
Dry Shake | Wet Shake | Shake some more like a breeze through the Forest. Strain into chilled glass | Garnish with botanicals and a piece of greenery.