Published on October 9th, 2015 | by Gavin0
London Cocktail Week 2015 Round Up
As we enter the final few days of the all too short London Cocktail Week 2015, if you haven’t yet checked out everything there is to offer, it’s probably too late to get around to everything. Have no fear though, I’m A Londoner have highlighted a few must dos before the doors close for another year:
World Class Hub, Soho
Any London Cocktail Week tour should begin (and possibly end) with the World Class Hub on Poland Street. Not only is this THE spot to pick up your LCW wristband (priced £10) that gets you £5 cocktails at 275 bars around the capital, but it also plays host to six interactive cocktail experiences from some of the most recognisable spirit brands in the world. I checked out the Haig Club Dining Room and Ketel One Vodka Kitchen where we learned how to make cocktail serves at home.
World Class Hub @ The Vinyl Factory, 51 Poland St, W1F 7RJ. Open daily from Midday – 10:30pm until Sunday
Woodford Reserve: The Art of the Old Fashioned, Shoreditch
Bourbon fans will need no introduction to Woodford Reserve, as it’s immediately recognisable as one of the smoothest and flavoursome bourbon’s on the market. However, if you’ve never tried Woodford, then The Art of the Old Fashioned is the perfect initiation.
It’s the general consensus that aside from neat, the Old Fashioned cocktail is the best way to enjoy Woodford, so this pop up pays homage to this relationship by offering 13 (yes you read correctly) varieties of Old Fashioned, all created by some of the world’s best bartenders. Highlights include efforts created by London’s Erik Lorincz (The Savoy) and Matt Whiley (Peg + Patriot), as well as New York’s The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog.
The Art of the Old Fashioned, 347 Old St, EC1V 9LP. Open 6pm-11pm till Sunday 11th October, free entry.
The ‘Butter & Mint Drop’ @ Aqua Nueva, Regent Street
At a bar that charge upwards of £12.50 for a cocktail, the LCW £5 Butter & Mint Drop with Tanqueray No. Ten gin is a proper bargain, and tasty too. The fifth floor terrace also offers great views of Oxford Street. In case you can’t get down to the West End, here’s the ingredient list for you to make at home:
Butter & Mint Drop
40ml Butter Washed Tanqueray No. TEN, 20ml Tiramisu Syrup, and Mint Soda served on cubed ice and garnished with mint leaf
Aqua Nueva, 240 Regent St, W1B 3BR
Old Spitalfields Village
The East London hub for London Cocktail Week includes a whole host of pop up bars. My personal favs come from the House of Peroni, Smith and Sinclair alcoholic sweets, Ohayo Tomorrow hangover cure, and the Appleton Estate Rum Bus.
Additionally, just down the road in Shoreditch, there are a plethora of bars all offering London Cocktail Week drink deals for wristband holders- drop by my favoured spots Casita, NOLA, and Callooh Callay.
LCW Old Spitalfields Village, 16 Horner Sq, Spitalfields, E1 6EW. Open till 7:30pm Sunday 11 October, free entry.
24hr Bar Build, Shoreditch
Saturday 10 October sees a battle of epic proportions as London takes on New York, Paris, and Singapore as 6 bartenders from each city spend 24 hours building a bar from scratch before opening up to the public for an epic party going into the early hours of Saturday evening- the blue ribbon event of the week.
24hr Bar Build, 3-10 Shoreditch High St, E1 6PG. Tickets priced from £35 including 5 drinks tokens.
For a full list of the remaining LCW events, visit https://drinkup.london/cocktailweek/Share This Post