For this year's London Cocktail Week (Oct 7th – 13th), the ELLE team offered their services (and livers), to complete an #ELLECocktailTrail around East London.
Stopping off at five bars to taste bespoke cocktails, specially made for London Cocktail Week, each team member had a score sheet where the bar was rated on their ambience, service, and - of course - their drink.
Here's what we found…More
Cocktail: Johnny Appleseed. Opt for the cocktail rather than dessert. The JA is served in a Johnny Walker glass, with a healthy portion of ice, garnished with apple pieces and a small portion of tree bark. Sweet and slightly gritty from the apple purée, thumbs up.
Music: chilled house
Verdict: A modern and welcoming bar, with comfortable furniture (additional points). Music level is pitch perfect, so you can enjoy the company of your friends without having to yell.
154 Shoreditch High St, E1 6HD
Cocktail: Colonel Mustard. Refreshing Gin cocktail with a kick, but surprisingly easy to drink.
Verdict: This may be our new favourite spot. Quirky and specialising in all things retro (look out for the toy cars attached to the ceiling, or a 1970's hairdryer converted into a light). This small gem is tucked away, and is hard to find but worth the treasure hunt.
98 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3AF