“Tonight Is Yours To Create” the neon sign beamed at the entrance of the launch event of the new ABSOLUT cocktail bar at dusitD2 Hotel. The neon theme was reflected in all aspects of the launch that evening. ABSOLUT is known for celebrating artistry in all its diverse forms and the event was no different: from a caricature artist to a graffiti wall and interactive cocktail stations, the room stayed abuzz with excitement and creativity.
The ABSOLUT bar is perched on top of the outdoor section of Zing bar. The white wall of the bar curves outwards to form ample seating around the perimeter that is reminiscent of architecture in a Lamu home. Bold, brightly coloured pillows scattered on the seats and tall heaters strategically placed by seating areas are inviting during colder Nairobi months. The actual bar itself is a few steps higher, overlooking the entire facility. Here, award winning South African mixologist and Director of Pernod Ricard Bartending Academy Kurt Schelter mixed distinct ABSOLUT cocktails including a Smoked Vodka Sour and a Raspberri & Candyfloss Collins. Visually stunning cocktails flowed all night highlighting the different flavour profiles of ABSOLUT vodka. This prestige Swedish vodka comes in over 15 flavour variations.
The ABSOLUT bar at dusitD2 hotel is the first of its kind in East Africa and let’s hope it’s not the last. The cocktail bar is an upscale venue for after work drinks or to catch up with friends on the weekend. This bar is open from 4PM to 10PM where you’ll find an array of creative vodka cocktails to choose from.