Cocktails in the City – Preview

Cocktails in the City – Preview

Following the success of their spring’s three-day event, Cocktails in the City are back with what they have billed as “London’s greatest cocktail festival”

On Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July 2016, Cocktails in the City will once again gather twenty of London’s most exciting bars beneath the green canopies of London’s Bedford Square Gardens for a sunny two-day celebration of the city’s unique and diverse drinking scene.
We sent Sarah (our cocktail expert) and her friend along to a taster session to see / drink what you can expect.


Cocktails in the City is hosted in a great central location, the venue choice fitted perfectly with the theme for an evening of cocktails

Great staff to meet, very friendly

Cocktails were provided on arrival, very strong but tasty. We unfortunately missed out on a couple of rounds, due to the waiting staff not seeing us so we could not review some of the drinks and secondly food was advertised but not enough, so we decided to leave early to visit Mcdonalds!

Personal Favourites

Originality – real big fan of the chocolate brioche infused French martini from First Aid Box (Herne Hill) and we got cocktail chamboroto keep the glass (or maybe we weren’t but I still have it) did not taste amazing as quite sweet but we gave 5 points for originality.

Taste – have to pick the actual winner of the whole competition from Jamie Olivers cocktail bar, bar fifteen. A delicious taste on strawberries and cream in conjunction with Langleys Gin, perfect summer sipping and the presentation wasn’t half bad either.


bar 15presentation

Presentation – without sounding boring, I am quite a fan of just a normal bog standard cocktail with nothing too fancy but still great tasting and have to say the Soho Soda from Graphic bar would win presentation wise, quite neat and tidy and looks very delicious

Our Entertainment Votedude

We sneakily gave some of the bar tenders points based on entertainment value and have to say even though they didn’t win the team from Cahoots were amazing on stage with their presentation skills and witty banter. Secondly if we had to give a prize based on the best dress it would definitely go to First Aid Box and their bartender in the tulip suit.

For more info and to book tickets their website

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Editor of this fine Blog and not surprisingly I love living in and blogging about London