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2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony at London Olympics Stadium

2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony at London Olympics Stadium

BourbonBlog.com toasts  to the closing 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony that included a setlist that director Kim Gavin called an “elegant mashup” of music and creativity!

The ceremony was designed to show that the British Invasion never ended. In case you missed it, the live setlist is listed along with a video of  The Spice Girls singing “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” live at London Stadium during the London Olympics Closing Ceremony 2012.

What was YOUR favorite part of the night? Tell us here under comments.

Now, let’s get to those last London Olympic themed cocktails, shall we??

Spice Girls Black Cabs London Olympic Closing Ceremony

The Last Olympic Flame

TY KU Coconut Nigori2. oz Ty KU Coconut Nigori
1 oz. Bacardi 151
1 oz. Kahlua
1.5 oz. Heavy Whipping Cream

Instructions:

Dry Shake TY KU and Kahlua and strain into martini glass.Over Bar spoon, pour cream to float on top, (1.5 oz)
Over cream float 1 oz Bacardi 151
Carefully light Barcari 151 with Match
As flame gurns sprinkle some cinnamon onto the flame.
Clap hands over the flame to put it ou.
Give a stir and pour

(Always use extreme caution when using fire in any cocktail)

Flaming Drink

Taio Cruz sings Dynamite at London Olympics Closing Ceremonies

Taio Cruz sings “Dynamite” at London Olympics Closing Ceremonies

Rain in London

2 oz. BULLDOG gin
1/2 oz. Creme de Violette Liquer
1/2 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
1/4 oz. fresh lime juice
Chilled champagne or cava

DIRECTIONS

Combine ingredients (save sparkling wine) in a shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass and top with champagne or cava.

Victoria Beckham with The Spice Girls performing in the London Olympics

Victoria Beckham with The Spice Girls performing in the London Olympics

The Victorian Lemonade Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 oz. Bombay Gin
  • fresh mint leaves

DIRECTIONS

Crush a few mint leaves in the bottom of an 10-ounce rocks glass, then fill with crushed ice. Add one tablespoon of simple syrup, 1 ounce lemon juice, and one tablespoon of water. Add 2 ounces of Bombay Gin. Stir gently until glass frosts. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig, sip, and enjoy.

Watch the Spice Girls Perform at the Closing Ceremony 

Complete Setlist of Songs Performed Live at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics

  • Emeli Sande – Read All About It
  • Urban Voices (gospel choir) – Because (by the Beatles)
  • Julian Lloyd Webber with London Symphony Orchestra – Elgar’s Salut D’Amour
  • LSO – God Save the Queen
  • Madness with Hackney Colliery Band – Our House
  • Household Division Ceremonial State Band – Parklife
  • Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
  • One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
  • Beatles – A Day in the Life (not live)
  • Ray Davies – Waterloo Sunset
  • LSO – Parade of Athletes (written by David Arnold for the Ceremony)
  • Elbow – Open Arms
  • Elbow – One Day Like This
  • Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God remix 2012)
  • Urban Voices Collective and the Dhol Foundation – Here Comes the Sun (by George Harrison)
  • John Lennon – Imagine (performed by Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir and Liverpool Signing Choir)
  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • George Michael – Freedom ’90
  • George Michael – White Light
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Pinball Wizard
  • Annie Lennox – Little Bird
  • Ed Sheeran – Wish You Were Here (by Pink Floyd) with Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford and Richard Jones
  • David Bowie – Space Oddity / Changes / Ziggy Stardust / Jean Genie / Rebel Rebel / Diamond Dogs / Young Americans / Let’s Dance / Fashion (not live)
  • Russell Brand and Bond – Pure Imagination / I Am the Walrus
  • Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now and Rockafeller Skank
  • Jessie J – Price Tag
  • Tinie Tempah – Written in the Stars
  • Taio Cruz – Dynamite
  • Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing (recorded)
  • Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life
  • Beady Eye, with Liam Gallagher – Wonderwall
  • Electric Light Orchestra – Mr Blue Sky (recorded)
  • Eric Idle – Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
  • Muse – Survival
  • Brian May and Roger Taylor – Brighton Rock
  • Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jessie J – We Will Rock You
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra – National Anthem of Greece
  • London Welsh Male Voice Choir and London Welsh Rugby Club Choir – Olympic Anthem
  • The Who – Baba O’Riley / See Me, Feel Me / Listening to You / My Generation

George Michael Live at London Olympics

George Michael Live at London Olympics

Russell Brand London Olympics Closing Ceremony 2012

Russell Brand with “Pure Imagination” and “I Am the Walrus” at London Olympics Closing Ceremony

London Olympics Stadium Closing Ceremony Fireworks

Prince Harry and Kate Middleton at London Olympics Closing Ceremony 2012

Prince Harry and Kate Middleton at London Olympics Closing Ceremony 2012

Monty Python's Eric Idle performs comedy at London Olympics Closing Ceremony 2012

Monty Python’s Eric Idle performs comedy at London Olympics Closing Ceremony 2012

Fatboy Slim at London Olympics 2012 Closing Ceremony on top of a giant octopus performing Right Here, Right Now and Rockafeller Skank

Fatboy Slim at London Olympics 2012 Closing Ceremony on top of a giant octopus performing “Right Here, Right Now” and “Rockafeller Skank”

British singer Ed Sheeran sings Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here live accompanied by Pink Floyd's Mike Rutherford and The Feeling's Richard Jones

British singer Ed Sheeran sings Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here live accompanied by Pink Floyd’s Mike Rutherford and The Feeling’s Richard Jones at London Olympics

Russell Brand sings Pure Imagination  and  I Am the Walrus aboard a psychedelic yellow tour bus;

Russell Brand sings Pure Imagination and I Am the Walrus aboard a psychedelic yellow tour bus;

usician Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs enters the stadium singing The Who's Pinball Wizard during the Closing Ceremony of London Olympics England

usician Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs enters the stadium singing The Who’s Pinball Wizard during the Closing Ceremony of London Olympics England

Photographs courtesy: Getty Images, AP, NOPP, ALPHA Press

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