How To Appropriately Observe London Cocktail Month 2020
London Cocktail Week uncorks fun throughout the city and has been extended for a month from 1-31 October 2020. Here are the some of the best events to try…
London Cocktail Week 2020
Mirabeau en Provence
Calling all Rosé wine lovers! Transport yourself to the lavender fields of Provence with Mirabeau’s pretty in pink Airstream bar, Coco, serving guests from the cobbled streets of Covent Garden this October. Enjoy it’s delicious chilled rosé range including Pure, La Folie and Prêt-à-Porte or sip on the award-winning dry Rosé Gin cocktails, with Mirabeau’s refreshing Spritz en Provence and London Cocktail Month’s signature serve, the Spiced Pear Collins. East Piazza, Covent Garden, find out more information here.
Café Belsazar at Hicce
Enjoy the perfect Aperitivo moment in a relaxing and elegant setting at Café Belsazar in partnership with trendy restaurant Hicce this October. Indulge in their £6 limited-edition cocktail serve (with a London Cocktail Week wristband), or sign up to one if their impressive masterclasses which brings you through the production of Belsazar – all the way from vine to vermouth, including a welcome cocktail, samples of the Belsazar range and an exclusive gift bag. 102 Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross, London N1C 4DQ; tickets cost £20 and can be purchased here.
The Sun Tavern – Hatch Takeover Shift
Keep yourself warm during these cold months with a Hot Toddy from Whiskey Specialist Andrea Montague on Friday 23 October, when Andrea joins the Sun Tavern for a one off Hatch Takeover Shift. Visit the Sun Tavern throughout London Cocktail Week (or month, should we say) and sip on the Wee Swallie special cocktail, infused with Aberfeldy 1 Oloroso Sherry, Umbrella Brewing Ginger Beer and Salted Mead with Fresh Citrus. 441 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 0AN; tickets can be purchased here.
Interactive Cocktail Workshops at Brewdog Distilling Co
Release your inner creative spirit whilst sipping on delicious cocktails including botanically-loaded rum, LoneWolf cactus and lime gin and mouth-watering cocktail slushies– all at BrewDog Distilling Co‘s interactive cocktail workshops. This year will include a painting session with pro’s Brush & Bubbles, a dip into the world of candle making with experts London Refinery and an exclusive tasting of the UK’s first botanical rum while learning to shake up a few cocktails yourself (it really is the best of both worlds). Guests who purchase a London Cocktail Week wristband can also enjoy £6 cocktails at participating Brewdog bars. BrewDog locations in Clerkenwell Road, Stoke Newington Road, Poland Street, Shaftesbury Ave and Shoreditch; tickets can be purchased here.
The Wonderful World of Whisky at Whisky House
Calling all whisky lovers to the epicentre of this year’s London Cocktail Week, the Whisky House. Featuring an array of unique events, masterclasses and experiences at the brand-new venue in King’s Cross, with something for all whisky tastes – sweet or dry. Opt for a unique platter of oysters, sugary doughnuts and the chance to craft your own Scotch Fashioned at the Malt Locker at Nola’s or indulge in some all-time favourites (including the opportunity to print your face on a pint of Guinness) at Whiskey Rock ‘N Roller at Sweetwater. Whisky House at 11 Goods Way, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4DP; open 12 – 10pm Wednesday – Sunday; tickets and more information here.
Looking for the best Instagram-worthy spot? Be sure to check out West-End favourite Sketch (famous for the most Instagrammed toilets in London) and enjoy a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Choose from four different bars all with exotic cocktail flavours such as Osaka Highball with Roku gin, apricot liqueur, lemongrass and ginger cordial, verjus, citric and topped with a spritz of soda water. Sketch also offer alcohol-free cocktails for those looking to enjoy themselves without the dreaded hangover. 9 Conduit Street, London, W1s 2XG, tickets can be purchased here.
Artesian at The Langham
Experiment with an extravagant cocktails just off Oxford Street in the jaw-dropping bar Artesian at the Langham Hotel. If the beautiful purple and copper interior is not enough to sway you, enjoy the disco-tesian cocktail – grey goose vodka, black raspberry liqueur, dry vermouth, lime and pineapple acid mixed with rhubarb sparkling wine (and topped off with a disco-themed straw). 1c Portland Place, London, W1B 1JA, tickets can be found here.
Coupette X The Drinks Drop
Enjoy a cocktail from the comfort of your own home with The Drinks Drop, delivering London Cocktail Week Signature Serves for £6 nationwide. Order before 3pm if you are living in London and make sure to purchase a festival wristband to avail of home delivery services. Kicking the week off is Coupette in Bethnal Green, enticing champagne lovers with a Champagne Shower cocktail or the Nectar Drop infused with Grey Goose vodka. All proceeds go to the relevant bar, Coupette 423 Bethnal Green London, E2 OAN, find out more here.
Martini Masterclass at Nine Lives
Shake up your Monday night with a cocktail masterclass by Tanqueray Brand Ambassador Pippa Guy at Nine Lives. Upgrade from mastering the skill of a quarantini during lockdown and learn how to make a tasty Tanqueray 10 Martini with the professionals mentoring you every step of the way. Nine Lives, 8 Holyrood Street, London, SE1 2EL, more information here.
Don’t miss one of Soho’s underground cocktail bars Disrepute – think gorgeous plush velvet, drizzled with gold and topped off with decedent cocktails. Treat yourself to either of their irresistible cocktails which include the Amatitan Sour (for that tequila kick) or The Sun Also Rises (mixed with a dash of champagne and a shot of Hennessy). 4 Kingly Road, London, W1B 5P4, tickets can be purchased here.
The Mandrake X The House of Suntory
Immerse yourself in authentic Japanese culture with beautiful plants, an old vinyl player and seasonal cocktails at the Mandrake with experts the House of Suntory. Replicating the infamous bars of Tokyo is the the pop-up Suntory Bar Shun or visit the Mandrake’s Red Room for exclusive rare Japanese whisky tastings with small bites and sophisticated cocktails to suit each guests unique taste. The Mandrake, 20 – 21 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1PG, tickets can be purchased here for the Suntory Bar Shun and here for the Japanese whisky tastings.
Henrietta Hotel Covent Garden
Take a trip to Covent Garden and enjoy £6 cocktails (with every London Cocktail Week wristband purchase) at participating restaurants. Head out for the night with Henrietta Hotel’s flavoursome serve ‘Out For the Night’ – a combination of Bitter aperitif, Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, wheat and raspberry beer cordial and topped with a dash of fresh lemon juice. 14-15 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8QH, more information can be found here.
Belvedere Secret Garden Bar at Mama Shelter London – Shoreditch
Mama Shelter London – Shoreditch has teamed up with luxury vodka brand Belvedere for London Cocktail Week, transforming their indoor garden space into the Belvedere Secret Garden Bar. Creating exquisite cocktails not to be missed, this is the perfect place for those with a sweet tooth. Their new cocktail recipes are inspired by yummy treats and classic puddings including the Tiramisu Tipple, Black Forest Martini and Mama’s Apple Pie. Their special menu also includes the Cheese Board cocktail for something on the savoury side. 437 Hackney Road, Shoreditch, E2 8PP, more information can be found here.
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