Something for the Weekend: Winter wonderland at Radisson RED Sky Bar

The Sky Bar at Radisson RED hotel in Finnieston has been transforming into a winter wonderland, with a new festive cocktail menu sponsored by Highland Park.

Running until February 2019, the Sky Bar’s new seasonal makeover provides a room with a view to escape the the cold weather with warming drinks, cosy throws and a twinkling fairy light canopy.

Located on the 9th Floor of the Radisson RED hotel, the bar has been transformed by Glasgow-based interior designers Occa Design, who have taken inspiration from the winter solstice celebrated in ancient Norse, Pagan and Druid folklore.

Andrea Outrim, Curator at Radisson RED Glasgow told Glasgowist: “We could not be happier with the Sky Bar’s winter solstice transformation. The team at Occa Design has captured the perfect winter night out, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy a festive drink with friends while keeping warm under cosy throws and fairy lights.”

“What better way for Glasgow to get into the festive spirit than transforming the city’s iconic Sky Bar into a winter hideaway.”

To accompany the winter décor, the Sky Bar’s cocktail menu is also undergoing a festive transformation. The new menu, created by Orkney’s Highland Park, features a range of winter solstice-inspired cocktails, such as the Winter King; a blend of Naked Grouse with flavours of apricot, lemon and cinnamon topped with a red wine float.

Colette Sullivan, Community & Digital Marketing Creative at Radisson RED, commented: “Orkney’s rich Norse history made Highland Park the ideal partner for creating a unique selection of winter solstice- inspired cocktails. My particular favourite is She Bangs the Drum- a blend of Highland Park, Martini Rosso, Drambuie, orange juice and a cinnamon syrup twist. The perfect cocktail for a crisp winter’s night.”

On 21st December the Sky Bar will host local DJs The Revenge, Ooft! and Ciar for a special winter solstice performance. Tickets are £10.

The Feast and Merriment Cocktail Menu Sponsored by Highland Park

She Bangs The Drum
Highland Park, Martini Rosse, Drambuie, Orange Juice & Cinnamon Syrup (contains Egg White)

The Knowledge Tree
Makers Mark, Lux Maraschino & Grapefruit Juice

Winter King
Naked Grouse with flavours of Apricot, Lemon and Cinnamon & a Red Wine Float

Orcadian Soother
Highland Park Cointreau, Lemon & Lavender Infused Syrup

Snowfall in Osaka
Roku Gin, Orange Juice, All Spice Syrup & Elderflower Tonic.