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A few must visit cocktail bars in London ! 🍸

1st Aug 2018


‘She had a cocktail in her hand and confetti in her hair’

-Kate Spade 


The heatwave is now back in full force!

If you are looking for a few bar/restaurants suggestions that you can visit pronto, to get a cocktail (or two) to help you cool down then you are in luck, as you have come to the right place.

Here are a few cocktail bars across London you may like to consider trying out. I’m hearing it’s going to be 30 degrees this Thursday, so make sure to book a table ASAP, to avoid any disappointments.

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  1. Laki Kane (Islington, Upper Street): Mahi Mahi- £12

If you would like to be sent straight to the tropics then this drink is for you, it packs a flavourful punch, with fresh mango and tangerine. The cocktail is also very eye-catching, with a mix of emerald green and yellow shades to symbolize the striking colours of the Mahi Mahi fish.

Fun Fact: The straws are made out of pasta as to tie in with their ethos of providing ethical friendly produce.

Ingredients: Rum-bar overproof and Mount Gay Black Barrel Rums were shaken with mango puree, tangerine sherbet, fresh lime and a touch of Blue Curacao. Also contains natural sugar cane as a sweetener.

The man behind the magic, (founder Georgi Radev ) was also a pleasure to meet, making sure to find out what my cocktail preferences, so as to give me some great suggestions from their menu.  He also went out of his way to rustle me up a special complimentary drink, which I really appreciated. I would, therefore, recommend Laki Kane is a definite must go if you are in the area as you will be well cared for.

Visit Laki Kane to be transported “to a tropical world where the sun is always shining and the good times never end”.

  1. STK Lounge (Convent Garden, London) Martini £14

Elegant ambiance and refreshing cocktail to match. You can’t go wrong with this choice.

Ingredients: Russian Standard, Grapefruit, Orange Sanguine, Passion Fruit, Orange Bitter

  1. Passo (Shoreditch, Old Street) The Roller Coaster-£12:

– Visited Passo a New Italian style restaurant featuring stunning interior style back in June, to try out one of their cocktails. I asked the bartender that was serving, to give me his best recommendations. He then suggested going for “The Roller Coaster” ( which is a metaphor for life, so instantly agreed to go with that one ). It didn’t disappoint. One of the best cocktails I’ve tasted, you can literally test taste the strong hints of summer and pineapple bursting through. If you are in the area, make sure to give it a go.

Ingredients: Absinth, Aperol, lemon, rose, and pineapple.

  1. Drunch (Regents Park) Super Fly Sky High £10

Beautifully presented creative cocktail with an amazing fruity taste. You should definitely go for this option if you’d like to reminisce and be taken back to funfair candyfloss feel.

Ingredients: Ron Barceló Rum, Blackberry, Vanilla Passion Fruit, Dressed with Candy Floss.

  1. Dirty Bones (Kensington) Slave to the Citrus £8.50

NYC-inspired cocktail bar in Kensington. A lovely cocktail that offers a fresh citrus vibe.

Ingredients: Italian aperitif, orange flavored vodka, lemon juice, chilled tea, peach & orange bitters and ginger ale.

  1. The French Corners ( London) Pagnol £9.00

A super refreshing French inspired spritz. The flavor is superb !

Ingredients: Pampell French liquor, Fiol Prosecco, double dutch soda water, grapefruit juice.

7.Simmons Bar (Farringdon, London) Pornstar Martini £9.50

Loved the cocktail and the quirky presentation. The drink had a really nice, sweet and rich taste. If you’d like to try something a little different, give this cute martini a go!

Ingredients: Vanilla vodka, passionfruit liquor, passionfruit puree, shaken up and stirred with a bubble shot of prosecco on the side.

  1. Barrio (Angel) : Brazilian Lady- £9.50

The Latin-American vibe will have you dancing in no time.  Amazing atmosphere and drink to get your night off to a great start. I visited their Angel branch, however, they also have branches in Soho, Shoreditch, and Brixton, so make sure to visit their bar that I closest to you as they serve a similar menu at all venues.

Ingredients: Abelha Organic Cachaça, passion fruit, and cool lemon was shaken with egg white.

“Barrio cocktail creations in tune with the movers and shakers”.

9.Bugie Bar ( Shoreditch, Old Street) Rasbreez £11.00

A little hidden away gem, with a calm jazz vibe.  Another one of my fruity cocktail favorites really appealed to my sweet tooth!

-Ingredients: White rum shaken with raspberry puree, fresh raspberries strained over crushed ice and topped up with lemonade, complimented with fresh raspberries & fresh blueberries, served with fruit candies.

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If you do end up going to any of the suggested bars make sure to let me know what you think about the cocktails and whether or not, you like them as much as I do!

“She makes the day brighter, she leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes.”

-Kate Spade

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  • Reply Emmanuel akpata 6th Aug 2018 at 5:35 am

    Well done

    What can I say, I am simply proud of you.

  • Reply Jenna 14th Aug 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I have been to Laki Kane, there drinks are amazing. It seems like I have to take a trip to Shoreditch because some of these cocktails look amazing 😁

    I saved this post by the way as I plan to try some of these look amazing.


    • Reply OnyekaMichelle 15th Aug 2018 at 8:10 am

      Hey Jenna !
      Yasss a fellow Laki Kane Fan !
      Aw great to hear that you saved the post, so you can check out the spots for later.
      Definitely let me know the ones you try out and how you find them.

  • Reply Ryan 2nd Sep 2018 at 3:52 am

    Haven’t tried any of these before but I’ve been inspired to do so now! Nice one Onyeka 😄

    • Reply OnyekaMichelle 2nd Sep 2018 at 8:38 am

      Yeey glad to hear that! 🙂
      When you go, make sure to let me know which one is your fave x

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