Opium is a 1920s Shanghai-inspired speakeasy and dim sum restaurant in Chinatown. If you're visiting for London Cocktail Week, immerse yourself in the theme with their £7 signature First Flush Old Fashioned, which combines Frapin 1270 Cognac with Darjeeling tea, sugar and bitters.
The Best Signature Serves Of London Cocktail Week 2021
LCWis one of the most exciting times of the year, brightening up an otherwise gloomy October with £7 cocktails and exclusive discounts across over 200 of the city's most famous bars. And this year? They've extended their offerings for an entire month. From Champagne mixes to whisky highballs, pisco sours to enviable £5 mocktails, these bespoke creations are not to be missed out on; explore our guide to the best signature serves at London Cocktail Week for 2021.
London's most iconic whisky bar is taking part in London Cocktail Week, serving bespoke mixes from an 18ft tree trunk table. If you're swinging by? Try out their £7 Johnnie Walker East London Iced Tea, which is sure to impress with its flavoursome tea blends.
Sexy date night drinks? Get your fix of 60s glamour at Disrepute this month. Hidden beneath the streets of Soho, this secret bar has two serves to choose from. Our pick has got to be the £10 Millionaire 1743 which tops Hennessy VS cognac, sloe gin, apricot brandy and verjus with Moët & Chandon Rosè Champagne.
Whether you're going boozy or non-alcoholic, 100 Wardour Street has you sorted. Choose from the Don Aperol, with Italian Bitters Apéritif, Don Julio tequila, lemon juice, St Germain and sugar, or the grapefruit, ginger ale and mandarin Nada Colada which will set you back only £5.
This world-famous cocktail bar on Old Street is serving up three different Courvoisier takes this London Cocktail Week 2021. For £7, you can choose between the Charente Daisy and Exorbitant, or splash out on the cognac and vermouth-soaked Does It Royale? for a tenner.
Barrio Angel are going all out with their rum-laced signature serve for London Cocktail Week. The aptly named Bittersweet blends Appleton 8 year reserve, El Bandarra White and triple sec, with blood orange syrup and grapefruit bitters for one refreshingly boozy hit.
While Trailer Happiness might not be able to invite you to their Notting Hill tiki bar just yet, they're popping up on the ground floor with A Little Happiness. If you've got an LCW wristband, you can soak up the Santiago de Cuba Rum, dry vermouth and triple sec-tipped El Presidente for only £7.
The Perception At W London is renowned for being a hedonistic party bar in Central London, so it comes as no surprise that they're going all out for LCW. Try one of their four signature serves including the Fresh Prince with Bombay Sapphire gin, St Germain, lemon, pear, sugar and Ginger Ale.
Apples and Pears are serving not one, but two signature serves for London Cocktail Week this October. If we were to choose a favourite? The Old Mary Rose just about cinches it, with its unique mix of gin, violet lime sherbet and ginger ale.
The Natural Philosopher's Banana Peel signature serve complements the bar's approach to creating unique elixirs, with Hendrick's gin, lemon juice, celery, apple and black pepper topped with Dry Spruce tonic. If that doesn't float your boat, then the £5 Everleaf mocktail should do it.
Oriole is a world-renowned bar made up of opulent interiors with an equally impressive range of cocktails. When it comes to their £7 signature, the bar has opted for the Courvoisier-lead Jarnac Daisy; or you can opt for the £10 Luberon Fizz which tops the cognac with Moët & Chandon Champagne.
A buccaneer's dream, Burlock is a Cuban haven for sipping rum creations this London Cocktail Week. So, it comes as little surprise their signature Brandons Beach is made with Mount Gay rum, Punt e Mes, lime, sugar, bitters, nutmeg and passionfruit.
Head to the OG party house from The Flatmates this London Cocktail Week and you can sip on Bohemian Rhapsody made with El Jimador tequila, mezcal, sweet vermouth, apéritif, lime, egg white, sugar and apricot marmalade. What else can you expect from Little Yellow Door? A raucous atmosphere that'll encourage plenty of dancing.
Along with their newest digs in Shoreditch, Swift is a legendary bar offering London Cocktail Week revellers the chance to drink in ice cream parlour style interiors, with a brooding basement for when night falls. As for their signature serve? The Sgroppino is a refreshing hit of elderflower liqueur, prosecco and lemon sorbet.
This beautiful neighbourhood bar in Hampstead is going all out for London Cocktail Week with not one, but three signature serves. First, there's the £7 Eminente Presidente that blends rum, vermouth and triple sec; then the Belle Epoque which is a £10 mix of creme de cacao blanc, lemon, sugar and Moët & Chandon; and finally - the booze-less maple old fashioned at just £5.
Map Maison is a popular neighbourhood bar with one of London's largest Japanese whisky selections, so of course they're going for a couple of whisky-based signature serves. Try out the Laphroaig-based Sumoki Sour or opt for The Macallan, cherry and chamomile-fuelled Harvest Sun.
Social darts and discounted cocktails? It could only be Flight Club. Head to their Bloomsbury outpost for an array of classic cocktails, sharing platters and darts in a Victorian fairground themed setting, rounded off nicely by their Blooming Lovely signature serve with Bourbon, Chambord and raspberry.
Feeling fancy? For £7, guests at award-winning Coupette can get their hands on a stunning Grand Marnier-soaked Banana Cadillac Ramos for London Cocktail Week. But for a real taste of luxury, the £10 A Lil' Peachy is a recarbonated mix of Moët & Chandon Champagne, peach liqueur, acids and peach cordial.
Of course, Laki Kane is offering its guests a slice of tropical paradise from its home in Islington. Indulge in their London Cocktail Week special, Tiramisu Manhattan, a £7 mix of Santa Teresa rum, vermouth, cacao shells, desiccated coconut, vanilla, coffee, milk and sugar syrup.
Recently opened in London Bridge, Electric Shuffle is the stunning activity bar that knows how to shake up a mean cocktail. And for LCW? The bartenders here will whip up Tanqueray, pear, sage syrup and lemon juice to create The Sweet Sage.
If you've got a penchant for mezcalcocktails, this signature serve at Salvador and Amanda Covent Garden is the London Cocktail Week special for you. The Smokey Napoleon is a steal at just £7 a glass, with mandarin liqueur and a splash of lime juice shaken with egg white.
Old Street favourite The Gibson are hosting Martini Mondays throughout October, with special Dima's Vodka £10 sips served alongside a complimentary oyster, pickled onions and shaved parmesan. As for their £7 serve? The Exotic Sour features Laphroaig whisky, medlar jelly, savoury sherries, cream and egg white.
Head to 12th Knot at Sea Containers Hotel for the Silver Rose Paloma (we're talking Patrón Silver tequila, pink grapefruit juice, agave, pink salt, cilantro and chilli tincture topped with raspberry and rose soda) set to the tune of live music in a super stylish setting.
Not just the place for Batman fanatics, DC-inspired Park Row is also a top choice for fine food and drinks. Their £7 creations? Both made using Patron tequila, there's the grapefruit Palomina or more herbal Yucatan.
The Rub-A-Dub-Dub is a mature creation that can be found at Mr Fogg's House of Botanicals for the whole month of London Cocktail Week. Combining Martini Riserva vermouth, amontillado sherry, mango liqueur and Brazilian bitters, it's a great choice for sipping in this floral paradise.
Located down a staircase near Liverpool Street station, Discount Suit Company is a secret bar with stunning mixes and a soundtrack that'll have you dancing on tables. While you're there, try the signature Me gusta Boogaloo made with gin, maraschino, grapefruit, citrus and jerk bitters.
Cahoots is inviting dolls, dames and dapper chappers to their underground bar this London Cocktail Week. Their signature serve, King of the Wild Frontier, is an American-style concoction with Bulleit Bourbon whiskey, lemon thyme, lemongrass, dill, rosemary, red chilli and pickled peach soda.