The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 49



London Cocktail Week picks: day one

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


Above: Spitalfields, home of London Cocktail Week

And we’re off! Your week of funtastic masterclasses, uber cool pop-ups and downright delicious drinks starts here. But remember to pace yourself, there’s so much going on during the next seven days, you won’t want to peek too soon… 

Ms S’s picks

Inside the LCW Village

The Belvedere Balance Bar (3-9 October)
It’s the start of the week people, so long, light and refreshing spritz cocktails made with plenty of fresh fruit and herbs is defo a good way to go. Get your healthy drinking tips here.

Outside the LCW Village

Classics With Classics (3-7 October)
Jaguar Shoes, 17 Kingsland Road, E2 8AA
Geek out on limited-edition trainers from The Drop Date while enjoying Sauvelle vodka tipples. New styles and serves each day.

Industry insights

Monin and Peter Dorelli
Tastings and talk with the legend that is Peter Dorelli, joined by Monin Beverage Innovation Manager Lee Hyde.

End the evening at

La Femme du Bar at Joyeux Bordel
147 Curtain Road, EC2A 3QE
St-Germain cocktails + tip-top females bartenders = good times.


Mr G’s picks

Inside the LCW Village

The Departure Lounge with Angostura and Luxardo (3-9 October)
Prepare to travel in style with the London Cocktail Club crew, then head over to their bar in Bethnal Green for their star Aviation serves after.

Outside the LCW Village

Buffalo Bourbon Empire (3-7 October)
Hackney House, 25-27 Curtain Road, EC2A 3LT
Delicious bourbon cocktails plus an array of cool masterclasses throughout the week.

Industry insights

LCW16 Opening Night Party
Check out the 39 pop-up bars in the Cocktail Village then hop on the Routemaster bus to the World Class House in Piccadilly Circus.

End the evening at

See above.



Joe Hall at Satan’s Whiskers

Clever us, lucky you: we’ve teamed up with the fab folk at Bacardi Brown-Forman to offer one lucky reader a bumper pack of the good stuff. Think we’re joking? Check out this little lot: we’ve got bottles of BACARDÍ Rum, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin and GREY GOOSE Vodka for starters, plus glassware and all the bits and bobs you need to flex like the coolest bartenders in the capital. It’s a corker of a prize to round up London Cocktail Week and set you up for the ultimate Christmas party. And entering couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is visit one of the partner bars listed below, order one of the delicious £5 London Cocktail Week drinks on offer (they’re all amazing), then take a photograph of you and your cocktail and post it on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag yourself as well as the venue and include #lcw16 #cocktailcool in your post.

You can enter up to three times. Please read Ts and Cs 

Bunga Bunga/BungaTINI
37 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 3BA/167 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PG
Ask for: BUNGA Cooler (Martini Rubino, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, lime juice, Maraschino liqueur, fresh basil and cucumber, topped with tonic water)

Kingly Court, 13 Kingly Street, W1B 5PG
Ask for: Smuggler’s Top (BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, Cahoots, lime juice, Indian syrup and distilled water)

Dirty Bones
1 Club Row, E1 6JX
Ask for: Club Row Sour (Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, limoncello, vanilla schnapps and bubblegum syrup, served with toasted marshmallow)

Joyeux Bordel
147 Curtain Road, EC2A 3QE
Ask for: Pink Ribbon (St-Germain, Cocchi Americano, Campari and lemon juice)

LCC Bethnal Green
Arch 253, Paradise Row, E2 9LE
Ask for: Aviation (BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin, Maraschino liqueur, Creme de Violette, lemon juice and soda)

Old Street Records
350-354 Old Street, EC1V 9NQ
Ask for: Sour Records (Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, pistachio syrup, egg white and lemon juice)

Oxo Tower 
02 Barge House Street, SE1 9GY
Ask for: Southbank Siesta (Patrón Silver Tequila, home made cucumber and chilli shrub, lemon and apple juices)

Peg & Patriot
Patriot Square, E2 9NF
Ask for: Super Soaker (watermelon Woodford Reserve distillate, Cocchi De Torino and Campari sugar)

Rum Kitchen
6-8 All Saints Road, W11 1HH; Kingly Court, W1B 5PW; 443-445 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LN
Ask for: The Backyard Sour (BACARDÍ Carta Oro, lime juice and pineapple syrup, topped with pineapple mint foam)

Satan’s Whiskers
343 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9RA
Ask for: BACARDÍ Daiquiri (BACARDÍ 8 Year Old Rum, lime juice and sugar syrup)

Sager & Wilde
Arch 250, Paradise Row, E2 9LE
Ask for: Avocado + Apple + Chamomile (Patrón Tequila, sour apple liqueur, fresh lemon, avocado and chamomile syrup)

South Place Hotel
3 South Place, EC2M 2AF
Ask for: Club Chambord (gin, Chambord Liqueurr, fresh lemon juice, egg white and raspberries)

White Lyan 
153-155 Hoxton Street, N1 6PJ
Ask for: Tennessee Nitro Martini (Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Sandow’s cold brew coffee and Mr Lyan’s cola))


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