If you want to taste decadence and literally intoxicate yourself with art, look no further this Autumn than Ping Pong. They’ve teamed up with The V&A to create cocktails inspired by paintings from the Masterpieces of Chinese Painting exhibition. The exhibition has gathered together the finest examples of Chinese paintings created over a 1200 year period, and as luck would have it, these drinks have become masterpieces in their own right. Envisage yourself in Wang Mian’s ‘Fragrant Snow at Broken Bridge’ by enjoying a plum and liquorice Sour, or feel classy and warm inside with a smoked apricot and spicy almond drink.
Check out the exhibition before treating yourself to a cocktail – or maybe go AFTER the cocktail so you look at the paintings in a completely ‘different’ way.
Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900 is at the V&A from 26 October 2013 – 19 January 2014. V&A Members go Free.
Words: Charlie Matthews