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Sting in the cocktail! ‘Novichok’ cocktails prepped for English fans02:49

Sting in the cocktail! ‘Novichok’ cocktails prepped for English fans

Russian Federation, Volgograd
May 9, 2018 at 03:38 GMT -00:00 · Published

An entrepreneurial bar in Volgagrad has caused a stir with its new cocktail 'Novichok', a sly reference to the nerve agent used in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury last March.

On a visit to Gryadushka bar this Tuesday, the establishment's art-director and mixologist-in-chief Denis Kamaev explained that the idea behind the cocktail came from English tourists.

Kamaev stressed, "They are adequate, good guys. We spent time together. We understand that whatever is over-inflated there by the TV and the government is just politics."

He went on to say, "We spent time with the guys and touched upon this topic, as there is no chance to avoid it. They offered to create this cocktail in our bar. We made it and named it 'Novichok.'"

Birch juice is the only known ingredient. The rest will remain a closely-guarded secret.

The World Cup will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. In total, 32 teams will take part in the FIFA World Cup 2018. The English national team will play its first game against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18.

Sting in the cocktail! ‘Novichok’ cocktails prepped for English fans02:49
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An entrepreneurial bar in Volgagrad has caused a stir with its new cocktail 'Novichok', a sly reference to the nerve agent used in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury last March.

On a visit to Gryadushka bar this Tuesday, the establishment's art-director and mixologist-in-chief Denis Kamaev explained that the idea behind the cocktail came from English tourists.

Kamaev stressed, "They are adequate, good guys. We spent time together. We understand that whatever is over-inflated there by the TV and the government is just politics."

He went on to say, "We spent time with the guys and touched upon this topic, as there is no chance to avoid it. They offered to create this cocktail in our bar. We made it and named it 'Novichok.'"

Birch juice is the only known ingredient. The rest will remain a closely-guarded secret.

The World Cup will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. In total, 32 teams will take part in the FIFA World Cup 2018. The English national team will play its first game against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18.

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