Preview: London Cocktail Week

The Monin Cup UK Final takes place on the same day at the Monin Studio, 6 Hoxton Square. In its third year, the ten finalists will compete for a place in the international final taking place on  December 1 in Paris. 

On Wednesday, Portobello Road Gin’s Jake F Burger will reflect on the life and career of Alexis Benoit Soyer at Alexis Benoit Soyer – The Forgotten Hero of British Cocktails at The Bartenders’ Centre in Seven Dials. 

William Grants & Sons newly acquired Drambuie is present at London Cocktail Week in the form of Drambuie Presents the Extraordinary Punch Parlour. The session in the reincarnation of a 19th century London private club is led by Drambuie brand ambassador Herman Van Broekhuizen on Thursday. 

If you are interested in becoming a record breaker, head to London’s Ilec Conference Centre, Earls Court on Friday for The World’s Largest Rum Tasting. Global rum ambassador Ian Burrell is inviting rum fans to get their names in the record books while being treated to a tasting experience with Appleton’s Jamaican-style rum master blender Joy Spence, Pusser’s Rum head of rum procurement George Freegard and Angostura master distiller John Georges. 

Finish off the week at Bottomless Tipsy Tea at Mr Foggs, Bruton Lane for afternoon tea with a difference. Here you will find a selection of sandwiches, pastries and delicacies finished with cocktails served in a teapot will be available on Sunday as a selection of Tipsy Teas is laid on. Earl Grey infused Tanqueray and No. Ten steeped in a teapot with Cointreau are among the many on offer. 

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Highlights of the week


12:00- 18:00 Vestal Voyages (World’s First Floating Distillery), King’s Cross. Public.

15:00- 16:00 The Last Great Malts, by Bacardi, at The Bacardi Brown-Forman Cocktail Lounge, Seven Dials. Trade.

12:00- 17:30 The Whisky Show: Trade & Press Day, Vinopolis, London. Trade

19:00- 22:00 Fever-Tree’s Ultimate G&T Safari, Meeting point: Piccadilly. Masterclass.



13:10- 14:30 What Does it Take to Be One of The World’s 50 Best Bars, Seven Dials. Trade.

14:00- 18:00 Monin Cup Final, Shoreditch. Trade.

15:00 I Want One of Those, Seven Dials. Trade.

16:30-17:30 A Short History of Long Drinks and How They Changed the World, Seven Dials. Trade.


16:00-17:30: Alexis Benoit Soyer – The forgotten Hero of British Cocktails, Seven Dials. Trade.


15:00- 16:00 From Cane to Cocktail, Shoreditch. Trade.

15:45-16:30 Drambuie Presents the Extraordinary Punch Parlour. Masterclass.

16:00-17:00 The Untameable Spirit: How to Create a Cocktail Enthusiast’s Dream Destination Many Miles from Home with Zdenek Kastanek, The Bacardi Brown-Forman Cocktail Lounge, London. Trade.

18:00-12:00 Nola Vs Nola: A Battle for Gin Supremacy, Nola. Public.

19:00- 23:00 The World’s 50 Best Bars Awards, Spitalfields. Events.


15:00-21:00 Boutique Rumfest, London’s Ilec Conference Centre, Earl’s Court. Trade.

11:00- 15:00 Monin & Jet Chill- Smoking Cocktails, Monin Studio. Trade.

16:30 Slow Drinks, Autumn Edition: Ramping-Up For the Holidays, Seven Dials. Trade.


15:00-16:00 Nectar and Nous, Shoreditch. Masterclass.

20:00-21:00 East London Liquor Company LCW Special Night Time Distillery Tour. Public.


14:00- 18:00 Bottomless Tipsy Tea at Mr. Foggs. Public.

20:00- 01:00 The Reveal – A Night of Baska Snaps, Nola. Trade.

20:00-21:00 East London Liquor Company LCW Special Night Time Distillery Tour. Public.