As the days get darker and the evenings colder, we thought it would be great to explore some of London’s best destinations for a warming winter cocktail!
So out of the duvets and into the bars we go!
The Great Blazer Cocktail
Located in the newly refurbished Great Northern Hotel at Kings Cross station, the GNH Bar is a recent offering to the London cocktail scene. Here we found a perfect blend of Pink Pigeon Rum, orange zest, cinnamon sticks and coffee beans- The Great Blazer Cocktail. As pictured above, it is flamed to infuse flavours and ‘release mouth-watering aromas’. It sounds rather delicious, and more importantly, it’s served warm.
Hutong has created a bespoke cocktail list, all based on some of the ingredients which practitioners of herbal Chinese medicines believe to be beneficial, aptly named ‘Cocktail Cures’. On the coldest and darkest of evenings, we’d strongly recommend a ‘Comfortably Numb’. Containing, Stolichnaya vanilla, fresh chilli, Szechuan pepper honey, lychee liquor and fresh lime juice, it is believed to ‘warm’ and ‘disperse cold’.
NAC (North Audley Cantine) is an exquisite new addition to Mayfair’s dining and drinking scene with a relaxed and stylish bistrot and cocktail bar. After a taster of their home-infused cocktails, we felt the Flying Dutchbag was a great winter offering with spiced and golden rum, homemade passionfruit syrup and juice mix, all served over cracked ice and floating dark rum.
Paesan Bloody Mary
Located on the corner of Exmouth Market, Paesan Underground is a hidden gem, beneath authentic Italian restaurant; Paesan. And here we have found our little taste of winter heaven; the Paesan Bloody Mary with mushroom infused vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, tabasco, horseradish, lemon and basil. Quite simply delicious!
Now for those evenings when there really is nothing else you wish to do then curl up and watch a movie, we’re certain this cocktail will get you out and about! If only for the glass milk carton it’s served in… Consisting of Diplomatico Anego rum, white chocolate, Galliano ristretto, coco pops milk, Xocolat bitters and… wait for it… a candy stripe straw! The ultimate in home comfort cocktails.