London Cocktail Week is back for 2015 with 7 days of events, offers and masterclasses. The event showcases some of the best cocktail bars across the city, and those with a wristband for the city wide event can gain access to events for free or a discounted price. Whether you want to learn the history behind your favourite cocktail, attend an exclusive party or simply sample some of the finest drinks the city has to offer, we’ve selected an option for every day throughout the week to fill your diaries with.

Beginning on Monday 5th October, London Cocktail Week is the perfect way to welcome in the Autumn, with some creative and almost scientific concoctions dreamed up by the masters of mixology. Whatever your tipple of choice is, there is something going on to cater for all tastes. We’ve selected an event for each day of the week long event – Select your favourite, or attend them all… If you dare. Hangover cures at the ready…

Monday 5th October – Buffalo Bourbon Empire

Kick start the week with at the Buffalo Bourbon Empire. This pop-up aims to immerse attendees in all things Buffalo Trace. Learn how to make your favourite cocktails, or simply sit back and enjoy some sublime drinks whilst watching comedy due, ‘The Thinking Drinkers’.

Tuesday 6th October – East. vs. West : Battle Of The Gins

Gin has certainly seen a revival over the last couple of years, fast becoming many Londoners drink of choice – Who can resist a crisp G&T on a hot Summer day? Head over to Brixton for an East vs. West battle between the New York Distilling Company and St Georges Spirits, whilst host venue, Shrub & Shutter provide supper in the form of a specially created pairing menu.

Wednesday 7th October – The Art Of The Old Fashioned

Channel your inner Don Draper and head over to Old Street for the ultimate Hump Day treat. Woodford Reserve is hosting a masterclass taking wannabe Ad-Men on a journey through the history of the classic cocktail and guests get to take home their very own bottled cocktail. Book your place now!

Thursday 8th October – On Board With The Chambord

Chambord Liquor often gets over looked, but not tonight. Taking over Sovereign Loss, Brixton, for one night only, brand ambassador Frank McGivern will be behind the bar making prohibition inspired cocktails whilst live music will keep you dancing into the night. Thirsty Thursday anyone…?

Friday 9th October – Cocktails At Tiffany’s

Grab your girlfriends and head over to Tooting for a showing of Breakfast At Tiffany’s whilst sipping on some specially curated cocktails and culinary treats at the Cocktail Senses Cinema Club.

Saturday 10th October – Bloody Mary Masterclass

If you can handle the early start, head over to The Victoria in Mile End for the perfect hangover cure – Bloody Mary’s. Set yourself up for the day with a Bloody Mary Masterclass and brunch nibbles. This event is open to those without wristbands too, so could be the one to attend if you don’t want to commit to a full week of cocktail fueled excess.

Sunday 11th October – Pisco Cocktail Masterclass

Finish off the week with an afternoon discovering the magic of pisco sours at stunning Peruvian Old Street restaurant, Ceviche. Learn how to make classic sours, martinis and coolers with Peru’s national spirit, as well as creating your own bespoke drink and sampling the restaurants delectable food menu.

MAIN 3Of course, going out for cocktails is the perfect excuse to get dressed up. Ash Footwear‘s AW15 Collection has a stunning collection of cocktail ready styles, to take you from bar to bar. Now that the Summer is slipping away, a great option for after hours is a sleek leather knee high boot. Look to the Gaga Boots for a classic shape, or for a more fashion forward design, we love the Dashing Boots, with their pointed toes. For more of a subtle look, pick up the Donna Heels in printed black leather, or embrace this season’s metallic trend from the bottom up in the Exir kitten heels.

Read more about London Cocktail Week 2015 and find out about other events here and browse the full Ash Footwear collection here.


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