Tag: Cocktail Week

It's almost cocktail week! And we know what that means! All of our favourite drinks are out in force creating new wonders in cocktails and alcoholic beverages as well as new experiences for us lucky punters.

One such beverage is Sailor Jerry who is calling all Londoners to channel their inner sailor with free tattoos during London Cocktail Week, 2017. The bold, and smooth as hell spiced rum brand has teamed up with east London tattoo parlour Cloak and Dagger to sling ink on festival-goers who hold the London Cocktail Week pass.

From 12pm – 7pm, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th October, choose from a range of designs inspired by the father of American old school tattooing, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. World- renowned for his traditional pieces, Collins’ unique flash-art style started a movement that still inspires artists today. On a first come, first served basis, pick from a range of official Sailor Jerry iconic flash art work designs including a pair of dice, Hawaiian landscape, a swallow or naval star. Show off your new ink by uploading a picture to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SailorJerryLCW17.

Whilst drinking before inking isn’t encouraged, when finished, celebrate your bold flash art by heading to Americana Nights by Sailor Jerry at London Cocktail Week’s Cocktail Village at the nearby Spitalfields Market. Cheers with some badass Sailor Jerry cocktails, all for £6 each for pass holders, from the vintage airstream bar, choose from the Spicy Ginger Ice Tea Punch, the in-your-face Ginger Daiquiri or heat things up with our Spiced Sailor’s Cider.


Buffalo Bourbon Empire Pop Up Bar (BBE) is back again, this time in Shoreditch, to serve up some of the finest cocktails in town for yet another London Cocktail Week. Promising to be one of London Cocktail Week’s main attractions, the pop up will be open from 5th – 10th October 2015 and offer a fully immersive experience for Bourbon Whiskey enthusiasts and cocktail aficionados.

BBE transports you to the Buffalo Trace Distillery; absorb the alluring scents and atmosphere of the world’s most awarded distillery, amidst the path of rolling bourbon barrels in an aging warehouse, above Old Shoreditch Station. The pop up will be serving delicious Buffalo Trace cocktails, and playing host to a string of exciting bourbon events throughout the week.

Delve deep into the history of American Whiskey with award-winning drinks writers and comedy duo, ‘The Thinking Drinkers’ Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. Also, be the first to try the highly anticipated Antique Collection, with an exclusive tasting held by Buffalo Trace Master Blender, Drew Mayville. And if that’s not enough, learn how to make classic cocktails like a pro with master mixologists, who will be on hand to let you in to a few trade secrets.

Buffalo Bourbon Empire Pop Up Bar will be open from 5th – 9th October 2015 from 5pm until late. See the list of events that will be taking place below. To attend one of the events below, visit; http://www.buffalotrace.co.uk/buffaloempire/

The Thinking Drinkers Shows

Sample the Buffalo Trace Distillery’s finest offerings with the Thinking Drinkers, award-winning drinks writers and comedy duo Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham.  Slide onto the bar stool of discovery and enjoy several sips of some of the world’s great whiskey whilst they take you on a Buffalo Trace – Buffalo Bourbon Empire Pop Up Bar 22nd September 2015 unique journey – as only the Thinker Drinkers know how – through the depths of American Whiskey.  Another comedic drinking show from the highly acclaimed drinks experts whose ‘Guide to Alcohol’ has sold out at both Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival and London’s Soho Theatre, this is one not to be missed.

Cocktail Masterclasses

Learn how to make cocktails like a pro. Master mixologists will be on hand to teach you how to make a selection of amazing bourbon drinks that you can recreate at home with this interactive and hands-on cocktail masterclass.  Learn the tricks of the trade as you get stuck in to create two of your very own classic cocktails. For those channeling their inner mixologist or just looking for a good time. And with two cocktails for £5, what’s not to like?

Antique Collection Masterclasses

Savour the finest whiskeys from the most awarded distillery in the world.  Allow Master Distiller, Drew Mayville, along side his team, to take you on an exclusive tasting journey through some of the world’s great whiskeys courtesy of the Buffalo Trace Distillery – and be among the first to sample this year’s release of the highly anticipated Antique Collection.  Experts will be on hand to introduce you to all that is Buffalo Trace, from the heritage and craftsmanship that goes into every barrel to the fine whiskey that comes out.

From 21st September to 2nd December 2015, the Buffalo Trail will also be touring the UK, offering bourbon enthusiasts a truly unique way to experience Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

Join the experts from Buffalo Trace for a night of indulgence with an exquisite three-course meal accompanied by bespoke Buffalo Trace cocktails created as the perfect match for each course.  And if that’s not enough, you’ll be among the limited few to sample the highly anticipated Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – a range of five whiskeys that have been bestowed with some of the highest accolades the spirits world has to offer. To attend one of our national events, visit http://www.buffalotrace.co.uk/buffalotrail/


Calling all Buffalo Trace enthusiasts, food fanatics and whiskey worshippers. On the 6th & 7th October 2015 at Barbecoa & Library respectively, Buffalo Trace is inviting you to a truly unique tasting-journey at two of London’s best and brightest restaurants. Join the experts from Buffalo Trace for a night of indulgence with an exquisite three-course meal accompanied by bespoke Buffalo Trace cocktails created as the perfect match for each course.  And if that’s not enough, you’ll be among the limited few to sample the highly anticipated Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – a range of five whiskeys that have been bestowed with some of the highest accolades the spirits world has to offer.

For over 200 years, the Buffalo Trace Distillery has been defined by a dedication to one craft; producing fine bourbon whiskey. The entire Buffalo Trace range encompasses quality, authenticity and is a testament to the timeless craft. So come down and get involved with this chance to taste some of the best whiskey in the world, and enjoy some fantastic food while you’re at it. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.buffalotrace.co.uk/bourbon-dinners/

And if you were wondering - Barbecoa is a celebration of traditional fire-based and incredible ingredients. Founded by Jamie Oliver, It’s much more than a steak restaurant. Their in house butchers handpick and prepare the very best meat in Britain, then the chefs cook beautiful modern dishes using Texas pit smokers, Tandoors, Fire pits, Robata Grills and wood fire ovens. As you sit at your table overlooking St Paul’s cathedral, you’ll feel the heat, see the flames lick and smoke drift upwards from the Kitchen.

Buffalo Trail 19th September 2015

The Buffalo Trail Dates

 Library, London – 7th October 2015 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm

 Goldbrick House, Bristol – 14th October 2015 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm

 Peppermint, Cardiff – 21st October 2015 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm

 Junkyard, Nottingham – 26th October 2015 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm

 Blind Tiger, Liverpool – 3rd November 2015 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm

 Hawksmoor, Manchester – 10 November 2015 @ 6:00pm – 11:00pm

 The Old House, Sheffield – 18th November 2015 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm

 Lola Jeans, Newcastle – 26th November 2015 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm

 Blue Oyster at The Finnieston Bar, Glasgow – 1 December 2015 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm

 Bon Vivant, Stockbridge, Edinburgh – 2nd December 2015 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Drew’s Mini-Tour Dates

Drew is also available for 121’s or phone interviews - for further information please contact: Cutlass


 Barbecoa, London – 6th October 2015 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm


Baileys Martini Café


Baileys Original Irish Cream can be found on the streets of Seven Dials over the weekend in celebration of London Cocktail Week. This indulgent event gives London cocktail lovers the chance to enjoy an array of exciting cocktails across the capital, including the delicious Baileys Flat White Martini.

The Baileys Martini Café – a compact, mobile bar atop a beautiful Baileys branded bike – will be stationed outside 39 Monmouth Street from the 10th – 11th October where it will be serving up the indulgent Flat White Martini.

The ‘Flat White’ coffee has taken the capital by storm and is now one of the most popular choices in London’s coffee shops. Consisting of a shot of espresso topped with foamed milk, this traditional morning pick-me-up hailing from the Southern Hemisphere is a firm favourite of any coffee connoisseur. With the addition of a shot of velvety, rich Baileys liqueur, the Flat White Martini is bound to titillate the taste buds of both cocktail and coffee lovers alike.

The Baileys Martini Café will be open to the public and offering complimentary Flat White Martini tasters from 4pm – 8pm on 10th October and from 12 noon – 8pm on 11th October.

For news on future Baileys events or to find out more about Baileys Original Irish Cream, head to www.baileys.com, like us at www.facebook.com/Baileys_GB or follow us on Twitter @Baileys_GB.

For further information about London Cocktail Week and to register for wristbands to access additional participating bars, head to www.londoncocktailweek.com.

Pepperoni pizza cocktailWhat do you get when you take the nation’s favourite pizza, a cocktail shaker and a healthy shot of imagination? A pizza cocktail of course! Thanks to the ‘out of the box ‘thinking by Domino’s Pizza UK and the clever bods at the London Cocktail Club, the nation’s favourite pizza the Pepperoni Passion, is set to become the latest taste sensation on everyone’s lips.

Created to coincide with London Cocktail Week, the Domino’s Pepperoni Passion Cocktail sees vodka infused with the pizza maker’s signature pepperoni sausage to create a spicy spirit that’s guaranteed to pack a punch. The pepperoni vodka is then beautifully blended with Domino’s secret recipe tomato sauce and a healthy dollop of passion fruit puree to give the concoction a uniquely sweet twist. To finish off, the cocktail is topped with a pepperoni, mozzarella and basil garnish to complete the pizza cocktail experience.

Combining all the elements of a pepperoni pizza in to a cocktail was no easy feat; “We decided to update the classic Bloody Mary formula, staying away from the savoury flavour profile and instead, using the tomato sauce for its fruity qualities; match it with passion fruit and a hint of spice” said JJ Goodman, Founder and Managing Director of the London Cocktail Club.

“The challenge of creating a cocktail to showcase the flavours of Domino’s Pepperoni pizza was totally up our street. We love pushing the boundaries of cocktail creation whilst keeping things exciting and enticing for our customers.”

JJ Goodman continued: “To create the pepperoni vodka, we cook off 500g of pepperoni in a pan with no oil, wait for the oil to come naturally from the pepperoni, add the oil to a bottle of vodka then put in the freezer overnight. The next morning the juices from the pepperoni will have set, while the flavour molecules will have attached themselves to the vodka. Strain off the solids et voila pepperoni infused vodka."

image004For fans wishing to create the Pepperoni Passion cocktail at home, this is what you’ll need:

Cocktail ingredients

·         50ml of pepperoni infused vodka

·         75ml of tomato juice

15ml of fresh pressed lemon juice

·         20ml of passion fruit puree

·         10ml of sugar syrup (equal parts caster sugar to water)

·         1 tea spoon of hot sauce

Pizza garnish

·         4 x slices of pepperoni

·         2 x small pieces of mozzarella cheese

·         Handful of basil

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and roll. Don’t shake the mixture as this separates the tomato juice. Strain into a highball glass over cubed ice and garnish with pizza topping by skewering pieces of pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and basil.

The Pepperoni Passion Cocktail is exclusively available at the London Cocktail Club in Shoreditch (29 Sclater Street, London E1 6GX) where you can grab a slice of the action for just £8.50. But hurry, you’ll only be able to order it during London Cocktail week 6th – 12th October!

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