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Popular London Cocktails You Can Mix at Home

April 15, 2020
In many ways, you can consider London as the cocktail capital of the world. Not only because the city is filled with some of the best bars and nightclubs on the planet, but also because Londoners really know how to drink. While France and Italy have their aces on champagne and wine respectively, London is all about the cocktails. Why do you think the British capital is one of the best places to have a night out? You never know what you'll discover here. However, there are a few London classics you should try first. And you can actually make them at home if you want!

Popular London Cocktails You Can Mix at Home

 

Egg & Bacon Martini

Eggs and bacon sound more like you a great breakfast doesn't it? Pair them with some nice toast and you have yourself the comfort meal of the decade! It's the type of combo that will heal your hangover after a couple of bites! Ironically, however, eggs and bacon also work well with a martini. And this is why it's become a popular cocktail in London. Who knew that mixing egg whites, lemon juice, maple syrup, and a couple of strong bitters will make for quite a delicious brunch cocktail? Top it off with a few sizzling strips of bacon and you're good to go! 

Popular London Cocktails You Can Mix at Home

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The Breakfast Martini

Now, if you think that was a breakfast cocktail, wait till you actually taste the "Breakfast Martini!" A popular signature of the Library Bar at The Lanesborough Hotel, this morning cocktail has garnered quite a few fans over the years. It's all a mixture of lemon juice, orange marmalade, and gin to really get you going early in the morning. The interplay of fruity flavours helps soften you palette up for the gin kick that's coming after! Whether you get this for your actual breakfast or not, it's a cocktail you really should try at least once. Either at home or in London! 

Popular London Cocktails You Can Mix at Home

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The Bramble

London sure loves their fruity cocktails! Another on this list that's worth mixing at home is The Bramble. A zesty concoction of lemon juice, blackberries, and crème de cassis, it gives a certain tanginess that's perfect for a midnight soiree. Though it has enough of a kick to give you quite the buzz, it's not so strong that you'll end up flat-out drunk by the end of the night. And this is what makes it a great cocktail for a more elegant affair in the evening. Even if you're just at home, you could use this cocktail for a nice pick-me-up! 

Popular London Cocktails You Can Mix at Home

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The Collins

Lemon juice, soda water, and sugar syrup, all mixed with some nice gin. Doesn't sound all that remarkable, does it? In fact, it might even taste too sweet? Well, not really! This seemingly unremarkable concoction is none other than the famous London cocktail, "The Collins." Having debuted at the Mayfair area back in mid-19th-century, it's been a common favourite among Londoners after all these years. Many like it because it's an easy drink that's zesty and refreshing, but still has a strong buzz to it. It's not that a strong a cocktail, so if you have a low tolerance for alcohol, this is for you! 

Popular London Cocktails You Can Mix at Home

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The Wizard of Oz

"Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore!" Everyone knows the movie where this iconic line came from! And in fact, if you overdrink the cocktail that this movie has inspired, you might be saying these exact same words to strangers as you try to drag your drunk self to your car. Seriously though, "The Wizard of Oz" cocktail is certainly no joke. A smoky concoction of cherry syrup and whiskey, it's a strong drink that will give you quite a kick in your first sip alone! However, it's also extremely delicious! Just remember to drink it moderately to avoid passing out! 

Popular London Cocktails You Can Mix at Home

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Let's face it, when it comes to cocktails, London has every other major city beat! Not only with their astounding bars and beautiful nightclubs, but also with their signature cocktails. Try mixing them at home and you might realize that your next trip should be to the British capital!




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