Tag: Cocktail Week

tequila garden pop up cocktail week

Flying in for London Cocktail Week Cuervo's Hacienda is getting with the program and opening it's very own Tequila Garden Pop Up.

You'll be able to find it at The Hoxton, Shoreditch just for London Cocktail Week. The Jose Cuervo pop-up will transform the hotel's atrium space into a true Mexican garden — agave plants and all!

Jose Cuervo, the oldest and best selling tequila brand in the world, has partnered with The Hoxton, Shoreditch to create Cuervo’s Hacienda, a week-long pop up Mexican tequila garden taking place during London Cocktail Week, from 6th - 12th October. Cuervo’s Hacienda will give you the chance to learn about tequila, its rich history and how to make delicious drinks with the Introduction to Tequila Master Class, as well as trying the seasonal Day of the Dead inspired cocktail for just £4 with a London Cocktail Week wristband. Other cocktails, such as the classic Margarita and warm tequila toddies will be available to try throughout the week.

Cuervo’s Hacienda will see the hotel’s atrium space transformed into the courtyard of the famous Cuervo’s Hacienda, home of Jose Cuervo tequila, complete with fresh fruits, herbs & spices, flowers & plants and mini Agave plants. Forget shots and tequila slammers, Cuervo’s Hacienda is all about tequila cocktails; proving that Margaritas aren’t just for summer, Cuervo’s Hacienda will serve brand new seasonal margaritas (think hints of cinnamon, orange and coffee).

Cuervo’s Hacienda will also be bringing London Cocktail Week to an end in true Mexican style with an all-day, all-night closing fiesta on Saturday 11th October, featuring Latino beats, guest bartenders and a chance to try never-before-tasted Cuervo cocktails.

Cuervo's Hacienda opening times:

Monday 9pm-11pm

Tuesday 5pm-11pm

Wednesday 5pm-11pm

Thursday 9pm-11pm

Friday closed

Saturday 12pm-12am

Cuervo’s Hacienda, The Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HU.

The Duppy Conqueror 4London Cocktail Week: The Duppy Share Rum Blending Master Class

To celebrate this year’s London Cocktail Week (6th-12th October 2014), The Duppy Share (www.theduppyshare.com) is taking over Harry Gordon’s Bar in Selfridges to launch a week-long rum punch party pop-up.

Rum Adventurers from The Duppy Share will be hosting exclusive rum blending master classes on the evenings of 6th and 7th October.

Join The Duppy Share on a journey through the taste of rums from different islands and then create your very own rum blend.  Classes are on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th October, 7 – 9pm and are £20pp which includes a bottle of your own bespoke blended rum to take home.  Book through Selfridges Wine Shop – 0207 318 2375 or wineshop@selfridges.co.uk

As the cocktail love in London have been rising to a rather high temperature of hottest liquid property it's just the right time for London Cocktail Week to hit us. But something we would like to point out is that, incase you hadn't realised yet, cocktails aren't just for the girls any more.

Gone are the days of men ashamedly getting a pink or red enormous, cherry and umbrella topped drink delivered to their table. The London bars and restaurants have addressed this problem offering some manly cocktails on almost all cocktail menus that will put hairs on anyones chest and certainly won't cause heckling or embarrassment on ordering.

Incase you can't get to Cocktail Week (which is this week) however we have some make at home, man cocktails for you to sample and realise any stigma that may have been attached to a man ordering a cocktail has well and truly disappeared - how we could have all forgotten about james Bond and his favourite tipple we don't know!

These are all massively simple to make and courtesy of manly whiskey Monkey Shoulder and Seven Dials who have the best array of London Cocktail Week events going on!

The Ginger Brewsky


25ml monkey Shoulder

20ml Lemon juice,

20ml Ginger Syrup


Pour ingredients into a shaker, add ice and shake. Strain into a glass and top with beer! Yep, that's right. Add tasty beer.

Refreshing. Different. Definitely one of those drinks that you order a second round

The Rusty Nail


30ml Monkey Shoulder

30ml Drambuie


Put all ingredients into a mixing glass, add cold dry ice and stir. Once dilution is reached strain into glass over ice. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

A classic and very strong cocktail that no bartender will be able to refuse you.

Old Fashioned


6oml Monkey Shoulder

10ml Sugar Syrup

4 Dashes of Angostura Bitters


Add all ingredients into a mixing glass, add cold dry ice and stir, once reached desired dilution strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with a twist of orange, cherry and orange slice.

The Old Fashioned is pretty much the original cocktail.  A cocktail by definition is a mix of spirit, sugar, water and bitters.  Like Monkey Shoulder, it is strong and smooth, perfect for before or after dinner. We like to garnish with a twist of orange, a cherry and an orange slice to cover all bases.

Ready for London Cocktail Week this October Hendrick's is asking you to expand your mind, stimulate your senses and revive your spirit of curiosity at their Carnival of Knowledge.

The Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge will be a unique travelling parlour of enlightenment offering intellectual sustenance to all minds at this year’s London Cocktail Week (11th – 13th  October 2013). 

Within the decadent environs of 33 Fitzroy Square, wisdom of the most eye-opening variety will be provided by luminaries, visionaries and deviants such as The Idler Academy, Antique Beat and LAS Theatre; and for stimulation of the taste-buds a delightful cocktail bar for all to enjoy.  Interesting diversions and entertainments will include:

•      A Surrealist Supper: Cooked & presented by The Clove Club.  Prepare to have your mind & body nourished and your spirit of curiosity revived in a unique voyage of culinary discovery!  Deep within the opulent surroundings of 33 Fitzroy Square, a cornucopia of curious courses, delicious cocktails and diverting entertainments will be presented for your delight and delectation as you surrender your imagination to the hands of world-renowned chefs, The Clove Club.  Friday 11th October and Saturday 12th October, 7.30-11pm (Tickets £65 – limited to 12 per evening)

•      The Chemistry of Cocktails: Sit back and enjoy a Hendrick’s & Tonic as you listen to Steve Pearce, CEO of Omega Ingredients, explain the subtle magic of the Martinez and the science behind your Sazerac.  Former President of the British Society of Flavorists, Steve is one of Europe’s most acclaimed thought leaders in food science, with a portfolio of unique creations including ‘the smell of Cleopatra’s hair’ and ‘the smell of space, the latter for a NASA astronaut training programme.  Friday 11th October, 7-8:30pm (Tickets £12)

•      Antique Beat: London Day of the Dead. Antique Beat present a day of salons and workshops uncovering the deathly history of London and the deaths of famous Londoners before us, an exploration into the surprising choices we have for the afterlife and what happens once we depart from this mortal coil. Saturday 12th October, events from 1pm to 11pm (Free admission for various shows, tickets £12 otherwise)

•     Coffee Houses & Gin Palaces: Presented by The Idler Academy and Dr. Matthew Green. Explore the history of London’s 18th century coffee houses and gin palaces.  Centuries ago, these venues were politically provocative, intellectually charged dens frequented by eminent scholars and louche libertines.  Find out why they brought people together and how they inspired brilliant ideas and discoveries that would make Britain the envy of the world.  Sunday 13th October, 4-5pm (Tickets £12)

•      Sunday lunch in 2063 Project:Award winning mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana (Mr Lyan) and Shay Ola founder of the Rebel Dining Society present a curious culinary collaboration like no other. Set 50 years in the future, this short lecture followed by a thought provoking dining experience explores our relationship between sustainability and the future of the food & drink we consume. Cocktails included. Sunday 13th October, 7-8.30pm (Tickets £20 – limited to 20 per session)

•      (and last but certainly not least) Hendrick’s Parlour Bar: Nourish both your mind and your taste buds in Hendrick’s Parlour Bar.  Unusual characters, eye-opening wisdom and exquisite cocktails await the curiously-minded.  Join us and reawaken your spirit of curiosity in the decadent One Royal Circus!  Be seated and enjoy luxuriant libations served by some of the world’s finest bartenders. Friday 11th October – Sunday 13th October, from 12-10pm (free admission, capacity 40)

HENDRICK’S CARNIVAL OF KNOWLEDGE will be located at 33 Fitzroy Square, W1T 6EU from 11th–13th  October 2013.