Your Gin Cocktail Guide to London Cocktail Week

The Gin Renaissance continues! Next week, it’s being driven by professional bartenders. 

London Cocktail Week (LCW) has brought 250 bars and restaurants together to take part in the event which starts next Monday, October 6th, and runs until Sunday the 12th. Each of the bars and restaurants have created an original cocktail for the event that LCW wristband wearers can enjoy for a mere £4.

Of the 250 bars and restaurants, 55 are serving gin-based cocktails. That’s over 22%! To put that in perspective, only 39 bars and restaurants are mixing vodka-based cocktails, traditionally the most popular spirit. 

So you’ve got 7 days to try the 52 different cocktails that these 55 establishments are serving. That’s only a little over 7 per day - not even 3 cocktails per meal! 

Ok, so that’s still a lot and probably detrimental to your health. To whittle things down for you, we’ve isolated the 15 establishments using gins from smaller distilleries. You can handle 2 per day, maybe three on Thursday to celebrate the coming weekend.

Below you’ll find the definitive list of LCW bars and restaurants serving gin cocktails and a bit further down, the gin-based events you can attend. Have a look out for the Craft Gin Club - we’re shooting to try all 52 gin-based cocktails! 

And don't forget to check out the list of gin events.



Albion Grill

Kamm’s Bitter Lemon: Kamm & Sons, Langley’s Gin, and apple juice topped up with bitter lemon.


Minnie Cunningham: Portobello Road Gin, Byrrh and Raspberries shaken and served in a coupette.


Ecco Fatto: The Botanist Gin, Cocchi Vermouth with a Strega liqueur wash and fresh basil leaves.

Bourne & Hollingsworth

The Rathbone: Rathbone Gin and sweet vermouth, shaken with Grand Marnier and lengthened with fresh pomegranate juice - served in a coupette with seasonal red currents.

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

Meadow Lady: Carounn gin shaken with home-made meadowsweet liqueur, lemon juice and egg white.

City of London Distillery (C.O.L.D.)

Cristal Clear Martinez: Cocchi Americano, City of London Dry Gin, Luxardo Maraschino and a dash of Regans Orange Bitter stirred down to create a beautiflly clear drink with lots of flavour.

Call Me Mr. Lucky

Lucky Ducky: Bathtub Gin, pear, blackberries, coconut water and fresh grapefruit and apple juices. Served from a punch bowl.

Chotto Matte

Moshi Moshi #4: The Botanist Gin and Sake, produced using deep sea pacific spring water, married together with St Germain elderflower liqueur and lemon juice.

East London Liquor Company

Darjeeling Sour: A delicate blend of tannins and floral compounds using our Batch No. 1 Premium Gin.


Bols Genever: Paint Tin Bols Genever, sweet Cassis liqueur and fresh lime juice - shaken and topped with ginger ale.

Old Bengal Bar

Gin Spot Sour: The Botanist Gin, lemon juice and fresh egg white, shaken with fresh passion fruit and sugar syrup. Served short on the rocks

Peter’s & Co. Gin Palace

Caorunn Peters Blackberry Gimlet: Caorunn Gin, foraged blackberries, fresh lime and sugar.

Portobello Star

Soyer’s Nectar: Portobello Road Gin served with Soyer’s Nectar – the world’s first sparkling soft drink and the first blue drink, created by Alexis Benoit Soyer.

The Blind Pig at Social Eating House

Gin Quininey, Gin Quininey, Gin Gin Yuzu: A bottled cocktail consisting of Portobello Road Gin, Yuzu cordial, green tea, malic acid and tonic bitters.

Tom’s Kitchen

Peach Negroni: Dodd’s Gin mixed with Byrhh Grand Quina, Campari and peach schnapps.


5CC at Electricity Showroom

Colonial Nectar: A voluptuous combination of gin, sage and a hint of mint. 5cc’s take on the classic Bees Knees. Refreshing and moreish.


St Raphael Spritzer: Bombay Sapphire Gin, St Germain elderflower liqueur and Lillet Blanc shaken with fresh strawberries, cucumber and mint and topped with tonic.

Bump Caves

Secret Agent No. 1: Nectarine Gin, mustard distillate and micro greens stirred together - all ingredients are distilled in house.

Dirty Martini

Lady in Red: Beefeater Gin, blood orange liqueur, lemon juice and homemade strawberry syrup shaken with fresh egg white. Garnished with dehydrated strawberry slices and sprinkle of cracked black pepper.


The Dhoble: A refreshing breakfast cocktail, named for the notorious party-pooping Assistant Commissioner of Police of Bombay, Vasant Dhoble. Fresh orange juice, spiced gin, maraschino liqueur and a squeeze of lemon, served over cubed ice.

Hix Oyster and Chop House, Hix Restaurant, Champagne and Caviar Bar

Tanqueray Autumnal Orchard: Tanqueray No. TEN Gin, pressed apple juice, Martini Rosso an elderflower cordial. Served long over ice.

Hunter 486 at the Arch London

Glamorous Monroe: A cocktail pairing grapefruit and gin soaked grapes with a whisk of lime and orange bitters.

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

Eastside Punch: Gin infused with lemongrass batavia arrack, Lagavulin, clarified milk, yuzu, chai, ginger and coconut water.

Jamie Oliver’s Secret Basement Bar

Covent Garden: A truly English mix of Gin, elderflower liqueur, apple and lemon juices.


Noilly Prat: A classic dry martini served with an olive or a twist of lemon

Le Salon Bar & Terrace Joel Robuchon

Van Gogh Havana: Absinthe, gin and bubbles mixed with almond liqueur, fresh lime juice & mint.

Lola’s Underground Casino

Aphrodisiac: Bombay Sapphire Gin mixed with fresh lemon juice, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc and a dash of absinthe and garnished with a maraschino cherry.

London Cocktail Club, Goodge Street

Love Potion No 9: Bombay Sapphire Gin and dessert wine mixed together with fresh lemon juice and topped with pineapple syrup.

Mark’s Bar @ Hix, Bankside, Hixter City, Tramshed

Tanqueray Autumnal Orchard: Tanqueray No. TEN Gin, pressed apple juice, Martini Rosso an elderflower cordial. Served long over ice. 

Match Bar

Match Strawberry Lust: London Dry Gin, ginseng liqueur and vanilla syrup shaken with lime juice and strawberry puree.


A Hatful of Pain: Bombay Sapphire Gin, lemon and passionfruit juices, orange bitters and cucumber soda

Merchant House London

The Burleighs St. Clements: A twist on the iconic London classic - the sweet orange flavours in the gin are freshened and lengthened with bitter lemon.

Ninetyeight Bar and Lounge

98 Boozy Bunny Martini: Bombay Sapphire Gin, Cointreau infused with fresh lemon, fresh carrot juice and sugar syrup.


Jasmine & Hedegrow Punch: Beefeater Gin, Creme de Mure, Velvet Falernum, lemon juice, mixed berries and Rare Tea Company jasmine tea.

Oskar’s Bar at Dabbous

Spinal Tap: Beefeater Gin, pine liqueur, fresh cucumber, lime and aloe vera.

Paternoster Chop House

Ginger Haze: Spiced Gin, Grand Marnier, Home made ginger syup, apple juice and a hint of lime.

Public House

The Violet: Gin, lemon, Maraschino liqueur, shaken with a little violet liqueur, and a splash of absinthe.

Reform Social & Grill

Summer Fling: A new twist on a Negroni: Gin, Aperol and St Germain elderflower liqueur.

Rivington Grill Shoreditch

The Duck & Pony: Negroni Barrel aged Beefeater Gin stirred down with aperitif liqueur vermouth and Campari.

Shaker & Company

Drinking Miss Daisy: London Dry Gin, Crème de Violette, lemon juice and vanilla syrup shaken with fresh grapes and served in a coupette.

Smith’s, Spitalfields

Spitalfields Garden: Beefeater Gin, fresh cucumber, lime Juice, apple juice and elderflower cordial.

The Churchill Bar & Terrace

Bramble: Bombay Sapphire Gin, lemon juice and a combination of freshly picked wild berries served over crushed ice. Crème de Mure is slowly drizzled over the ice to create this classic London drink.

The Exhibit

Under My Tongue: Beefeater Gin, Chambord and lime juice cocktail topped with Red Bull Red.

The Fable, The Happenstance

Tales of the Unexpected: Craft beer, Tanqueray Gin, a splash of sauvignon blanc and a dash of elderflower.

The Palm Court

Ellie Rose: The Ellie Rose cocktail (named after the bar manager’s daughter) is a delicate blend of London Dry Gin, elderflower liqueur, rose water and lemon juice.

The Royal Exchange Grand Cafe

Garden in Bloom: Gin infused fresh rhubarb, shaken along with Boudier Rhubarb liqueur and fresh lemon juice.

The Sign of the Don

The Voyager: Gin, Lillet Blanc and white port served short with a fresh lemon twist.

The United Radical Club

Hackney Collins: Gin, home made raspberry and fennel shrub with lemon juice and soda.

Upstairs at the Cat and Mutton

Mutton Bramble Refreshing classic featuring two of East London's favourite ingredients: lemons and gin.

Village East

Village Fountain: A carbonated cocktail on tap - Tanqueray Gin, pineapple syrup and fresh basil.


A Death in Florence: London Dry Gin, elderflower liqueur, fresh chilli and lime juice.

Wright Brothers Spitafields

The Lush Lobster: Tanqueray Gin, Thai red basil syrup, passionfruit and mint leaves and fresh lemon juice – served over crushed ice.

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