Cocktails in the City are back again for their summer edition, bringing together 24 of London’s finest cocktail bars and bartenders for their two day festival in Bedford Square Gardens.
On the first night, we were invited to catch up with a few of our favourite bars and find out what’s worth sipping...
The Laki Kane from Laki Kane. One for tiki drink lovers, Islington’s new kid on the block Laki Kane brings together Plantation rum, sugarcane and coconut water
Big Red from TT Liquor. Pace yourself, this refreshing non-alcoholic option from TT Liquor blends fresh raspberries, lemon juice and cardamom syrup
Storm in the city from The Wigmore. Specializing in beer-infused cocktails, The Wigmore have conjured up a new slant on the classic rum & ginger – adding ginger beer and aromatic Amaro di Angostura
Hennessey spritz from Nightjar. The ever-inventive Nightjar go long with a light rose champagne cocktail served in a beeswax cone
Ford’s Negroni from Opium. Transporting their tiny bar to this year’s event, Opium have nailed the best experience - grab a seat, some bar snacks and sip on this delightfully light Negroni.
Penicillin from Savage Garden. A lively combination of smoky whisky, lemon and honey from newcomer Savage Garden (the bar, not the band)
Angostura No.1 from Cotton’s. Got tokens to burn? Push the boat out with a guided tasting of Angostura’s 16-year-old limited edition Trinidad rum, one of just a handful of bottles in the UK.
When: The summer edition of Cocktails in the City runs from 12pm-5pm and 5:30pm – 10pm, 3-4 August
Where: Bedford Square Gardens, London WC1 B3HH
How to get tickets: Tickets are £20 and includes entry and one cocktail, available on the door or from their website.
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