11 of the best bars serving creative gin cocktails at London Cocktail Week

Not that you needed an excuse to celebrate the resurgence of cocktail culture, but London Cocktail Week (LCW) is back this week! With over 250 bars participating and plenty of events, you’d probably need 10 weeks to be able to experience anything. But alas, there is just one. We’ve gone through and selected a few of the bars on the list that are serving creative gin cocktails. Be sure to get your LCW wristband to enjoy cheap cocktails all week long! 

To stat, we’re very happy to see two of London’s craft distillers on the LCW list, including the distillery that makes our December 2014 Gin of the Month, East London Liquor Company.

East London Liquor Company

ELLC's distillery bar

ELLC's distillery bar

Some of the bars on the LCW list have made bespoke gin cocktails just for the week:

Quarter Bar and Lounge at the London Bridge Hotel - Bramble Egg Cocktail

Bramble Egg Cocktail - Tanqueray gin, creme de mure, lemon jelly and blackberry paper - and dim sums pairing menu

Bramble Egg Cocktail - Tanqueray gin, creme de mure, lemon jelly and blackberry paper - and dim sums pairing menu

Made with Gin Mare from Spain and paired with 3 oysters - £10.

Made with Gin Mare from Spain and paired with 3 oysters - £10.

Orrery Restaurant - Celery Martini

Matched with olives and nuts for £7.50.

Matched with olives and nuts for £7.50.

Joe Allen - House Martinis

Joe Allen serves standards such as Gordon’s and Tanqueray as well as Hendrick’s, Sipsmith, No. 209, Sacred, and Tanqueray No. 10.

Joe Allen serves standards such as Gordon’s and Tanqueray as well as Hendrick’s, Sipsmith, No. 209, Sacred, and Tanqueray No. 10.

Old Bengal Bar - Help ma Boab

Botanist Gin, Violette Liqueur, Banana puree, Coconut Cream, Lavander Bitters - £8.50

Botanist Gin, Violette Liqueur, Banana puree, Coconut Cream, Lavander Bitters - £8.50

China Tang at the Dorchester - Dictador Gin cocktails

For £20 enjoy the three courses set lunch menu with one cocktail from their special selection by Dictador Gin and Rum from Colombia.

For £20 enjoy the three courses set lunch menu with one cocktail from their special selection by Dictador Gin and Rum from Colombia.

Even more of the 250 bars and restaurants participating in LCW have innovative Signature Gin Serves that you’ll enjoy so much it will make it difficult to go bar hopping for different cocktails.

Duck and Waffle - Chocolate and Blue Cheese Martini

With Bombay Sapphire, dry cacao and blue cheese distillate with olive oil

With Bombay Sapphire, dry cacao and blue cheese distillate with olive oil

Mark’s Bar - Autumnal Orchard

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

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

The Blind Pig at the 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.

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

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