📍 @cafe_colette, Brooklyn See that stool? It's got your name on it 👀 If you're kicking it in Brooklyn, these guys have you covered from the first coffee of the day through to your cosy dinner date ☕️ →🍸 The food is rustic, the cocktails creative & rooted in the classics, & the service is so good you'll wanna move to Williamsburg's just to make them your neighbours. Save us a seat ✌🏼
📍 @presentcompany.bar, Liverpool . This blue-fronted cocktail bar from dream duo @jakeobrienmurphy & @picturesbythompson was given a MEGA 10 Goldblums out of a possible 10 Goldblums by none other than 🌟 @JeffGoldblum 🌟 Not sure we really need to say more, tbh. Other than you need to yo ass to Liverpool to see 'em make serving up world-class cocktails alongside epic hospitality seem effortless 👌🏼
📍 The Clumsies, Athens via St James Bar at The Sofitel . Time to get your Greek on 🇬🇷 Next week, the world's No.6 bar @the_clumsies is bringing a taste of Grecian life to the @stjamesbarlondon for a 2-night takeover, & they'll have 5 special cocktails with 'em, including this Synthesis made with London Dry Gin, White Beetroot Vermouth & Cocoa. Opa! Hit 'em up on 3rd & 4th from 5pm to try for yourself.
📍 Mare Street Market, Hackney . If there's any spot in London that'll encourage you to look up from your phone☝🏼👀 It's this place. The ceiling of @marestreetmarket is littered with dozens of insanely gorge chandeliers from @purewhitelines that you can sit under with your crew while you get involved with their killer weekend brunch, bad-ass Sunday roasts & deliciously chilled cocktails ✨💡 . 📸 @gulshanlondon
This weekend, we're battening down the hatches & matching our cocktails to the weather ⛈ We'll be making up few Dark 'n' Stormies with this recipe blown in from @twrbar in Arizona 🌬 - 50ml @GoslingsRum Black Seal Rum 100ml Ginger Beer (we like Goslings here, too) 25ml fresh lime juice (+ wedge to serve) - Pour ginger beer & lime into an ice filled tall glass. Top gently with rum & garnish with lime. Give it a stir, picture yourself on a Bermudian beach & you're golden 🌴☀️
📍 @corazon_uk, Fitzrovia ⌁ Tucked just behind Oxford Street, this laidback & lively taqueria with vintage Mexican & Cali vibes brings a daily fiesta fit for Margarita herself 💃🏻🌮 And 'til Sunday they're offering an epic menu created with plenty of Mexican inspo, & all 3 courses are matched with @cointreau Margaritas Y Cocteles to wash it all down. BOOM! 🇲🇽🥑 ⌁ Rosé Champagne Margarita with Cointreau, Blanco Tequila, Campari, Fresh Lime Juice & Rose Champagne Syrup 🌹🍾
📍@maderalondon, Treehouse Hotel, Fitzrovia . 🔥Want killer views & sh*t hot @tequilaocho margaritas on the side of your house-made blue-corn tortillas? That's rhetorical. Of course you do 🌮 This restaurant & bar is high-end in all senses of the word. Nab a seat by the windows for Margarita Day on Saturday, check out the views & pick a cocktail or 2 from the marg list that’ll make any tequila fan seriously happy indeed 🍋🍸 . Want the full bar review? Ya gotta tap that link in our bio, baby!
💥 HOT MENU ALERT 💥 Wanna be spellbound? The captivating cocktails from @thesaboylondon's Beaufort Bar are inspired by everyone from Merlin to Houdini ✨🎩 ⌁ This galvanising Bright Spark cocktail has been made with Nikolas Tesla in mind 💡🔌 @bombaysapphireuk Star of Bombay is mixed with @italicusrdbr, lemon verbena & sherry cordial. Then there's a little Champagne to give it the spark it needs to be fully charged ⚡️🍾 . The full BarChick review is in the link in our bio. Hit it.
📍 @SalmonGuru, Madrid . With 3 rooms each with its own vibe & decor, you could come back here every night of the week & never run outta conversational cues 💥⚡️ Our fave is The Lounge which riffs on comics & a sh*t loada neon to light up your drinks. While the main room is all about quasi-tropical vibes in the 50s (think funky lampshades & palm printed stools) 🌴 Retro-tiki fabulous. Then there's the backroom with hints of Chinese decadence with Hollywood-style ✨🧧 Somehow it works & we dig it!
💥 HOT NEW BAR ALERT 💥@tavla.london, Shoreditch - OPEN MARCH 1ST . We wouldn’t usually defend playing games on a date... unless that game is Tavla 🇹🇷 It’s Turkish for backgammon, & there’s a board on every table in this new Shoreditch bar. . It's attached to Eastern Med restaurant @barboun.london & you’ll find epic Levantine flavours creeping into the cocktails. We’ll be trying this smooth & silky Antep Chai; @cirocvodka, green matcha, pistachio syrup, lime, kefir milk & Green Chartreuse.
📍 Fatt Pundit, Soho . You go to @FattPundit for the food, but you gotta give the cocktails a spin. The menu is small, so you can work the whole way through it, a la BarChick 🇮🇳💁🏼♀️ Each one harks back to the restaurant's Indian roots, & can be served hard or soft; 🌶🥃the Guava Chilli Sour spiked with tequila spanks the tongue with a hit of spice, but if the masochist within you wants to party, give the chilli powdered rim of the glass a lick & get that fire buuurnin' 🔥🧯
Just when you thought Christmas couldn’t get any more luxurious, along came MONIN. WHAT YOU’LL NEED MONIN Salted Caramel Syrup 20ml Cognac 40ml Cream 20ml Whole egg MIX IT UP Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and double strain in the most beautifully badass glasses you have. We like cut-glass coupes.
In a fancy highball glass (well it is Christmas after all) build: 50ml J&B Rare 125ml Apple & Cinnamon Sparkling Water (made by sticking apple slices and cinnamon sticks in a jug of sparkling water and leaving to infuse for 30 minutes) 4 dashes of Rhubarb Bitters 5ml sugar syrup Garnish with a cherry and a stick of cinnamon
Full of wintry flavours Johnnie Walker A White Christmas is bang on for those cosy nights in. Best of all it serves all 6 of your mates in one go so you won’t spend most of your night in the kitchen regretting that you offered to make the drinks. Serves 6 & 1.9 units of alcohol per serving. MIX IT UP 200ml Johnnie Walker Black 900ml Guinness 1 cup whole milk 1 cup condensed milk 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1/2tsp pure vanilla extract Blend and serve in your best mugs
Aperitivo is all about ‘opening the stomach’ (literally translated) and boy, we’ll need some of that this Christmas season. Fiero Aperitivo • Martini Fiero 50 ml • Martini Bitter 5 ml • Simple Syrup 5 ml • Orange Juice 20 ml • San Pellegrino Aranciata rossa 50 ml • Martini Prosecco 50 ml For more epic Christmas recipes, visit barchick.com