OMG! I almost forgot about London Cocktail week given how much I had talked about it in this press release. We also had our Nairobi Cocktail week that you can read about in this and this post.
Each year London Cocktail Week sees scores of bars offer drinkers wearing a special LCW wristband £4 cocktails.This seven-day celebration is your chance to sample the finest boozy concoctions in town. I love the concept. For you to sample the cocktails all you had to do was buy a wristband for ten dollars. How cool is that. People would get the wrstbands in the hubs which were a hive of activity all week . guests would drop in for tastings and masterclasses from the experts. People would also get to interact with the London Cocktail Week Team. Catch all the action here.
Here are the highlights of the event (in Pictures) and one Cocktail recipe that stood out for me. They make you wish you were there.
The Golden Draque
This year, the Fifth Floor Bar Team have created something really rather special. Part pineapple Mojito, part Carajillo, this unique and intriguing concoction is a surprisingly exquisite cocktail.
25ml roasted pineapple and coffee bean purée
25ml freshly squeezed lime juice
8 mint leaves
15ml gomme syrup
50ml El Dorado 5 year old rum
20ml soda water
Muddle the mint with the sugar and lime juice, add the purée and rum and crushed ice.
Stir together and top up with soda water.
The Amazing Cocktail Varieties
3. Bacon in Your Cocktail?
4. The Hubs
These were the places to buy the wristbands and sample the cocktails.
5. Most Expensive Cocktails of £5,500