Whisky, the wonderful winter warmer, the ‘soul o’ plays and pranks!”. With Robert Burns on the brain, we searched high and low to find the best Scotch based cocktails in London Bridge.
1. Under The Sea
Ketel One, Talisker, seaweed, Domaine de Canton, Champagne, lemon zest, golden pearls.
Where to find it: G?NG at Shangri-La, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU
Inspired by the waves, this fantastically flavoursome creation is a blend of zest and fizz, topped with a sprinkling of golden pearls. Venture up to level 52 of the Shangri-La Hotel in The Shard for contemporary-Asian inspired aesthetics in a sky-high setting.
Laphroaig 10 and Highland Park 12 whiskies, Martini Riserva Ambrato vermouth, with sea salt & Irish moss
Where to find it? The Hide Bar, 39-45 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3XF
In Norse mythology, Aegir was known for hosting the best parties for the gods – this potent blend of highland delights will have you dancing the night away in no time. You’ll find the mixology masters of The Hide Bar tucked away on Bermondsey Street, along with with their 30 strong scottish whisky selection.
3. Private & Confidential
Bruichladdich whisky, oblix sweet vermouth, smoked cassis, campari
Where to find it: Oblix at The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU
Sweet, smoky, dark and delicious, all topped with a sparkling wheat garnish. Head to Oblix on the 32nd floor of The Shard for panoramic views and laid back sophistication.
Private & Confidential image @ lynsiechoux
4. Got Moustache?
Dalmore whisky, creme de cacao, amaretto foam, eggwhite and sugar syrup
Where to find it: TwoRuba Bar at The Hilton, 5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London SE1 2BY
As the name suggests: frothy and thick, with an oaky kick. TwoRuba Bar at The Hilton serves expertly crafted cocktails in glamorous surroundings.
5. Better Scotch
Balvenie whisky, butter
Where to find it:Tanner & Co, 50 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UD
Tanner & Co describe this rich infusion as ‘butter infused scotch whisky & a little cow’: simply butter melted with Balvenie Whisky and left to set, filtered, chilled, and poured.
Better Scotch image @carteblanche.website