The UK’s only consumer cocktail show is finally coming to the big smoke on 26th September 2013, at the cool urban studio space of Victoria House Basement Block, Bloomsbury Square, London. For one night only, thirty of London’s top bars from East to West and North to South come together to offer over 1000 cocktail enthusiasts serve over 2,000 cocktails in an interactive evening of cocktail education and fun. Say hello to Cocktails In The City
Launched in Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol 2012 saw over 1000 visitors to the show with more than 4000 cocktails being made around the country and in 2013 Cocktails in the City predicts over 2500 visitors will enjoy the event nationwide. At each event Cocktails in the City hosts the cities top bars partnered by leading UK spirit brands to provide visitors with an interactive cocktail making experience allowing them to learn more about the art of cocktail making, discover drinks brands and learn more about the bars in their area.
Internationally renowned as the world’s best city for cocktails, Cocktails in the City has selected a wide range of London bar styles to give consumers a taste of the capitals variety of cocktail haunts from the west end swank of The Ritz and Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Champagne Bar to the East London cool of The Hawksmoor Bar, The Ivy and Off Broadway to funky South London operators Lost Society Group with The Lost Angel.
All visitors will be able to enjoy live bar demonstrations on the art of cocktail making at home across a variety of styles and tastes from Mad Men and Whisky Drinks to reviving super cool disco drink classics. Enthusiasts and Connoisseurs can upgrade their experience to include an intimate private tutored tasting session from industry experts on Rum, Whiskies and Gin.
No cocktail can be enjoyed without some without the music. Already earmarked the summer of disco, Cocktails in the City brings Horse Meat Disco’s legendary duo James Hillard and Jim Stanton to the decks. The Sunday Night Stallions bring you select thunk music galloping straight from the HMD stables. Legendary resident DJs will be spinning sounds that will leave you chomping at the bit. A tasty combination for the capitals and the UK’s legion of cocktail fans.
As well as the showcasing the UK’s finest bars, bartender and cocktails, visitors will be able to enjoy the finest of cool casual dining, with the delicious tapas from Salvador & Amanda – if you can never get in this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
Founder Andrew Scutts comments on the show
“the interactive nature of the event ensures visitors are left with a very positive experience of all the participating bars and brands. With each bar creating a little “pop up” consumers are greeted with a great diversity of stands and it’s great to see how creative the bars and brands can be with their space”.
This really is the ultimate cocktail show in the ultimate city of cocktails……… get ready!
£20 Taster Ticket: Includes two cocktails, demonstrations, cocktail booklet and entry
£35 Enthusiast Ticket: Includes three cocktails, a private tutored tasting session, cocktail booklet and entry
£50 Connoisseurs Ticket: Belvedere Champagne Cocktail on arrival, food from Meat Liquor, a private tutored tasting session, cocktail booklet and entrance