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Cocktail o'clock: Our best guides to making (and drinking) cocktails

10th Oct 13 5:31 pm

To celebrate London Cocktail Week, we tell you what, where and how to drink and make cocktails in London

Prepare to savour your last flamed mandarin-peel twist and inhale your final lavender-infused earl-grey gin foam, because, dear reader, we’re almost at the end of London Cocktail Week.

Whether it has completely passed you by, or whether you’ve been refining your palate on a strict diet of tequila espressos since midnight last Sunday, we’ve decided to share a wee dram of the most delicious drops from our LondonlovesBusiness.com cocktail cabinet.

We hope they inspire you to get making, experimenting and exploring some of the exquisite examples below – or at the very least to get a bit more imaginative with your drinks options tonight after work.

Read, drink and be merry…


The 10 best places to drink cocktails in the City

The Square Mile’s boundaries might not have changed since the middle ages but its drinking culture certainly has. There’s a classy crew of cocktail bars to tickle your fancy and not a goblet of mead in sight.

Read the full list

Cocktails in the City



Click on the images below to watch our video cocktail masterclasses


How to make a Blason Berry Fizz

This is a proper late-summer early-autumn treat: blackberries, raspberries and plum flavours get sloshed in with marmalade and some secret ingredients. Mmmm…

Making a Blason Berry Fizz


4 steps to make an Irish Julep

A whisky-lovers’ twist on a cocktail classic

How to make an Irish mint julep


How to make a Tagine Mule

Apricots and gin get sharpened with lime and spiced with cumin…

How to make a tagine mule


How to make a Pudding Cup

If you’re the kind of person who wished you could drink Christmas pudding, this is the video for you

Pudding Cup


The best beer cocktails in London

Our beer columnist Pete Brown hates cocktails – apart from this lot…

Read the full list

Beer cocktails

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