Already one of the City's most picturesque rooftops, Aviary is a spot that truly comes alive at Christmas. Boasting tasty cocktails by the coupe and funky igloos to cosy down in, whether its a couple of after work drinks or the big Christmas do, it's the finest cocktail bar for a few festive tipples.
Christmas Cocktails in London
Christmas comes but once a year - and when that oh so festive period arrives, the capital's cocktail bars will go absolutely bloody mad for festive concoctions! We've put together a comprehensive list of some of the best cocktail bars in London that will be serving up the best and most creative drinks, packed with yuletide cheer - take a peek, enquire and book online to reserve a space at one of our recommended spots. 'Tis the season, after all.
A slink cocktail spot down Brixton way, Cattivo is renowned for its remarkable feats of mixology and delicious food. From their rhubarb bellini to the customary shot of homemade limoncello, it's the perfect spot to raise a few festive glasses with friends or family.
Archer Street Cocktail Lounge have Christmas covered with the Piste cocktails giving you a taste of the Alps. Cosy up in the twee, soft furnishings by the fire and sip on concoctions such as the Dry Slope and Ski Archery for real apres vibes.
Full of festive cheer and with plenty of yule-time spirit, Apples and Pears is a cosy joint nestled off Brick Lane in the heart of London. The expert mixologists will undoubtedly use a number seasonal ingredients to produce a festive-themed line-up of irresisitible cocktails.
Drake and Morgan have created a handful of creative Christmas tipples for your pleasure. Using festive flavours such as cranberry a and creme de cacao to give their cocktails an extra lift, the Old Frankie made of Bulletin Bourbon, London Bold spirit Frankincense bitters-soaked sugar cube, and Angostura and orange bitters, looks particularly appetising.
Offering fabulously festive mixes such as the Grinch's Espresso Martini, made with homemade Christmas syrup and fresh espresso, alongside Santa's Punch and The Bellringer, it seems Dirty Martini have mastered the art of bringing delicious, Christmassy cocktails to the masses.
The Fig Poppa is a particular draw to this American-inspired cocktail bar. This figgy-pudding inspired old fashioned is sure to warm the cockles of your heart, made with Bulleit bourbon, PX sherry, fig, lime, and plum bitters to finish for a real taste of Christmas.
The Chalet at Madison will be serving winter-themed concoctions designed to warm up even the coldest of nights, with mixes such as the Chocolate Delight with bourbon and Spiced Americano looking particularly tasty along with Winter Martinis and the Hot Sbagliato.
The glamorous terrace of The Churchill Bar has been transformed into the ultimate winter wonderland, transporting Londoners from the hustle and bustle of city life to a luxurious mountain top retreat, kitted out in soft fur, warm rugs, vintage sleighs and classic wooden skis.
Duck and Waffle are going all out this Christmas, starting with the cracker that contains the menu, a joke, and a drink-related gift. There's 12 Christmas cocktails to enjoy this year, including the Mulled Negroni, that's been rested in Cabernet barrels, and the Winter Spiced Champagne cocktail, which is mixed with mince pie liquer.