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01-31 October 2021

SEPTEMBER 2021: BACARDI CELEBRATES CAPITAL’S TALENTED BAR INDUSTRY WITH UNMISSABLE LINE-UP OF EXPERIENCES

Bacardi, the world’s largest privately-held spirits company, is showcasing the talent and craftmanship of London’s best bartenders, as it unveils an unmissable line-up of experiences that celebrate their vital contribution to life in the UK capital.

Taking place throughout the month of October, the biggest city-wide celebration of cocktails in the world will see Bacardi partner with some of London’s top bars to serve up food and drink experiences from its world-class portfolio of premium spirits, including PATRÓN® tequila, GREY GOOSE® vodka, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin and BACARDÍ® rum.

From a takeover of the South Bank’s Lyaness by Barcelona’s world-renowned Two Schmucks, to an exclusive event at the Mondrian Shoreditch (BiBo restaurant) to unveil the latest innovation, Bacardi has announced five exciting London Cocktail Week experiences.  

Leila Stansfield, On-Trade Director, UK & Ireland, Bacardi, comments: “It’s felt like a long time coming, but it’s finally here! We couldn’t be more excited to be working with our partner bars to create unforgettable experiences that bring people back to the city’s incredible cocktail scene. Our London Cocktail Week events are all about rediscovering the joy of getting together with loved-ones to sip a perfectly crafted PATRÓN Paloma or GREY GOOSE Espresso Martini in a beautiful bar – there’s nothing quite like it.” 

Bacardi is also kicking off Jigger Beaker Glass, its annual tour of live workshops and seminars for the bar industry, at London Cocktail Week. Led by a dedicated team of Bacardi Ambassadors, the numerous events – covering a range of topics including ‘Molecular Matchmaking’, ‘NoLo without FOMO’, and ‘The Devil’s in the Detail’ – will be hosted alongside Jigger Beaker Glass partners, further supporting the bar industry by welcoming consumers to join the experience too.

 

London Cocktail Week events from Bacardi include:

 

THE FIVE STAR DIVE BAR – Two Schmucks takes over Lyaness for two nights only.

ABOUT: For two evenings, critically-acclaimed cocktail bar Two Schmucks, in collaboration with DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, will be taking over London’s opulent South Bank bar, Lyaness, for an immersive ‘Five Star Dive Bar’ experience. Having originated as a pop-up in 2017, before finding its roots in Barcelona’s multicultural neighbourhood of El Raval in 2019, Two Schmucks quickly placed on the World’s 50 Best Bars list in 2020. Transporting guests for two nights only, Two Schmucks will bring its style, music and ‘flavour is king’ ethos to Lyaness in London. Be sure to not miss this!

WHERE: Lyaness, 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD

WHEN: 5pm – 12am, 7 – 8 October 

PRICE: Free entry

 

TACO TUESDAYS with PATRÓN® tequila

ABOUT: Taco Tuesdays are back! Take a trip to one of East London's finest bars every Tuesday this October, to enjoy tacos and margaritas with PATRÓN and Dos Mas. You’re invited to relax with complimentary tacos when you buy a PATRÓN cocktail at Satan’s Whiskers, where you’ll be met by the amazing team, great cocktails, and their infamous music playlist. Please call 020 7739 8362 to make a reservation and guarantee a table.

WHERE: Satan's Whiskers, 343 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9RA

WHEN: 5pm – 12am, 5 October

PRICE: Free

 

CREATIVITY WORKSHOPS with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin

ABOUT: Immerse yourself in all things creative this October with The Hoxton and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, who will be hosting creative workshops every Monday and Wednesday throughout the month. Monday's sessions will focus on photography and creating the perfect social media posts while Wednesdays will embrace nature, with The Botanical Boys hosting terrarium making classes. Each week different gins from the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE family will be featured, including BOMBAY BRAMBLE, BOMBAY SUNSET and the classic BOMBAY SAPPHIRE. Ticket price includes two cocktails, the workshop and flatbread snacks.

WHERE: The Hoxton Southwark, 40 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NY

WHEN: Every Monday and Wednesday throughout October

PRICE: £25

 

ARTESIAN X TAKEOVER with BACARDÍ rum

ABOUT: The Langham will welcome back one of its former bartenders, and the 2017 BACARDÍ Legacy winner for a highly anticipated bar takeover. Before opening his own bar in Bruges, Ran Van Ongevalle was plying his trade serving up delicious cocktails from The Langham’s award-winning Artesian bar. For one night only Ran is back, bringing his team from Bruges to roll back the years to mix, stir and shake up an array of BACARDĺ cocktails.

WHERE: Artesian @ The Langham, 1C Portland Pl, London W1B 1JA

WHEN: 17 October 

PRICE: FREE

 

OYSTER CLUB with GREY GOOSE vodka

ABOUT: Treat yourself to a GREY GOOSE martini cocktail this London Cocktail Week and enjoy complimentary Oysters. GREY GOOSE and Wright Brothers have joined forces to create this exceptional food and drink offering every Thursday throughout October, across three Wright Brothers venues: Borough Market, South Kensington and Battersea. Whether you like your martini wet, dry or dirty be sure to make the most of this classic food and cocktail pairing. This offer will be subject to availability and whilst walk ins are welcome, please ensure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

WHERE: Wright Brothers Borough Market (11 Stoney St, London SE1 9AD), Wright Brothers South Kensington (56 Old Brompton Rd, London SW7 3DY), Wright Brothers Battersea (26 Circus West Village Battersea Power Station, London SW11 8EZ)

WHEN: Thursdays throughout October

PRICE: FREE