Fridays creates cocktail celebrating Pride

Fridays has revealed the details of its new cocktail, Pride Iced Tea, which has been created exclusively in celebration of Pride and Fridays’ partnership with Pride in London.

Available until the end of July at all Fridays restaurants across the UK, Pride Iced Tea celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, as well as drawing attention to Pride’s wider importance, with £1 from each sale of the drink being donated to Stonewall, to help the charity continue its vital work.

The drink was invented by Fridays Bracknell team member, Tierney Perez, as part of an internal competition encouraging Fridays expert bartenders to design a cocktail that encapsulated Pride. 

Pride Iced Tea is made with Absolut Citron; sweet grenadine; passion fruit, apple and orange juices; and is topped with Blue Curaçao and lemonade.

“Through our Pride in London partnership, we are honoured to showcase Fridays as an inclusive company, and we are so proud that all of our team across the UK can come to work celebrating their identities and having the freedom of expression," says Robert B. Cook, Fridays' CEO.

"The work that both Pride in London and Stonewall do each day goes a long way towards providing a platform to fight for equality and to challenge prejudice, and we’re thrilled to be raising awareness of their important and needed ambitions.”

Fridays’ official sponsorship of Pride in London for 2021 will see the brand taking part in this year’s parade in September.

In the lead up to the celebrations, and to allow for all team members to get involved, Fridays is running a social media series inviting its team members to share what Pride means to them.

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