With Dry January now over, we look at some of the best places in London to ease you back into the swing of things
Threadneedle Bar launches cocktails inspired by Theo Fennell jewellery
Not ready to let go of the sparkle of Christmas, the team at Threadneedle Bar is excited to announce a New Year collaboration with Theo Fennell.
Officially launched on 25th January to celebrate Theo Fennell’s latest jewellery creations, bar Manager Sebastian Kasyna has created 3 bespoke cocktails drawing on these beautiful pieces of jewellery and the glamourous surroundings of The Royal Exchange for inspiration.
Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics at Cafe Royal
Cafe Royal has launched Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics, a distinctive new gin bar celebrating London’s history of using botanicals in gin production and mixology, as well as the various styles in which gin is served internationally. Created by the bar’s expert mixologists, the new Gin Journey menu will feature interesting takes on the favoured gin and tonic cocktail, made from a wide range of gins, uniquely paired with tonics and garnishes from all around the world. Highlights include Dodd’s Gin with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic, fresh chillies and lemon peel; and Portobello Road No.171 with Fever Tree Indian Tonic, blood orange and rosemary. Inspired by the Cafe Royal Cocktail Book compiled in 1937, Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics is a luxurious and vibrant environment for contemporary Londoners and hotel guests alike to experience a unique range of outstanding drinks, expertly fashioned with a botanical twist.
Late Nights at Dirty Bones
Celebrate the end of dry January with new late night opening hours, playful cocktails and live DJ sets at Dirty Bones restaurants in Soho and Kensington. The old skool funk, soul and classic hip-hop tunes now keep playing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, with the Dirty Bones resident DJs playing musical mash-ups and bumpin’ beats live on the decks from 9pm until late. Cocktails include the Djinn Djinn (Bombay Sapphire, Martini Rosso, fresh grapefruit, raspberries, cucumber, Ting); Mutt’s Nuts (Woodford Reserve, cinnamon and vanilla infused maple syrup, Angostura bitters, lemon and apple juice) and Top Dog (Finlandia Vodka, fresh strawberry, Chambord, lemon, Jeio Prosecco), with the Dirty Flatliner; Bolt; and Boiler Maker shooters designed to keep you partying all night.
Blanchette’s Buccaneer Punch
To celebrate the end of Dry January, Parisian bistro Blanchette has created a delicious Buccaneer punch, priced at £6, as well as a selection of After Dinner cocktails including Blanchette Cafe, Dinner after 8 and Orange Bliss, all priced at £10. The Blanchette punch will be available every Thursday – Saturday and will change on a weekly basis.
New rum cocktails at Big Easy Canary Wharf
Celebrate the end of Dry January the Caribbean way, with all-new rum cocktails at Big Easy’s dedicated Rum Bar & Lounge. Guests can choose from the Black Pearl – the love-child of a Champagne Cocktail and a lava lamp, with Bacardi 8-year-old rum, sugar, Champagne, and Kahlua infused ‘black pearls’; the Boston Tea Party, made with pomegranate tea, Plantation 3 Star rum, Balthazar Rose Vermouth and coffee bean infused ginger bitters; or the spectacular Fire & Ice, combining Gosling’s 151, Bacardi spiced rum, LBV Port, Benedictine and freshly squeezed lime juice, made in heated tins before being set alight and thrown in the air!