London Cocktail Week – Where to Go, What to Do!
October 2, 2018
London Cocktail Week is back, bigger, better and in a new location! Running all this week, at East London Truman Brewery, the immersive London Cocktail Week Village will showcase some amazing cocktails and experiences with World Class bartenders creating delicious cocktails from Tanqueray No. TEN, Ketel One Vodka, Talisker, Don Julio, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, Roe & Co and Belsazar.
The London Cocktail Week Village
Try a Talisker 10 Salt and Chilli Hot Choc at the Talisker Voyager boat bar, or attend a Ketel One Kitchen masterclass in Bloody Marys or Espresso Martinis in the car park.
Check out American whiskey brand Bulleit Frontier Whiskey’s truck for a Bulleit 10 Smoking Old Fashioned, or sup up a Tommy’s style Margarita from luxury tequila Don Julio’s pop up bar.
Inside the Boiler House, you’ll find Roe and Co’s for a classic Julep, and there’s mouthwatering pineapple sours to get stuck into at The Crate Bar with Belsazar.
Fever Tree meanwhile, are bringing a brand new Whisky and Ginger pop up bar to the mix, teaming up with Black Rock who have created four unique whisky blends to perfectly compliment Fever-Tree’s Ginger Ale, Spiced Orange Ginger Ale, Smoky Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer. Don’t know what to go for? The whisky wizards behind the bar will advise with over 20 different whiskies available. Knock them back with a plate of fresh oysters served with Black Rock’s signature soda bread with seaweed butter.
Craving beer?!! Never fear! London Cocktail Week has also got you covered with Italian beer brand Peroni Nastro Azzurro, who have crafted Peroni infused cocktails from The House of Peroni. The ‘Aperitivo, Restyled By Peroni menu will hit the spot.
The Cocktail Village
The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Ln
London E1 6QR
£10 festival pass for entry to all bars available here.
Madison London with Broken Shaker
Madison London will be hosting an exclusive pop up, bringing tropical vibes from No. 18 on the World’s Best Bar list Broken Shaker. Taking up residency for the whole week, you can indulge in Miami vibes and flavours on one of London’s favourite terraces.
The World Class Edit
London’s top bars are also getting in on the action with World Class Bartenders popping up across the capital.
Try the Ham Yard Hotel for cocktails on the private roof terrace inspired by home made ingredients. Learn from the experts every night this week on flavours and pairings against the amazing backdrop of the London skyline.
Try the Bulleit Tattoo Menu at the Andaz Hotel as the whiskey teams up with local artist Sophie Mo to create a whiskey infused drinking and dining experience. Or get involved in the bespoke Bloody Mary brunch accompanied by live music with Ketel One on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th October 10am – 4pm £28. Harvey Nichols is getting in on the brunch action too with Ketel One, hosting sustainable Bloody Mary Masterclasses along with a takeover on the terrace. (Saturday 6th October 11am and 12pm £30).
Mr Fogg’s will play host to Talisker Whiskey with a bespoke whisky menu… And M Restaurants Threadneedle Street presents an exclusive 5 course menu with Korean influences and Kombucha cocktails on Thursday 4th October at 7pm £45 a ticket.
Then there’s a Sip and Snack Belsazar takeover all week at Little Bat (from 7.30pm £10), an oyster and Talisker pairing at Smoking Room at the Devil’s Darling (Wednesday 3rd October) and a special Ketel One menu with Family Guests at Callooh Callay (Wednesday 3rd October & Thursday 4th October, 6pm)
And if you happen to be heading for the Bargehouse at Oxo Tower this weekend for Tequila Fest, then Mnky Hse will be serving up eight signature cocktails made with Casamigos and Don Julio. (Opening Times: Friday 6.30-10.30pm, Sat 12.30-4.30pm & 5.30-9.30pm, Sun 1,00- 5.00pm)
Compiled by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Ashleigh Whitfield