Sauce Loves… Cocktail Week!

Fancy a tipple? London Cocktail Week is coming. From the 5th to the 11th October, whether you’re Old Fashioned or a little bubbly,  there are plenty of boozy spots for you explore.

Enjoy a Fino Sour at all four Salt Yard Group restaurants

Salt Yard Group is offering a special Salt Yard sherry based cocktail across all four sites (Ember Yard, Salt Yard, Dehesa and Opera Tavern), based in Soho and Covent Garden.  The Fino Sour cocktail is made with Fino Sherry, Torres Brandy, Orange, Lemon and Egg White and will be available to London Cocktail Week wristband holders for £5.  There is also an option for a food and cocktail pairing, including an accompanying Tapas dish, priced at £10.


An Aged American cocktail at Hotel Café Royal’s Green Bar

Exclusively for London Cocktail Week, Green Bar at Hotel Café Royal is serving up an Aged American cocktail, made with Maker’s Mark Whiskey, Ramos Pinto 20 year old Port , Briottet Figue liqueur, Sugar syrup and Egg white.

Inspired by the Café Royal Cocktail Book compiled in 1937, the Green Bar at Hotel Café Royal is a vibrant cocktail destination for Londoners and hotel guests alike.


Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf offers a classic Tom’s G&T cocktail with a twist

Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf will be offering Tom’s G&T to all wristband holders for the price of £5.  The cocktail is made with London Bermondsey Tonic, Sipsmith Gin, Grapefruit and homemade Marmalade.  The bar is open daily from midday until late, offering a delicious line-up of cocktails to enjoy after work, or to kick off your dining experience at the restaurant.


The recently launched Threadneedle Bar serves The Royal Tea cocktail at Royal Exchange

Threadneedle Bar at the historic Royal Exchange will be showcasing The Royal Tea during London Cocktail Week made up of Uluvka Vodka, Monin raspberry  tea, fresh blackberry, lemon juice, sugar, Prosecco and served in a whisky glass on crushed ice.  London Cocktail Week wristband holders can purchase the cocktail for £5.  The drinks menu at the Threadneedle Bar features old-time favourites while the cocktail list pay homage to Jerry Thomas’ 1862 ‘Bartenders Guide’, the first ever mixology book published in the United States and written by the renowned bartender.


Enjoy a John Haig’s Crusta cocktail at Skylon

Located in London’s Southbank, Skylon restaurant will be serving a citrus based cocktail named ‘John Haig’s Crusta’.  Wristband holders will be able to enjoy the drink, which includes Haig Club Whisky, Mandarine Imperial, MONIN gomme syrup, lemon juice, orange blossom essence, for just £5.  Skylon stands out for the quality of its cocktails and extensive wine list.

 The Trading House

The Trading House serves a refreshing Antique Pop Bramble

The Trading House, a marvellous new pub on Gresham Street, will be offering a refreshing Antique Pop Bramble cocktail priced at £5 as well as a food pairing of Cardamom with Pear & Cardamom Crush with an addition 4 count of gomme (15ml) priced at £10 for wristband holders. For more info, visit: visit: http://thetradinghouse.uk.com/



The Flesh & Buns ‘Hiroshima Hillbilly Hangover’

Flesh & Buns, from the team behind Bone Daddies, will be mixing up the ‘Hiroshima Hillbilly Hangover’, a fresh and zesty combination of bourbon, lemonade and fresh lemon juice shaken with Yuzu for a Japanese twist. The ‘Hiroshima Hillbilly Hangover’ will be available for £5 for wristband holders and is the perfect partner for Flesh & Buns’ signature DIY steamed Hirata buns. For more information please visit: https://drinkup.london/bars/flesh-and-buns/

 LCW_City Social_Vitamin Sea_Hendrick's Gin, Aperitif Wine, Sea Buckthorn & Orange Sherbet, Carrot Soda, Absinthe, 90's Popstar

City Social

Newly appointed head bartender, Tim Laferla, at City Social has created a cocktail named ‘Vitamin Sea’ for London Cocktail Week.  The ingredients included in the drink are Hendrick’s Gin, Aperitif Wine, Sea Buckthorn & Orange Sherbet, Carrot Soda, Absinthe, 90’s Popstar.  The bar feature art deco style interiors against the backdrop of the stunning London skyline from its location on the 24th floor of Tower 42.



Butlers Wharf Chop House

Butlers Wharf Chop House are serving a glorious concoction of Edgerton Gin, Damiana extracts, grains of Paradise, coriander seeds, lemon thyme and fresh lime and lemon juice, priced at £5 for wristband holders.  Butlers Wharf Chop House is a restaurant devoted to serving modern, simple and honest fare, situated on the riverside near London Bridge with magnificent views of Tower Bridge, the Docklands and beyond.


Other ideas


Mix an espresso martini with CRU Kafe coffee

Garnished with a few coffee beans, the espresso martini is a sophisticated little devil. Created in ‘80s Soho, London, by cocktail legend Dick Bradsell, the story goes that a delightful young lady entered his bar and asked Dick to make her a drink that “wakes me up and then [insert expletive here] me up”. Thus, a legend was born, fuelling office parties and “Crimbo” get-togethers the nation over. 


The Espresso Martini is a sumptuous mix of vodka, coffee liquor and espresso that gets people giggling with excitement at its mere mention. It’s rich, indulgent and creamy, and the shot of espresso will make sure you keep up with the pack if you find yourself flagging.  It’s vital that you use a good quality espresso shot – obviously best made fresh from the Nespresso® machine with a CRU Light Roast pod.


Join a cocktail pop-up event with experiential travel start-up company, Trip4Real

Want to find the best cocktails but don’t know how to sift through the vast array of bars and popups? Look no further, experiential travel startup trip4real’s lovely locals are at hand to show you their favourite tipples. Essentially the Airbnb of travel experiences, trip4real allows locals to become guides for those wanting a true insight into a city…or here its cocktails. Join Nina as she meanders her way through Clapham on a tour of her best cocktail hangouts – one requires walking through a bookcase to a secret garden, everyone’s dream! Or maybe Christabel, who creates crazy cocktail-based evenings with themes ranging from scienitific lab to 70’s Saturday Night Fever. If cocktails aren’t quite your thing though, don’t worry, as trip4real’s locals also have pubs down to a tee – and Elena’s ends are Shoreditch. She’ll be pub crawling her way round the trendy district, think craft beers and delicious scotch eggs.