Crazy Cocktails in London
Bored of examining the same old cocktail lists? Want to enjoy some delicious drinks that lean a bit more towards the quirky side? Here are our recommended places to go for experimental cocktails in London. These bars will have you scouring their menus for the most extravagant creations. More often that not, you will also be impressed by the jaw-dropping technique of these mixologists, the very best in the business who have perfected their showmanship. Whether it's fruity fun or a spicy surprise you want, we'll bring you to all corners of the world for your fill of crazy cocktails; from the mystical orient to the sensual vibes of Latin America, you can even be transported to the prohibition era with London's crazy cocktails.
Last updated on 14th September 2016
Who said cocktails had to be classic? These pro mixologists have gone a bit nuts, in the best of ways. Marmite, mustard, coriander, thyme - all of these things can (and will) get involved with your alcohol behind this brave bar so join the adventure and try a drink with a difference. Your taste buds will never be the same again.
With an inspiration from the orient, Opium have a wide range of experimental cocktails to tempt you. They have something quirky for everyone to try; if sweet and fruity is your thing then why not try Opium Cocktail No. 3+1 for a tropical kick. Prefer strong and spicy? They've got something for you with Chai-Nese Clogs.
With a shocking statement of "a cocktail bar for people who don't drink cocktails", White Lyan's mantra is to challenge by providing some truly experimental cocktails to the Hoxton scene. With no ice, no lime, no shaking - in other words, nothing to water-down the drinks, they offer only top quality cocktails.
Can't get enough of those great speakeasies sweeping through London, but still looking for something a little different!? Worship Street Whistling Shop offer an array of crazy and experimental cocktails in a Victorian-style venue where shabby meats glamourous. A great place for anyone wishing to enjoy quality Gin, along with other fine liquors, like you've never experienced it before!
With a 'Gangster Tequila Paradise' them, this branch of The London Cocktail Club is no doubt a hot-spot for weird cocktails in London. With downtown LA vibes, you'll be sipping your drinks in a industrial-looking venue with creative graffiti covering the walls. Enjoy their whacky concoctions such as Hot Tuaca Apple, Spicy Noodle or Velvet Elvis!
Like your cocktails laced with tequilas, mezcals, piscos and rums? Good, because Barrio’s mixologists certainly don’t hold back. Offering up the sights, tastes and sounds of Latin America in a fun neighbourhood haunt on Acre Lane, bartenders use Mexican herbs and tropical fruits to put together an awesome cocktail menu.
If you're looking for experimental cocktails in London, then check out Purl where their theatrical drinks and mixology are sure to dazzle you! The team behind the bar show real showmanship, so sit back, relax and get ready to be absolutely amazed - by both the mixologists themselves and the beautifully presented delicious drinks!
Split into playful Expedition Planning, Base Camp, Pathfinders, Explorers and Treasures sub-categories, there’s always something delightfully inventive to swill at when you’re drinking with Lost & Found. Tuck into a Cognac and grassy Chartreuse Green liqueur-infused Daddy’s Hip Flask served in - you guessed it - a hip flask, or enjoy an Alice in Wonderland sharing cocktail that comes to the table served in a top hat!
Taking mixology to a whole other level, at Looking Glass Cocktail Club don't be surprised to find unexpected ingredients such as fresh rosemary, or getting a cardamum surprise! They will blend ingredients into magically delicious flavours you won't have tried before! Intrigued!?
UnderDog is bringing some truly experimental cocktails to London. Join the prohibition era at this speakeasy style bar in the basement of the oh so popular BrewDog. You will be treated to unique and innovative beer-infused cocktails that just can't be missed!
At 5CC you get the chance to have some 'forgotten cocktails'- a range of custom mixes, all served in self-pour vintage perfume bottles that are stored in an original apothecary cabin! Here you will not only find exquisitely crazy cocktails, but it'll be a whole new drinking experience in itself!
As suggested by the name, they are not afraid to try something new and exhilarating at the Experimental Cocktail Club, offering some of the most sophisticated crazy cocktails in London! This vintage Parisian speakeasy has an astonishing collection of spirits from the 1940s and 1950s for you to choose from. Also, come prepared to be shocked by their extensive list of electrifying cocktails!