London is pitching itself as the world’s cocktail capital, and 25 of its leading bars popped up at One Marylebone for a three-day celebration of cocktails, from five-star hotels to secret speakeasies.
World leading bartenders flaired for the guests, allowing them to discover the capital’s passion for innovation and new experiences.
Guests at the 2018 event also have the opportunity to enjoy drinks the finest bars in Europe courtesy of the CITC International Bar. Meanwhile, The Atrium Bar from Florence, House Bar from Amsterdam and Café Moderne from Paris flew in especially to shake up the finest drinks from the continent.
TG Productions, light & sound
Adams Catering, hire furniture
Escapade, bar hire
One Events, the venue
The event’s ‘Be The Bartender’ sessions allowed guests to choose their golden cocktail era, sign up and enjoy the interactive experience, compliments of cocktail educationalists TT Liquor.
Entry cost £20 and included your first cocktail available from any bar and a complimentary cocktail booklet. All subsequent cocktails were £7.50.
As well as the London leg, which took place in October, with another occurring in the summer, Cocktails in the City has carved a brand for itself in Leeds, Manchester, Los Angeles, Liverpool and Edinburgh.
Quote from organiser: “The aim of Cocktails in the City is to give our guests a taste of the cities finest bars under one roof. Hosting the event at One Marylebone was the perfect backdrop for such an experience and the different ways that each bar approached their set up made for a really interesting and diverse guest experience. We shook up over 11,000 cocktails over three nights and it’s fair to say a great time was had by all!”