4 Boozy Events You’d Be Bloomin’ Bonkers To Miss At London Cocktail Week

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It’s back. And it’s bigger and better than ever. As the largest party of its kind, with over 275 bars participating in the event, we wouldn’t blame you for feeling a little bit overwhelmed when it comes to planning your schedule for London Cocktail Week… But never fear, your events curator is here, and we’ve narrowed the list down to just 4 absolutely unmissable things going in the capital. See how you get along with these and then come back for seconds… You’ve got 7 days to fill.


1. If you want to keep it all under one roof…


Spitalfields Market is transforming into the London Cocktail Village. It’s a city within a city, with 30 unique pop-up bars, trucks, vans and even bicycles serving up bespoke drinks until 9.30pm all week. The village is open for visitors from 11.30am every day and a £10 wristband will give you access to a special menu of £5 signature serves. We don’t usually encourage drinking before midday but this may just have to be the exception… For more information, see here.


2. If you like your cocktails sweet…

[The Telegraph]
Try the ‘Tarte au Citron‘ at Barrio East. This quirky Shoreditch bar is bringing a bit of Latin flair to the party and has teamed up with Monin Syrup to create their delicious #LCW signature serve. The drink combines Herradura Plata tequila, Monin lemon pie syrup, lemon juice and a tonka bean whipped cream float – and it tastes even more naughty than it sounds.


3. If you want to get hands on at a masterclass…

[Mussel Men]
If you know us at all well, you know we’re big fans of seafood and cocktails (remember when we told you about that Bloody Mary and Oyster pop-up?) Our new favourite masters of molluscs are the pop-up turned permanent restaurant, Mussel Men, on Kingsland Road. This week they’ll be hosting a series of unforgettable Scottish-themed masterclasses, brought to you by Liquor to Lips. Highlights include the Bowmore and Oyster Masterclass, happening this Sunday October 11th at 3pm, where you’ll learn how to shuck your own oysters, experience the Bowmore Oyster Luge firsthand (you’ve got to see it to understand it) and discover the rich history of the first Islay malt. Described as ‘Horrible Histories meets Top Gear’, A History of Scottish Drinks in 90 Minutes is also an absolute must-go, namely because we’ve never heard of such a magical tagline and we’re intrigued to see how much drinking they can squeeze into 90 minutes (7 tipples FYI).

Mussel Men have got a jam-packed itinerary this week. To see what’s going on and to purchase your tickets to all the events, just download the Fever app


4. And if you’re a fan of the circus…

[The District Post]
Winners of the Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender Championship, The Dead Parrot bar are bringing an immersive freak shown, funfair, circus experience to Ely’s Yard at the Old Truman Brewery. Expect amazing Monkey Shoulder cocktails, some cracking food as well as games, prizes, fire breathing and a whole load of monkey madness… It’s on all week and we are very intrigued.

Better start filling the diary.

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