Pumpkin spice latté season is near - but even if coffee flavoured like cinnamon-dusted squash isn't your thing, there are plenty of other ways to welcome autumn with a drink in hand. Read on for the very best boozy events happening in London this month, from a week-long Negroni festival to a lush shochu supper club.
When: Every Saturday
Where: Hacha Brixton, 12 Market Row, London SW9 8LD
What: When London's best tequila bar joins the brunch game, you know it's gonna be good. The Brixton outpost of agaveria Hacha has just launched its The new brunch at the Brixton outpost of agaveria Hacha offers next-level guac, awesome dishes like mushroom pibil on toast and huevos rancheros and loads of tequila (natch). Treat yourself right and spring for the three-course menu with cocktail pairings for £40.
When: 5 September
Where: Silverleaf at the Pan Pacific, 3rd Floor, Devonshire House, 3 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4JX
What: In the hottest collab since Elton John joined forces with Britney, the team at super-slick City drinking den Silverleaf are working with Paris bar Little Red Door to celebrate the launch of The Orientalist, a lush new collection of spirits. Sample the range and try a menu of exclusive cocktails dreamed up by these two epic bars.
When: From 5 September
Where: The Folly, 41 Gracechurch St, London EC3V 0BT
What: Magic mushrooms, anyone? The folks at Drake & Morgan venue The Folly have partnered with London Nootropics to create an Espresso Martini with adaptogens - stuff like herbs and mushrooms that are meant to boost your mood (legally, duh). Head over and give it a go for yourself, you crazy diamond.
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When: 6 September
Where: Your flat, your fave bar, anywhere you can get your hands on a Pornstar...
What: The Pornstar Martini, that flashy mix of passionfruit liqueur and vanilla vodka with a sexy sidecar of bubbly, will always be one of our faves when it comes to getting the party started on a night out. Fortunately, there's never been a better excuse to knock back a few than the drink's very own dedicated holiday. Wanna mix one up yourself? Check out our handy guide to the Pornstar Martini.
When: 12-18 September
Where: Bars across London
What: Drinking Negronis for a good cause? Now that's something we can get behind. During Negroni Week, bars round the world serve up Negronis and donate to the organisation Slow Food, which supports local food cultures. Check out the participating bars here and hit 'em up for some boozy, bitter cocktails.
When: 15 September
Where: Searcys venues across the city
What: Luxurious British restaurant brand Searcys is gettin' the party started on its 175th birthday by giving out a free glasses of fizz. Visit any of its London outposts on 15 September and get in on flowing bubbly, which will be accompanied by actors in full Victorian garb. You might even see the Searcys Champagne Coupé - that's a fizz bar in a car. Can't make it? Book in online at Searcys anytime in September with the code "SEARCYSDAY" for a free glass of fizz with your meal.
When: 19 September
Where: Junsei, 132 Seymour Pl, London W1H 1NS
What: The traditional Japanese spirit shochu isn't the easiest to come by in the UK, so here's a chance to try the good stuff. Marylebone resto Junsei is partnering with Natsuki Kikuya, a Japanese drinks educator (and saké samurai, whoa), to create a one-off supper club pairing Japanese dishes with shochu. Get ready to take your tastebuds on a journey, y'all.
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When: 20 September, 6:30pm-11pm
Where: Cinnamon Kitchen City, 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YL
What: Thanks to some of the country's best chefs, you can have a next-level meal AND support the hospitality industry at the same time. Sounds like a win to us. Vivek Singh, executive chef of The Cinnamon Collection, is teaming up with superstar chefs Calum Franklin, Chris and Jeff Galvin, Lisa Goodwin-Allen and Saiphin Moore to host a five-course dinner, with all proceeds going to industry charity Hospitality Action. And bring ya wallet - there's gonna be a live auction with chef masterclasses, special dining experiences and vineyard tours going under the hammer. Sold!
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When: 20 September from 6:30pm
Where: The Great Northern Hotel, Pancras Rd, London N1C 4TB
What: Get ready to time travel to the Jazz Age. King's Cross hotel The Great Northern is hosting a night of music and cocktails at its art deco-inspired bar and terrace, featuring the sweet sounds of The Rocca Brothers trio and a new menu of Negronis - talk about a perfect pairing.
When: Throughout September
Where: Young’s pubs in London, Surrey and Cheltenham
What: Forget the pub lunch - September is all about the pub supper club. Pub group Young's is working with Plymouth Gin to host a series of seven-course dinners called "Food for Thought", with dishes using seasonal British produce and gin cocktail pairings. Let the fun be-gin.
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