Weirdest Cocktails in London
If it ain't broke don't fix it? Wrong. Cover it in condiments! Throw a science laboratory at it! Freeze it, burn it, set it on FIRRRRREEE! Cocktail making gets sublime, sacrilegious and sometimes verges on the sordid all in the name of experimentation. But here's the kicker...they (mostly) actually taste great! You may not understand it but you do have to try it, so be delighted and revolted by our list of the weirdest cocktails out there. Check out our favourites when it comes to some of the most weird and wonderful cocktails in London
Last updated on 14th August 2017
Now, you can get into a spot of bother for swallowing goldfish...but luckily The Fable gives you the opportunity to act out these strange and perverse desires in a legal and probably slightly tastier form. The Skinny Goldfish in a Bag cocktail does not include live fish and murky water but a yummy mix of gin, rhubarb bitters, pink grapefruit 'fish' and edible lily pads.
Methods of warfare from the middle ages are made homely in The Zazel; in which peanut butter, jam and bourbon are served on an iced cannon ball. Bombs away! And never since your first mini egg has the sight of egg shell not induced some tricky operations with a spoon/spoonandfinger; until now! The Flip Inside Out cocktail includes port, stout and EATABLE eggshell. Who knows how they do it, just drink it.
At Purl, a cocktail is not just a drink, it's an immersive, extra-sensory, theatrical experience. Try a Barber's Cut for £10 and attempt to sip Rittenhouse rye, port, Kamm & Sons, an egg off a barber's mirror. We won't judge you if you resort to lapping it like a cat. A tea tree and mint scented tea towel is provided for the inevitable accident.
Located over in Old Street, Scout is the brainchild from The Talented Mr Fox. The bar only serves ten cocktails at any one time and uses fresh and seasonal produce for their drinks; they also have a laboratory downstairs where you can watch the latest mix being created.
There are many options for the Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel: either head to their Wild Heart Restaurant and Bar for some delicious, fresh food, washed down by a cocktail or two, or head to the Roof Terrace for some alfresco (or covered, depending on the time of year) drinks.
Go Guac' to the Future for £9.50 with Callooh Callay's cocktail of tequila mixed with guacamole. Handily condensing those great Mexican institutions into one glass, it would be rude not to. If only for the sheer efficiency of it.
Bacon and eggs is only for BREAKFAST you say? OK, it's great at any damn time! However, what is absolutely not negotiable is that it is taken in solid form...i.e as a foodstuff. WRONG AGAIN! The London Cocktail Club brings you the Bacon and Egg cocktail with bacon infused Jack Daniels, maple syrup and orange bitters. You know you want it.
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!