5 awesome cocktails to be drinking in London right now

London is the cocktail capital and so there’s no better place to explore some of the best cocktails in the world. But it can be rather daunting when asked to choose from the cocktail menu..what to go for!?

Somehow we’ve managed to narrow down some slightly more obscure top 5 cocktails to drink in London, hopefully theres something for everyone…


white-lyan-review-2A menu with classic and modern variations, all made by Ryan Chetiyawardana. All cocktails are pre-made and kept in large fridges at the White Lyan. No brands on show, no ice and no fuss. Just straight up delicious cocktails, some that you can even take home with you.

Ribs is made from Mr Lyans Bourbon, Cipotle, Mint tea and Rosewood.

This place is a genuine pioneer in a new cocktail movement – be a part of it yourself and make sure you visit.

Where to drink this: White Lyan, Hoxton Sq, N1 6PJ

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Nola is a delightful little hideaway with so many great cocktails it’s always impossible to choose, so here we’ve chosen for you!

A beautifully made New Orleans cocktail: 20ml Wray & Nephew overproof rum, 20ml Green Chartreuse, 20ml Velvet Falernum, 25ml fresh lime juice, 50ml Ting grapefruit soda.

Where to drink this: Nola, EC2


Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 16.37.34Marmite Black Velvet

It sounds bizarre and is a little odd, but it tastes delicious and certainly makes a change from your normal champagne cocktail!

25ml Marmite and Guinness syrup, 100ml champagne.

To make the syrup at home, reduce 440ml can of Guinness by half in a pan. Reduce heat, stir in 250g sugar and 45g Marmite and allow to cool.

The perfect excuse to go and visit Duck and Waffle – keep in mind their menu is often changing so you might find something even better than this – on the 40th floor its the highest restaurant in the UK with unparalleled city views.

Where to drink this: Duck and Waffle, EC2

AlcoholicArchitecturephotocreditGretaIlievaweb_1600_1067_85-640x427Breathable cloud of cocktail

The worlds first bar to include a breathable cloud of gin and tonic. So don your finest poncho (supplied by them) and head into the cloud for a large G&T that you don’t even need a glass for!

Bompass and Parr also offer a range of cocktails you can actually drink!

Where to drink this: Bompass and Parr – Alcoholic Architecture – Borough Market SE1 9DE

Chameleon Crystals

chameleon crystalsNamed the Worlds Best Bar for the fourth consecutive year, the ever innovative Artesian at The Langham hotel is a must visit. It has an intriguing cocktail menu to challenge both bartenders and guests by creating completely new drinking experiences playing with flavour, texture and glassware. They regularly change their menu with varying themes, their current menu has taken ‘Surrealism’ in it’s stride and they have undermined the notion of reality, everyday objects and tradition. Simply expect the unexpected and enjoy this fascinating menu quickly before it changes again!

Chameleon Crystals featres Tanqueray 10, pisco, chilli and soy, all revealed from a cloud of smoke as you open the lid of the golden-footed box.

Where to drink this: Artesian, The Langham, Portland Place, London, W1B 1JA

Let us know your favourite cocktails by tagging @tastecocktails when you visit bars and try new cocktails. We are always looking for new places to check out!

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