London’s got game when it comes with mixing up something unique and tasty to drink.
My quest for the Best of 2017 slurps on with sips of the city’s most interesting and delicious cocktails.
Please note, this list merely reflects how I chose to spend my time during the year and is comprised of well established and brand new venues as well as businesses that are somehow related to where work and play took me.
Items appear in alphabetic order, not ranked.
Best London Cocktails
GNH Bar, Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross Station, Pancras Road, N1C 4TB
El Jimador Blanco, chilli, lime, guacamole, coriander, olive bitters, and soda.
GNH Bar is also listed in my ‘best of’ list for London bars and pubs (or at least its upstairs “Snug Bar” is).
Blades Soho, 26 Frith Street, W1D 5LD
Green Chartreuse and organic ceremonial matcha with a chaser of fresh cold-pressed orange juice.
Blades Soho is also listed in my ‘best of’ list for London cafes.
Boki, 20 Earlham Street, WC2H 9LG
Sipsmith gin, coffee infused Campari, and vermouth, served short.
Boki is also listed in my ‘best of’ list for London cafes.
St James Bar, The Balcon, Sofitel London St James, 8 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5NG
Metaxa 12 Stars infused with Nuit d’Eté, Sauternes infused with Bulgare tea, Taylor’s 20, sugar syrup, Campari and homemade sloe gin mousse.
St James Bar is also listed in my ‘best of’ list for London bars and pubs.
Mac & Wild Devonshire Square, 9A Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YN
Glenkinchie 12 Year Old, heather honey, pine tincture and barrel aged bitters.
Rudie’s, 50 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB
Appleton Special, Curacao, orgeat.
Four Degree, 2c St George Wharf, SW8 2AZ
Cor Cor Japanese Rhum Agricole, Bumbu Ron, Matcha Green Tea infused rice milk, Japanese falernum, yuzu juice, and house made chocolate and tonka bean bitters.
Masala Cola Float
Cinnamon Bazaar, 28 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7JS
Masala Rum,Karma Kola, and masala ice cream.
Jazzgir, 15-16 Harbour Exchange Square, E14 9GE
Martin Miller gin, Aperol, Antica Formula vermouth and orange bitters.
Nine Lives, 8 Holyrood Street, SE1 2EL
Don Julio blanco tequila, pistachio, fresh watermelon and white balsamic, served in a calavera mug.
Circus XO, StreetXo London, 15 Old Burlington Street, W1S 2JR
Motril shrimp sashimi, lapsang smoky tea soda, shisho, miso, yuzu and Palo Cortado.
More of the Best of 2017 to follow!