London Cocktail Week is just around the corner, bringing with it a whole month of £6 tipples, so we've decided to sift through the many classy, cool and award-winning bars taking part to find the most unusual signature serves available this October. With everything from gin-infused coconut kombucha to low-waste banana peel rum, feast your eyes on our pick of the quirkiest cocktails on offer at London Cocktail Week 2020.
Farzi Café - Pink Velvet
Looking for West End bars taking part in London Cocktail Week? Haymarket's Farzi Cafe is serving up a mammoth helping of four different sips to choose from this October. Our pick's got to be the Pink Velvet, a heady mix of pepper gin, pineapple cordial and coconut kombucha. However, if that's not your bag, there's also a low-ABV Aloe Coupe, a non-alcoholic Everleaf Collins or a classic Farzi Royal, all for just £6.
The Alchemist - Pop-sicle
Famous for shaking up bubbling, colour-changing concoctions, The Alchemist are no strangers to a theatrical cocktail. And it seems the wacky mixologists aren't letting us down with their LCW offering. Head to their Old Street, Covent Garden or Bevis Marks bars and get your hands on a tequila-laced Pop-sicle, adorned with a decorative bubble. But be warned: this tipple packs one hell of a punch...
London Cocktail Club Clapham - Big Lebowski
Proving that Jägermeister's not just for shots, this nostalgia-inducing, Hollywood-themed basement bar is putting its own spin on a White Russian. Clapham's London Cocktail Club is upgrading the popular club night spirit by combining it with coffee and mint liqueur to create the surprisingly tasty Big Lebowski. The cherry on top? A Bounty chocolate bar garnishing.
London Cocktail Club Liverpool Street - Watermelon Sugar
It's not just London Cocktail Club's Clapham haunt that'll have you sipping on something a little different throughout October. Trek north of the river where their Liverpool Street bar's keeping things quirky with circus-style decor and eccentric libations. Order their summer-in-a-cup Watermelon Sugar for a hit of vodka, vermouth, bubblegum syrup, peach bitters and a vegan foamer.
Black Rock - Johnnie Walker Afternoon Tea Punch
If you're a fan of all things whisky then you cannot miss a visit to Shoreditch's Black Rock. Not only do they house over 300 different drams but they also boast an attention-grabbing 18ft oak tree table. Throughout London Cocktail Week they'll be offering imbibers a fun Johnnie Walker Afternoon Tea Punch, made with two types of homemade JW tea blend.
Henson's Bar At Mimi's Hotel - Tropical Storm
Hidden within Mimi's Hotel, Henson's Bar is pouring up an environmentally-friendly Tropical Storm. Perfect for fans of fruity concoctions, the drink is made using Discarded's banana peel-infused rum, lime and orange juice and a selection of homemade exotic syrups. But don't take our word for it, take a trip to the stylish Soho spot and check it out for yourself...
Laki Kane - Sustainable Vice
A tiki-themed bar in Islington, Laki Kane is putting an eco-friendly twist on the classic Miami Vice. Created especially for London Cocktail Week, the Sustainable Vice is made using waste ingredients from local businesses, including squid ink from a neighbouring fishmonger and fruit from juice suppliers and convenience stores, as well as rum from the environmental brand Flor De Caña.
See more information on all the bars taking part and get your £15 ticket for London Cocktail Week here.