From earthy greens to vivid pinks and out-of-this-world blues, our roundup of pretty cocktails will add an extra element of cool to your next night out
Words Sabrina Nunez
WELCOME TO THE MONKEY CLUB
If urban art and gin are your thing, then Soho’s Graphic Bar is for you. Welcome to the Monkey Club is made with Monkey 47 Gin, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, lemon and lime, rosemary syrup, raspberries and blackberries. The final result is pretty in pink and has a great aerial view thanks to the foam design.
FIG PISCO SOUR
The Fig Pisco Sour is understated elegance in a glass. With a lovely golden body and perfectly perched foam head, this drink is available from Blue’s Kitchen in Camden, Shoreditch or Brixton. This one’s made by combining Pisco ABA and creme de figue shaken hard with lemon juice and egg white.
CHELSEA FLOWER SPRITZ
Taking inspiration from nature, the Botanist in Sloane Square brings the beauty of a garden to your drink and the results are some seriously pretty cocktails. The Chelsea Flower Spritz is made up of Bloom Gin, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Belsazar White Vermouth, Kamm & Sons, lemon juice, dill and soda.
Simple and sophisticated, this classic looks great against the zany backdrops at Sketch. It brings together gin, lemon juice, sugar and is topped with champagne.
THE JADE GREEN
The Sanderson Hotel’s Long Bar combines Bacardi, tomatoes and matcha tea for a green juice you’ll actually want to drink.
The Ivy in Covent Garden takes inspiration from the Swingin’ Sixties in London, where the end of post-war rationing made way for tropical imports. Havana Club Especial infused with toasted coconut, banana, lime, pineapple and Coco Lopez come together in this tall taste of summer.
If you’re keen to hop on the holographic trend without massive commitment, Simmons Bar in Liverpool can sort you out. A simple combo of gin, lemon juice, elderflower and soda water create this otherworldly concoction.
It’s hard to pick just one pretty cocktail from Bird of Smithfield with their colourful options, but this one has Millennial Pink written all over it. Pink Clouds throws together Cointreau, dark chocolate liqueur, sour cherry, cream, mole bitters and tops it off with toasted marshmallows.