london cocktail week

The number of people taking part in London Cocktail Week this year has soared by around 30%, with at least half a million pounds spent in the bar trade through its Cocktail Tours alone. Organiser ABV Global has announced that the festival, now in its fifth year, attracted more than 22,000 attendees, up from last …

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Two bartenders from Belfast are celebrating after being crowned champions of the Underground Punch Pong League and winners of the Monin and Plantation Bartenders Challenge Cup 2014. After a hard-fought battle involving eight teams of two bartenders from across the UK, the ultimate winners were Conor Brennan and John O’Reilly who work at Love & …

Patron

Distribution of the premium range of Patrón tequilas and liqueurs in the UK has switched to leading spirits supplier Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands (BBFB). From this month, it is joining a portfolio that includes Grey Goose vodka, Bombay Sapphire gin, Bacardi rum, Jack Daniel’s whiskey and Chambord liqueur. It will make an appearance for BBFB today …

Cointreau Noir Up packshot 75 cl

A new product is to be introduced from Cointreau, combining the classic liqueur with cognac and enhancing it with a maceration of walnuts and almonds. Cointreau Noir will be launched in the UK this week during London Cocktail Week by Alfred Cointreau, sixth-generation of the family responsible for the liqueur and the brand’s heritage manager. …

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A tropical drinking paradise will be created in the heart of London’s West End by interior design company Cheeky Tiki for London Cocktail Week. Atomica Gallery in Seven Dials will be transformed into a full-blown bespoke tiki bar, serving a selection of classic rum cocktails created by award-winning bartender Andy Mil and his team from …

belvedere Pina Kale-ada

A pop-up bar from Belvedere Vodka for London Cocktail Week aims to “change the way we look at what we drink and how we drink it”. The “Drink, Eat, Live” pop-up will serve Belvedere cocktails made with cold-press juices and using recipes low in alcohol and low or free of sucrose. Claire Smith, head of …

Gabriela Moncada jose cuervo tequila

The Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch has partnered with Jose Cuervo tequila to create a pop-up tequila garden for London Cocktail Week. From October 6 to 12, Cuervo’s Hacienda will transform the atrium space of the hotel lobby into the hacienda courtyard of the Jose Cuervo distillery in Mexico, hosting a tequila tastings for the on-trade …

pond dalston

New Hawaiian bar and restaurant Pond Dalston is to host an event with the master distiller of one of the USA’s leading craft distilleries as part of London Cocktail Week. Paul Hletko will present the Few Spirits range at events on Saturday October 11, with a talk for bartenders at 2pm and a meet and …

El Dorado 25 rum

The rainforests of Guyana are coming to the UK as part of a series of activities for El Dorado rum for London Cocktail Week. From October 6, the pop-up bar in the basement of 71 Monmouth Street in Seven Dials, Covent Garden, will invite people to “discover the legendary Lost City of Gold”. It will …

famous grouse Apple Spice

The versatility of whisky in cocktails is to be demonstrated by the team of mixologists from Mixxit, the training arm of drinks company Maxxium. They will be part of a residency by The Famous Grouse whisky at 15-16 Thomas Neal Centre in Covent Garden throughout London Cocktail Week from October 6 to 12. Mixxit’s team …