5 Mouthwatering Cocktails Every Londoner Must Try

Mar 26th 2014 | lifestyle

There’s a cocktail bar for every mood in London but with so much choice deciding where to go can be confusing. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to impress a date, experiment with gastro-mixology or to drink in the views, take your pick from our selection of London's best cocktail-sipping experiences below.

1. Meatequita (Shaka Zulu, Camden)
Enjoy Tequila infused with chorizo, vegetable juice, balsamic vinegar, smoked sea salt pepper and port; garnished with biltong strips and grilled chorizo. An utterly bonkers creation that is absolutely delicious! Sintillate hosts Shaka Zulu every Saturday night so be sure to try one when you next join us!

2. Penicillin (Milk and Honey, Soho)
The London outpost of this New York institution never disappoints. This unique cocktail is alarmingly smooth - mixing whiskey, honey and sweet lemon. The Penicillin is the new cosmopolitan on the cocktail scene!

3. Mr. Hyde (Purl, Marylebone)
A cutting-edge cocktail bar in Marylebone, Purl instantly transports you back to the Victorian era. We recommend ordering a Mr. Hyde! Dry ice, cola syrup, chocolate bitters and other secret ingredients make this one magical (and potent) option.

4. Bacon, Egg & Fries (The London Cocktail Club)
A cocktail made with bacon, egg and fries at first may sound all kinds of wrong but this creation from The London Cocktail Club is simply delicious. A cocktail showcasing the ‘Best of British’ can do no wrong in our eyes!

5. The Hix Fix (Mark’s Bar, Soho)
The retro-chic stylings at this basement bar below the Hix restaurant are as sexy as the cocktails and the Hix Fix is a favourite for the Sintillate team. Apple eau de vie (brandy) and a boozy morello cherry come topped with English sparkling wine! A simple yet perfect British offering!

It’s really lovely to have assurance from the company arranging the night that we will be looked after, even after we have paid the money - Charlotte