Thought travel was off the cards for a while? Think again. Grab your London Cocktail Week Month wristband & make the most of a world of cocktail creations without leaving the capital.
Fancy a little vacances en france? Shimmy over to Coupette and channel the Joie de Vivre as they showcase the finest French spirits at Pavillion Bleu. French-inspired cocktails and plates from Spirtzes, Oysters and an exclusively created L'Apéritif menu is keeping us very joyeux indeed. Swing by on a Tuesday for special Noilly Prat French Vermouth cocktails avec oysters, Thursdays for a Grey Goose vodka menu (and a Green Hour Fountain, whatever that may be) or the weekend for special St. Germain Saturdays. Ooh lala indeed.
Thought aperitivo was just for the Italians? Think again. This London Cocktail Month Cafe Belsazar at Hicce will be transformed into the perfect place to relax and enjoy the ultimate aperitivo moment. Get the party started with the delightfully bittersweet ‘Mr. Weiss Guy’ the ultimate ‘lighter’ tipple to relax and catch up with friends. Wanna get schooled on the big V? Join the UK Belsazar Brand Ambassador for a masterclass on vermouth every Sat, Sun & Mon.
Two of the main reasons to visit Mexico are surely tequila & tacos, right? So cut out the long haul flight & head right over to Satan's Whiskers for their killer Taco Tuesdays. Soak up the vibrant vibes of a traditional Mexican cantina with Tequila Patrón & enjoy a classic Margarita while chowing down on complimentary tacos from renowned street market taco specialists Dos Mas. Arriba!
Rum, chocolate pairings, and Latin American music? Sounds like the kinda exotic escape we're up for. Head to Lost Alpaca basement bar in Covent Garden’s Floral by Lima for fun hosted by Santa Teresa 1796. Allow the creamy, bitterness of cocoa to infuse with the sweet caramel flavours from one of the world’s most elegant rum blends & take your tastebuds on a trip they're not likely to forget.
Don your finest tartan, cos you're off to the Highlands. Enter the Laphroaig Library and let their Librarian transport you into a world of smoky peaty cocktails, drams and a one-off Virtual Reality experience. Fly over the beautiful hollow by the broad bay on the island of Islay and into the Laphroaig distillery. All with a delicious Laphroaig dram in your hand, natch.
No need to fly halfway across the world to taste epic Japanese whisky - one of London's most stylish hotels is bringing the good stuff straight to ya. What's more, you're invited to get a whisky education in a completely different kind of 'flight.' Whether you're a whisky connoisseur or just wanna explore some of the finest drams in the world, this masterclass is where it's at. Begin with Suntory Toki, before tasting a selection of drams from Yamazaki, Hakushu, Chita and Hibiki, paired with a selection of exotic dishes.
If Will Smith + Jazzy Jeff were kicking it in London, this is where they’d come to get fresh. London Shuffle Club is bang in the heart of Shoreditch & has tons of indoor & outdoor space, making it the ideal hotspot for when you wanna hang with someone who isn't in your household. You'll find the likes of Jack Daniel’s Woodford Reserve & Fords gin bringing the party, & there's even a silver air-stream to set the Miami mood. Who said a trip Stateside was off the table this year?
Ever wondered what perfume & bourbon have in common? Head to one of the awesome masterclasses happening o 28th & 29th Oct to find out! Hosted by UK Brand Ambassador, Joseph Hall, and fragrance expert Nicola Pozzani, these sessions will make use of fragrance and perfume in order to guide you to understand aroma's role in flavour perception. In addition, to demonstrate each of Woodford Reserve's key flavour areas, the session will make use of Old Fashioned variations invented by some of the UK's best bartenders. Scent-sational.
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