The Sick New Cocktail Menus You Need To Check Out ASAP

New menu, who dis?

It's been a tough few months without our rockstar hospitality industry, but our fave bars haven't been sat on their arses doing nothing the last four months. Nuh uh honey, they've been using the time wisely, tapping into their creativity, taking inspo from our experiences and coming up with some awesome new menus that are now waiting to coax you back out into the wild. We'll see ya out there, gang!

Quaglinos

After a year spent inside wearing elasticated waistbands, it's time to reinstate a bit of glam to your life. And we know exactly where to find it. The Glamour Is Back is the chic new menu of classic cocktails reinterpreted with some v. fancy flourishes at Mayfair's subterranean glamour palace, Quaglinos. With serves like the White Truffle Negroni made with Tanqueray 10, Luxardo Bitter, Cocchi Americano Washed Truffle Oil, and the Bury Boulevard blend of Woodford Reserve, Campari, Belsazar dry, Chamomile Liqueur, Orange Bitter, this menu is pulling out all the stops for a next-level return to luxury.

 
 
 
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They've even worked their magic to create a limited-edition cocktail designed to honour the life of Prince Philip & his visits to Quaglinos back in the day. Yeah, the man knew how to party. The Duke's Strength blends together ingredients that nod to the Prince's career, heritage & fave cocktails: Plymouth Gin Navy Strength washed with Greek olive oil, Belsazar vermouth dry, clarified tomato consommé and pickled cherry tomato creates a hybrid Bloody Mary + Martini... turns out Prince Philip was def a man after BarChick's heart.

16 Bury St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6AJ

Oblix

This menu will satisfy your need for a killer cocktail and that desire you've been feeling to observe London in all her glory from very high up. You've been separated from both for long enough, right? So rock up to the 32nd floor of The Shard for Oblix's new menu and you'll tick off both.  

 
 
 
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Lockdown was the perfect opportunity for a dose of personal reinvention, so that's what the bar crew have done with a selection of classic cocktails. Slide in for a dose of Risky Business - a hat tip to the Long Island Iced Tea and a potent celebration of all things agave using Casamigos tequila Blanco, Resposado, Anejo, mezcal, orange curacao, lemon, agave, salt & coca-cola; or give the Bubble Gum Martini and chance to blow your mind with its blend of Tanqueray London dry gin, rhubarb, lemongrass, lemon, egg whites and bubble smoke. Of course, we don't think there's a drinker in this city that wouldn't be down with sipping a cocktail from a replica of The Shard itself, so we'll be getting our hands on Born a Star comprised of CÎROC Vodka, blood orange, passion fruit and citrus, and topped with sparkling wine. 

Floor 32, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY

Three Sheets

The Venning bros def know how to spoil us. They kept us in epic bottled cocktails throughout lockdown, and now to mark the reopening of their award-winning Kingsland Road bar, they've launched a sick new collection of Spring cocktails to drink at their place - and you won't be surprised to know that these siblings have smashed it outta the park with these fresh new creations.

 
 
 
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Newcomers include the pimped up Whisky Ginger made with Suntory Toki, pickled ginger & soda; and the Blackcurrant Americano mix of Americano, blackcurrant leaf & soda; and if sipping on those new serves ignites a hunger in ya, you'll be able to hit up their guest sandwich special made with the crew at ‘From The Ashes BBQ’. We have a hunch that the Apricot Brand created with Seven Tails brandy, cloud tea & apricot will go epically with the smoked pork shoulder with siracha sauce kepie, smoked garlic and pickled cucumber, all served with pork fat potatoes and garlic mayo. You'll wanna hop to it though, cos that 'wich is available for 1 month only. 

510b Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AB

Artesian

The Artesian bar team are known for some BIG imagination. Last year they tuned into the sweet nostalgia of disco drinks. This year, they're bringing what we've all craved the most to the table: connections. The award-winning team tapped into the shared experiences that brought us all together over the past year to come up with 18 awesome drinks, split over five individual identities:

 
 
 
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Celebrations - expect plenty of Champagne and luxury in this indulgent collection of drinks to make up for all those events we missed the opportunity to celebrate;

Wellness and Mindfulness - a light and delicious collection of low and no ABV drinks with a selection of wellbeing ingredients included (expect CBD and Kombucha);

Community - a collection of killer drinks that support the local community around The Langham, London;

Sustainability - an environmentally friendly approach to the sourcing of ingredients and a hyper-seasonal twist on the drinks (we're talking upcycling the unwanted produce found in the hotel and turning it into usable and delicious ingredients);

Happiness - the last collection of cocktails designed to take guests to the exotic destinations, festivals and big events that were impossible throughout 2020. think fun, fruity and fresh - everything that'll put a smile on your face.

1C Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1JA

Little Mercies

There must be something in the water up in Crouch End, cos the squad at this neighbourhood bar have come up with yet another new menu that has us itching to get on a bus to North London to try it out. They've opted for elegant and easy drinking, but there's nothing easy about how these serves are made - there's a lotta skill that goes into the drinks here and everything is definitely not as it seems.

 
 
 
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The Raspberry Highball sounds simple enough, 'til you learn it's made with Yoghurt washed Victory Vodka, Clarified Raspberry, Fermented Ginger, Capreolus Raspberry Eau de Vie and Soda; and of course their Margarita ain't just any Margarita. They use a Distilled House Preserved Blood Orange along with Volcán Tequila and Acid before finishing with zingy Blood Orange Salt to create their Moro Margarita. And don't panic if you've developed an addiction to their "Snickers" Old Fashioned (guilty!), cos that bestseller ain't going anywhere. They'd never be that cruel.

20 Broadway Parade, Crouch End, London N8 9DE