London has a growing cocktail scene and the drinks are becoming more and more inventive.
For seven days during the start of October, 200 of the best London bars open their doors and battle it out, making delicious cocktails. This week is affectionately known as "London Cocktail week'.
In purchasing a wrist band for £10 before the week, and £15 when the week has started, you are entitled to cocktails costing £4 each. The week includes access to popups, parties, tastings and even learning to become a bartender, to hone your cocktail making skills.
Now at FoodieForce as you Know we love our cocktails. Especially cocktails that are mixed with food.
So when 'The Four Sisters' in Angel invited me to try out their new cocktail preview menu to celebrate cocktail week, I was ready to tantalise my taste buds.
The new menu is an inspired collaborations between food and drink. Using ingredients like thyme, rosemary, clove, parsley, raspberries, Braeburn apples, beetroot and ginger. They make lots of flavour infused syrups onsite too.
First up tastings "No Poison Parsnip" and "Lemon Cheese Cake".
The no poison parsnip had a lovely creamy and ginger taste but no strong taste of parsnip. For my personal taste I would have liked the parsnip to have been stronger.
Now think how lemon cheese cake tastes. Are you thinking? Well this is it in a glass, creamy, lemon with a wonderful sherbet taste.
I even got to test first hand my bartending skills by taking part in a cocktail masterclass. Here is me in action...I can tell you this, that whilst my bartending skills might not be honed, I really enjoyed trying some of my favourite food ingredients as drinks. Lemon cheese cake being one of my greatest of the night.
What is your favourite cocktail?
The Four Sisters
25 Canonbury Lane