Never have there been so many harmonious marriages of classic drinks in one place as the ones you can find this week at London Cocktail Week. For the next seven days, over 250 bars across London play host to this extraordinary week of events, where drinks brands pair-up to create some spectacular cocktails.
This will be the third year that Old Spitalfields Market has entertained an entire cocktail village, and this vibrant scene attracts visitors from far and wide. This year some very unique brands have come together to give us some spectacular cocktail combinations; and it’s more than food and drink, its a focus on story too.
Influenced by their stay on the remote Isle, Head Chef, Chris Leach at Sager + Wilde, and Mixologist, Marcis Dzelzainis have created a drinking and dining experience like no other. Available from the 3rd – 6th October, over four evenings, guests will be treated to a feast for the senses inspired by foraging and exploration of Islay.
Made with wild, seasonal ingredients, each course will be paired with four specially curated, foraged The Botanist cocktails.
Hosted by Brand Ambassador Abi Clephane, guests will be given an immersive experience in the upstairs area at Sager + Wilde, Bethnal Green – bringing the spirit of Islay to east London.
Handcrafted and distilled on Islay, The Botanist is a truly unique, premium gin and a representation of the region’s progressive heritage. Nine classic gin botanicals are augmented by 22 local herbs and flowers, all foraged responsibly by hand by botanical scientists from the hills, shores and bogs of the Hebridean Island.
Sager + Wilde are introducing a pop-up bar in their outdoor courtyard, where Brand Ambassador, Abi will be hosting informal masterclasses throughout London Cocktail week.
The Botanist Crab Apple Gimlet cocktail, which combines The Botanist Gin and Crab Apple Cordial is their signature drink.
Photo Credit; Sophia Lakeman–Pettit, Stir PR and The Botanist
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