Our sell out July 2023 Summer Series had an amazing array of bars, brands and more serving up the public with their twists on classics, and complete new recipes.
Over 11,000 cocktails were shaken, stirred and sipped, tasting sessions were enjoyed and you voted for your favourite cocktails and bar teams, read on for the winners.
BEST OVERALL EXPERIENCE - CAFE PACIFICO
Returning favourites, Cafe Pacifico rocked out a record-breaking number of cocktails in July but still delivered a great guest experience with a friendly and inviting bar team, and amazing tequila drinks.
We enjoyed the Watermelon Margarita Pomelone with Tapatio Tequila and the Espresso Martini with Vivir Café Coffee Liqueur.
Espresso Martini with Vivir Café Coffee Liqueur.
Watermelon Margarita Pomelone with Tapatio Tequila.
BEST COCKTAIL - CHOTTO MATTE
Chotto Matte picked up a double here winning the best cocktail as voted for by our visitors AND our selection of expert judges.
The beautifully presented Japanese/Peruvian restaurant and bar located on Frith Street Soho showcased an unlikely pairing of Dark Silkie Irish Whiskey with a banana olea saccharum and banana water topped with London Essence Soda.
It doesn’t sound like an obvious crowd pleaser but the flavours worked perfectly together and they are back in August so check them out.
Kudamono cocktail with Silkie whiskey.
BEST STAND - BOURNE & HOLLINGSWORTH
Featuring an upturned ice bath as the bar, oyster and cocktail pairings, a beautifully hand-crafted design and well-set tables it’s easy to see why this won the guest’s vote.
In partnership with Lanique Rose Spirit the cocktails on offer included the Rose A Day Sgroppino with Lanique, sorbet, lemon and a blend of aperitifs.
Make sure you reserve your spot at the August Edition.
Shore Thing cocktail with Lanique.
BEST BAR TEAM - LUCY WONG & OPIUM
A double-bar takeover featuring the award-winning Opium Chinatown and London’s hottest new Asian Bar Lucy Wong.
Serving up Fenjiu Baijiu cocktails, Fenjiu is the oldest style of Baijiu from China with over 6,000 years of history, Fenjiu is aged between 5 and 30 years before bottling.
Always rocking the silent disco the bar and brand team were always keen to engage and educate, share a smile and serve up a cocktail or two.
Not back in August but there is a rumour other bars from the group might be popping up in September, stay tuned.
Kowloon Crush with Fenjiu Classic.
Silky Rose with Silk Road Rose Fenjiu.