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Spring Garden Cocktails at TwoRuba, London Bridge

May 18, 2017

Ever the optimist, I am going to be bold and claim that spring has finally sprung in London! Our days are getting longer and lighter, and the temperatures are creeping up slowly… it won’t be too long before the winter coat gets officially relegated to the back of the wardrobe and it’s all about the summer dresses, sandals, and frolics in the sunshine. Wishful thinking on my behalf? I don’t think so, but if you think the weather gods are still messing with us and are less convinced about spring’s imminent arrival, I would suggest a cocktail from TwoRuba is just what you need to snap out of your gloomy winter mood!

TwoRuba is handily located in the Hilton London Tower Bridge, but trust me, it’s far from your usual stuffy and sterile hotel bar. This bar has personality, and their sense of fun is evident is their eclectic cocktail selection and the way they’ve transformed some of their bar space into a welcoming Spring Garden! There’s a luscious green lawn, couches, flowers, deck chairs… if one look at this doesn’t put a spring in your step, then the cocktails and snacks should at least put a smile on your face.

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Brick & Liquor, Tooting – A Quirky Cocktail Bar

May 4, 2017

I’m starting to wonder why I even bother leaving Tooting these days. My favourite burger joint is round the corner, there are at least three decent pubs within stumbling distance, there’s a wine bar, a sushi bar, plenty of nail bars, and more curry houses than I can shake a stick at. And now… now, it seems the cocktail crews are coming in droves – there are four cocktail bars at my last count and the best part is, one of them is literally at the end of my street! Brick & Liquor is all sorts of trendy with its exposed brick walls, moody lighting, copper cocktail shakers, and pretty glasses… but looks will only get you so far, someone bring me a cocktail, pronto, and let me judge it properly!

My cocktail choices are fairly predictable; a cosmo from the classics or something fun and fruity from the fancier selections will do me just fine so the Clover Club seemed like a safe place to start. This combination of vanilla-infused Beefeater gin, lemon juice, egg white, and their own homemade raspberry syrup was absolutely the kind of thing I order all the time, and that was even before I saw how it was presented… stencilling the Brick & Liquor logo onto a cocktail screams the kind of attention to detail I like in my bars. Cocktails are generally expensive and I, like most, want to know that they have made with care. They’ve proved this point.

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