Shopping on Regent Street or enjoy the atmosphere of the Southbank, London is packed full of fun and festive locations to keep you busy. Sometimes though, everybody needs a pit stop and in the Christmas period, why not make it a festive one? London is packed full of fantastic drinks venues, bars and cafes, and here we’re looking at ten tasty Winter drinks you can buy in London today.
Mulled wine is a thing of the past and now it’s all about cider and other mulled delights. The Lodge Clapham (https://www.thelodgeclapham.com/) is a perfect choice for the spiced, warmth of a perfectly mulled cider. Created by the Jimmy’s Popup team it is a cosy wooden shack which is perfect for snuggling up with a warming mulled cider.
Spiced Rum Punch
Giving the classic rum punch an Indian twist, popular restaurant group Cinnamon Kitchen offers a heady Spiced Rum Punch in their Anise Bar (http://www.anisebar.com/) right in the heart of the City. The spiced rum punch mixes together the heat of Bacardi with fresh passionfruit, apple juice and cinnamon. Spicy and original, the warmth of this punch makes it a festive flavour worth sampling.
Snow Ball Martini
Even the name of this drink sounds fantastically Christmassy. Sold at the Bierkeller themed Bodo’s Schloss (http://www.bodosschloss.com/) in Kensington, each Snow Ball Martini can be sipped in the ski lodge style surrounds of the bar. Enjoy this enticing concoction which combines Mahiki Coconut Rum with Pine Schnapps, coconut cream and egg white as you relax in the comfort of the Alpine ski surrounds.
Hot Buttered Rum
The Nordic delights of Queen of Hoxton’s (http://queenofhoxton.com/) sky high roof bar do not stop at the décor and the signature Hot Buttered Rum is the standout cocktail from their collection. A secret creation sold only at the Sky Halle, the Nordic mixologists combine Sailor Jerry Rum with their top secret hot buttered mixture.
Curl Power Punch
A unique venue in the heart of Stratford, offering equally unique drinks. Sliders Curling Club (http://sliderscurling.com/) is a chance to give that classic winter sport a go and enjoy some fantastically festive and wintry cocktails. The standout drink is their Curl Power Punch which blends together aromatic gin, zingy peach bitters, jasmine tea and honey syrup, with a little stir of pomegranate.
Archer Street Cocktail Bar (www.archerstreet.co.uk) has a whole menu of tempting festive cocktails with the Après-Ski standing out with its combination of fresh fruity flavours with a wintry twist. A combination of red berry Cîroc is matched with Grand Marnier and then blended with winter grenadine, lemon, cranberry juice and a little soda and ice.
The clue’s in the name with King’s Cross’ Drink Shop & Do’s (http://drinkshopdo.com/) Christmas Punch. Created with the festive season at its heart. It brings together American whisky, fresh cranberry, cinnamon and secret spices, with a final flourish of Prosecco.
A pungent gin cocktail to be consumed in the decadent surrounds of Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour (https://mr-foggs.com/gin-parlour/), Gin-Gle Bells is an aromatic mixture perfectly suited to the festive surrounds of the parlour. Star of Bombay Gin, Martini Rubino Vermouth, Briottete Crème de Prune and Bobs Abbot’s Bitters come together in a luxurious cocktail which you’ll surely find utterly delectable.
Pure Molten Lava
Choccywoccydoodah (https://www.choccywoccydoodah.com/) is a renowned home of all things chocolate and this goes for hot chocolate too. Nowhere else in London offers a hot chocolate quite as luxurious as the Pure Molten Lava at Choccywoccydoodah and you can enjoy the sumptuous flavour of their world-famous milk chocolate, warmed milk and whipped cream. A wintry day is not complete without a stunning hot chocolate.
Combining unique ingredients which are kept top secret by the mixologists at Callooh Callay (www.calloohcallaybar.com) and some recognisable favourites, Cold Snap is a spicy and complex winter cocktail you won’t want to miss. With a base of Bulleit Bourbon, a mix of Crème de Cacao, Orange Cacao, lemon, ginger ale and Angostura Bitters come together with the unique addition of Callooh Callay’s own winter spice blend.