Banksy cocktail with Yarmouth twist pays tribute to graffiti artist

Banksy cocktail at Luck, Lust, Liquor and Grind in Great Yarmouth

From a bus stop to a drink top - Banksy's dancers now feature on a cocktail, the figures gradually dissolving into the drink. - Credit: Gail Smith

It is the artwork that left a seaside town shaken and stirred.

And now Banksy fans can enjoy a cocktail version of the famous bus stop dancer scene that has drawn admirers from around the globe.

The artwork depicts a man and a woman dancing while an accordionist plays.

Banksy's bus stop dancers now feature on a cocktail with a Yarmouth twist. - Credit: James Weeds

Gail Smith of Luck, Lust, Liquor and Grind, in King Street, Great Yarmouth said she wanted to do something around the artist who had had such an impact on the town.

Her research lead her to a famous Munich-based mixologist who had already created The Banksy in honour of his favourite graffiti artist.

But to give the drink a local twist she added an edible topper featuring the Admiralty Road dancers, which gradually dissolves into the drink.

The creation is made up of white rum, coconut water, pineapple juice, and sugar syrup.

Banksy cocktail in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth mixologist Gail Smith has created a Banksy cocktail to celebrate the artist's impact on the town, now home to four works as part of his 'Spraycation.' - Credit: Gail Smith


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"It is a genuine cocktail," she said. "But I wanted to do something that made it relevant to us so I had the image printed on edible paper.

"The closest thing in flavour is a pina colada, which is more creamy, but this still gives you that summer holiday vibe."

The drink has been created alongside an exclusive Out There Festival cocktail to chime with the quirky event being staged across the town this weekend.

Gail Smith at Mixsmiths.

Gail Smith is serving a Banksy cocktail with a Yarmouth twist at Luck, Lust, Liquor and Grind in Great Yarmouth. The mixologist has recently opened a bar in Gorleston High Street called Mixsmiths. - Credit: James Weeds

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Assistant manager Brad Pruden said: "Gail is full of magic."

The Banksy Cocktail with a Great Yarmouth twist

The Banksy, a cocktail similar to a pina colada, features the famous Admiralty Road bus stop dancers and is available at Luck, Lust, Liquor, and Grind in King Street, Great Yarmouth. - Credit: Gail Smith

The anonymous artist confirmed last month he was behind a string of artworks across Norfolk and East Suffolk, tagging it "A Great British Spraycation".

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