Finally something to look forward to… October is London Cocktail Month and it’s shaping up nicely. Here’s our pick of some of the venues you should look out for…
Since opening in December 2018, Homeboy has since gone on to receive international and national recognition, having been nominated in the final four for the Best New International Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail 2019, as well as being ranked number eleven in the Top 50 Cocktail Bars in the UK for 2019.
This year Homeboy will be serving two delicious cocktails, as well as hosting a series of fun events throughout London Cocktail Month.
HOMEBOY HENNY COKE – £6
Hennessy VS, Amontillado Sherry, Orange Curaçao, Soured Cola, Demerara, Homeboy Irish Coffee Bitters
VERY FRENCH 75 – £9
Gin, Elderflower Liqueur, Citrus, Sugar Champagne
BAR TAKEOVER | EVERY TUESDAY
Join Homeboy every Tuesday throughout London Cocktail Month for their bar take-overs from various bartenders in the industry, including Jenny Griffiths of Heads and Tails and Chelsea Bailey of Forgot Happiness who will be joining the team in the third week, for a special “Homegirl” takeover. Each takeover will include an evening of special serves, along with its London Cocktail Month special £6 cocktail Homeboy Henny Coke
Swift was launched in November 2016, by Mia Johannson and Bobby Hiddleston. Since opening, it has gone on to become an internationally renowned, award-winning bar, most recently winning ‘Bar of the Year’ at the 2020 Class Bar Awards. Following on from their roaring success of their first venue, in July of this year, Swift opened their second site, Swift Shoreditch. Serving artisanal coffee and brunch-style dishes in addition to Swift’s award-winning cocktails.
This year Swift will be serving their delicious Sgroppino, which will be available at both sites, as well as hosting amazing brunches every Saturday from their Swift Shoreditch site!
SGROPPINO – £6
St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Prosecco and Lemon Sorbet
SWIFT X HAVANVA CLUB BRUNCH | EVERY SATURDAY 11AM – 4PM
Every Saturday throughout London Cocktail Month the team from award-winning Swift will be hosting a special £15 brunch deal at their Swift Shoreditch site in collaboration with Havana Rum. Every Saturday the team will create a different cocktail using a different Havana Rum expression, which will be partnered with a selected dish, to create the perfect pairing! To book email firstname.lastname@example.org
TAYĒR + ELEMENTARY
Tayēr + Elementary was opened in June 2019 by world renowned bartenders Monica Berg and Alex Kratena. The venue features two distinct bar concepts; Elementary situated at the front of the bar, is a light and casual bar focussed on providing simple seasonal drinks and snacks, with Tayēr being a more progressive and experimental bar with a more elevated offering. Since opening, the bar has gone on to win a number of awards, most recently winning Bar Innovator’s of the Year at the Class Bar Awards 2020.
This year the bar will be offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails alongside a variety of workshops and tasting experiences:
FRAGOLINO SOUR – £6
Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth, Fresh Citrus and Fragolino
TAYĒR X BOMBAY SAPPHIRE WORKSHOPS | EVERY SUNDAY
Tayēr + Elementary will be hosting various workshops in partnership with Bombay Sapphire every Sunday throughout October. Kicking off on 6th October with a ‘Knife Skills’ workshop the team will also be hosting an introduction on ‘How to Use a Rotary Evaporator’, ‘Glasswear Upcycling’, and ‘Fruit Fermentation’ workshops. Tickets for each session are £15 and can be purchased on Resy
MAKER’S MARK TASTING EXPERIENCE | 14TH AND 28TH OCTOBER
Join Tayēr + Elementary for an exclusive and exciting tasting experience with Maker’s Mark Bourbon on 14th and 28th October. Guests will be guided through tastings of Maker’s Mark, Maker’s Mark 46 and new Maker’s Mark Cask Strength by host David Mills. The tastings will be accompanied by delicious bespoke cocktails and snacks from the ēe menu. Tickets are £20 and can be purchased on Resy
Hopefully you found something to your liking!