Bar Offers Free Cocktail For Anyone Called Lewis Capaldi - Guess Who Turns Up
| Last updated
Staff at a bar offering a free 'Lewis Capaldi' cocktail to anyone with the same name as the singing sensation were left shocked when the chart topper came to claim a drink.
To be fair, we didn't expect anything less.
Customers were left stunned when the 22-year-old took advantage of the free offer and turned up at Glasgow's So L.A. bar.
The city centre bar restaurant created a cocktail called 'Bathgate to L.A.' in honour of the singer-songwriter from Bathgate, West Lothian.
The venue announced the drink would launch on National Cocktail Day - which is today (Sunday 24 March) and anyone called Lewis Capaldi would get one for free.
However, they didn't expect the first person to taste the drink would be Mr Capaldi himself.
Lewis Capaldi, who has been top of the UK charts for 12 weeks with his hit single 'Someone You Loved', heard about the offer and posted an Instagram story tagging @solaglasgow saying 'See you soon'.
@LewisCapaldi hitting up So L.A. tonight to try his new cocktail #BathgatetoLA ahead of #nationalcocktailday :punch: pic.twitter.com/R2mPwWEoRI
- So L.A. (@SoLAGlasgow) March 23, 2019
He then turned up with a few of his mates last night (23 March) and as you'd imagine, jaws dropped.
The busy venue welcomed the number one selling artist and he was happy to pose for photos before taking a booth and trying his own exclusive drink.
So L.A. manager Iain Reid came up with the cocktail to launch the forthcoming Glasgow Cocktail Weekend in September. The drink is a mix of Roku gin, sake, Japanese ginger and lychee liqueur.
Asked how he liked the drink, Capaldi said: "It hits you in the face."
Louise Rusk, co-owner of So L.A. said: "We know Lewis is a gin connoisseur so we created the cocktail in his honour with gin as a base. We never thought for one minute he'd be the first person to try it but we're so glad he did.
"It was a bit of fun when we said that anyone called Lewis Capaldi could try the drink for free and we'd asked people to bring down their ID to prove that they shared his name.
"We didn't need to ask this Lewis Capaldi though! We're thinking that maybe we'll start a trend - perhaps we'll create a cocktail for Johnny Depp and see what happens."