Remember when people would talk about the food and drink in London while cringing. My how times have changed. The London cocktail scene is now undoubtedly one of the most diverse in the world. It’s also been called the best in the world. It’s a claim that London is definitely living up to.
When one is visiting the city, there are a lot of cocktail bars to check out, it would be hard to visit them all. That’s where Susan Cohen’s new cocktail guide comes in.
London’s Best Cocktail Bars is the hippest, most up-to-date guide to London’s diverse and stylish cocktail scene. It offers lively descriptive reviews of 48 top venues across the city, from hotels and rooftop bars to craft cocktail hotspots, over-the-top concept bars, and celebrity-spotting destinations. The book has all the information you need such as if you need to make a reservation, websites, and what other attractions the bar is close to.
Quite frankly now I want to hop on a plane and go check all the spots out myself. The photography is sensuous and gives a good inside peek to the bars. Since I love a good hotel bar those are probably the ones I would hit first, but then again, The Fumoir, looks amazing.
Can’t get to London right away? There are some recipes in the book of several cocktails that you can make at home when you feel like taking your senses on a trip. Below is a recipe courtesy of Blind Spot at St. Martins Lane. Cheers!
Buenos Aires, Argentina
A cocktail inspired by South America, this concoction has a bitter, herbal, sweet taste.
- 40ml (1 1/4 oz) Bacardi Oakheart spiced rum
- 25ml (3/4 oz) sweet vermouth
- 10ml (2 tsp) Fernet-Branca herbal liqueur
- 10ml (2 tsp) mint syrup
- Top off with soda water
- Grapefruit slice
- Mint sprig
Add all the liquid ingredients into a tall glass filled with ice. Stir gently. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and a sprig of mint.