All posts tagged: cocktails

Cocktail diary: Vista at The Trafalgar

WHAT’S THE DEAL?: The largest capacity rooftop bar in Central London with a magnificent view over Trafalgar Square. The space is comfortably and smartly decked-out with colourful flashes of red and pink amongst the monochrome furnishings WHAT’S GOOD?: From the new savoury cocktail menu, many of which are herb-infused, go for a summery Bliss Garden (herb-flavoured vodka, lemon juice, sugar syrup, lemon thyme and bitters) or to wake up the palate, a sweet and spicy Hot Cherry Lips (cognac, chilli, plum and cherry liqueur, cinnamon syrup and lemon citrus) THE OCCASION: The long post-work wind-down. Stay until after sunset for a rare night view over London QUIRKS AND PERKS: Great summer grazing food to complement the drinks, think cocktail-infused creations such as margarita halloumi, daiquiri-seared tuna and mojito chicken Vista at The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, SW1A 2TS. www.thetrafalgar.com

Cocktail diary: Après London

WHAT’S THE DEAL?: A buzzy and sociable bar with a hint of après-ski comfort, conveniently located for shopaholics and revelling local media and creative types WHAT’S GOOD?: Try at least one of the refreshing watermelon options – the Watermelon Martini or the Pink Panther, which comes laced with white chocolate liqueur and chocolate shavings THE OCCASION: Great for lively post-work celebrations. Bring a group to make the most of the atmosphere QUIRKS AND PERKS: Failsafe and very more-ish finger food including burger sliders, mini duck pancakes and margarita pizza. Also, if you drop in on a Monday, there’s a ‘make-your-own Bellini’ kit which comes with a bottle of Prosecco and fruit purees to play with Après London, 31 Duke Street, W1U 1LG. www.apres-london.com