With Summer just around the corner we don’t need to give you a reason to drink cocktails this month, but with World Cocktail Day taking place on Saturday 13th May, here are our top 5 picks of weird and wonderful beverages…
 
Electric Lemonade – The General Store, The Garage, Islington £8
Served in a light bulb and bright blue in colour, the Electric Lemonade served in all-new day cafe and bar The General Store is made up of: Grapefruit Gin; Sherbet Syrup; Soda; Lemon Juice. 

 

Kale Mezcalerita – El Bandito, Shoreditch £9.5 
This eye-catching bright green cocktail is a zesty combination of Illegal Mezcal, kale juice, ginger, agave and lime juice, providing a refreshing and flavoursome tipple.
 
Last Mango in Paris – Rays Bar, Dalston £10 
Ray’s Bar’s new menu is extremely diverse and full of imaginative cocktails inspired by the bar’s neon haziness. The Last Mango In Paris is made up of Havan Rums, Plantation Overproof, Blue Curacao, Lime, Mango Lassi, Orgeat, a delicious and fruity combination perfect for warmer days 
 

The Jack Rose – Cocktail Trading Company, Brick Lane £9.50

The guys behind CTC Brick Lane are renowned for their wonderfully imaginative cocktails which are presented in a range of incredible drinking vessels. The Jack Rose from their new menu which launches this month, is made using Jack Daniels, Jagermeister Banoffee, Ginger-redbush Gelato, all mixed together and strained…into an apple.  
 

Oast House Fizz – American Bar £18.00


The Kent landscape is dominated by round buildings now frequently converted into modern day abodes. These are former oast houses which were used to dry hops. Hop growth became particularly important in the 19th Century as brewers added hops to ale to help preserve the beer so that it would travel. Bombay Sapphire gin, Cocchi Rosa aperitif wine, hop and herb tincture, pineapple syrup, lemon juice, soda water and egg white.

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