In case you’ve missed it London Cocktail Week 2017 starts on Monday 2nd October and there’s a whole host of stuff you can be getting up too!
We’ve rounded up some of our top picks for you…
SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER
Pre Party: Oriole & Bulleit Bourbon
Oriole Bar is teaming up with Bulleit Bourbon to present an evening of free live music and delectable cocktails at happy prices to celebrate the close of the Whisky Exchange London. Wristband holders will be treated to a cocktail on the house at Oriole thanks to Bulleit. Then from 9pm, London based four piece Fraser & the Alibis will play the hippest in Bop, Blues and Boogaloo. A night guaranteed to get you up dancing and tastebuds tingling!
Limited spaces available. To make a reservation, please visit: www.oriolebar.com
MONDAY 2ND OCTOBER
Super Pearl! Black Pearl takes over Super Lyan
Kicking off London Cocktail Week with a superhero style collaboration of bartenders, Super Lyan will be welcoming the team from the award-winning Melbourne cocktail bar Black Pearl for a one-night only takeover. A special menu of Bacardi serves will accompany the partnership with Super Lyan’s Ryan Chetiyawardana and head bartender Will Sleeman joined by Black Pearl’s Rob Libecans, Kitty Gardner, and Chris Hysted-Adams.
6pm – Late, Super Lyan, 155 Hoxton Street, N1 6PJ
TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER
Scotch Egg Club Emporium
Join Jon Dewar & Sons and TT Liquor and the Scotch Egg Club Emporium. Enter the mind of Tommy Dewar through a secret entrance hidden behind mists of whisky vapour and prepare to savour playful scotch egg & whisky pairings or challenge your friends in Tommy’s Whisky & Games Den.
TT Liquor | 17B Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA | 3-4 October | Free-£12
WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER
The Botanist x Sager + Wilde
You’ll find us at Sager + Wilde for a special feast with The Botanist Gin. Expect a selection of cocktails paired with venison ragu, lamb belly and fried hake.
More info can be found here.
THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER
The Devil’s Darling Classics Collective for LCW – World Class Whisky Cocktails
On Thursday 5th October classics cocktail bar The Devil’s Darling is partnering with leading whisky expert Colin Dunn to host a special evening celebrating the history of whisky cocktails. Part of The Devil’s Darling’s ‘Classics Collective’ series, which sees the bar partner with a drinks industry expert to shine a spotlight on a particular spirit or serve, guests will be taken on a five-course, tasting menu style journey through different types of whiskies and cocktails.
Hosted by Colin Dunn and Thomas Aske, co-founder of The Devil’s Darling, guests will receive an ‘Amuse Bouche’ style welcome drink of Clarified Copper Dog Punch on arrival before being seated. The menu which follows will feature classic serves using Bulleit, Roe & Co and Talisker Amoroso, before a final tasting flight of the four whiskies. With each ‘course’ Colin and Thomas will provide some insight into the history of the cocktail, how it came to be, and how it’s shaped the way we drink today. As each drink is served, a specially chosen vinyl record which fits the story behind the cocktail will be played.
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Price: £15 per person – includes 5 course whisky cocktail experience
Tickets: email email@example.com to reserve your place
Address: The Devil’s Darling, 9 Christopher Street, London, EC2A 2BS
FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER
Schweppes Alchemy Bar
Schhh… Schweppes are creating a secret bar for London Cocktail Week, but only those in-the-know will unlock its hidden secrets…!
The secret Schweppes Alchemy Bar is a bar within a bar; inviting London’s cocktail lovers to explore the curious world of the original alchemist, Jacob Schweppe, and experience 250 years of expertise brought bubbling to life with the latest creations from London’s most revered modern-day alchemists, including experiential experts Smith & Sinclair and mixologist mastermind and Drinks Expert for Schweppes, Tony Conigliaro.
Open in Covent Garden, The Schweppes Alchemy Bar will offer a menu of unconventional flavour pairings and cocktails spanning the periodic table, as well as the Schweppes Laboratory Experience, something extra special for guests looking to delve deeper into the science of cocktail making.
Guests who book the Schweppes Laboratory Experience will be handed the keys to a hidden bar where they will take part in an exclusive cocktail-making session from the lost notebooks of the master alchemist himself, and learn the elusive art of bottling bubbles – with the chance to take home their very own edible G&T flavoured bubbles! – before finishing in Jacob’s secret study to enjoy an exclusive taste of Schweppes’ newest creation. To book the Schweppes Laboratory Experience at the Schweppes Alchemy Bar, go to schweppesalchemybar.eventbrite.co.uk
SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER
The Future of Cocktails at City Social
Exploring the possibilities of flavour, aroma and texture that are unearthed through sound and imagery with Ketel One Sonic Cocktails.
The ground-breaking augmented-reality Mirage cocktail menu is paired with a 3 course Michelin Star dinner prepared by the award winning team at City Social by Jason Atherton.
Price: £75 per person – includes 5 course whisky cocktail experience
SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER
Tequila & Mezcal Fest
End the week at the Old Truman Brewery with Tequila & Mezcal Fest. A true celebration of the vibrant and rich Mexican culture, fully endorsed by the Mexican embassy, Tequila & Mezcal Fest educates and informs guests about how to drink these exotic, fine spirits. Guests can also discover the true essence of Mexican culture through delicious tacos, music, contemporary art, Aztec ceremonies and folkloric dance, just don’t forget to change your pounds to pesos on the door!
For LCW Digital Pass holders there’s also something special!
Just flash your pass for a FREE cocktail on arrival!
Price: £20 per person
Book via Tequilafest.co.uk