Cocktails and ice cream are two of my favourite things so I jumped at the chance to go to the launch of Grown Ups @ Black Vanilla – London’s first cocktail and gelato bar.
Black Vanilla have collaborated with World of Zing to come up with a delicious new cocktail and gelato pairing menu. At this stage there are 4 different cocktails to choose from (there will be more coming in July), each one expertly matched with their own flavour of gelato. My favourite would definitely be the Blackberry & Tamarind Rum Punch paired with Mango Sorbetto. If you have a sweet tooth like I do then this is the perfect combination. Another crowd favourite seems to be the Manhattan, which comes with Black Cherry Sorbet. If cocktails aren’t really your thing then don’t worry as the bar is also serving Meantime beers.
Whilst we were there we got to have a sneaky taste of all the other sorbets and gelato that Black Vanilla offer – I was in sweet sweet heaven! You will be able to order these right up until the bar closes as well. Whilst the salted caramel gelato and kiwi sorbet were super tasty, I would recommend you be daring and have a taste of the world’s first aged negroni sorbet.
Grown Ups @ Black Vanilla is located above their Greenwich ice cream parlour. The venue is cosy and intimate with really stylish décor. Guys, if you are looking to impress on a date night then this is a place to take the ladies.
Grown Ups @ Black Vanilla – 5 College Approach, Greenwich, SE10 9HY.
Open Friday – Sunday; 3pm – 11pm.
Photos by Paul Robertson