Bottoms up for a cause

PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 August, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 04 August, 2006, 12:00am

The red faces at Nichols Fourth Floor Restaurant and Bar tonight may not be from people drinking too much. The venue is holding its second Cocktails for a Cause event where 20 per cent of the bar proceeds tonight will go to a charity.

Aids Concern will be the beneficiary and the three guest mixologists will be Ninety Seven Group's general manager Jamie Higgins, Asia City publishing's marketing director Michelle Fong and entrepreneur Sanjay Mahtani. Given the cause, they plan to pour on the provocative double entendres.

'Because Aids can be transmitted through sex, we thought let's come up with some drinks playing on that theme,' said Higgins. 'The two cocktails I'm making are the Erection and the Blowjob. People will have to yell across the bar, 'hey Jamie, I want an Erection'.'

Higgins plans to carry over the crowd from Club 97's popular gay Happy Hour. 'We get about 300 people there and once the Happy Hour is done at 10pm, we'll bring the whole posse down.'

The three will start mixing at Harvey Nichols at 9pm.