London Cocktail Week trade highlights, and free digital pass downloads
London Cocktail Week, now in its ninth year, begins next week. As a member of the UK trade (bartender, barback, front of house, back office) you can download a free digital pass to your phone, which gives you unlimited access to the Cocktail Village, £6 drinks at over 300 participating bars, and entry to various learning and pop-up events.
To get your free digital trade pass, register on the Drinkup.London website by clicking here.
The folks at Drinkup.London, who organise London Cocktail Week, have sent us the following list of daily trade highlights. Click the links to view full details for each event. There is a link to the full LCW 2018 programme of events at the bottom of this story.
B&H Yoga Brunch: A healthy start to London Cocktail Week with a yoga session lead by Camille Vidal followed by a delicious brunch in Bourne & Hollingsworth’s stunning greenhouse.
Erik Lorincz at The Light House: Erik Lorincz, former head bartender at The Savoy’s American Bar takes over The London Essence’s central-London pop up bar The Light House offering his own interpretation of light to craft low-calorie cocktails
The Tennessee Sessions: A day of inspirational and education seminars presented by an all-star cast from across the industry, including London Cocktail Week Founder Hannah Sharman-Cox
Bacardi’s Takeover Tuesday: A full evening’s entertainment with bar takeovers all over town for one-night-only with Black Taxis arranged to shuttle members of the hospitality trade between venues.
Trade launch of The Cocktail Village: The Trade’s chance to get ahead of the general public and meet the DrinkUp.London team
Glass After Dark: The now infamous afterparty to The World’s 50 Best Bars awards by the team at Maverick Drinks.
Curado Launch: The re-launch of Curado, a unique twist on tequila created by Tomas Estes and the Camarena family, produced through the maceration of cooked agave fibres in blanco tequila.
Hendrick’s Gin Tini Martini Bar & Orbium Parallel Universe: Hendrick’s Gin will bring you on a journey of unusual experiences – taking you from the world of Tini Martinis into the dark and mysterious Orbium parallel universe – featuring the glorious gangs from both Employees Only and Sweet Liberty.
Grand Closing: Oriole and Grand Marnier host this year’s LCW closing party for the drinks industry with an immerse theatre experience full of eccentricity and grandeur.
Beyond these highlights, there will be talks by leading experts, takeovers by bartenders from all over the world, and parties each night of the week. You can find a full list of London Cocktail Week 2018 events here.