A delightfully strange and seasonal collaboration between Stranger & Sons and The Bombay Canteen has led to Perry Road Peru – a single-batch, limited edition distilled cocktail.
Balanced in flavour and flamboyant in hue, the highly anticipated Perry Road Peru will be launching across the country this year covering Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, Rajasthan and Goa.
The bottled cocktail will be available at select retail stores for the duration. Inspired by the humble and highly seasonal, pink guavas (‘perus’) that line the streets of Bombay twice a year, Stranger & Sons and The Bombay Canteen found the perfect muse to capture Bombay’s spirit.
Perry Road Peru was conceptualized right from the start as an expression of their shared love for local and seasonal and a celebration of the city. Furthermore, it was their thirst for innovation which led the teams at Stranger & Sons & The Bombay Canteen to create something unique and entirely new for India’s cocktail and gin enthusiasts.
“As champions of seasonal and local produce, The Bombay Canteen is delighted to join hands with Stranger & Sons for this first of its kind collaboration that celebrates all things Bombay. But Perry Road Peru isn’t just another cocktail in a bottle but an expression of both brands’ love for all things local and nostalgic, and with this collaboration we step into a whole new territory to bring you a celebratory drink to be enjoyed with family and friends this festive season. It is the nostalgia inspired flavour of Bombay in an all-new and unexpected avatar; a bit like the spirit of the city – sweet, sour, spicy and salty all captured in this bottle,” says Sameer Seth, Co-founder of The Bombay Canteen (Hunger Inc. Hospitality).
About the same time last year, Perry Road Peru ushered in the era of bottled cocktails and took the city of Bombay by storm. Cornered by Peru fanatics and overwhelmed by a never-ending sea of requests from cities all over, the folks at Stranger & Sons and The Bombay Canteen just had to come together once again to coax the season’s last harvest out of Bandra’s famed Peru cart!
Fresh, balanced, and luscious, the cocktail lingers on the palate long enough to take you back to ‘peru’s of days past and leaves you wanting more! However, like the pink perus it’s made with, the seasonal Perry Road Peru will also have a limited run in each city.
With an intoxicating aroma and a ripe, robust flavour, this limited edition cocktail is the perfect union of the potent peru and the 9 Indian botanicals in Stranger & Sons gin. Handpicked and peeled at their peak, ripe perus are slowly macerated for 6 hours and then distilled for another 18—till every drop is flush with freshness.
And in typical Bombay fashion, this seasonal distilled cocktail comes with a generous pinch of chilli-salt mix. It can be enjoyed over ice in a rocks glass or topped up with tonic or soda in a highball, served with a spiced rum.
If that wasn’t enough, The Bombay Canteen and Stranger & Sons will be stepping into a whole new territory with this collaboration and curating exclusive ‘Perry Road Peru’ experiences. The promise of culinary encounters and this exciting new cocktail will take them across cities.
Speaking on the decision to take Perry Road Peru across the country, Sakshi Saigal, Co-founder & Director of Third Eye Distillery adds, “Perry Road Peru caused quite a stir and tons of people resonated with the product in unimaginable ways! From what was planned as an interesting experiment for us to channel our creativity and drive for innovation; after the overwhelming response in Bombay last year, we realized that we just had to create the experience for a larger audience.”
For those who get to witness this legendary collab up-close, it’s about to be one hell of a refreshingly intoxicating ride!