The 12 Sips of Christmas

We all know a significant part of the festive period is how much alcohol we can consume and luckily our clients have come up with a fabulous array of Christmas cocktails and tipples to see readers through the festive season.

On the first day of Christmas Quaglinos gave to me…

Bianco Natale!

The mixology maestros at Quaglino's bar (Marco Sangion and Federico Pasian) have created this gorgeous Christmas cocktail for the festive season. Classic, creamy and comforting, Bianco Natale! consists of Cointreau, Cacao white, yellow Chartreuse, lemon juice, egg white, chocolate bitters with a dark chocolate garnish.

On the second day of Christmas Blade Hairclub® gave to me…

Vegan Oatnog!

Located in the heart of Soho, Blade Hairclub’s® unique fusion of socialising over highly-skilled hairdressing and an expertly stocked bar turns the traditionally awkward and intimidating salon culture on its head. Mixology wizard, Stroo Despot-Olofsson has created a winter themed cocktail menu including the Vegan Oat Nog, the perfect winter warmer for those looking to indulge in a tipple during their haircut. It’s made of either Stagg Jr. Bourbon or Foursquare Dominus Rum, Maple Syrup, Vanilla Bitters, Oatly Oat Cream, Oatly Barista Oat Milk, Real Organic Cinnamon and garnished with a luxury soft date stuffed with pecans.

On the third day of Christmas The Beaufort Bar gave to me…

The Overture!

Entitled Music, Magic & Drama, the new menu at The Beaufort Bar seeks to elevate the hotel bar experience through a refined signature offering, including grower Champagnes and sparkling wine, expertly prepared mixed drinks, and a well-chosen, in-depth whisky selection. The Overture, inspired by Operetta, consists of Grey Goose Vodka, Cucumber syrup, Hibiscus kirsch tonic and Perrier-Jouet Belle Epcque Champagne.

On the fourth day of Christmas Skylight gave to me…

The Skylight Cobbler!

Skylight is now home to cosy igloos and mountain huts on its top level, transporting guests to a wintry wonderland perched above the city - the perfect spot to sip on a Skylight Cobbler and admire London's twinkling skyline with friends. Made up of Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice, peach syrup, sugar syrup and plum bitters the Skylight Cobbler offers a festive alternative to the classic G&T.

On the fifth day of Christmas OSLO gave to me…

The Winter Spritz!

Winter is coming and to combat the cold OSLO Hackney is launching a new cocktail menu brimming with seasonal spices and fruity twists. Guests can wile away the cold evenings with a Winter Spritz, which combines the comforts of gingerbread syrup with the fresh zing of grapefruit, or indulge in the Alejandro's subtle scent of nutmeg a top creamy cacao concoction. The new menu also features bar classics such as the Whiskey Sour and a floral Daiquiri where attention to fundamental components is cardinal for making a top tipple. More unusual elements such as tai plum sake and lingonberry powder add a touch of flare to winter warmers.

On the sixth day of Christmas Heads and Tails gave to me…

Mistletoe and Pine!

As its name suggests, Heads + Tails is a bar of contrasts, both in its beautiful design and its

creative output. Heads, a bright airy bar serving light cocktails, gins, wines and aperitivo will be cleverly juxtaposed with Tails, a dark, atmospheric basement bar specializing in whiskies and rums. For the festive season, this gin based drink, Mistletoe and Pine, encompasses the smells of the forest with a sweet twist of cranberry. It’s made up of Cranberry Infused Fords Gin, Smoked Pine Liqueur and Clarified Cereal Milk.  

On the seventh day of Christmas The Meet gave to me…

Vegan Bakewell Tart Hot Chocolate with Baileys Almande!

Chef Dominic Taylor has used everybody’s favourite Christmas tipple to revamp popular festive dishes into indulgent vegan alternatives. Using Baileys Almande he has created a warm and rich Bakewell tart hot chocolate which is served with a shortbread crumb rim, a dollop of Raspberry Jam, lashings of dairy free cream and adorned with shavings of vegan chocolate.

On the eighth day of Christmas Knights bar gave to me…

Fig!
The Winter iteration of the menu pays homage to beautiful evergreen foliage, preserved jewel-like berries and hardy winter vegetables. Each cocktail tells a winter's tale: the Boundary Marker (gin, spiced pear, celery, walnut and ginger beer) harks back to the Middle Ages when pear trees were used to divide the land between estates, while Blackthorn (sloe gin, vanilla, spice, English sparkling wine) celebrates the berries foraged in the Autumn which have now transformed for the winter into rich sloe gin.  Fig is made up of Bourbon, fig, spice, lemon and wormwood.

On the ninth day of Christmas Raasay Distillery gave to me…

While We Wait Single Malt Whiskey with Fentimans Curiosity Cola!

An alternative to Champagne over the festive season Raasay While We Wait Single Malt whisky is delicious served neat and paired with Fentimans Curiosity Cola. The award-winning whisky, Raasay While We Wait balances peatiness with smoothness, making it the perfect introduction for newcomers to peated whisky. It is matured in bourbon barrels and finished in Tuscan Montechiari wine casks which lends dry fruit notes to the spirit. Curiosity Cola is botanically brewed, a technique that is not only healthier and more natural than other cola-production. Although still considered a soft drink, it has a slightly alcoholic edge which ensures that the herbal sweetness of the soda combines smoothly with the zesty, lightly smoky and red fruit notes of the whisky.

On the tenth day of Christmas Monsieur Le Duck gave to me…

Pousse Rapiere!

Monsieur Le Duck is a new pop-up restaurant set to bring the food and wine of South-West France to the heart of London. Inspired by the douceur de vivre of Gascony, it will offer a simple but alluring menu, focusing on duck, chips, salad and wine. The Pousse Rapiere consists of Armagnac Liqueur and Fizz, making a delicious apero to a delicious French meal.

On the eleventh day of Christmas Cocktail Trading Company gave to me…

The Sprout Martini!

Whether you love them or hate them, sprouts are a staple at the Christmas dinner table. The Cocktail Trading Company has taken this humble vegetable to a new level by turning it into a Christmas tipple consisting of Tarquins Dry Gin, Brussel Sprout Vermouth and one brined and pickled Brussel Sprout heart.

On the twelfth day of Christmas The Alice House gave to me…

The Lemon Saison!

After a bracing winter's walk in Queen's Park head to The Alice House for a warming toddy to keep the winter's chill at bay. For the festive season, The Alice House will be mulling their own Lemon Saison - brewed at Hop Stuff by the bar's beer geeks - with winter spices. This warming concoction will be served in a half pint mug and is best enjoyed in the cosy Library Bar.

London's Best Celebrations for New Years Eve

As we’re now in the festive season, we wanted to share some of the spectacular New Years Eve events being put on by our clients around London.

Quaglinos

Quaglino's Hollywood Glamour New Year's Eve - get ready for a night of celebrating where guests are the star of Hollywood for the night. Quaglino's are rolling out the red carpet and recreating the elegance of a Hollywood Awards Night, with ‘paparazzi’ ready to pounce and get ready for that perfect movie kiss as the bells chime at midnight.

On this exclusive evening guest will be welcomed by Glamorous Hollywood hostesses, and then taken through to a world of glamour and splendour. Dress to dare – but remember Glam is the answer to this evening.

Enjoy an outstanding three-course signature menu and dance the night away with a spectacular line up of live music. Guests will be able to reserve tables in the bar, or a space at one of two dinner sittings in the restaurant. Whether you’re celebrating as a couple or in a big group of family and friends, we will be happy to accommodate the party and requirements. Guests will be able to enjoy an exquisite menu from Executive Head Chef Nuno Goncalves, designed especially for the evening.

Skylight Rooftop at Tobacco Dock

Spend New Years Eve at Skylight Rooftop, London's most imaginative rooftop destination. This New Years Eve, Skylight is hosting a rooftop party over its 3 floors, with ice skating, street food, cocktails and DJs. The venue will not only be in prime position to see some of the city's most impressive firework displays but will also be screening the official London display across 12 screens.

Themed around an urban après skate bar, the three-story East London venue will be continuing its unique seasonal offering into the crisper months with the launch of its new winter season. Skylight plays host to Europe's only real-ice rooftop ice rink, whilst transporting guests to a wintry wonderland perched above the city with the new-for-2018 cosy igloos and huts. Heated après skate bars, draped in glimmering lights, will be serving a delicious array of warming winter cocktails, alongside an extensive menu of beers and ciders as well as delicious mulled wine.

Tickets start at £30 and include Moet & Chandon champagne on arrival. Igloos and huts are  also available to book.

Last Nights of Havana

For those looking for some tropical fun, Tobacco Dock’s  latest pop-up Last Nights Of Havana will be hosting a very special New Year’s Eve Party, complete with a live jazz band, salsa dancing, live DJs & delicious cocktails.

Last Nights of Havana's pre-revolution party is inspired by 1940s and ‘50s Havana and evokes a time when rum cocktails, cigars, Cadillacs and unbridled glamour were the order of the day. Expect live entertainment from professional salsa dancers and jazz band Los Habanos by Sambroso Sambroso while feasting on the finest Cuban street food and expertly made rum cocktails. Tickets start from £35 & includes a glass of Moët & Chandon and other treats.

Oslo Hackney


This New Years Eve, OSLO in Hackney presents The New Years Eve House Party - a late-night house-party like no other. The East London venue is undergoing a transformation for the biggest party of the year, with each of its three rooms becoming familiar house-party hang-outs. 

The Lounge will be hosting Valhalla, with the sofas pushed to the side of the room, the TV is on mute and Dave has brought around his speakers and lighting rig. The DJs will be playing hip-hip, R&B, pop, house and UKG into the early hours. The Kitchen, famously the hub of any good house party will be in the bar and restaurant area, with the Locomotive DJs serving the best in disco, funk and boogie alongside retro classics. OSLO's Green Room is becoming The Garden, guests might think that this is the intimate space to head for some peace, but oh no there's a party going on out here too! Pop Confessional will be bringing the guilty pleasures and sing along tunes to the yard all night long. Advance tickets available from 16.11,  £10 

Lost Boys Pizza

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Head to Lost Boys Pizza in Archway for an epic Rocky Horror Show themed evening where you can enjoy a singalong screening of the cult classic movie as well bottomless prosecco. Continue the party downstairs in basement bar ‘The Crypt’ where there will be more cocktails, a mirrorball and fun times until 2am…Not forgetting the Timewarp at Midnight!

 Tickets cost £60 and include bottomless prosecco for the duration of the movie, frank-n-furters and movie screening. Available to purchase here: https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/new-years-eve-party/rocky-horror-sausage-party-with-bottomless-prosecco?t=tickets

Dress to impress - prizes for best costumes! 

Or alternatively venture down to newly opened Absinthe Bar - Croque Monsieur in Camden where you can embark on a truly unique Absinthe experience. This New Year’s Eve Londoners are invited to have wild and wonderful times with La Fee Verte. The evening will catapult absinthe from its dark history into London’s present opening up the world of this mysterious and potent green liquid to connoisseurs and newcomers alike. There are no rules, but the Green Fairy provides a selection of Inhibition Hats which help guests magically lose theirs. Tickets range from £30- £50 and include 3 drinks as well as the Fairy's favourite hot snack with every round of drinks. Available to purchase here: https://www.designmynight.com/london/restaurants/camden/lost-boys-pizza-croque-monsieur/absinthe-minded-new-year-at-croque-monsieur?t=tickets

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Our Top Festive Things To Do This December

We are getting very much into the Christmas spirit here at KPR and have collated our top 5 things to do over the festive season in this fantastic city.

Enjoy Music Magic & Drama with the Beaufort Bar’s brand new festive drinks at the Savoy.

The Overture at the Savoy’s Beaufort Bar

The Overture at the Savoy’s Beaufort Bar

The menu elevates the hotel bar experience through a refined signature offering, including grower Champagnes and sparkling wine, expertly prepared mixed drinks, and a well-chosen, in-depth whisky selection. The jet-black and burnished gold décor at the Beaufort Bar exudes the glamour of a time when such luminaries as Carol Gibbons, The Savoy Orpheans and George Gershwin graced the cabaret stage at The Savoy, which makes this perfect bar to enjoy December festivities in London.

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The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy has launched a brand new menu that both celebrates the hotel bar's theatrical history and marks its future direction. Entitled Music, Magic & Drama, the new menu will seek to truly distinguish the Beaufort Bar from the American Bar by elevating the hotel bar experience through a refined signature offering, including grower Champagnes and sparkling wine, expertly prepared mixed drinks, and a well-chosen, in-depth whisky selection.

Ice-skating at Skylight Rooftop, Tobacco Dock

Skylight’s ice rink on the winter rooftop

Skylight’s ice rink on the winter rooftop

Set against a backdrop of the city's iconic skyline, Skylight is continuing its unique seasonal offering into the crisper months. The rooftop transports guests to a wintry wonderland perched above the city with a glittering ice-rink as well as the new-for-2018 cosy igloos and huts. Heated après-skate bars, draped in glimmering lights, serve up a delicious array of warming winter cocktails, alongside an extensive menu of beers and ciders as well as delicious mulled wine. Families (and pooches too!) are welcome during the day at the weekends, making Skylight a must-do for the school holidays and winter weekends.

Crispmas Dinner Box at HIPCHIPS Soho

Launching on 1st December, HIPCHIPS' official Crispmas Dinner Box features Smoked Salmon & Pickled Cucumbers to start, a traditional Turkey Dinner with Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce for main and for that ultimate festive finish – a sweet Christmas Pudding & Brandy Butter, all in crisp and dip form. Pair with HIPCHIPS' signature salty or cinnamon-dusted heritage potato crisps and round out the Crispmas experience by enjoying a festive tipple from its carefully curated selection of craft beers, wines, cocktails and soft drinks.

Crispmas Dinner Boxes are £6.95

Quaglino's

Christmas is a time for festivities and this year, London’s iconic Quaglino’s has it all wrapped up for you. Raise a glass and celebrate in the Bar with a Christmas cocktail such as the special Bianco Natale! which consists of Cointreau, Cacao white, yellow Chartreuse, lemon juice, egg white, chocolate bitters with a dark chocolate garnish. Enjoy all your festive favourites in the Restaurant and dance the night away to a line up of wonderful acts on the grand stage! 

The Meet

Love Baileys? You are in luck, this December vegan pop-up, The Meet, have teamed up with Baileys Almande to create decadent vegan treats. Chef Dominic Taylor has used everybody’s favourite Christmas tipple to revamp popular festive dishes into indulgent vegan alternatives. Using Bailey’s Almande he has created a warm and rich Bakewell tart hot chocolate which is served with a shortbread crumb rim, a dollop of Raspberry Jam, lashings of dairy free cream and adorned with shavings of vegan chocolate.

Cocktails are priced at £5.50

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A Truffling Matter

Despite a late start, Autumn has well and truly arrived, and with it not only do we have darker evenings and crisper nights, but also an array of rich, flavoursome delicacies that are as definitive of the season as burnished leaves and misty mornings.

Truffles, primarily found by specially trained truffle pigs in the Piedmont region, are a rare luxury. Often referred to as 'white diamonds', they can be used in a number of different ways, from indulgent pasta dishes to creative desserts and eye-catching cocktails.

We've sniffed out a delicious array of truffle offerings for Autumn nights out:

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Martini-lovers rejoice. Not one but two of our clients, modern middle-eastern restaurant Sarona, and Ask For Janice in Farringdon, serve up the best martinis on the metropolitan line, according to The Evening Standard. Ask For Janice’s gin martini was made with our very own Colonsay Gin!

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The Nudge was shouting about Chiringuito in Bethnal Green as London’s hottest new rooftop bar.

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In July we made the most of the heatwave: we headed to rooftop bar Skylight to watch the nail-biting World Cup matches unfold; to new opening BOTTLES in Old Spitalfields for a glass of crisp Prosecco and to Athenian for Mamma Mia!-inspired souvlaki. This summer, London has given us no reason to want to be anywhere else.

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Five of the best cocktails for National Tequila Day

You know the party's about to start when someone cracks open a bottle of tequila. The much-beloved Mexican spirit, which is made from the blue agave plant, is often best enjoyed as a shot with a sprinkle of salt beforehand and a slice of lime afterwards.

Blade was featured on Mail Online as one of the top places to eat and drink in July...

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PORT Magazine talked to Master Carver, Manzil Diniz, at Simpson's in the Strand about the "Art of Carving."

The Art of Carving: Simpson's in the Strand

Port speaks to Manzil Diniz - the master carver of Simpson's in the Strand - about continuing 190 years of tradition The restaurant scene in London has undergone a revolution in the last few decades.

The Savoy's American Bar Voted Best In The World

Legendary bar and longstanding KPR client wins big at Tales Of The Cocktail 

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On Saturday 21st July, The Savoy's American Bar won three significant prizes at the 12th Annual Spirited Awards® at Tales Of The Cocktail, New Orleans 2018Best International Bar Team, Best International Hotel Bar, and the Award’s most prestigious prize, World’s Best Bar.  

Winning at the highly regarded Tales Of The Cocktail is the perfect addition to what has been an exciting past year for the world renowned American Bar, following the launch of its new cocktail menu, 'Every Moment Tells A Story', the appointment of new Head Bartender, Maxim Schulte, and being awarded World’s Best Bar at World’s 50 Best 2017. 

Curtain Call - from Every Moment Tells A Story
Horror Quartet - from Every Moment Tells A Story

Widely regarded as the world’s premier cocktail festival, Tales of the Cocktail brings the most influential bartenders and spirit lovers from around the globe to New Orleans for five days of mixology-themed celebration. Tales of the Cocktail was hosted in New Orleans from July 17th to 22nd, 2018, and the Spirited Awards took place on July 21st, 2018. The Spirited Awards recognizes both national and international honorees across 25 categories. The nominees were selected from hundreds by an American and International judging committee comprising the most respected minds in the cocktail industry.  

Bar Manager Declan McGurk says:  

"This is an incredible achievement and a real tribute to every member of our team, who work so hard and in such a collaborative way to ensure the success of The Savoy’s American Bar. We are proud of the worldwide reputation the American Bar has established over the years, and being recognised at such a prestigious event demonstrates that we are succeeding in our efforts to continue to position it as a forerunner in the industry.”

Highlights June 2018

June was a thrilling month bringing heatwaves, cool cocktails and exciting events, including the World Cup kick-off. Here were some of our hottest highlights...

What more could you want in summer than afternoon tea with quirky cocktails and live music? Evening Standard seemed to agree when they featured Afternoon Par-Tea at The Cocktail Trading Company in their Go Guide…

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Head over to Vijay's Bar & Lounge for an experience that 'ticks all the boxes' according to Imbibe...

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Skylight Rooftop at Tobacco Dock was packed with footie fans cheering on their favourite teams for the World Cup, providing the perfect place to unwind. Financial Times Magazine noted this when they selected Skylight as one of this summer's hottest rooftop venues...

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Where can you get the perfect combination of opera, music and theatre, alongside Italy’s most delicious foods and wines? Check out The Sunday Times Travel Hotlist for their feature on The New Generation Festival, which will be taking place in the beautiful Gardens of the Palazzo Corsini in Florence this August…

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The Observer Magazine reviewed Raasay Distillery, the only distillery in Scotland to provide luxury accommodation within the same building, calling it ‘surpassingly comfortable.’

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Shortlist featured Colonsay Gin as a chosen craft spirit…

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Global gin lovers were offered a paradise when World Gin Day kicked off on the 9th June. Evening Standard featured Knight’s Bar at Simpson’s in the Strand as one of their top places to celebrate the day in London...

Where to celebrate World Gin Day

Get the tonic water on the chill and garnishes at the ready as World Gin Day returns for its 10th year. What better way to celebrate the nation's favourite spirit than to indulge in the drink itself? From cocktails to gin tours, here are the best ways to celebrate World Gin Day (June 9) in London.

Esquire enjoyed Coin Laundry’s delicious flavours, listing their cheeseburger as London’s best burger...

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The Telegraph Magazine reviewed Burmese restaurant Lahpet, and were particularly taken by their signature dish the Lahpet tea-leaf salad, calling it ‘the most interesting dish you can go for.’

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Who doesn’t love a traditional martini, making National Martini day on the 19th June a popular calendar event. GQ listed American Bar at The Savoy as one of their top bars for the best martinis, calling their Savoy Martini ‘the true classic.’

National Martini Day: where to find London's best

The most simple and stylish of cocktails, the Martini celebrates its very own day on 19 June. But as this stone-cold classic usually contains only two major ingredients (plus bitters and garnish), how hard can it be to get it right? Very, it turns out.