Herman ze German basement bar

Leading bartender Chris Lacey has drawn on German ingredients to create cocktails for a pop-up bar in the basement of a branch of sausage specialists Herman ze German. The restaurant group has joined forces with Elephant Gin and The Candlelight Club to develop Willy’s pop-up cocktail bar in the basement of its site in Charlotte …

Monin Plantation Underground Punch Pong League

Bartenders from across the UK are set to face each other in the final of the Underground Punch Pong League (UPPL) as part of activities featuring Monin syrups for London Cocktail Week. The winning teams from regional heats will be vying to win the UPPL Monin & Plantation Bartenders Challenge Cup at London Cocktail Club …

Angostura Rum No 1 French Oak Bottle

A new limited-edition rum from Trinidad & Tobago is to be launched by Angostura in the UK, supported by a trade training tour around the country. Angostura Rum No 1 Once Used French Oak is a 16-year-old blend of rums aged for at least 10 years in American oak casks which – for the first …

Massimo Zitti

Cocktail specialist Funkin is to host a schedule of activity for London Cocktail Week through a pop-up including a bartender master class. The Funkin pop-up bar will be in the London Cocktail Week Village at Old Spitalfields Market for the whole festival from October 5 to 11. Throughout the week, there will be 300 prize …

Kespresso

A cocktail combining dark roasted coffee and a caramel caviar is being added to the menu at one of Yummy Pub Co’s venues to tie in with London Cocktail Week. The team at Somers Town Coffee House near London Euston have created the Kespresso Martini (pictured), inspired by the pub’s history as a coffee house …

Gillray's

Bars around London’s South Bank have joined forces to create a book filled with exclusive cocktail recipes to tie in with London Cocktail Week. It features Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar (pictured) at London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Dandelyan at the Mondrian London hotel, Oxo Tower Restaurant & Bar, Skylon at the Royal Festival Hall, Primo …

Drambuie Rusty Nail

Drambuie is running a cocktail competition challenging bartenders to reimagine the Rusty Nail (pictured) to tie in with a pop-up experience for London Cocktail Week. The Master Raconteur competition is seeking modern twists on the classic cocktail which was born in the clubs of New York City in the early 1960s and is made with …

guiseppe gallo

Giuseppe Gallo (pictured), one of the world’s leading experts on Italian spirits, is teaming up with London’s Bar Termini to create a pop-up for London Cocktail Week. Elements of the small Soho cocktail and coffee destination will be re-created in the London Cocktail Week Village in Old Spitalfields Market as Café Italia from October 8 …

london cocktail week 2015 logo

London Cocktail Week is set to be a bartender’s paradise this year with an unprecedented amount of talks, take-overs, parties and experiences all dedicated to the hard-working hospitality trade. People in the trade can get their wristbands for free by registering at trade.londoncocktailweek.com. Below, the team from DrinkUp.London provide their highlights for people working in …

fentimans cherry cola

The new Cherry Cola has been added to the range of botanically brewed soft drinks from Fentimans. Continuing the company’s tradition of using botanicals to create nostalgic flavours, the new soft drink is akin to old-fashioned sweets such as Cola Cubes and Cherry Lips. Cherry Cola is available in 275ml bottles and can be enjoyed …