Get cosy… Unmissable Autumn cocktails to try in London this month!
Cold nights are a perfect excuse to warm yourself up with a new cocktail!
And my, does London have some to offer. From brand new gins to experimental concoctions… We’ve run down some of the best unmissable tipples you’ve got to try before the Christmas season hits…
Isle of Raasay Gin at Bourne & Hollingsworth
Newly launched Isle of Raasay Gin has teamed up with London’s most botanical bar, Bourne & Hollingsworth to create a Hebridean-inflected, autumnal cocktail. The Isle of Autumn celebrates produce from the last sunshine filled days of summer with the bitterness of winter.
Combining Raasay Gin, Creme de Coing, Creme de Cassis, Elderflower Cordial, Lemon Juice with a dash of Rhubarb Bitters the cocktail perfectly balances the sweetness of summer with the sharpness of autumnal blackcurrants. This serve draws out some of the natural botanicals of the gin to create a fresh and aromatic drink, with a of hint of rhubarb on the nose and a burst of juniper and orange on the palate.
Bourne & Hollingsworth, 42 Northampton Rd, Farringdon, London EC1R 0HU
Bloody Negroni at Bunga Bunga Battersea
This Halloween, step into the supernatural world of the undead as Bunga Bunga Battersea presents Bunga’s Fright Night. Guests are encouraged to don their spookiest attire as theymingle with monsters and watch as the retro ‘raveyard’ comes to life. Be prepared to do battle (on the mic) with some dangerous demons and ghoulish ghosts, as we’ll be hosting some 80s horror karaoke, before dancing with the devil until the sun comes up.
Guests can quench their thirst on a series of spooky Bacardi serves, including the Bloody Negroni, a deliciously deadly concoction of Bacardí Añejo Cuatro, Martini Riserva and Martini Rubino, topped with a flaming cinnamon stick.
Visit 37 Battersea Bridge Rd, Battersea, London SW11 3BA
Apples at Coupette
Nothing sings the start of Autumn like the sound of apples falling from a tree and at Coupette Chris Moore uses a monthly-changing calvados and a home-made sparkling juice of similarly rotating apple varieties to create the signature drink ‘Apples’.
Coupette was created by Chris Moore in June 2017 as a creative outlet for a huge passion for Calvados, attention to authenticity and unpretentious style. Coupette soon became a London neighbourhood bar with a French accent and an international reputation, winning the industry’s top awards and accolades.
Visit Coupette, 423 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AN
Bramble at Skylight
Skylight has pulled out the blankets and turned on the heating in preparation for the Autumn season, which has a focus on world beer, ciders, pumpkins and much more. HarvestFest sees some of the croquet lawns replaced with Hay Bale Skittles and the cocktail menu infused with the flavours of autumnal fruits.
The Bramble is a classic blackberry-based gin cocktail with a sweet and citrusy twist which brings together dry gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, crème de mûre, and crushed ice. Soaring above London, Skylight boasts three floors of bars, street food, live entertainment, games, screens and unrivalled view of London’s iconic skyline.
Skylight, Tobacco Dock, Pennington St entrance, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF
Bloody Good Time at Barts
London’s most notorious speakeasy, Barts, is turning into a ‘spookeasy’ for a gruesomely good immersive evening of mystery. With the help of Torchlight Mysteries and Oxley Gin, guests will be transported back to Chicago 1929 to solve a tragic murder that still haunts the hideout 90 years on. Those brave enough to enter will be met by a series of suspicious suspects, and must put their detective skills to the test – analysing everything from the scene and the characters, to their motives and alibis, before eventually forming what they believe to be the truth behind the Murder on the Barts Floor.
Players can calm their nerves or fuel their suspicions with a selection of spine-tingling cocktails from Barts’ murderous Oxley Gin menu, such as A Bloody Good Time, comprising of Oxley Gin, Cointreau Blood Orange, lemon juice, and rosé wine, topped with rose lemonade.
Barts, Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Ave, London SW3 3DW