The unusual combination has been served up by £2.5m London-based venue Bounce, Europe's first purpose-built 'social ping pong club' constructed on the same site where the game was invented and patented in 1901.
Last week, DS was visited by drinks savant Joe Stokoe, whose company Heads, Hearts & Tails helped the Bounce team perfect their cocktails, for a masterclass in making some of the club's most popular drinks.
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Though we were left with sticky desks, smashed glasses and came close to slicing off our fingers trying to cut some orange zest, it was all worth it for that first sip of our imperfect, but slick and vibrant creations.
[DS news ed Mayer Nissim, Jason Margolin and production head Tom Mansell during happy hour.]
Bounce was launched by All Star Lanes co-founder Adam Breeden and entrepreneur/ping pong player Dov Penzik.
"Some things are worth reviving and our love of ping pong is one of them," Breeden said. "Ping pong is the most accessible, and we believe the most fun sporting activity there is.
"Bounce is taking the game back to its roots by combining the sport with socialising, entertainment and a touch of glamour and on the very birthplace of the game."
Joe Jaques, grandson of table tennis inventor John Jaques III, commented: "The opening of Bounce London is a defining moment for a new generation of table tennis fans.
"Bounce is refreshing the game by building a complete social experience around it. My grandfather would heartily approve."