Derry families demand apology for insensitive London bar’s “Sundae Bloody Sundae” cocktail
Cocktail arrived with a decoration of British soldier firing his rifle
Belfast man Andrew McGibbon was “horrified” to discover an ice-cream cocktail labelled “Sundae Bloody Sundae” on the drinks menu of Adventure Bar in Covent Garden.
McGibbon ordered the cocktail to see what form it took and found further insult in the decoration of a toy soldier in firing position which was placed on top of the drink.
“The cocktail arrived - ice cream, chocolate sauce and a little toy soldier toting a rifle on top,” said the Belfast man who described the concept as “grossly offensive.”
“I decided to publicly shame them over it. They should remove the cocktail. I’m disgusted by it, I think most Irish people will be disgusted by it, and I think the people of Derry will be disgusted by it too,” the Derry Journal reports.
John Kelly, whose brother Michael was among those shot dead in Derry on Bloody Sunday in 1972, called the drink “bloody well scandalous.”
“For anyone to make a profit by naming an ice-cream cocktail after the murder of our innocent people is totally disgraceful and insensitive,” Kelly said.
“They should be ashamed of themselves and they should withdraw this from their menus now. No-one with an ounce of human respect should buy this; it’s an insult to the memory of our loved ones,” reveals the Derry Journal.
When McGibbon challenged the bar through social media, Adventure Bar’s response seemed to say that the cocktail was intended as a “tribute” to those lost. Management later retracted this and claimed a social media intern had been trying to rectify the situation.
In a statement posted later on the bar's website, it said the name of the cocktail was in reference to a scene about the U2 song “Sunday Bloody Sunday” in the Steve Coogan TV comedy series “I'm Alan Partridge”,” reports the IrishNews.
"It's easy to see how one or two ill-chosen quotes from an Alan Partridge episode can be taken so entirely out of context," the statement said.
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) assembly member Colum Eastwood has also expressed his distress at the cocktail’s name and has written to the bar to request its removal writes the Derry Journal: “Any right thinking person will be shocked and annoyed that such a drink is being sold in London,” he said, “The drink’s symbolism is hurtful to the true memory of Bloody Sunday and hurtful to the families who still bear the burden of the horrors inflicted that day. I have written to the bar in question to request that the drink is immediately removed from sale,” he said.
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