LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK
Thu 08 Oct 2015
We are halfway through the fabulous London Cocktail Week, so why wouldn't we share with you some of our favourite cocktail hangouts and what we think are their No 1 creative tipple!
BAR: The Blind Pig
Hidden behind signs for an opticians, knock on a blindfolded pig knocker and walk upstairs to a hidden gem. Inside you are welcomed by dark tones and a New York-style interior; all the while the experienced mixologists concoct unique mixtures from a stunning menu including Dill Or No Dill, Silver Screen, Last Tango In Paris and the Kindergarten Cup.
COCKTAIL: The Ceral Killer Cocktail
Served in a glass carton, this creamy cocktail laces Lucky Charms milk with Greenspot whisky, Bénédictine herbal liquer, vanilla syrup and bitters. Plus it comes complete with straw.
Social Eating House, 58 Poland Street, Soho, London W1F 7NR, Tel: 020 7993 3251 www.socialeatinghouse.com
BAR: Duck & Waffle
Situated on 40th floor of The Heron Tower it is one of the highest bars with an ever changing artisanal cocktail list and open 24 hours a day…dangerous! Delights include Red Pepper Bellinis, Rusian Roulette & Pink Peppercorn Lemonade.
COCKTAIL: Chocolate & Blue Cheese Martini
This combines dry cacao and blue cheese distillate with olive oil and Bombay Sapphire gin, perfect for that after dinner drink.
Duck & Waffle, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY Tel: 020 3640 7310 www.duckandwaffle.com
BAR: 69 Colebrooke Row
One of our favourites! An award winning cocktail bar located on a backstreet of Islington. Identifiable by an outdoor lantern, it is a unique cocktail bar housed in one intimate room. The interior blends 1950s Italian Café style with a Film Noir feel. The cocktail menu has been researched and developed in a laboratory located near to Broadway Market!!
COCKTAIL: Prairie Oyster
Eseentially a Bloody Mary, the Prairie Oyster is a tomato-based micro-cocktail served in a ceramic oyster shell with horseradish vodka, Oloroso sherry, clarified celery, Worcestershire sauce, homemade pepper sauce and red wine vinegar.
69 Colebrooke Row, London, N1 8AA Tel: 07540 528 593 www.69colebrookerow.com/
BAR: Ember Yard
The bar has created its own unique list of cocktails that have been inspired by grilling and smoking classic ingredients to add a distinctive twist. They are all delicious and each has its own story, some taller than others. The bar at Ember Yard is a cool and cosy spot, perfect for a quiet tipple.
COCKTAIL: Smoky Bacchus
The Smoky Bacchus is one of the best: a nutty, fruity concoction made from acorn liqueur, vodka, orange and lime juice, frozen grapes and cherry smoke.
Ember Yard, 60 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8SU Tel: 020 7439 8057 www.emberyard.co.uk
TOP FIVE QUIRKY HAGGIS RECIPES FOR A BURNS NIGHT TWIST
Tue 24 Jan 2017
Burns Night is once again upon us, so of course it’s time to just prepare a mound of haggis and a large helping of buttery neeps and tatties. Right? Wrong! To those who make the 25th January a highlight of the Caledonian Calendar this understandably might not fill you with much excitement. However we have compiled some delicious ideas for you to try at home courtesy of the pioneers of Scotland’s national dish, Macsween of Edinburgh.
HOSPITALITY ROCKS: THE CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR THE HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS INDUSTRY
Fri 13 Jan 2017
For the first time ever, it was time for the events & hospitality industry to have their own Christmas Party. Over 900 industry people met at Battersea Evolution for a spectacular evening laid on by the Smart Group.
BATTERSEA EVOLUTION WELCOMES BRITAIN'S OLYMPIC HEROES FOR THE 2016 TEAM GB BALL
Mon 05 Dec 2016
Britain’s Olympic heroes were joined by stars of fashion and entertainment last Wednesday for the 2016 Team GB Ball in Battersea Evolution to celebrate the extraordinary success of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.