September = all the back-to-school vibes. Instead of buying ourselves new notebooks, we'll be checking out these new cocktail menus instead. Who's with us?
Artesian is back open for biz, baby, & they've brought a whole new menu containing all the disco vibes with them. The award-winning bar team led by Anna Sebastian & Marco Corallo have returned with infectious energy & a killer list of 12 fun & imaginative cocktails from the 70’s Disco era. Flares & platform boots at the ready. Expect a weekly changing menu of twisted iconic cocktails - we're talking all the classics from Cosmos to Harvey Wallbangers - as they swap in & out serves depending on what you're drinking & what ingredients they have behind the bar. For this menu the team wanna champion some of the lesser-known booze brands in their cocktails - we'll see ya beneath the disco ball.
1C Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1JA
Sipping on CBD cocktails while a gigantic crystal Pegasus soars above our heads? Sounds like an evening well spent to us. Swing by ultra-luxe Brasserie of Light this September to enjoy a wicked selection of cocktails that have been infused with MEDA CBD. Need a pep-up? Order The Espresso Medatini with Absolut Elyx Vodka being infused with CBD, served up as a cold brew coffee with maple syrup and tonka bean. Boom. We like the sound of The Recovery with Havana Club 7-year-old rum, orange, pineapple, turmeric and ginger CBD. Hey, we're preparing our immune system for winter, okay?
Selfridges, Duke Street Entrance, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB
A menu in 'chapters' that explores the darker side of East London? Sounds more gripping than the finale of The Secrets She Keeps. Coupette is known for inventive creations and this new six-chapter menu is no different. Gangs, illicit rum deals, spirit smuggling and ingredient hustling all play a part in a drink-along-tale of wits, innovation and teamwork winning against all odds. If that's not enough to make you insanely curious, then keep your eyes peeled for the savoury notes sneaking into the drinks. Parmesan, beetroot and carrots all make an appearance. It's gonna be legendary.
423 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AN
If, like us, you're refusing to believe that summer is over then swing over to German Gynamisium for a gin-soaked afternoon chilling at this fly floral terrace. They've partnered with premium gin Monkey 47 to create six limited-edition cocktails that bring all the vacation vibes of the Black Forest to London. This alfresco hotspot is decked out with vibrant pink, red, lilac and yellow flowers in the style of traditional houses found in the Black Forest each summer. Add in some hearty German bar snacks and you could almost be relaxing next to the Rhine. Mountain Martini & Currywurst, anyone?
1 Kings Boulevard, Kings Cross, London N1C 4BU
Terrace runs until end of October.
Forget Indian Summer, we're digging the sound of an Italian Summer - and we only wanna travel as far as Knightsbridge to get it. Until October 1st, O'ndina Gin & Harry's Dolce Vita have joined forces to bring the sweet, effortless glamour and carefree spirit of the 1950s and 1960s Italian Riviera. Slip past the beautiful external installation across the front terrace entrance (complete with a vintage Vespa - the perfect insta posing spot) and settle in for a few of their limited-edition, bespoke O’ndina Gin cocktails.
27-31 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1BB
The Harry’s Dolce Vita & O'ndina Gin all-Italian experience is open from 20th August to 1st October.
No, we're not talking about those sharing-style fish bowls you nailed during your gap year to Thailand where everyone sticks a straw in a bucket. This is socially-distanced sipping at its finest - and most classy. Independent cocktail bar and bottle shop The Racketeer in London's King's Cross has created 4 cocktails served up in bottles so you can make sure the delicious drinks are the only thing you're sharing with your pals. We'll be ordering the Rack Milk Punch - a cheeky, tropical mix of Rum Flor De Caña 7 years, pineapple, citrus, Rum Havana 3 washed with coconut oil, Falernum, spiced syrup & earl grey tea. Wanna continue the party in your casa? You can also order them to go. Sharing is caring, after all.
105 King's Cross Rd, London WC1X 9LR