Don't Miss These Gin Events This London Cocktail Week

Don't Miss These Gin Events This London Cocktail Week

London Cocktail Week is back! The annual celebration of the capital’s best cocktails returns from 1 - 7 October 2018, offering masterclasses, pop-ups and - the best bit - over 300 participating bars offering discounted drinks.

That’s a lotta cocktails. But don’t worry - we’ve done the hard part and rounded up the best Gin-themed events that London has to offer during the festival. Don’t miss out!

Hendrick’s Gin Tini Martini Bar

The curiously quirky brand is running a three night celebration of the most classic of Gin cocktails, the Martini. But in true Hendrick’s fashion, there’s a twist.

The pop up will feature diminutive drinks (read: tiny ‘tinis). According to the website, guests will be met by a pygmy goat (we’d expect nothing less, frankly), before being taken on a journey of “the peculiar and unknown”.

While it’s all a little bit cryptic, we can tell you that guests will receive six tiny Hendrick’s Gin Martini serves, as well as what promises to be a highly entertaining event. Get your tickets.

Cocchi’s Negroni Journey

From one classic Gin cocktail to another - the Negroni. On the Saturday of London Cocktail Week, go back in time to learn the history of the classic Italian Aperitif, which mixes Campari, Gin and Sweet Vermouth to create a deliciously balanced and bitter drink.

Find out all about Count Negroni whilst tasting the full range of Cocchi Vermouths. You’ll try five different styles of Negroni before creating your own perfect serve - that’s right, good cocktails and a life skill to take away, what more could you want?!

This is sure to be a popular one, so get your tickets quick.

The Craft of Compounding at Ableforth’s Tubbery

You’ve heard of Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin - now you can make your own!

Ableforth’s is a compound Gin, which means that flavours are infused in neutral spirit, but no redistillation takes place (unlike a London Dry Gin, for example, whereby botanicals are distilled - or heated - with the neutral spirit). Compound Gins are often thought to be inferior when compared to distilled Gins, but Ableforth’s shows that’s no always the case.

At the Ableforth’s Tubbery pop up, you’ll be welcomed with a Gin cocktail and taken through the compounding process. You’ll then use this knowledge to create your very own compound Gin. It’s a ticketed event, so don't forget to get yours.

The LCW Cocktail Village

If none of those events tickle your fancy, just try your luck in the cocktail village. A ticket to London Cocktail Week gets you access to the East London Hub on Brick Lane, where you’ll find three different areas with over 40 cocktail experiences, featuring some of the most talented mixologists producing their perfect serves, as well as pop eps, events, parties and more.

Here’s a flavour of what’s on offer:

Tanqueray No. Ten Citrus Terrace

A terrace featuring a tiny copper pot still featuring fresh citrus and chilled to create an ice-cold mist to add to your Tanqueray No. Ten cocktails.

Beefeater Pink Bar

Offering Beefeater Pink Berry Sours and Pink Berry Daiquiris; perfect Instagram fodder.

The Monkey 47 Monkey Jungle

An interactive space with games, drinks and more. Pick your own cocktail garnish to perfect your Monkey 47 drink.

Fords Gin Martinis and Oysters

The most decadent of pairings: martinis and oysters, or for those not in the Martini mood, try a Red Snapper (that’s a Bloody Mary made with Gin, don’tcha know).

Press your own with Greenall’s Gin

Do a pair of wellies and crush your own berries for your Greenall’s Wild Berry Squeeze cocktail.

Cheers to a week of cocktails in the capital - don’t forget to let us know what you’re drinking during London Cocktail Week on Twitter @flaviar_com.

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