As born and bred Londoners and out and out cocktail lovers London Cocktail Week has our names written all over it. Really, a whole ten days dedicated to the best drinks and drinking establishments in the capital, what’s not to like? We’ll be there throughout, starting with The Whisky Show at Vinopolis on Day One, (7th October), right through to the fabulous Rum Fest at Olympia at the end (16th October). In between we’re thrilled to be taking part in a couple of the festivities, including Cocktails Through The Ages with Societe Perrier at McQueen’s (13th October) then talking about our favourite subjects: London and cocktails in The London Shortlist in Gordon’s Bar at Selfridges (14th October). Tickets for our Selfridges talk cost £15, including cocktails and mucho happy Friday fun. We’d love to see you and there’s only room for 30, so book your places asap. Other than our stints we’ve earmarked the whole time off to take in as many talks/events/parties and cocktailing shenanigans as possible. That includes jumping on board the special Routemaster buses which will be ferrying savvy wristband-wearing folk to a dedicated point of London’s compass each day from Monday 10th-Saturday 16th for excellent drinks in some fantastic bars at £4 a pop. Plan your route here. In the meantime, if you haven’t signed up, what the hell are you waiting for? There’s less than two weeks to go… Make sure you don’t miss out on the best cocktail party of the year by getting your name down for a wristband here. Registration, £10.

Things we’re looking forward to:

7th October

Cocktails Of London, Selfridges, W1 The Whisky Show, Vinopolis, SE1 Ready, Steady Cocktail 1, Liberty Lounge, E1

8th October

Martini Madness, Selfridges, W1 The Whisky Show, Vinopolis, SE1 Sherry Heaven, The Whisky Show, Vinopolis, SE1

9th October

Rum Trail, W11 The Bitter Truth, Selfridges, W1

10th October

China Tang Lunch, The Dorchester, W1 Balvenie Academy 1, Liberty Lounge, E1 Kammerling’s Tea & Talk, The Zetter Townhouse, EC1 A Museum of Cocktails, The Savoy, WC2 Ladies Night, Selfridges, W1 Mixology Magic, Shaker & Company, NW1 Cuervo Masterclass, Icebar London, W1 Anise Masterclass, Cinnamon Kitchen, EC2 Becoming World Class, The Speakeasy at Gordon’s, Selfridges, W1 Argentinian Cocktails, Gaucho Piccadilly, W1 Tequila Tweet-Off, La Perla Charlotte Street, W1 Balvenie Academy 2, Liberty Lounge, E1 Cocktails and Cupcakes, Sipsmith’s Distillery, W6 Anise Masterclass, Cinnamon Kitchen, EC2 Rum Trail, W1, LAB, W1

11th October

China Tang Lunch, China Tang, The Dorchester, W1 A Museum of Cocktails,  The Savoy, WC2 Asian Influences, Selfridges, The Wine Shop, W1 Zenna Tequila Cocktails,  Zenna Bar, W1 Thinking Drinkers Guide,  The Speakeasy at Gordon’s, W1 Absinthe Masterclass, The Brompton Bar & Grill, SW3 Rum Trail, Boisdale of Bishopsgate, EC2 A Flight with Talisker, Albannach, WC2 Gin Through The Ages,  Sipsmith’s Distillery, W6 Olmeca Tasting & Party, El Camion, W1 Libations: Sure to Cure, Powder Keg Diplomacy, SW11 Movie Night at the Roxy,  ROXY bar & screen, SE1

12th October

Unusual Emporium, Hendrick’s Umbrella Emporium, WC2 Gin Mare Mini Cocktails, John Lewis, W1 Cuervo Masterclass, ICEBAR London, W1 The Bath Tub Bash, The London Cocktail Club, W1 Homemade Cocktails, The Loft, SW4 Zacapa Rum Tasting, The Speakeasy at Gordon’s, W1 Rum & Chocolate,  Barrio Central, W1 A Flight with Talisker, Albannach, WC2 A Taste of the Country, Sipsmith’s Distillery, W6 Tanqueray Dinner, Kensington Roof Gardens, W8

13th October

Ketel One Experience, Nightjar, EC1 Gin in Literature,  Hendrick’s Umbrella Emporium, WC2 The Perfect Bloody Mary, Gaucho Chancery Lane, WC2 The Doctor Will See You, Callooh Callay, EC2 Cocktail Masterclass, Sipsmith’s Distillery, W6 Cocktails Through Time, McQueen Shoreditch, EC2 Le Grand Ball, One Mayfair, W1

14th October

Anthology of Gin, Hendrick’s Umbrella Emporium, WC2 Cocktail Mixing Mayhem, Zebrano Ganton Street, W1 Gin Mare Cocktails, Vinopolis, SE1 The London Shortlist,  The Speakeasy at Gordon’s, Selfridges, W1 (with yours truly) Cocktails at Home 1,  The Old School Yard, SE1

15th October

RumFest, Olympia W14 Cheeky Tiki, The Wine Shop, Selfridges, W1 Beginner’s Cocktails, Covent Garden Cocktail Club, WC2 Meet The Maker, The Speakeasy at Gordon’s, W1 A Flight with Talisker, Albannach, WC2

16th October

RumFest, Olympia, W14 Champagne Charlie, The Wine Shop, Selfridges, W1 Paradise Sunday Roast, Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green, W10 Wonderful Whiskies, The Speakeasy at Gordon’s, W1 A Flight with Talisker, Albannach, WC2 For full programme and event details, click here.

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