Malmaison Hotel Birmingham has released a series of cocktails dedicated to Duran Duran’s career, ahead of the premier of ‘Careless Memories’, a limited edition coffee table book and photographic prints that will be on show at the hotel from 23 April. 

In partnership with Malmaison Hotels, renowned Rock Photographer Denis O’Regan and Intense Books are kicking off a tour showcasing Special Editions of ‘Careless Memories’, with a three-week exhibition in the lobby of Malmaison Birmingham.

In celebration of the launch, Malmaison will offer Duran Duran fans a taste of success with the launch of four mouthwatering cocktails.

Rum Runner cocktail

‘Rum Runner’ 

  • 25ml passion fruit puree
  • 12,5ml vanilla syrup
  • 12,5ml passion fruit syrup
  • Mix ingredients together then add crushed ice
  • 50ml Kraken spiced rum
  • Top up with ginger ale


Method: build in a glass

Garnish: mint sprig and ½ of fresh passion fruit and 5ml of grenadine for the colour

Glass: hurricane

Designed and created by Natalja

Careless Memories

‘Careless Memories’ 

  • 3 slices of cucumber muddled in a boston glass
  • 35ml Hendricks gin
  • 10ml Dolin Vermouth
  • 10ml Elderflower cordial
  • 10ml lemon juice


Method: muddled, shaken and double strained into chilled glass

Garnish: thin slice of cucumber floating

Glass: martini

Designed and created by Alina



  • 50ml Amaretto
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 30ml pineapple juice
  • 20ml raspberry puree


Method: shaken and strained over crushed ice

Garnish: 2 raspberries sticked to a cocktail pick and 2 slices of lemon

Glass: highball

Designed and created by Stuart

Wild Boys

‘Wild Boys’  

  • 5 olives muddled into a boston glass
  • Touch of fresh grounded pepper
  • 2 drops of tabasco
  • 50ml Calvados
  • 12,5ml lime juice
  • 12,5ml cinnamon syrup
  • Top up with ginger beer


Method: muddled, shaken and double strained over crushed ice

Garnish: 3 slices of apple sticked to a cocktail pick and mint sprig

Glass: brandy ballon

Designed and created by Radoslaw

Cocktails are priced at £8.95 and £9.50, with £1 of each sale going to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Denis O’Regan exclusively captured Duran Duran’s Sing Blue Silver tour, joining the band in France, where they were filming the video for their single ‘New Moon On Monday’, and staying with them until the end of the run, covering their Japanese and North American dates, as well as a number of other European shows and promotional appearances. His unprecedented access to the band gives the ‘Careless Memories’ book a never-before-seen insight into the lives of Simon, Nick, John, Roger and Andy as they won hearts around the world.  It documents the excitement of the shows, the hysteria and mayhem that surrounded them, and the tedium of life on the road, as they became prisoners of their own success.

Denis has individually crafted each of the Special Editions, a few of which will even feature items from his personal collection of Sing Blue Silver tour memorabilia, including backstage passes, tour rooming lists, newsletters and itineraries.

Keyboard player, Nick Rhodes added:

“We had seen the stunning results Denis achieved with other artists and wanted him to do the same for us. It helped enormously that his personality fitted in so well too – we laughed a lot together. If you weren’t able to keep up with the constant humour we survived on, you really didn’t stand a chance. Denis rose to the occasion admirably!”

To find out more about the ‘Careless Memories’ project, visit

Or to find out more about Hotel Pr Birmingham, visit

The exhibition will be at Malmaison Birmingham from Thursday 23 April for three weeks.