Following the roaring success of the last sell out event, Cocktails in the City, London’s greatest cocktail festival, returns with the hugely popular Summer Edition. Taking place on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July 2016, Cocktails in the city welcomes both cocktail aficionados and curious bar-gazers from all over the world to sample the best of London’s bar scene, at affordable prices and without having to walk more than a few steps - no taxis, no tubes, no buses! For this cocktail weekender, Cocktails in the City has once again carefully curated an eclectic array of London’s finest bars who will set up shop, pop-up style in an elegant and leafy private Georgian square.
From exclusive institutions such as Jason Atherton’s Seven Tales at Sosharu, to elusive speakeasies, such as Cahoots and Reverend JW Simpson and brand new haunts such as First Aid Box, each bar will be vying for the limelight, offering unique cocktail tastings, interactive demonstrations, games and entertainment. Cocktails in The City will feature a huge variety of London’s bars in pop up form: from Soho’s quirky boutique basement bars and Dalston’s dirty tequila joints to Mayfair’s elegant 5* hotels and Shoreditch’s award winning institutions.
Cocktails in the City is truly the only place where all of London’s drinking scenes can be found in one place, and at the one time. So whether guests are Hackney Hipsters, West End Sipsters, Free Drink Scroungers or First Class Loungers, Cocktails in the City will have something for everyone, even if they have never been to London before. Produced by one of London’s most exciting events companies B&H Group (The Blitz Party, Prohibition, The Chap Olympiad) guests are greeted with an immersive and interactive experience.
Expect to sample incredible cocktails from London’s top bars, taste unusual and rare ingredients, lend a hand to the world’s finest bartenders in interactive masterclasses and watch talented mixologists put their personal twists on new summer creations. Bourne & Hollingsworth will be providing a special series of Spirited Sermons throughout the day, interactive spirit masterclasses hosted by ambassadors and master distillers.
Spirited Sermons will take London’s cocktail enthusiasts and aficionados on a journey that explores such subjects as healthy drinking, the origins of rum and Mayan Balché. As well as showcasing the UK’s finest bar talent, guests will be able to enjoy food from one of the UK’s most popular chefs, with Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen on board to provide tasty sustenance.
No cocktail can be enjoyed without some music, and guests can expect a roster of live performances with wondering jazz processions and vinyl dj’s providing the soundtrack to the ultimate cocktail weekender. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the very best in cocktail entertainment in the beautiful green surroundings of Bedford Square Gardens.