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YOUR LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK TO DO LIST

LCW is but once a year so you’ve got to hit it hard. We’ve compiled a handy guide of the unmissable events going on from 3rd – 9th October 2016.

MONDAY – FORDS GIN MARTINIS AND OYSTERS

Join the good folk of FORDS GIN in the private dining room of City Social, located on the 24th floor of London’s iconic Tower 42, for a decadent evening with good company, delicious martinis, fresh British oysters and some of the best views of the city.

A spectacular 3 course meal will be punctuated by the best British oysters paired with unique Fords Gin Martinis. The perfect way to kick off your London Cocktail Week!

LCW Festival Pass holders willl receive a special Fords Gin Goodie Bag, tickets are £45 and include all food and drink.

Email fordsgin@the86co.com to book.

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TUESDAY – THE WOODFORD ALLIANCE

Imagine a world where you didn’t have to travel hundreds of miles to experience the best New York cocktails, or most exciting Amsterdam serves. Woodford Reserve, the small batch craft bourbon, brings you ‘The Woodford Alliance’, a pop up experience designed to make this a reality. The Woodford Alliance will bring six of the world’s best bars together over three epic nights.

Woodford Reserve will also run masterclasses at the event, demonstrating how to make their signature serve, The Old Fashioned. Masterclasses are priced at £15 and include two drinks on the night and a take away gift.

On Tuesday consumers will be treated to a partnership between London’s epochal hidden away speakeasy, Nightjar and Stockholm’s New Orleans-inspired Little Quarter.

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WEDNESDAY SOUTHERN COMFORT CHICKEN TRAIL

Explore the Southern Comfort Chicken Trail – take a journey around London and experience some of the best southern styled bars and restaurants offering their New Orleans inspired cocktails and food pairings. Start the trail at Southern Comfort Chicken Stop at the LCW Festival in Spitalfields, enjoy a cocktail and some delicious fried chicken – then pick up your trail card and be sure to check in at each stop including Ninth Ward, Barnyard, Bodean’s and more.

Free with your wristband.

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THURSDAY – BEJEWELLED COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS

Christabel’s are celebrating London Cocktail Week with a glittering cocktail party. Having pimped your prosecco on arrival you will settle into a vibrant session of mixing and shaking their renowned flirty ‘Flirt’ and ‘Zinger’ cocktails. These will then be transformed into visual masterpieces as you pimp them up with (edible) glitter, sequins, jewels, flowers, vibrant ice cubes and flamboyant stirrers.

The cocktails will be complimented by DIY canapes which you construct yourself – creating a perfectly formed ‘cockape’ (cocktail /canapé)

£40 and LCW Festival Pass holders will receive an additional glass of prosecco on arrival.

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FRIDAY – SPIRIT OF TIKI @ LCW

An all day Tiki festival including £5 cocktails, tastings, demonstrations, seminars, food and entertainment

Tiki Culture, or the “Tiki Lifestyle” are for those who crave an escape from the fast-paced lives we live, somewhere we can go, whether physical or in our mind. Sounds perfect for Friday Night, am I right?

Spirit of TIKI showcases a modern Tiki lifestyle offering guests cocktails from past and present. You’ll be educated on how spirits can be used to make wonderful, creative and refreshing cocktails.

Price from £10

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SATURDAY – BOMBAY GLASS HOUSE PARTY

Celebrating the launch of the Bombay Sapphire Glasshouse Project, a creative design collaboration between the brand and some of the most innovative figureheads of today’s bar industry, Bombay Sapphire is throwing an exclusive party on the roof of the ACE Hotel exploring the artistry behind the iconic brand and its cocktails. Dan Berger – ACE hotel Bar Manager and UK’s Most Imaginative Bartender Winner 2015 – has created a menu of delicious cocktails especially for the night, all complimentary to party-goers, and tunes will come courtesy of founder of WUT? CLUB and resident DJ at the Super Electric Party Machine, Anthony McGinley.

An invite only event, a limited number of tickets can be yours for the taking… Check in at the Bombay Sapphire & Cahoots bar at the heart of The Cocktail Village and tag a picture of your cocktail for a chance to win a pair of tickets to what will be the most exciting party in the LCW calendar!

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SUNDAY – FRENCH APERITIF MASTERCLASS @ SARDINE

After several years cutting her teeth at Hawksmoor Spitalfields bar – World’s best restaurant bar 2016 at Tales of the cocktails – Clotilde recently teamed up with chef Alex Jackson at new restaurant Sardine to design a bar focused on small-serve apéritifs; paying homage to French ingredients and sustainability.

For LCW2016, Clotilde has invited Camille Ralph Vidal aka “Madame Saint Germain” – St Germain Global Brand Ambassador – over from NYC to collaborate on this unique masterclass; learning about the art of apéritif.

Guests will learn all about the history of the aperitif in France, how serves were traditionally formulated and how the “apero” has once again come back into fashion.

All guests will get the chance to enjoy 4 aperitifs and 1 punch during the class, with a chance to go behind the bar and learn a few skills. Snacks will be provided by Alex Jackson from Sardine restaurant.

For bookings please email eat@sardine.london or call 020 7490 0144.

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Not only will purchasing a £10 festival pass give you the opportunity to try all of THAT, but it will also nab you an unlimited number of £5 cocktails from 250 of London’s best bars too.

https://drinkup.london/cocktailweek/

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