Posts Tagged ‘London Cocktail Week’

Whiskey Nimbus, bourbon cocktail

At Dishoom, an incredibly popular Indian restaurant in London, one of the house drinks is a foamy version of an Old-Fashioned. We had it with a basket of the deep-fried okra, a house speciality. The egg white foam softens the drink and balances out the simple syrup. Whiskey Nimbus 2 ounces of bourbon 1 egg white […]


London Bombay, gin cocktail

Still trying to work our way through London Cocktail Week’s 250 participating pubs, bars and lounges, and not ruin our health. Last night we combined dinner and drinks at Dishoom, a Bombay-style Indian restaurant with as talented a bar crew as we’ve come across this week. Their version of a gimlet is light and herby, […]


London EC2A 4QW

More than 250 pubs, bars and cocktail lounges participating in London Cocktail Week. Each one has created a special drink. Perhaps the smallest of the participants is Casita, tucked into Ravey Street in the city’s Shoreditch neighborhood. Despite the tiny space, Casita is offering two special drinks this week. Here’s a riff on one, El […]


London SE4, gin cocktail

For those wondering about the names of recipes from London Cocktail Week, let us explain: We’re using the Royal Mail postal codes for London, a nod to all things English. Our creation today uses an unusual product, malt extract, as a rim garnish. Some very delightful people from Muntons, manufactures of malt used in brewing […]


London NW3, rum cocktail

London Cocktail Week is producing some interesting conversation around taste and technique. While having a nicely balanced red wine and mint concoction at St. Bart’s, a pub and cocktail bar in Central London, we had the idea of coating a glass rim for this drink using a dark rum, bolstered by a touch of brandy […]


London S2, tequila cocktail

We hit the ground running for London Cocktail Week yesterday by doing a short-cut black currant and rosemary shrub to flavor this beautifully purple-hued drink. Then it was off to the Tower of London for a glimpse of the World War I memorial honoring the British dead of the battles fought between 1914 and 1918. This […]


London E1, gin cocktail

We’ve arrived in England for the start today of London Cocktail Week, a marathon of spirits, seminars, and tastings. More than 250 pubs, bars, and cocktail lounges will be creating and serving their own drinks to those who sign up and shell out to participate in this city-wide party. We’ll be participating in a seminar […]