The Cocktail Village at London Cocktail WeekLondon Cocktail Week wraps up today – that means there are hundreds of bars serving hundreds of cocktails we are dying to try (but would die trying them all) and only have today to do it.
If you haven’t been down yet, the epicentre is at Brick Lane, with 40 pop-up stands hosted by various brands at The Cocktail Vilage, but there are bars across London taking part.
What better way to spend a rainy Sunday than working your way around 40 mini cocktails bars drinking cocktails that cost £6 each?
The Village is covered and there are food trucks and DJs too. Open midday til 11pm – see you there.
Here’s three we will be targeting…
1 The UK’s favourite cocktail – the Pornstar Martini – with a twist
It’s true – the PSM was recently voted Britain’s most beloved cocktail, ahead of the mojito (in 2nd place), the espresso martini (in 7th) and the classic martini (in 8th). There were some surprise entries on there – Sex On The Beach and Woo Woo, which made us feel like it was 1994 all over again – but today, it’s about the Pornstar.
Passoa – the passionfruit part of the Pornstar Martini – have a pop-up stand at the Brick Lane cocktail village where they will be serving Pornstars with a twist, using the familiar recipe we all know and love but throwing a few curve balls in there just for fun.
2 A non-alcoholic Negroni
Because it’s cool not to drink alcohol now, don’t you know. Find a non-alcoholic Negroni at the Nogroni bar (see what they did there) in the cocktail village made with Seedlip, the very lovely if eye-wateringly expensive (when you’re as addicted as we are) alcohol-free botanical drink, mixed with alcohol-free/NA (non-alcoholic) aperitifs by Seedlip’s sister company Æcorn aperitifs.
Perfect if you’re AF but fancy a night out or for a break between the hard versions elsewhere.
3 Glenlivet’s scotch pods
Remember the Tide pod debacle? Kids were scoffing tide pods, thinking it was a fun dare, then getting really sick.
Now Glenlivet have released scotch pods – literally little squishy pods of scotch – especially for LCW and some have got their knickers in a twist, saying it’s irresponsible to serve consumables in the same form as detergent. Well, many dodgy substances come in bottles too and we manage to tell the difference. Let the fun police step aside and let us at the Glenlivet stall before someone changes their mind and Glenlivet bottle it, literally.
It seems our cocktail Capsule Collection has caused a bit of a stir – we wanted to reassure you The Glenlivet is committed to producing safe, responsible & delicious products for adults. Our seaweed capsules are a limited London Cocktail Week release & are not available elsewhere
— The Glenlivet (@TheGlenlivet) October 7, 2019
Festival passes are on sale now at DrinkUp.London and for just £10 drinks enthusiasts can toast to the city’s best spirits, award-winning bars, pop-ups, unlimited £6 cocktails, parties and more.